Undergraduate Course: Digital Literacy for Business - Data (BUST08047)
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS 0-CREDITED COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS ON MA ECONOMICS AND ACCOUNTING; LLB LAW AND ACCOUNTANCY.
A basic familiarity with computing and IT is important for most careers. This is reflected in business management and accounting, where facility in the computing practices and resources of data management and analysis of widely used tools is expected. This course gives background knowledge which will prove essential as students undertake further courses and proceed into the workplace.
The course aims to provide essential background knowledge in the use of basic computing tools used for the analysis and management of data in the business environment that will prove valuable, if not essential, as students undertake further courses and proceed into the workplace.
The course would cover the following topics:
- Analysis Tools: Use of a spreadsheets package for the rapid and accurate analysis of business, financial and statistical data.
- Data Management Tools: Use of a DBMS (database management system) for the efficient storage and retrieval of business-related data (e.g. personnel records, stock control/ordering systems, accounting/finance systems).
Teaching will take the form of formative self-taught on-line tutorial material supported by a Learn Discussion Board for each topic and additional voluntary ¿walk-in¿ practical workshop sessions with tutor support. There will be a summative assessed assignment to be completed for each topic.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Practical computer-based individual assessment -
Two components weighted: 60% and 40%
||Formative feedback will be provided in the on-line tutorial material to let the students readjust their learning experience accordingly.
Summative feedback on the assessed assignments will be provided to let the students readjust their learning experience accordingly.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply essential techniques of spreadsheets that are consistent with those required for mathematical and statistical analysis in the 2nd and 3rd year courses in Business Research Methods and financial modelling and analysis as part of Accounting 1, as well as being generally useful for other courses taught by the Business School.
- Create and use queries to filter, sort and present data; create forms using the Form Wizard and use them to enter data; create reports using the Report Wizard and use them to print out data. The skills taught are those required for the 2nd year course in Business Analytics and Information Systems and the 3rd year course in Advanced Financial Accounting (Sage).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. Understand and Make Effective Use of Data
- critically evaluate and present digital and other sources, research methods, data and information; discern their limitations, accuracy, validity, reliability and suitability; and apply responsibly in a wide variety of organisational contexts.
2. Personal and Professional Competence
- be self-motivated; curious; show initiative; set, achieve and surpass goals; as well as demonstrating adaptability, capable of handling complexity and ambiguity, with a willingness to learn; as well as being able to demonstrate the use digital and other tools to carry out tasks effectively, productively, and with attention to quality.
||THIS COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS ON MA ECONOMICS AND ACCOUNTING; LLB LAW AND ACCOUNTANCY
|Course organiser||Dr Paul Caban
Tel: (0131 6)50 3832
|Course secretary||Miss Jen Wood
Tel: (0131 6)50 8335