Management of Information Technology

Unit code: BCO6653 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
VU Sydney


This unit of study investigates knowledge and develops competencies in the management and organisation of information technology suitable for contemporary organisations and ecommerce. A base of critical reviewing the contributions of information technology application in organisational settings will establish contextual understandings of how information technologies permeate many aspects of organisations. The strategic use of information technology will be deconstructed using a range of current IT management topics, which may include information technology planning, business continuity planning/disaster recovery planning, information technology architectures, change management and IT, investment in IT and risk management, network usage policies, organisation of IT, global aspects of IT management, Cloudsourcing, Green IT etc.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and distil current research and developments in information technology management in the context of environmental, social and cultural responsibilities;
  2. Diagnose complex information technology problems and apply relevant methods and techniques to optimise management of information resources;
  3. Critically review academic and practitioner publications, present the evaluations and lead group discussions on the evaluations; and
  4. Plan, prepare and compose a substantial research paper on a designated topic.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 20%
Current practice literature analysis and presentation
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Management of IT Theory
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 60%
Literature analysis and manager interview report and presentation

Required reading

Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach,
Pearlson, KE & Saunders, CS 2013, | John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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