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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 explain the alignment between information strategies and business strategies of their organisations to achieve sustainable competitive advantage
2 understand the role of information systems in supporting operations and decision making in the organisation
3 analyse trends, developments and critical issues of information systems
4 discuss security, ethical and global implications of information systems
5 plan, develop, and implement information systems from a managerial perspective to improve the performance of their organisations.

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

  1. explain the alignment between information strategies and business strategies of their organisations to achieve sustainable competitive advantage
  2. understand the role of information systems in supporting operations and decision making in the organisation
  3. analyse trends, developments and critical issues of information systems
  4. discuss security, ethical and global implications of information systems
  5. plan, develop, and implement information systems from a managerial perspective to improve the performance of their organisations.

Prescribed texts

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