Managing Information and Systems (INFS6001)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit introduces you to the organisational foundations of information systems and their emerging strategic role. You will develop an understanding of critical information management and systems issues in organisations. The unit provides you with a solid understanding of the senior management decisions relating to organisational information and systems and how various information technologies work together to create infrastructure for electronic commerce and electronic business. You will explore the role of information systems in capturing and distributing organisational knowledge and in enhancing management decision making. You will gain a deep understanding into how the information systems function or processes in organisations can be managed. Finally, you will have the opportunity to explore the special management challenges and opportunities created by the pervasiveness and power of information systems.

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Classes

1x 3hr seminar per week

Assessment

mid-semester test (30%), tutorial work (10%), research (group) essay (25%), and final exam (35%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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