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.
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
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
GA3: Ethical practice,
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline,
GA5: Lifelong learning,
GA6: Communication and social skills,
GA7: Cultural competence
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the alignment between information strategies and business strategies of their organisations to achieve sustainable competitive advantage||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||understand the role of information systems in supporting operations and decision making in the organisation||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse trends, developments and critical issues of information systems||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||discuss security, ethical and global implications of information systems||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||plan, develop, and implement information systems from a managerial perspective to improve the performance of their organisations.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Textbook: O’Brien, JA & Marakas, GM, 2011, Management Information Systems, 10th edn, McGraw-Hill, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-0-07-337681-3.
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