Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1,3Session 1,3
MelbourneN/ASession 3
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,3Session 1,3
OnlineSession 1,3Session 1,3
PerthN/ASession 3
SydneyN/ASession 3
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,3Session 1,3

Unit aim

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 3

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report25%
Research Proposal35%
Exam: closed book40%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report25%
Research Proposal35%
Exam: closed book40%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report25%
Research Proposal35%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report25%
Research Proposal35%
Exam: closed book40%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report25%
Research Proposal35%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report25%
Research Proposal35%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report25%
Research Proposal35%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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