KV5034 - Business Information Systems

What will I learn on this module?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are the most common type of Integrated Enterprise System. “Integrated” refers to many departments and functions of the enterprise sharing the same application and data. This module aims to provide students with an appreciation of the way modern enterprises use integrated systems to achieve business benefits; an understanding of the constraints and impact of such systems on business organisations and the issues and best practices for implementing them. It will also provide students with practical experience in the use of such systems which will provide invaluable in helping with a placement and employability. The module will use the “best of breed” SAP ERP system as the framework to cover the use and implementation of such systems in today’s large businesses. The SAP ERP system is broken down into a number of functional areas. This functional structure will be used as the framework from which to introduce and discuss the theory surrounding the use and implementation of Integrated Enterprise Systems. The delivery will take the form of on-line lectures and weekly workshops/Seminars. Wherever possible workshops will use small case studies and training exercises adapted from standard SAP training to illustrate and explore theoretical discussions as well as giving practical experience using an SAP ERP system. These will be based on SAP training material as part of the SAP University Alliance. Additional exercises will be set as independent work.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, workshops, and independent learning. The lectures will cover theories and concepts that will enable you to tackle a series of formative workshop exercises that will be undertaken both individually and in small groups of guided exercises.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will learn through lectures, seminars and independent learning. The lectures will cover theories and concepts that will enable you to tackle a series of guided exercises in seminars which you will receive formative feedback on.

The University’s eLearning Portal offers remote access to all lecture and seminar materials to reinforce your learning. You are expected to expand on these using recommended reading and your own research.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
ML01 – You will be able to explain how Business Systems support the organisational goals and business strategy.
ML02 - You will be able to Critically discuss the strategic and cross-functional importance of business processes and business data
ML03 – You will be able to analyse the various factors required to roll out a business system successfully

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
ML04 – You will be able to discuss and apply industrial best practice standards and frameworks.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
ML05 – You will be able recommend appropriate courses of action to manage change and resolve issues and to justify and explain the reasons for these recommendations including the use of professional and academic literature

How will I be assessed?

There will be one assignment for this module. This will be available at the beginning of term.

The assignment is split into three parts:

• Part A consists of SAP task each related to a different business process.
• Part B requires you to demonstrate your understanding of these exercise by producing a short report (1500 word) exploring the data issues of one of the processes.
• Part C requires you to produce a short report (1500 word) responding to a short scenario related to Enterprise System implementation.

You will receive both informative and confirmatory feedback on your assessments.
This assessment addresses Module Learning Outcomes – ML01, ML02, ML03, ML04, & ML05

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are the most common type of Integrated Enterprise System. “Integrated” refers to many departments and functions of the enterprise sharing the same application and data.

You will develop an appreciation of the way modern enterprises use integrated systems to achieve business benefits; an understanding of the constraints and impact of such systems on business organisations and the issues and best practices for implementing them.

The module will use the “best of breed” SAP ERP system as the framework to cover the use and implementation of such systems in today’s large businesses. The SAP ERP system is broken down into a number of functional areas. This functional structure will be used as the framework from which to introduce and discuss the theory surrounding the use and implementation of Integrated Enterprise Systems.
You will also have with practical experience in the use of such systems.

Course info

UCAS Code GN50

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2023

Fee Information

Module Information

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Our Campus based courses starting in 2022 and 2023 will be delivered on-campus with supporting online learning content. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to adjust the delivery of our education accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

On-campus contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with any additional restrictions, which may be imposed by the Government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors. This could potentially mean increased or fully online delivery, should such restrictions on in-person contact time be required.

 

Current, Relevant and Inspiring

We continuously review and improve course content in consultation with our students and employers. To make sure we can inform you of any changes to your course register for updates on the course page.


Your Learning Experience find out about our distinctive approach at 
www.northumbria.ac.uk/exp

Admissions Terms and Conditions - northumbria.ac.uk/terms
Fees and Funding - northumbria.ac.uk/fees
Admissions Policy - northumbria.ac.uk/adpolicy
Admissions Complaints Policy - northumbria.ac.uk/complaints