• 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

This course is accessible to both on campus and remote students. See the Class Summary for further information.

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Appraise BIS strategic planning and management principles, concepts, and theories;
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of BIS strategic planning and management theories and current quality research associated with the specific topics covered in this course;
  3. Apply evidence in formulating best practice BIS strategic planning and management analysis;
  4. Contrast internal and external dimensions of BIS strategic planning and management by applying appropriate theories, models, examples, and personalizations;
  5. Advocate 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;
  6. Apply principled investigation and ethical judgment in best practice BIS strategic planning and management analysis, consistent with the ACS Code of Ethics;
  7. Assemble an applied BIS strategic planning and management team research project that formulates longer term BIS strategy and constructs medium-tactical term plans and technical solutions.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. A research-based project, a capstone experience and/or a piece of scholarship. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Inherent Requirements

This course has no inherent requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you previously completed INFS3024 or INFS4205.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Preliminary Reading


 

Assumed Knowledge

 Students attempting this course are assumed to have done an introductory information systems course or possess basic background knowledge of information systems.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2023 $4860
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $6180
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4016 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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