- Code INFS8205
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Management
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Information Systems
- Areas of interest Business Information Systems
This course approaches information systems from the executive and operational management perspective. It assumes a familiarity with the fundamentals of business and information systems from a technological point of view, as would be covered in a foundation course in this area. The emphasis of the course will be on understanding concepts, characteristics and factors, particularly from technological and non-technological perspectives, that are likely to impact the effectiveness and success of information systems in business environments. The aim of the course is therefore to provide students with a balanced view and deeper understanding of developing information systems strategy and managing information systems from organisational and technical perspectives so that they have a theoretically sound, but nevertheless practically oriented foundation, from which to successfully tackle information systems projects, initiatives and implementations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- describe BIS strategic planning and management principles, concepts and theories;
- demonstrate a critical understanding of BIS strategic planning and management theories and current quality research associated with the specific topics covered in this course;
- apply evidence-based best practice BIS strategic planning and management analysis;
- analyse internal and external dimensions of BIS strategic planning and management by applying appropriate theories, models, examples and personalizations;
- communicate effectively in oral and written forms about BIS strategic planning and management principles, concepts and theories, and their application using appropriate comparisons, logic, arguments and reflections.
- undertake an applied BIS strategic planning and management research project;
- Two-part (Formative & Summative) Assignment 40% (40) [LO null]
- Executive Strategy and Operations Improvement Project 60% (60) [LO null]
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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
Jagadish et al. 2014. Big Data and Its Technical Challenges, Communications of the ACM, 57,7, 86-94.
Gubbi, J, Buyya, R, Marusic, S, Palaniswami, M, 2013. Internet of Things (IoT): A vision, architectural elements, and future directions. Future Generation Computer Systems, 29,7, 1645-1660.
Wilson H, Guinan, P, Parise, S, Weinberg, B. 2011. What’s Your Social Media Strategy? Harvard Business Review Jul-Aug, 23-25.
Turban, E, Volonino, G. 2010. Information Technology for Management, 7th Ed., Wiley Selecting, Acquiring and Developing Business Applications and Infrastructure (e-chapter provided)
Turban, E, Volonino, G. 2010. Information Technology for Management, 7th Ed., Wiley IT Economics (e-chapter provided)
Assumed KnowledgeKnowledge and skills contained within INFS7040
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