- One Semester or equivalent
- 36 Hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.
Aims and objectives
This unit examines the major issues facing managers in the effective use of information technology in contemporary organisations. In particular, it will focus on how to ensure that investments in Information Technology (IT) and information systems (IS) are aligned with business goals and objectives during times of rapid technical change and economic uncertainty. Strategically managed, Information Technologies and business information systems are an important source of competitive advantage. At the same time, advances in IT are having a profound impact on our concept of where and how work is performed, and who performs it. This poses both challenges and opportunities to modern managers.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Critically analyse the importance of developing organisational IT capabilities and ensuring sound IT leadership and governance in modern organisations.
2 Reflect upon the nature, role and contribution of information, information systems, and information technology and information/knowledge resources in local, national and global business environments.
3 Critically evaluate contemporary business and management challenges and the need to align IT plans with business plans to ensure the attainment of corporate objectives.
4 Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence.