This unit introduces students to the foundations of information systems and their emerging strategic role in transforming organisations and creating sustainable digital business models. Students develop an understanding of systems issues, information management and use, and how various digital technologies work together to create an infrastructure for digital business and how technologies (such as social media) are disrupting 'business as usual'. The role of information systems in capturing and distributing organisational knowledge and in enhancing decision-making is explored. Students will gain an understanding of how the information systems function and the processes in organisations can be leveraged to create digital innovation and business transformation. Finally, the special challenges and opportunities created by the pervasiveness of technology and the future disruptions resulting from digital technologies are explored.
1x 3 hr seminar per week
group project (40%), individual assessment (40%), mid-term test (20%)