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 systems for competitive advantages.
- Information systems planning and Developing & implementing information systems.
- Information systems infrastructure management (hardware, software, and networks) and Data resource management.
- Information systems for business operations (internal and external relations).
- Information systems for decision support, collaboration, and knowledge management).
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|
Study Period 1
- Textbook: O’Brien, J.A. & Marakas, G.M., 2011, Management Information Systems,, 10th edition , McGraw-Hill , New York, USA. ISBN: ISBN 978-0-07-337681-3.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
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