PMC120 - Business Systems Environments

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Subject Title
Business Systems Environments

Subject Description
A look at the structures and processes involved in for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations and the information systems that support them.   Reporting centres, cost and profit centres, and information systems are discussed. Students get an overview of the business areas for each type of organization and look at the challenges of working with the stakeholders and emerging technologies from these areas in order to develop a useful computer-based information system.

Credit Status
1 credit in the PMC program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  •     Link projects with organization’s strategic plans, documenting the business needs and justifications for the project.
  •     Implement project control procedures, resource management, change management, issue management and risk management plans.
  •     Apply the appropriate system development life cycle and methodology to new software development and IT administration projects as well as integrating legacy systems into current environments.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.