Details for Information Systems Management

This subject introduces students to the underlying theories, concepts, assumptions and arguments in information systems management. Students will learn about the foundational role of information systems within an organisation and their emerging strategic role, and will gain advanced research skills by locating and selecting materials using libraries, the web and other sources of information.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BUS590
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Information Systems Management

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the foundational role of information systems within an organisation, and their emerging strategic role.
  2. Select and apply the appropriate concepts to real-life IS cases in order to solve problems and/or identify new opportunities.
  3. Communicate information system management issues in written and presentation materials.
  4. Demonstrate advanced research skills by locating and selecting materials using libraries, the web and other sources of information.
  5. Critically evaluate the underlying theories, concepts, assumptions and arguments in information systems management.

Subject Content

  1. Information Systems Management in the Global Economy
  2. Strategic uses of IT, and Systems Design and Planning
  3. Managing Telecommunications and Corporate Information Resources
  4. Developing and Managing Effective Systems, including Security Issues
  5. Information-Centric Decision Making
  6. IT-Enabled Collaboration and Knowledge Work

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Learning Journal (20%)
  • Group Project (30%)
  • Exam (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • McNurlin, B.C. and Sprague, R.H. Jr. Information systems management in practice, Pearson New International Edition. Upper Saddle River NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2013.

Please consult your lecturer before purchasing any textbooks