Full Title:ICT for Business
Module Code:BUSS B7020
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:This is a year-long module.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Create a range of graphics/videos using editing tools, in various formats. (e.g. BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, MOV, MPEG4)
  2. Apply the principles of design to various graphics, posters, business cards, web pages, letter headed papers and video footage.
  3. Use the principles of good website design (theory) to create/edit a functional website using a web development application.
  4. Design and construct databases to structure, store and retrieve data.
  5. Design a spreadsheet as an analysis and projection tool to solve financial problems.
  6. Use a computerised accounting package to record transactions and generate financial statements(e.g. manage finances, customers, suppliers VAT etc.)

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Issues for Graphic & Web Design
Design Principles, Usability, Hosting.
Practical Content - Graphic Design
Use of Graphic Design Software, Vector Vs Bitmap images, Import and export techniques, Optimise images using different image formats, Applying special effects to graphics, Applying the principles of good design practices to graphics.
Practical Content - Web Design
Web Design Software, Site elements, CSS, accessibility.
Practical Content - Databases
Building a database, Design Vs Data View, Fields Vs Records, Tables, Forms, Queries, Reports, Relationships between tables.
IT Financial Solutions
Understanding the difference between cash and profit. Understanding the theory aspects of accounting and financial statements. Data Analysis for Decision Makers. Integration of business knowledge wih I.T. Skills.
Practical Content - Spreadsheets
Formulas and functions, Protection, Printing, Charting, Modelling business problems, Advanced features. Ensuring spreadsheets are constructed efficiently. Simulation of business scenarios and performing sensitivity analysis on data to enhance decision making.
Practical Content - Accounts Management Software
Nominal Accounts, Invoices, Credit notes, Bank receipts/payments, Transferring money, Recurring transactions, Income Statement, Balance sheet and other reports, Historical Data Analysis, Efficient stock management, Business simulation package.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Graphic deign and web development project. 1,2,3 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Create a functional database to structure, store and retrieve data. 4 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Create a solution to an accounting problem using spreadsheet technology. 5 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Manage the finances of an organisation using a computerised accounting package. 6 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test In-class theory exam covering all theory elements throughout the module. 2,3,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Online Contact No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Independent Study No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 17.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Recommended Book Resources
  • Sue Holmes, Sage Tutorial Pack, SageSoft Ltd
  • John Roche 2009, Step by Step Computer Applications, Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 0717145603]
  • Adobe Creative Team 2012, Adobe Photshop CS6 Classroom in a Book, Adobe Press
  • Williams R. 2008, The Non-Designer's Design Book, Peachpit Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBSMA_D Bachelor of Business in Business and Management 4 Mandatory
DK_BBSMA_C(?) Higher Certificate in Business in Business and Management 4 Mandatory