This unit aims to instil an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, students will develop an awareness of the importance of information to decision-making and how to provide such information to ensure its usefulness to the decision makers. Students gain a strong foundation of business systems fundamentals and the influence of the Internet on business stakeholders; customers, suppliers, manufacturers, service makers, regulators, managers and employees.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Analyse and explain issues that arise with the adoption / acquisition of technology that enable core business processes and support business strategic goals
2 Use appropriate software tools for the provision of business solutions
3 Discuss the impact telecommunications (Internet, networks, mobile devices) and social media has on developing business solutions and the subsequent use of Business Intelligence tools to facilitate competitive advantage for organisations
4 Describe ethical, cultural and security concerns associated with the use of technology within organisations
5 Independently or collaboratively communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences and function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team