Governing Technology for Business Environments

INF80042 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23





Aims and objectives

This unit is designed for managers and corporate strategists to provide a better understanding of IT/Technology oversight and management. The unit is especially relevant for non-technical managers with IT responsibilities. Essential technologies for an organisation will be discussed, as well as emerging technologies that potentially could be part of the mainstream organisational technologies in the near future. An overview of the rationale and consideration in the management aspects of these technologies (including adoption, acquisition, deployment, maintenance) such as impact management, change management, service delivery, business value delivery, management of technology vendors and partners will also be discussed.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically analyse and evaluate the role of data and the critical issues surrounding Big Data and data management as part of a contemporary and the future organisation
2. Critically evaluate and triage risk issues related to technological infrastructure and identify appropriate technological vendor and/or partner to work with in resolving the issues
3. Apply advanced knowledge of the frameworks, methods, tools and the business impact associated with technology adoption and governance
4. Critically evaluate options for ensuring coherent approaches to strategy, technology governance, and managing service delivery within an organisation
5. Communicate proficiently and in professional practice to a range of audiences and operate as a member or leader of a group