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Unit description

Provides a managerial approach to the use of information and information systems in organisations. Students are introduced to the use of information and information systems as a means of achieving competitive advantage and for improving efficiency and effectiveness in business processes and managerial decision-making. Students learn to manage information as one of the key resources of an organisation by planning, developing, implementing and evaluating information systems from a managerial perspective, taking into account social, ethical and global factors.

Unit content

  • Overview and foundation: Information and information systems in organisations
  • Information systems for competitive advantages
  • Information systems planning (including information systems project selection and evaluation)
  • Developing and implementing information systems
  • Information systems infrastructure management: hardware, software and networks (covering cloud computing and other latest developments)
  • Data resource management
  • Information systems for business operations (internal and external relations)
  • Information systems for decision support (including business intelligence), collaboration and knowledge management
  • Security, ethical and global implications of information systems
  • Challenges/issues, trends and future directions

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse the contemporary information systems landscape that is available for organisational operational efficiency and innovation
2develop information systems centric strategies that organisations could employ to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, strategy, decision-making and digital innovation
3analyse trends, developments and critical issues of information systems
4develop management considerations and scope operations to implement information system in various organisations

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse the contemporary information systems landscape that is available for organisational operational efficiency and innovation
  2. develop information systems centric strategies that organisations could employ to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, strategy, decision-making and digital innovation
  3. analyse trends, developments and critical issues of information systems
  4. develop management considerations and scope operations to implement information system in various organisations

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Report30%
Presentation50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Report30%
Presentation50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Report30%
Presentation50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Report30%
Presentation50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Report20%
Report30%
Presentation50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

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