• Offered by Research School of Accounting & Business Info Syst
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Information Systems
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Shirley Gregor
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course provides the requisite background to important theoretical and applied issues in information systems.  It aims to deepen the candidate's grasp of the theories, techniques and methods commonly employed in information systems research.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate some of the important past and current research that has been undertaken within the information systems discipline;
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of research currently being undertaken within the information systems discipline;
  3. Identify research articles in the information systems discipline that they might wish to use in their theses or research report;
  4. Distinguish among research approaches in the information systems discipline and identify approaches that might be useful in subsequent work.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

    • Critiques (4 x 10 marks each) - 40%
    • Discussion and participation throughout semester - 20%
    • Term paper - Review article outline - 10%
    • Term paper - Research review article - 30%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completling the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

The course is intended for PhD and Honours students.

You will need to contact the Research School of Accounting & Business Info Syst to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3534
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3948
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3385 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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