COURSE DESCRIPTION

Major advances in technology have resulted in the widespread implementation of information systems into businesses and organizations. The management of processes and data are critical to the overall success of a business.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Having completed this business course you will be able to: – List and explain the elements in the study of information systems; – Describe the system output flow and users; – Describe the “Business Process” model; – Identify the difference between data and information; – Read entity-relationship diagrams, data flow diagrams and systems flowchart; – Describe the terms “balanced” and “top-down partitioning”; – Describe the three step process known as “decision-making”; – Describe the functions of neural networks; – Explain what is meant by “groupware systems”; – List the different meanings of systems development life cycle; – Explain the activity known as “business process engineering”; – Describe a system survey and outline its goals and much more.