AC6004: Management Information

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AC6004: Management Information

Module Title Management Information
Module Code AC6004
Module Tutor Charles A Afriyie
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The module aims to provide students with a working knowledge of management science applications and management information systems development for implementation in business.  Students will be able to apply appropriate mathematical, statistical and systems modelling techniques to business problems but also be aware of their limitations.

Indicative Syllabus

In this module students will be expected to build on knowledge and understanding gained in AC4002 to  distinguish and interpret results of selected mathematical and statistical methods including correlation and regression, sampling and significance testing, linear programming, decision theory and network analysis. In addition students will explore information systems applications, systems modelling, systems development, strategies and management issues, control and security and technology selection and acquisition.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. select and apply appropriate techniques to support a range of business decisions;(PLO5)
  2. design an information system to a given set of analysed requirements;(PLO3)
  3. present detailed reports on the implications of choosing particular courses of action to analyse and solve organisational and informational problems; (PLO5, PLO8)
  4. use statistical techniques to solve problems and making recommendations re information systems requirements based upon set scenarios (PLO3, PLO7, PLO8)
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Written Exam: End of module, unseen, closed book: 3.00 hours
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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