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  1. Business Information Systems Orientation Jeremy Hayes Year Coordinator BIS1

  2. What is BIS? • 4 Year Degree Programme • 6 Month Placement in 3rd Year • Mix of Business and IS subjects

  3. Term Dates • 24.09.2012: First Teaching Period • 22.12.2012: Christmas Recess • 07.01.2013: Second Teaching Period • 28.03.2013: Easter Recess • 07.05.2013: Summer Written Examinations 2013 • 19.08.2013: Autumn Written Exams

  4. What will I be studying in BIS1? IS1101 - Introduction to MIS and Introduction to SAD Techniques (10 credits) IS1102 - Principles of Programming (10) IS1103 - Technology including Internet Development (10) AC1113 - Principles of Accounting (5 credits) AC1114 - Introduction to Management Accounting (5) EC1202 - Economics of Business I (5) AP2012 - Psychological Aspects of Behaviour in Organisations (5) ST1023 - Introduction to Business Statistics (5) MG1004 - Introduction to Management and Organisation OR MG1903 - Introduction to Marketing (both 5 credits)

  5. What are labs, tutorials and practicals and how many hours am I going to have? • 12 hours week lectures + (roughly) 14 hrs of tutorials • 6 IS practicals (in the labs) • 2 hrs per IS subject • IS tutorials begin October • Class split in two (alphabetical) groups • Tutorials in Stats, Economics, Financial and Man Accounting, and Mgmt/Mktg

  6. Where are the labs? • 1st Year Lab is B.02 (O’Rahilly Building Basement) • 72 machines • Swipe Card is your College ID • Need Logon/Password • Session with BIS Technical Staff in First Week of college (I’ll let you know where/when that week) • You may purchase print quota for year so bring €10 with you

  7. Top Tips • Attend • Get Involved (clubs, societies, sport, charity…) • Do your coursework • Be mindful of your CV • Enjoy yourselves

  8. How do I become a ‘class rep’? • Class Representatives • 4 in total • Have Social and Academic Functions • Will be elected sometime in first week • Nominate yourself – classmates vote. • Mentoring • Mentors will be assigned in the coming weeks • You must contact your mentor for a short meeting after he/she has been assigned to you

  9. What else do I need to know about BIS? • Coffee Mornings • Weekly meetings with groups of students over coffee • BIS Society • Officer Elections in March • BIS Cup • November • 9-a-side Male + Female Competitions • BIS Ball • January • BIS Seminars

  10. How does the Grading System work in UCC? • Based on aggregate score across all modules (i.e. all your marks are added together) divided by 1200 • 1st Class Honours (1H) = >840(/1200) • Upper 2nd Class Honours (2H1) = > 720 • Lower 2nd Class Honours (2H2) = >600 • 3rd Class Honours (3H) = >540 • Pass = >480

  11. What does it mean when someone says they ‘compensated’ in an exam? • If your aggregate score is >480 …And you don’t get less than 30% in any module …And you don’t get less than 40% in more than 10 credits (i.e. Two 5 credit subjects or One 10 credit subjects)…. You can pass by compensation

  12. If you are going to play the game, you should know the rules… • Marks and Standards • Regulations concerning modules • http://www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/examsrec/guideexams-covpage.shtml • http://www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/marksandstandards/ • Book of modules • Information concerning individual modules http://www.ucc.ie/academic/modules/ • Choose “Management Information Systems” from the dropdown list to view IS modules

  13. Book of Modules