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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Information Governance
UoS Code INFS6021
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Prohibitions INFS6013 or INFS6017
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1 x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment Group project (30%), individual research project (30%) and final exam (40%)
Description Information governance is a major business imperative in the digital information society, as the volume, velocity and variety of information grows. Designing and implementing an effective information governance program to improve business operations and decision-making, to protect critical and sensitive information and to meet audit, litigation and compliance obligations involves multiple stakeholders and encompasses different information formats, technologies and domains. This unit examines the different stakeholders, standards, processes, technologies, methods and tools required in information governance. It covers a wide range of applications including the development of a business case, assessing current information needs and requirements, establishing standards and policies, as well as developing the necessary capabilities for effective information governance.