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.

Unit details

Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BCO6653

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.  

Assessment

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

Required reading

Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, 5th Edition
Pearlson, KE & Saunders, CS 2013,
John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

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