Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » ISOM1001 / EBIS112 – Contemporary Information Systems for Organizations
Suggested Year of Study:1 to 2theme-2
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FBA

Department of Accounting and Information Management



Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the evolving field of information systems (IS) from an organizational perspective. A wide range of topics are covered beginning with the fundamentals of systems, information, organizations, the underlying information Technology (IT) as well as the ethical issues for IS/IT in today’s enterprises. A contemporary perspective on IT is provided by emphasizing current topics (e.g. IT infrastructure and the Internet technology) before presenting the E-commerce and E-business developments which are radically transforming the traditional organizations and our lives. Throughout the course, we explore implications of this new IS/IT – digital firm – scenario for corporate management in today’s global business environments.


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the basic principles, theories, and concepts that constitute to the disciplines of Information (IS);
  2. Assess the assets required for IS to provide business value;
  3. Outline and analyze the organizational, behavioural, and strategic impacts of IS on enterprises;
  4. Explain the various ways that IS impact life and society;
  5. Describe the impacts of e-business and e-commerce to the society;
  6. Point out how e-commerce has changed the traditional business models;
  7. Identify and criticize the relationships among ethical, social, and political issues that are raised by IS.