Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Information Technology is changing business fundamentally. This course overviews the nature of these changes in four distinct, but integrated parts.

1. Development of IT solutions during the 20th century

2. Contemporary ICT applications and practices

3. Future opportunities and implications relating to ICT

4. ICT Infrastructure and governance in the contemporary organisation



  • Semester 1 - 2022

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)


  • Semester 1 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EBUS3010. Students who have successfully completed EBUS3010 are not eligible to enrol in EBUS3050.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the fundamental ICT technologies in use today, and be aware of likely ICT developments in the immediate future.

2. Have an appreciation of the nature and extent of the use of ICT within business today.

3. Appreciate the importance of integrating planning and management of ICT into mainstream business management.

4. Develop pro-active approaches to the introduction of innovative ICT applications.


  1. Technology: Hardware & software, telecommunications & networking (contemporary and future)
  2. The strategic place of ICT in the modern economy/organization
  3. The use of ICT within present and emerging business models
  4. Electronic Trading Cycles
  5. Contemporary ICT Issues, e.g. Distributed computing, the “cloud”, social networking, supply chain re-engineering
  6. Managing the ICT function within the organization
  7. Privacy, security, ethical and social impact of ICT initiatives


This course has similarities to EBUS3010. If you have successfully completed EBUS3010 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Reflective journal

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study - Presentation

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2

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