Business Information Systems for a Rapidly Changing World

INF80007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

HT1  Term 1 HT1  Term 1

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 18 Apr 21

Results:
18 May 21

Last self enrolment:
1 Mar 21

Census:
12 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Mar 21

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 18 Apr 21

Results:
18 May 21

Last self enrolment:
1 Mar 21

Census:
12 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Mar 21

More teaching periods
HT3  Term 3 HT3  Term 3

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 12 Sep 21

Results:
12 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
2 Aug 21

Census:
13 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
27 Aug 21

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 12 Sep 21

Results:
12 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
2 Aug 21

Census:
13 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
27 Aug 21


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.
 
5 Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.