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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 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).

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.

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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.