Not currently offered

Course handbook


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, and strategic and operational planning for ICT.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore).

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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


Investigates 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)


This course has similarities to EBUS3050. If you have successfully completed EBUS3050 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

This 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.

Assessment items

Essay: Essay - ICT Delivering Competitive Advantage?

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study - Social Networking

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Group/Tutorial Participation & Report

Formal Examination: Final Examination