Strategic Business Systems

Course code GEBU6020Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Information is recognised as an increasingly important strategic organisational resource, which must be used effectively and efficiently. Planning for information systems is an integral part of enterprise wide business planning. Executives must be aware of the capabilities of current and emerging information technologies.
This course covers a range of contemporary information technology issues and management practices which are of interest to middle and senior business or information technology managers.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Communicate effectively with business and information technology professionals regarding the strategic direction of information systems within the organisation.
2. Apply appropriate information management strategies in their workplace.
3. Participate effectively in an information systems related project in the workplace.
Content1. Information technology in the modern organisation, information systems support for decision making and decision making styles
2. Aspects of modern information technology management, developments in hardware, software, networks, data management, distributed versus centralised processing, internet, reporting tools, the people and project management
3. Strategic use of information technology, using Information Technology to gain sustainable competitive advantage
4. IT management philosophy, aligning IT to business needs, Quality Assurance, Business Process Re-engineering, "Mainstreaming" IT activity
5. Strategic Planning for Information Technology
6. Practical exposure to modern computer based management and group support tools
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGEBU6010 - Management Information Systems or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term