Module Title:   Strategic Information Systems

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   MAN0605M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Management

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Management

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Zahid Hussain

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   MAN0132L     MAN0601M

Corequisite(s):   None

To have a strategic understanding of business information systems in organisations.

To develop skills in analysing and planning the uses of business information systems in organisations to yield better efficiency, effectiveness and value.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The lectures will introduce theories applicable to strategic use of information systems. These sessions will introduce you to deeper concepts and will provide you with an opportunity to use the information as applied to contemporary systems issues (Learning Outcome 1). The lectures will be complemented and enhanced by multi-media sources [DVD media clips based on known companies, online sources e.g. YouTube, BBC News, professional articles etc] demonstrating the applicability of the material to businesses today (Learning Outcome 3). You will be led to undertake reading from a range of sources to enhance your understanding (Learning Outcomes 2, and 3). This will be facilitated by the directed reading list but also provision of external links and documents on the Blackboard site. The assessment for this module consists of an assignment that encourages application of relevant theory to a practice scenario (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 3). Formative feedback and eventually summative feedback will be given.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   82.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

explain the nature and role of business information systems

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

analyse the strategic organisational needs for business information systems and their impact on organisations.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate a strategic awareness of the process followed in planning information systems for organisations.

  Coursework   100%
  Individual assignment of up to 2,000 words

Outline Syllabus:
Strategic role of information systems in digital age. Uses of different types of information systems in different organisational processes. IS led organisational change. Information management, knowledge management and information systems strategies. Strategic information systems planning frameworks. Strategic information systems planning tools.

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