Programme Structure for Year IV
B.Sc. Business Information Systems (Special) Degree
4th Year Structure
ITC 4340: INDEPENDENT RESEARCH STUDY
This course imparts basic knowledge and understanding to the undergraduates about the nature and scope of information systems related research. The course will provide a conceptual framework for conducting research, a basic understanding about research process and how research and statistical tools can be used in information systems related research. The students are required to carry out a research study in the field of information systems and prepare a research report based on their study, under the guidance of a research supervisor appointed by the department.
ITC 4341: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
This course provides the opportunity for students to apply their conceptual knowledge obtained from the courses followed such as Systems Analysis and Design, Database Management Systems, Computer Programming, IT Project Management and Web-based Application Development etc. into practice. In this project, students have to select a problem from any organization and to develop an information system to solve the identified problem. At the end students are required to demonstrate the system developed and submit a report on it.
BUS 4340: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
This is an advanced and capstone course that draws upon knowledge of previous courses delivered at elementary and intermediary levels of the Degree Programme. The purpose of this course is to deliver a holistic understanding of corporate and business strategy that ties previous disciplines together at a strategic level, in determining the strategic direction of organisations in the context of the broad general and immediate competitive environment and how successfully these strategies could be executed to ensure long term business survival and growth. The emphasis will primarily be on the analysis of the external and internal environment of various organisations and industries using appropriate model, frameworks, theories and approaches. Students will be provided with multiple perspectives to view organisations or industries. The students are thought to make the appropriate choice of future direction and alternative strategies to gain and retain competitive and corporate advantages.
ITC 4342: BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT
This is an advanced course that basically deals with aligning organizations with the wants and needs of clients. The course consists of three modules. The first module provides discussion on process management theories such as six sigma and business process reengineering (BPR) that lead to BPM. Second module provides an overview of the BPM concepts, BPM principles and BPM practices. In this context it shows how BPM is evolving to enable process enterprises. Third module provides an overview of BPM systems and then illustrates how BPM systems fulfil the role as an enabler of process enterprises. Finally based on lessons learned from theories, a methodology to improve BPM solutions is provided.
ITC 4343: ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS
The objective of this course is to equip students with knowledge in basic concepts of ERP systems so that they can recognize the need for ERP systems and learn to integrate the business activities in an organization in order to utilize organizational resources effectively and efficiently. This course provides a broad introduction to ERP systems, focusing on the activities of an organization in different business functions. Areas covered include: ERP systems, ERP software, ERP vendors, implementation of ERP systems, integrating business functions in an organization, decision making under ERP systems, and current issues in ERP systems.
ITC 4344: INTERNSHIP IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The primary purpose of this internship programme is to expose the undergraduate students to the business world and to work in the practical environment. The department prefers the students to have a supervised learning and work experience preferably related to information systems, which enriches the degree programme.