BSc Information Technology Management for Business / Course details

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Fundamentals of Information Systems

Course unit fact file
Unit code BMAN11101
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Available as a free choice unit? No


Information underpins all aspects of our society, and increasingly our activities are underpinned and driven by digital information, we call this digitalisation. Within an organisation, the systems which collect, process, store and provide information are called information systems. Organisations establish information systems in order to control their current activities, and also as the basis for changing and improving their ways of doing things. This course unit will focus on the structure, operation and role of digital information systems on businesses and organisations.


Only available to students on BSc ITMB.

Only available to students on BSc ITMB.


The course unit aims to:

1. Introduce students to the principles of information systems and their role in contemporary organisations;

2. Present in non-technical and business-relevant terms the technology underpinning contemporary information systems; and

3. Explain how digital information systems change organisations, marketplaces and our society through present-day examples.


Learning outcomes

  1. Why are information systems so essential in running a business today?
  2. What exactly is an information system?
  3. How do information systems work?
  4. What are information systems management, organisation and technology components?
  5. How are information systems transforming organisations and marketplaces?
  6. What are the current trends in information systems technology?



1. Information Systems in Business Today
2. Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy
3. IT Infrastructure
4. Securing Information Systems
5. E-commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods
6. Managing Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence
7. Enhancing Decision Making
8. Emerging Technology Trends


Teaching and learning methods



Assessment methods

Summative course work: Individual business report (100%)


Feedback methods

Feedback during example classes when working on case studies


Recommended reading

Kenneth C. Laudon, Jane P. Laudon., Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, 16th Edition.


Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 20
Independent study hours
Independent study 80

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Aseem Pahuja Unit coordinator

Additional notes

For Academic Year 2023/24

Updated: March 2023

Approved by: March UG Committee

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