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Diploma in Business Information Management - Level 3

Computers and internet have taken over the whole world by a storm and the corporate world is no exception. Almost all modern organisations use information systems to store and process organisational information to help management make critical decisions. Proper management of these information systems is vital for organisation, and this Diploma in Business Information Management – Level 3 has been introduced to help you do just that. This comprehensive course will guide you on how to manage the information systems of an organisation to promote a smooth functioning business.

This detailed course will show you how to improve your business by combining it with technology, followed by an insight into the various business organisation software tools. Topics such as relational data model, SQL, functions, aggregate, group and many more will also be thoroughly discussed through this course to help you solve problems within an organisation.

Information systems are prone to get hacked, which is why this course includes modules that will enlighten you on information security management and online brand protection. This program is also a great guide that will teach you how to prevent information management errors and how to manage business and IT together and hence, is ideal if you wish to get into or progress within the information management industry.

Diploma in Business Information Systems - Level 3

Information systems are used by almost all organisations to store and process information that will assist the management in making critical decision. No matter which department or seniority you are in, it is vital to be well acquainted with business information systems to thrive within the modern corporate world, and this Diploma in Business Information Systems – Level 3 has been developed to do just that. This course, with its professionally narrated modules, will thoroughly educate you on business information systems to help you apply it in all aspects of an organisation.

Starting with the definition and fundamentals of an information system, this course will move onto teach you about the development of management information systems. You will get to understand about hardware, software, databases, network and system development methodologies to put them to use within an organisation. This course will also explore the customer relationship management systems, followed by modules that will cover topics such as internet services, information systems security, World Wide Web and many more. By the end of this course, you will walk away with a solid understanding on how to incorporate business information systems within an organisational setting.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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You will be Eligible for 14 days immediate access to an Accredited Course from South London College.

  • Check the suitability of the course compared to your requirement.
  • Free 14 day temporary access to Study materials and more.
  • You can upgrade temporary access to fully paid access at the end of or before 14 days.
  • Complete your qualification and upgrade your skills to advance your career
  • No Commitment. No Credit Card required for the 14 Days access.

What Will I Learn?

  • Gain a thorough understanding of management information systems development.
  • Learn the fundamentals of applying information systems within a business environment.
  • Learn about customer relationship management systems.
  • Learn how to support your organisational goals and strategies.

Course Curriculum

Diploma in Business Information Management - Level 3

Module 01: Businesses Information supports

1.1 Introduction to Information Management

1.2 Data and Information

1.3 Organizing Data

1.4 Information Everywhere

1.5 Strategy and Information Systems

Module 02: Business Organisations Software Tools

2.1 Data Processing Software in an Enterprise

2.2 Summary

2.3 Case Study: Walmart Harnesses RFID Technology to Improve Efficiency

Module 03: Relational Data Model and SQL

3.1 Scenario – Dream Destinations

3.2 The Relational Model

3.3 Starting and Editing SQL

3.4 Data Manipulation using SQL

3.5 The SELECT statement

3.6 Exercises

3.7 Summary

Module 04: Data Definition in SQL

4.1 Data Definition Language (DDL)

4.1.1 Creating a Table

4.1.2 Deleting a Table

4.1.3 Modifying a table structure

4.2 Data Manipulation Language (DML)

4.2.1 Inserting records into a table

4.3 Exercises – DDL and DML activities

4.4 Summary

Module 05: Advanced Selection Queries

5.1 Ordering results

5.1.1 ORDER BY

5.2 Selecting Specific Rows

5.2.1 The Selection Operation

5.2.2 Boolean Operators

5.2.3 Special operators

5.2.4 SELECTION examples using the WHERE clause

5.3 Exercises – Order As and Selection

5.4 Summary

Module 06: Joining Tables

6.1 Cartesian Product

6.2 Join and Cartesian product Examples

6.3 Exercises –Join, Selection and Projection

6.4 Summary

Module 07: Functions, Aggregate and Group-set Functions

7.1 Functions

7.2 String Functions

7.3 Arithmetic Functions

7.4 Date Functions

7.5 Aggregate Functions

7.6 Grouping with Aggregate Functions

7.7 Nested Sub-queries

7.8 Summary

Module 08: Information Security Management

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Threats, Vulnerabilities and Compromises

