Enterprise Systems Strategy

Unit code: BIS7001 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
VU Sydney
BCO6603 - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of study critiques the role of information systems in underpinning an organisation’s corporate strategy.  The strategic application of various information systems are examined, including Enterprise systems and Business Intelligence.  The potential impact of new technologies (mobile, social media and cloud computing) and Business Intelligence on corporate strategy are examined and evaluated. Student will develop a research project calling upon theory and practice of the core units.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate the corporate strategic planning and implementation process and associated issues;
  2. Critically reflect the impact of IT and Enterprise Wide systems on businesses and their strategic outcomes;
  3. Investigate the future directions of Enterprise Wide systems and validate hypotheses with reference to theoretical frameworks, industry requirements, corporate trends and anticipated changing environments;
  4. Evaluate the strategic implications of emerging and future technology trends on corporate strategies; and
  5. Reflectively critique their personal contribution, responsiveness and accountability to achieving timely group outcomes.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Literature Review
Grade: 25%
Class Facilitation and Summaries of Readings
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 35%
Lecture Based Assignment
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 40%
Research Assignment

Required reading

The required readings will be a compilation of journal articles and industry reports. A current reading list will be provided at the commencement of the unit. Students are expected to be aware of current trends in the academic literature.

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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