Strategic Business Systems

Course code EBUS3010Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Investigates the role of information and use of technology within an organisation from a management perspective. Topics include the links between information, technology and organisational structure. Strategic and operational planning for ICT.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course the student will:
1. appreciate the interrelationship between organisational structure and the nature and use of information systems
2. have strategies to help management deal with change in information technologies
3. be familiar with Information System management practices and issues
4. be able to research and summarise issues in business-related aspects of information technologies
ContentInvestigates the use of technology and information systems within an organisation from a management perspective.
Topics include:
*The changing role of IT in Business, from efficiency to effectiveness to paradigm shifts.
*Strategic Use of Information Resources
*ICT to make Business Efficient (Transaction Processing, TQM, BPR, MRP)
*Utilisng Information, Data Warehousing & Management Reporting Information Systems Strategy
*The MIS organisation
*ICT changing organisations (outsourcing, strategic alliances, outsourcing/insourcing)
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionNone necessary
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThis course requires proficiency in understanding and expressing complex concepts at tertiary level. High levels of academic English are required. Students who have not undertaken at least 40 units of 2000/3000 level courses on campus at The University of Newcastle at Callaghan, Ourimbah or Singapore are advised to consult with the Course Co-ordinator before enrolling.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term