2014 Unit of Study

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Digital Business Innovation
UoS Code INFS1000
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1, Summer School - December and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Corequisites
Prohibitions INFO1003, INFO1000, ISYS1003
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr lab workshop per week
Assessment group work (10%), group project (25%), mid-semester test (25%), and final exam (40%)
Description The Digital Economy, with its focus on information as a key business resource, has changed the way Business Information Systems (BIS) are viewed in organisations. BIS are now seen as enablers of innovation in which people, supported by powerful technology, are considered to be the most important component. This is because problem-solving, innovation and critical thinking skills cannot be outsourced or easily acquired by competitors. This unit is designed to develop your understanding of how businesses operate. It shows how information systems support business operations and management through integration of people, business processes and systems. You will be provided with an introduction to state-of-the art business analysis techniques, frameworks and models to assist in understanding the nature and contribution of BIS in a range of business contexts. With its emphasis on business rather than IT, this unit does not require prior IT-related experience. In this unit you will learn about the increasingly important role of IT in business and acquire valuable business analysis and problem-solving skills.
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