• 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 2019
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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. describe 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-based best practice BIS strategic planning and management analysis;
  4. analyse internal and external dimensions of BIS strategic planning and management by applying appropriate theories, models, examples and personalizations;
  5. 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.
  6. undertake an applied BIS strategic planning and management research project;

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Two-part (Formative & Summative) Assignment 40% (40) [LO null]
  2. Executive Strategy and Operations Improvement Project 60% (60) [LO null]

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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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Preliminary Reading

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 Knowledge

Knowledge and skills contained within INFS7040 

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. 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:
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
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2606 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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