• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Information Systems
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Nigel Martin
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course builds on the material introduced in INFS7040 Electronic Commerce for Managers by covering the strategic architecting, development and use of Business IT systems and processes in organisations and business enterprises. Topical issues such as the organizational enterprise architecture and business process management implications raised by e-commerce/e-business/e-government, trust in the enterprise environment, supply chain and customer relationship management systems, legacy information systems integration, data and content management, business analysis, requirements engineering and systems realisation and managerial implementation (including executive judgement) are also covered in the course. An in-depth course project is required as part of the assessment.

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. define concepts, theories and processes principles in enterprise systems;

2. demonstrate a critical understanding of enterprise systems and processes theories and current quality

research associated with the specific topics covered in this course; 

3. apply evidence-based best practice enterprise systems and processes analysis;

4. analyse internal and external dimensions of enterprise systems by using appropriate theories, models

examples and personalisations;

5. communicate effectively in oral and written forms about enterprise systems and processes principles,

concepts and theories, and their application using appropriate comparisons, logic, arguments and reflections.

6. undertake an applied enterprise systems and processes research project.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

  • Student Learning Journal 1 20%
  • Student Learning Journal 2 20%
  • Course Project 60%

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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing 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

Incompatible with INFS4004

Prescribed Texts

Reynolds, G. 2015. Information Technology for Managers, Cengage (selected e-chapters)

Preliminary Reading

Reynolds, G. 2011, IT for Managers, Ed. 1, Chapter 8 - Enterprise Resource Planning (handout)

Reynolds, G. 2011, IT for Managers, Ed. 1, Chapter 11 - Enterprise Architecture (handout)

Sowa, J, Zachman, J. 1992. Extending and Formalizing the Framework for Information Systems Architecture. IBM Systems Journal 31,3, 590-616.

Podeswa, H. 2009. Business Analysis Handbook, Cengage (Handbook provided).

Kroeker, K. 2010. Engineering the web's third decade, Communications of the ACM 53,3, 16-18.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge and skills contained within INFS7007


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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
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
4019 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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