Technology Essentials for Managers

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


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

31 Jul 20

2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

27 Nov 20





Aims and objectives

This unit is designed for managers and corporate strategists to provide a better understanding on their role in 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 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
4. Critically evaluate options for ensuring coherent approaches to 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