Programme Structure for Year II
B.Sc. Business Information Systems (Special) Degree
2nd Year Structure
MAR 2323: Marketing Management
This course aims to create awareness and understanding of the basic theoretical concepts of marketing, thereby broadening students’ knowledge to identify its practical application in the Sri Lankan context. The following study areas are covered: defining marketing and the marketing process; capturing market insights; designing a customer – driven marketing strategy; designing marketing programmes and sustainable marketing.
HRM 2320: Human Resource Management
An obvious interdependence exists between our society and organizations that produce goods and services in order to fulfill our needs. The standards of living and even survival of people in society depend on the goods and services of the organization. Thus, any society/nation wants organizations that need people to achieve organizational objectives. Human resource management (HRM) is managing these people in organizations. The main objective of this course is to provide a systematic and rational understanding of HRM, both conceptual understanding and job-oriented practical understanding. It focuses on a systematic and scientific approach to the analysis and handling of issues/problems in HRM with especial reference to the Sri Lankan context. The main areas covered are: introduction to HRM; organization of the HR department; job design; job analysis; human resource planning; recruitment; selection; hiring and induction; performance evaluation; pay management; training and development; employee movements; disciplinary administration; safety; health and welfare administration; grievances handling and management of labour relations.
BEC 2320: Macroeconomics
This course intends to give students a basic understanding of the aggregate economic system. It deals with concepts of aggregate demand and supply, national income and product measures, consumption and investment, supply side economics and its applications, the government’s role in an economy, use of fiscal, monetary, and exchange rate policies to guide the economy, employment and inflation. It also encompasses macroeconomic analysis both in a closed and open economy, income-expenditure, IS-LM model and modern approaches
ITC 2320: INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Majority of IT enabled organizations rely on the smooth operation of their IS/ICT resources to enable trouble free operations. When systems fail, swift decision making to decide the course of action required is a highly desired skill in an IT Manager. This course enables the participants to evaluate supplier bids for procurement of IS/ICT resources, appraise IS/ICT resources used in organizations and their operation and also identify present and emerging trends related to IS/ICT resources.
ITC 2321: PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
This is a specialized course which introduces the basic theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of programming. The course consists of two modules. Module-I is theoretical and covers the basic concepts of programming using object oriented programming language C# as a problem-solving tool, basic data structures and algorithms, structured programming techniques, and examines principles, practices and applications of programming in an object oriented environment for developing good programming style. This includes Introduction to C#, Understanding of .NET Environment, Overview of C#, Literals, Variables and Data Types, Operators and Expressions, Decision Making and Branching, Looping, Using Methods in C#, Handling Arrays, Manipulating Strings, Structures and Enumerations, and Classes and Objects. Module-II, the practical component, involves the design and development of effective functional and object oriented software modules.
ITC 2322: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
This course provides the knowledge and skills to analyze business problems and design information systems to fulfil business requirements using structured methodologies. Major topics covered in this course include: a framework for information systems development, system analysis, fact-finding techniques for requirement discovery, data modelling, process modelling, feasibility testing, system design, output design, input design and interface design. The practical component in this course provides the skills to use the tools and technologies to support system analysis and design.
ITC 2323: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Communication networks are increasingly becoming a ubiquitous entity in information systems. The needs for instant access to large volumes of data are omnipresent. The skill to identify needs in networking computers, and consider communications technologies and standards available is required in IT Manager. This course provides the essential knowledge to make informed decisions regarding the selection, purchase, installation and maintenance of local area networks. The course also provides practical skills related in setting up network operating systems to provide basic network services.
FIN 2321: Financial Management
This course provides an introductory level understanding of a range of major concepts and techniques in Financial Management. This course is commonly offered to the undergraduates reading for all degrees in the FMSC. The content of the course covers an introduction to financial management, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, financial environment, time value of money, security valuation, risk and return, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividends and working capital management.
DSC 2321: Operations Management
This course, the first course in Operations Management, introduces the students to key concepts, principles and design techniques that are essential to develop an appreciation of their uses in the field, and their interactions and relationships with parallel management activities in order to cultivate a general understanding of the field as a totality. Major topics include operations strategy and competitiveness, product design and process selection, total quality management, capacity management, layout planning, job design, work measurements, supply chain management, inventory control, business process reengineering and manufacturing and service strategy.