8.3 Internet Security Threats: Known, Unknown and Predicted

8.4 Time Estimated to Fully Recover Damaged Reputation

8.5 Brand Protection on the Internet

8.5.1 Prevention of Online Channel Abuse.

8.5.2 Detection of Online Channel Abuse.

8.5.3 Response to Online Channel Abuse.

Module 09: Online Brand Protection

9.1 Proactive Brand Protection Approach

9.2 Compliance Issues

9.3 Frameworks for Control and Security: COBIT ®, ITIL®, and ISO 27002

9.4 ISO27002: Code of Practice for Information Security Management.

9.5 Exercises

Diploma in Business Information Systems - Level 3

Module 01 - Defining Information Systems

1.1 Defining Data and Information

1.2 Defining Systems

1.3 Defining Information Systems

1.4 Business Information Systems

1.5 Types of business information system

Module 02 - Hardware I

2.1 Input devices

2.2 Central Processing Unit (CPU)

2.3 Internal and External Memory

Module 03 - Hardware II

3.1 Output devices

3.2 Major categories of computers

3.2.1 Mainframe

3.2.2 Minicomputers

3.2.3 Microcomputers

Module 04 - Software

4.1 Systems software

4.1.1 Operating Systems (OS)

4.1.2 Software Development programs

4.1.3 Utility programs

4.2 Application software

4.2.1 General – purpose applications

4.2.2 Application – specific software

Module 05 - Database Systems

5.1 Organizing data in a database

5.2 Database Software

5.3 Retrieving Data from a Database

5.4 Business Intelligence

Module 06 - Networks

6.1 Network components

6.1.1 Servers

6.1.2 End - user computers or Terminals

6.1.3 Telecommunications processors

6.1.4 Middleware

Module 07 - The Internet and World Wide Web I

7.1 Web – Enabled Business

7.2 Intranets and extranets

7.3 The World Wide Web

Module 08 - The Internet and World Wide Web II

8.1 Web browsers and servers

8.2 E - business

8.3 E - commerce

Module 09 - Acquiring Information Systems

9.1 Bespoke development

9.2 Off – the – shelf software

  1. 3 End – user – developed software

9.4 Factors affecting software acquisition

Module 10 - Developing Information Systems

10.1 The systems development life cycle

10.1.1 Initiation

10.1.2 Feasibility assessment

10.1.3 Systems analysis

Module 11 - Developing Information Systems II

11.1 Systems design

11.2 System build

11.3 System implementation and changeover

11.4 Review and maintenance

Module 12 - System Development Methodologies

12.1 SSADM

12.1.1 Feasibility Study

12.1.2 Requirements Analysis

12.1.3 Requirements specification

12.1.4 Logical system specification

12.1.5 Physical design

12.2 Rapid applications development (RAD)

12.3 The spiral model

12.4 The Capability Maturity Model

Module 13 - Information Systems Security

13.1 Security Threats to Information Systems

13.1.1 Accidents

13.1.2 Natural disasters

13.1.3 Sabotage

13.1.4 Vandalism

13.1.5 Theft

13.1.6 Unauthorized use

13.1.7 Computer viruses

13.2 Reducing the Threat to Information Systems

13.2.1 Containment

13.2.2 Deterrence

13.2.3 Obfuscation

13.2.4 Recovery

13.3 Types of controls

13.3.1 Physical protection

13.3.2 Biometric controls

13.3.3 Telecommunications controls

13.3.4 Failure controls

13.3.5 Auditing

13.3.6 Detecting and preventing virus infection

13.4 Techniques for controlling information systems

13.4.1 Formal security policy

13.4.2 Passwords

13.4.3 Encryption

13.4.4 Organizational Procedures

13.4.5 User validation

13.4.6 Backup procedures

Module 14 - Security Threats to Internet Services

14.1 Denial of service (DoS)

14.2 Trojans

14.3 Identity theft and brand abuse

14.4 Extortion

14.5 Abuse of resources

14.6 Other risks

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

This online course will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Business people
  • Anyone who wants to learn about MIS
  • Individuals working with business information systems
  • People who want to develop business and project plans
  • Business people
  • Entrepreneurs, startups


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Business Consultant - £38,142 per year
  • Business Manager - £34,167 per year
  • Project Manager - £42,404 per year
  • Business Analyst - £35,862 per year

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