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Technology in a Digital Age

Duration 6 weekly meetings
Tutor Dr Jo Smedley
Course code BAM19A5324B
Fee £225
Concessionary fee £180 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

Although this course has started there may still be places available. Get in touch to find out more about late availability.

This module introduces the aspiring business student to professional knowledge and expertise in three main topic areas.

These are:

  • the ways in which information underlies the work of not only the manager but also the shop-floor worker
  • a number of typical information systems within business which drive their operation
  • and for managing activities and relationships with external stakeholders such as customers, suppliers and partners.

The module examines at high-level and in business terms the ICT infrastructure of the typical company and which can be used to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of both information systems and business practice.

Learning and teaching

The course is taught through a mix of lectures and small group sessions. There is one Saturday school.

Coursework and assessment

On the Pathway Programme you will have formal assessments.

These will take the form of class tests, written assignments, a course journal or a portfolio. Your assessments are designed to prepare you for further study in a degree setting. To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

The assessment method for this module is a written assignment.

Reading suggestions

Beynon-Davies, P. 2013. Business information systems. 2nd ed.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (available as an e-book).

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.


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