FB2500 Information Management

Part I

Course Duration: One Semester
Credit Units
: 3
Level:
B2
Medium of Instruction: English
Prerequisites:
Nil
Precursors: Nil
Equivalent Courses: CB2500 Information Management
Exclusive Courses: Nil 

Part II      

Course Aims

  • Provide knowledge about the foundations of information management using business information systems;
  • Equip students with the essential skills to use decision support and business intelligence tools in today’s business world;
  • Explain business information systems relevant to their professional career in Hong Kong and globally.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

No.

CILOs

Weighting (if applicable)

1.

Describe the basic concepts of information systems used by businesses.

2

2.

Explain how IT-enabled business processes improve businesses’ efficiency and effectiveness in an international environment.

2

3.

Design information management solutions to support business processes at various organizational levels.

3

4.

Apply decision-making models to solve international business problems.

2

5.

Demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills in proposing and presenting implementation strategies for knowledge management. Communicate and present information effectively in a collaborative environment.

1

Teaching and learning Activities (TLAs)
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to facilitate students’ achievement of the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)

Lecture: 26 hours
Laboratory: 13 hours

TLA1: Lecture

Concepts and general knowledge of information systems are explained.

  • In-class discussion: Students participate in discussions in lectures (e.g. face-to-face discussion, using mobile devices) and the lecturer provides feedback based on students' response.
  • Concept map: The lecturer uses concept maps to conceptualize presented materials.
  • Recap: In the beginning of every lecture, the lecturer will summarize the topics covered in the previous lecture and provide feedback based on students’ concerns and questions.

TLA2: Computer Lab Tutorial

The tutorial covers the technical aspects of various information management tools and decision support modules/systems.

  • Computer lab exercises: e.g. hands-on activities on information management tools, such as Microsoft Access and Excel, for decision making.
  • Case/Group project discussion: Students will be given a simulated real-life transactional database of a business organization, such as retail store and supermarket, and will be asked to propose information needed to improve business processes. Discussion on various aspects of information needs for improving business processes, such as customer relationship management and supply chain management, in the organization and how the proposed ideas with the information needs bring business value and increase competitive advantages of the organization (e.g. discussing the needs and value of information for the organization's business plan).

TLA3: Outside classroom activities

Additional help provided outside official class time.

  • Online Helpdesk: An online system to provide extra help to students having difficulties with the course outside the classroom. During the assigned periods, students can raise their questions about the mid-term test and final examination in the online system. The tutors will answer their questions in office-hour for one week before the test and exam.

ILO No

TLA1: Lecture

TLA2: Tutorial

TLA3: Outside Classroom Activities

Hours/week (if applicable)

CILO 1

2

 

1

-

CILO 2

2

 

1

-

CILO 3

1

2

 

-

CILO 4

2

1

1

-

CILO 5

 

1

1

-

 (1: Minor focus on the ILO; 2: Main focus on the ILO)

Assessment Tasks/Activities
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to assess how well the students achieve the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)

AT1: Participation (10%)

10% is given for student’s participation in terms of quality of questions, answers and student engagement in both lectures and tutorials throughout the semester.

AT2: Group Project ( 30%)

The project is divided into 2 phases. Phase 1 (10%) is designed to test students' ability in identifying information needs and evaluating their information value to common international business problems. Phase 2 (15%) is designed to test students’ ability in designing and using information systems, e.g. database and spreadsheet applications, for using information to fulfil information needs identified in Phase 1.5% is given to assess the quality of English in students' group project reports.

AT3: Mid-term Test (20%)

The test is designed to gauge the student's grasp on management information systems concepts and knowledge, as well as the ability to apply them to solve business problems in various situations.

AT4: Final Examination (40%, one 2-hour exam)

The examination is designed to gauge the student's grasp on management information systems concepts and knowledge, as well as the ability to apply them to solve business problems in various situations.

ILO No

AT1: Participation (10%)

AT2: Group Project (30%)

AT3: Mid-term Test (20%)

AT4: Final Examination (40%)

Remarks

CILO 1

 

1

2

2

1: Minor focus on the ILO;

2: Main focus on the ILO)

CILO 2

 

1

2

2

CILO 3

1

2

 

 

CILO 4

 

2

2

2

CILO 5

1

2

  

** Students are required to pass both coursework and examination in order to secure an overall pass in this course.**

Grading of Student Achievement: Refer to Grading of Courses in the Academic Regulations

The grading of student achievement for FB2500 is based on student performance in assessment tasks/activities. Standard grading pattern (A+, A, A- … C-, D, F).

Part III     

Keyword Syllabus

Introduction to Information Management

  • How does information management help businesses to succeed?
  • Why is information management important?

Decision Support and Business Intelligence

  • What are the concepts, methods, and tools of decision support and business intelligence?
  • Why do business leaders use decision support and business intelligence tools in international business environments?
  • How is data extracted from various sources (for example, from databases, spreadsheets, and the Internet)?

Contemporary Information Management for businesses

  • What are the current trends of information technologies?
  • How can the Internet, Web 2.0, and mobile and wireless technologies help businesses to succeed?
  • Why is security a major concern for business applications today?

Related Links
Department of Information Systems