THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Computing for Business and Economics (U04618)
The course covers the principal tools of computing used within Management, Economics and Accountancy, including practical experience of spreadsheet manipulation, database systems, together with information searching, esssay presentation and information presentation.
? This course is not available to visiting students.
? Pre-requisites : A pass in this course is a compulsory requirement for entry into Honours of all programmes in the subject areas of the School, including joint honours where the School subject is second named. This course is not open to students on other programmes.
? Special Arrangements for Entry : Course details will be made available during the Business Studies and Economics introductory meetings in Freshers' Week. Students unable to attend either of these meetings (e.g. students taking the joint degree in Foreign Language & Business Studies, the joint degree in Law & Business Studies/Accounting or the joint degree in Computer Science & Management Science) should contact the School Undergraduate Office (Rm 122, William Robertson Building) for a course information booklet. Course details will also be posted on the course WebCT site.
? Normal year taken : 1st year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 6 weeks
? Other Required Attendance : 1 hour(s) per week for 2 weeks
? Additional Class Information : Attendance in classes should be booked via course WebCT site.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the basic computing applications, skills and techniques that underpin Management and Economics teaching and learning.
Assessment will consist of four one-hour computer-based assignments, undertaken in the School's computer laboratories. There will be two assessments in semester one, and two assessment in semester two.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mr Liam Faulkner
Dr Paul Caban
School Website : http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/
Teaching Materials (Intranet e.g. restricted at least to .ed domain) : http://student.man.ed.ac.uk/undergrad/current/all_courses/