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INFO302 Information Systems Strategy and Governance

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.

Explores the use of information systems and information communication technology (ICT) to drive business processes, create value opportunities and efficiencies, and affect organisational change.This paper provides a higher-level view of how information communication technology (ICT) can be effectively used by organisations. It is appropriate both for those who want to complement their technical skills with a more strategic viewpoint and for those who have a background in management who want to deepen their understanding for the crucial role that ICT plays in modern organisations.

Paper title Information Systems Strategy and Governance
Paper code INFO302
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,492.80

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(COMP 101 or BSNS 106) and 90 points at 200-level or above.
INFO 322
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Teaching staff
Dr. Sander Zwanenburg
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics.
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Text books are not required for this paper.
Paper Structure
Weekly lectures (2 hours duration)
Tutorials every second week

Three assignments:
  • Critical analysis of disruptive technology of student's choosing 15%
  • Critical analysis of ICT alignment case studies 15%
  • Design and describe a globalisation strategy for a hypothetical business case 15%
  • Exam 55%
Learning Outcomes
As part of INFO 322, students will develop the ability to:
  • Identify the means by which organisations exploit information systems and ICT for competitive advantage
  • Identify the properties presented by disruptive technologies and critically assess their usefulness in transforming business processes
  • Assess the suitability of methods that align ICT with the goals and processes of an organisation
  • Critically assess methods used in the globalisation of information systems and services

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41