Business and Information Technology
Digital Technologies has an immense impact on modern life. The jobs are many and varied; the field is rigorous, intellectually vibrant, and multi-faceted. It is not an exaggeration to say that our lives depend upon and are hugely influenced by computer systems.
We live in a digitised, computerised, programmable world, and to make sense of it we need an understanding of these technologies. Digital Technologies have raised new ethical and societal issues, and fluency in these technologies will enable students to make informed decisions as they live in a digital world. It is recognised that skills and knowledge in these areas are important to the future economy of the country.
There are five strands in Digital Technologies. They are:
- Digital Information
- Digital Infrastructure
- Digital Media
- Programming and Computer Science
- Accounting gives students the tools to make real life financial decisions in a constantly changing and uncertain world.
- Accounting is the process of preparing and communicating financial information to a wide range of users.
- Accounting enhances financial literacy.
- Accounting helps individuals and organizations to be accountable to stakeholders for their actions.
The study of business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers.
Business is influenced by and impacts on:
- the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day
- issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise, and globalisation are central to both business and the study of business.