CAPP06037 2022 Intermediate Business Technology

General Details

Full Title
Intermediate Business Technology
Transcript Title
Intermediate Bus Tech
75 %
Subject Area
CAPP - Computer Applications
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Siobhain O'Connor, Diolinda Coyle, Kerry Dolan, Aileen Brennan, Carmel Sheehan
Programme Membership
SG_BSPOR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with Business SG_BAPPL_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BTOUR_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BBUSS_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BADMN_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration SG_BTOUR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BBUSI_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business SG_BBUSL_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration SG_BBUSM_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BBUSB_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSG_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BTORE_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management

The aim of this module is to provide the learner with the essential technology skills required to work in a business environment.  Practically, the student will learn how to create a spreadsheet that incorporates fundamental features and learn how to manipulate a database to generate the framework for storing information. The student will acquire an understanding of the theoretical aspects of the business environment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Design a fundamental spreadsheet with formulae, standard functions and charting capabilities.


Manipulate a database that contains tables, forms, reports and queries.


Theoretical Investigation into Modern Computing - Cyber Security, Information Systems, Business Ethics and Legal Issues

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The learner will be provided with direct instruction in a computer lab, to facilitate active and experiential learning.  Various strategies will be used to improve student learning via lectures, class discussions, case studies, PowerPoint slides, audio and video clips.

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be required to partake in two practical assessments, to demonstrate proficiency in the practical components of the module.  Theory knowledge will be assessed using either online or offline MCQs.

Repeat Assessments

If the student fails the module overall, he/she will be required to repeat the failed component(s) only, by means of examination(s) during the Autumn examination session.

Indicative Syllabus

Spreadsheet (LO1):

  • Enter, edit and format data,
  • Create structured layouts,
  • Insert, modify and delete columns and rows,
  • Perform calculations using standard formulae and functions,
  • Incorporate different types of cell references,
  • Represent data visually,
  • Protect important information.

Database (LO2):

  • Examine existing relational database designs,
  • Create forms and reports,
  • Manipulate data using queries,
  • Add and amend relationships and tables,
  • Enter data via forms and tables.

Computer Theory (LO3):

  • Cyber Security - Purpose. Intentional/unintentional threats. Difficulties in protecting systems. Cyber security controls. Social engineering, phishing, ransomware;
  • Information Systems – What is data/information/knowledge? What is a computer-based information system? Capabilities of Information Systems. How does IT impact Organisations (reduction of middle managers and the way they do their job. ergonomic products, enabling people with disabilities to work with computers)?. Importance of Information Systems to Society (IT affects our quality of life, Robot Revolution, Improvements in Healthcare);
  • Business Ethics - Definitions. What is a code of ethics?. Fundamental tenets of ethics. Four categories of ethical issues involving IT Applications (Privacy, Accuracy Property, Accessibility). What is privacy? Threats to privacy. Ethical analysis using case studies. Acceptable usage policy - IT Sligo;
  • Legal Issues - Data protection act, GDPR. Freedom of information act. Intellectual property rights (patent, copyright, trademark). Social networking and the acts that govern the use of these sites.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Spreadsheet Coursework Assessment Practical Evaluation 30 % Week 6 1
2 Database Coursework Assessment Practical Evaluation 30 % Week 12 2
3 Theory Assessment Coursework Assessment Assessment 40 % Week 11 3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Formal Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Supervision Computer Laboratory Computer-Based 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2019 Management Information Systems Wiley
ISBN 1119588618 ISBN-13 9781119588610
Recommended Reading
Excel 2019 Bible John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119514787 ISBN-13 1119514789
Recommended Reading
2021 Microsoft Access Robert Coding
ISBN 1802262989 ISBN-13 9781802262988

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

McFedries, P. (2019) Microsoft Excel 2019 Formulas & Functions. Microsoft Press 2019.

Journal Resources
URL Resources
Other Resources

Support material prepared by lecturers and available to students on the college network or via Moodle.

Additional Information