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INFO322 Information Systems Strategy and 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 INFO322
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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BSNS 106 and 36 200-level points
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Course outline
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Teaching staff
Dr Sander Zwanenburg (Co-ordinator) and Dr Sherlock Licorish
Paper Structure
The class contact hours consist of two lectures and one tutorial every week. Cases are used throughout the paper, including in various assignments. Assignments involve writing reports and delivering presentations. The final exam will determine 45% of the final mark.
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics.
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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
L1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
T1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41