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
|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|
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Teaching and assessment
New Zealand - MIT
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||40%|
Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini
Singapore - MDIS
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