Overview

This unit aims to instill an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business in the era of digitalization, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, the unit aims to generate an awareness of the importance of digital technologies and information to organisational decision-making. Further, we examine how managers and practitioners can ensure the fitness-for-purpose of digital technologies and information to the decision makers such that business might gain a competitive advantage in digitalized world. Students gain a strong foundation of business systems fundamentals and an appreciation of how digital technologies impact business stakeholders, customers, suppliers, manufacturers, service makers, regulators, managers and employees.

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Winter
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
17-June-2024
28-July-2024
Last self-enrolment date
17-June-2024
Census date
28-June-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-July-2024
Results released date
13-August-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Analyse and explain issues that arise with the adoption / acquisition of digital technology
  • Demonstrate how digital technologies enable core business processes and support business strategic goals
  • Discuss the impact digital technologies (including but not limited to Cloud, Virtual Reality, etc. ) have had and will continue to have on organisations
  • Describe ethical, cultural and security concerns associated with the use of digital technology within and between organisations and between organisations and their customers
  • Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective member or leader of a team

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Tutorial Labs
2.00 12 weeks 24
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
TOTAL150

Swinburne Online and OUA

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual 30 - 40% 1,2,5 
Assignment 1Individual 30 - 50% 1,2,5 
Assignment 1Individual 30 - 40% 1,2,5 
Assignment 2Individual 10 - 20% 1,3,4,5 
Assignment 2Individual 10 - 20% 1,3,4,5 
Assignment 2Individual 10 - 20% 1,3,4,5 
Assignment 3Group 30 - 50% 2,3,4,5 
Assignment 3Individual 30 - 50% 2,3,4,5 
Assignment 3Individual 30 - 50% 2,3,4,5 
Assignment 4Individual 10 - 20% 1,3,4 
Assignment 4Individual 10 - 20% 1,3,4 
Assignment 4Individual 10 - 20% 1,3,4 

Content

  • Organisations in the digital economy
  • Digital technologies: their evolution to current role and purpose in business and society
  • System development methodologies for designing and implementing digital technology solutions
  • Data and information management in the digital economy; ethical, cultural and security issues
  • Business processes and their evolution through digital technology innovation
  • E-Commerce networks and commercial internet-based applications and platforms
  • Digital technologies to support business transactions and processes and enterprise systems
  • IS to support managerial decision making, business intelligence, business analytics, and knowledge management

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.