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City University of Hong Kong

Information on a Course offered by Department of Information Systems with effect from Semester B in 2011/2012
This form is for completion by the Course Co-ordinator/Examiner. The information provided on this form will be deemed to be the official record of the details of the course. It has multipurpose use: for the Universitys database, and for publishing in various University publications including the Blackboard, and documents for students and others as necessary. Please refer to the Explanatory Notes attached to this Form on the various items of information required.

Part I Course Title: Course Code: Course Duration: No. of Credit Units: Level: Medium of Instruction: Prerequisites: (Course Code and Title) Precursors: (Course Code and Title) Equivalent Courses: (Course Code and Title) Exclusive Courses: (Course Code and Title) Part II 1. Course Aims:
Information Management CB2500 One Semester (13 weeks) 3 B2

Nil Nil FB2500 Information Management
(for 3-year BBA structures)


This course aims to

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 todays business world; Explain business information systems relevant to their professional career in Hong Kong and globally. 1


Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

(state what the student is expected to be able to do at the end of the course according to a given standard of performance)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: No. CILOs
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Describe the basic concepts of information systems used by businesses. Explain how IT-enabled business processes improve businesses efficiency and effectiveness in an international environment. Design information management solutions to support business processes at various organizational levels. Apply decision-making models to solve international business problems. Demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills in proposing and presenting implementation strategies for knowledge management. Communicate and present information effectively in a collaborative environment.

Weighting (if applicable)

2 2 3 2 1


Teaching and learning Activities (TLAs)

(designed to facilitate students achievement of the CILOs)

Lecture: Laboratory:

26 hours 13 hours

TLA1: Lecture Concepts and general knowledge of information systems are explained.

In-class discussion: Students participate in discussions in lectures (e.g. faceto-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 for decision making. Case/Group project discussion: Students will be given a real-life information management business case that will be used for small assignments, and for a semester individual project. The semester project will involve applying strategic information management and business skills to

make a case for a newly proposed mobile application by each student. The project is designed to leverage and review the key course concepts in a realworld setting. 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 CILO 1 CILO 2 CILO 3 CILO 4 CILO 5 TLA1: Lecture 2 2 1 2 TLA2: Computer Lab Tutorial TLA3: Outside Classroom Activities 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 Hours/week (if


(1: Minor focus on the ILO; 2: Main focus on the ILO) 4. Assessment Tasks/Activities
(designed to assess how well the students achieve the CILOs)

AT1: Participation (10%) 10% is given for students participation in terms of quality of questions, answers and student engagement in both lectures and tutorials throughout the semester. AT2: Individual Project (30%) The individual project involves a written formal business case on a newly proposed mobile application, along with associated business plan. The quality of written English will account for a total of 5% of the 30% grade contribution. AT3: Homework and Reading Quizzes (20%) To ensure reinforcement of reading, lecture, and tutorials various homework assignments and in-class and out-of class quizzes will be used throughout the system. These are designed to gauge the students 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 students grasp on management information systems concepts and knowledge, as well as the ability to apply them to solve business problems in various situations.



AT2: Project

AT3: Homework

AT4: Final


Participation (10%) CILO 1 CILO 2 CILO 3 CILO 4 CILO 5

(30%) 1 1 2 2 2

and Reading Quizzes (20%) 2 2 2

Examination (40%) 2 2 2

1 1

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

** Students are required to pass both coursework and examination in order to secure an overall pass in this course.** 5. Grading of Student Achievement:
(Attachment) and to the Explanatory Notes.

Refer to Grading of Courses in the Academic Regulations

The grading of student achievement for CB2500 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? How to develop strategic advantage through information systems? 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? 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?

Recommended Reading: Text(s): Required Reading Joe Valacich and Christoph Schneider, Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World, (International Edition), 5th edition (2012), Prentice Hall, NJ, USA. ISBN: 978-0-13-706699-5.

Supplementary Reading S. Haag and M. Cummings, Management Information Systems for the Information Age, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill, NY, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-07-1287968. A. Philips, P. Baltzan, Business Driven Technology, 4th edition (2010), McGrawHill. ISBN: 0077359356 E. Oz, Management Information Systems, 5th edition, Thomson Learning, Cambridge, MA, 2006. ISBN: 1-4188-3669-9.

Online Resources: Returned by: Name: Dr. Paul Benjamin LOWRY Tel: 34427771 Department: Information Systems Date: 16 December 2011

changed the course title on February 2010 Updated the Course Aims, Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs), Assessment Tasks/Activities, Keyword Syllabus and Recommended Reading List on August 2010. Updated the Exam Duration on March 2011. Updated the Teaching and learning Activities (TLAs), Assessment Tasks/Activities, Keyword Syllabus, Required Reading List and Supplementary Reading List on October 2011.

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