Management Information Systems module (BU21009)

Learn about organisational strategy, technological developments and ethics, accounting information systems and the role of finance functions in organisations.

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This module gives an understanding of how an organisation develops and implements strategy, including technological developments and ethical implications. It will also introduce current thinking and developments in applying technology to all aspects of modern finance, and particularly to Accounting Information Systems (AIS).

You will focus on the consequences of an organisation’s strategic decisions, including objectives, market position, technology development, the methods of implementing and monitoring strategies and also the use of data to evaluate the likely consequences of strategic choices and technology developments and measure and monitor strategic performance.

It will also explore the roles that finance plays in organisations and the achievement of their strategies as well as the interaction between the finance function and the other parts of an organisation to achieve their objectives and in value creation.

The module will also aim to develop your analytical thinking, problem solving, and IT skills.

What you will learn

In this module you will:

  • define, describe and evaluate organisational strategies, their implementation, monitoring and likely consequences
  • identify, discuss and critically evaluate the role of the finance function in an organisation and in the achievement of an organisation’s strategies, and how it is impacted by emerging technologies

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • understand and analyse the operation of the various sub-systems of an AIS and assess how emerging technologies could influence its design and operation
  • design and evaluate data management models and business process diagrams in the context of accounting practice
  • analyse, design, set up and operate a computerised AIS in accordance with internal and external needs
  • manipulate and present data gathered from a variety of sources in a coherent manner and demonstrate the use of information and communication technologies
  • show the ability to work independently and as part of a team and present work in a professional manner

Assignments / assessment

Class test 1 (20%)

  • Examined on Sage Accounting software

Class test 2 (20%)

  • Examined on Python programming

Written exam (60%)

Teaching methods / timetable

You will learn via on-campus (face-to-face) lecture sessions, tutorials and computer lab sessions.

Learning material is provided through videos, review notes, examples, and tutorial questions.

A typical week will consist of:

  • 2 x one-hour lecture sessions
  • 1 x one-hour tutorial session
  • 1 x one-hour computer lab session


This module is available on following courses: