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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems
  • Code: SYS1TF110
  • Extent: 6 cr (162 h)
  • Timing: 2nd semester
  • Language: English
  • Level: Core studies
  • Type: Compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Introduction to Business  (BUS1TF102).

Learning outcomes

Students get an understanding of the business environment and reasons for initiating the development of business information systems. The students get broader view of the content of IT management and methods used to manage the development of business information systems.

Course contents

  • Business Environment and IT
  • Business Information Systems 
  • Development Lifecycle
  • Managing the Development

Cooperation with the business community

Analysis project, possible guest lecturers

International dimension

Possible guest lecturers from international companies. International learning materials.

Teaching and learning methods

72 h contact hours (4 h /week)
81 h independent studies (4-5 h /week)
3 h exam
1 h assessment of one’s own learning

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

To get a passing (P) grade and exemption from the course, student must display and demonstrate the competence by certificates from earlier studies or work experience covering the course objectives and contents. It is possible to participate in the competence demonstration only once before taking the course.

Teacher(s) responsible

Ralf Rehn, Pasila

Course materials

Paul Bocij, Dave Chaffey, Andrew Greasley & Simon Hickie 2006. Business Information Systems. Technology, Development & Management for the E-Business. Third edition. Pearson Education Limited.

Paul Beynon-Davies 2009. Business Information Systems. Palgrave.

Assessment criteria

The course is evaluated on a scale 1-5.

5 (90 %) 3 (70 %) 1 (40 %)

The student:

  • has a very good knowledge of the basic concepts and resources of business information systems
  • has a very good understanding  of the generic system development lifecycle and methods used to manage the system development

The student:

  • has a good knowledge of the basic concepts and resources of business information systems
  • has a good understanding  of the generic system development lifecycle and methods used to manage the system development

The student:

  • has a basic knowledge of the  concepts and resources of business information systems
  • has gained some  understanding  of the generic system development lifecycle and of methods used to manage the system development

Assessment components and their respective weights

30 % Individual and team assignments, individual contribution
70 % Exam

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in WinhaOpaali.