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The way organisations strategically use information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) to drive and sustain business processes, including how structures and policies are used in creating value opportunities and enabling corporate governance.
In this paper, students explore the use of information systems to drive business processes, create value opportunities and efficiencies, and affect organisational change. Broadly, it serves two groups of students. First, it allows students with technical skills to complement these skills with a more strategic and organisational viewpoint. Second, it allows students with a background in management to deepen their understanding of the role information systems play in modern organisations.
|Paper title||Information Systems Strategy and Governance|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,004.75|
- BSNS 106 or COMP 101 and 90 points at 200-level or above
- INFO 322
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
Every week there will be 2 hours of lecture and one hour of tutorial. The tutorial will feature presentations by groups of students. Presentations and written assignments are the major internal assessment components.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics.
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- Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able to:
- Explain the key concepts that underpin IS strategies, including the role that information plays in positioning an organisation’s strategy, and how organisational strategy is realised.
- Contribute to developing IS strategy, and persuasively present a business case for an IS-related project.
- Identify the tenets of IS sourcing strategies and IS organisation governance, and analyse cost-benefit trade-offs in implementing IS.
- Explain the concepts of business analytics and knowledge management and describe their importance in various contexts.
- Exhibit critical thinking in considering IS-related ethical issues, and the broader impact of Information Systems on society.