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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, 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

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
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. understand the role of information systems in supporting operations and decision making in the organisation
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. analyse trends, developments and critical issues of information systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. discuss security, ethical and global implications of information systems
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. plan, develop, and implement information systems from a managerial perspective to improve the performance of their organisations.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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