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BBA - International Trade and Law

Information Systems in Business

Programme Objectives

The programme has the following aims:

  1. To enable the study of organisations, their management and the changing external and international contexts in which they operate.

  2. Equip individuals for and/or development of a career in international business and associated specialized areas in business development, marketing, finance and tourism management at a professional or equivalent level to assume managerial positions in the arena of international business.

  3. Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of international business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice.

  4. Enhancement of lifelong learning and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.


On successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of management theories, current issues of management, the development of conceptual frameworks to guide their application within organizations operating in an increasingly global and competitive environment.
  2. Acquire a strong foundation in key functional areas of business management to enable them to succeed as effective managers in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment.
  3. Exhibit a coherent body of knowledge on economic, ethical, environmental, legal, political, sociological and technological factors together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations.
  4. Demonstrate command of a range of competencies relevant to cross-border management, including inter-cultural awareness and understanding.
  5. Acquire and use a range of concepts, tools and techniques for problem solving and decision-making for analyzing complex and inter-related business scenarios.
  6. Demonstrate and apply critical skills enabling the investigation and evaluation of valid and relevant management issues and practices.

Programme Content


The module is designed to enable students to integrate and manipulate skills and knowledge to effectively manage workplace communications. Further, this subject will enable students to understand the role of computer-based information systems for business management activities

Learning is facilitated via a series of lectures and supplemented with discussions of topics taking place in regular tutorials/ discussion forums. The majority of classroom content is lectures that outline the theory and practice of international marketing communication issues supplemented with relevant case studies.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Apply the use of IT/IS applications to facilitate business process.
  • Identify the current technology trends and IT.
  • Help the organization to evaluate and purchase a new system that is high quality and consistent with business goals.
  • Identify the needs of organizations in order to develop the information vision, IT architecture and strategic operational plans.


  • Introduction: business and information technology
  • Organizations and information technology support
  • Managing organizational data and information
  • Functional and enterprise system
  • Strategic information systems and reorganization
  • Implementing IT: ethics, impacts and security


  • Course Materials provided by IPE – PARIS.
  • Laudon, Kenneth C, Essentials of Management Information Systems, Pearson International Edition. (2010).
  • Mcheod, Raymond, Management Information Systems, Prentice Hall, London. (2009).
  • Online resources on Online Learning Portal
  • Online data bases from IPE – PARIS E Library