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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.

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
Paper code INFO302
Subject Information Science
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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BSNS 106 or COMP 101 and 90 points at 200-level or above
INFO 322
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Teaching staff

Dr Sander Zwanenburg

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.

Course outline
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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Contribute to developing IS strategy, and persuasively present a business case for an IS-related project.
  3. Identify the tenets of IS sourcing strategies and IS organisation governance, and analyse cost-benefit trade-offs in implementing IS.
  4. Explain the concepts of business analytics and knowledge management and describe their importance in various contexts.
  5. Exhibit critical thinking in considering IS-related ethical issues, and the broader impact of Information Systems on society.

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Semester 2

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