Module:Management Information Systems for Farming Businesses

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Christopher Brough
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    48 hours

Module content

Indicative content includes information systems for personnel management, a range of resource, crop and livestock recording systems, automated web based and desktop based recording systems, whole-farm planning & commercial farm planning software, data handling and the application of GIS, soil mapping and GPS technology within farm and rural enterprises, social media and web design.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the suitability of a range of MIS software and electronic tools/control systems related to a specific farming operation and apply those chosen tools in order to analyse the farm business and identify opportunities for improving performance.
  2. Recognise and justify the role of information technology, software and electronic tools in solving routine and non-routine problems that arise in farm management including the selection, manipulation and evaluation of business data.
  3. Determine how a knowledge and understanding of crop or animal husbandry develops the design and integration of information technology / MIS in the support of management decision making, supply chain compliance and business improvements.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Report 50%
Coursework Case study 50%

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