Deriving Business Value

INF20009, formerly LEB211 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours over the semester, normally 3 hours per week

Aims and objectives

The unit aims to facilitate students understanding of:

1) the concept of value and on the sources of value for modern business in a world where organisational ,sustainability and environmental harmony are increasingly dominant themes

2) the role of social capital in businesses and the consequent implications for organisational culture, structure and strategy

3) methods for identifying and analysing value in organizations, including the value chain, value networks, and value shops, along with tools for measuring organisational value and sustainability.
Learning Objectives
1) Identify and explain the different kinds of value (tangible and intangible) sought by organisations in today’s digital economy.
2) Evaluate the value proposition and configuration for a given organisation
3) Compare and contrast a range of methods for creating and leveraging value in organisations by using examples.
4) Discuss a range of tools for measuring value in an organisation
5) Compare and contrast the roles and contributions of an evolving group of stakeholders in ensuring the sustainability of organisations
6) Examine the role of IT/IS in value creation in organisations.
7) Explain the key business concepts of strategy, culture and infrastructure and apply them to IT alignment scenarios

Courses with unit

*From July, 2013 this unit will be taught at the Hawthorn Campus
This is a prescribed unit of study in the Business Major/s. It may also be undertaken as a unit of study in any other Swinburne degree program, subject to the prerequisite and degree requirements.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.