Module Title:   Information Systems Planning for Sustainability

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   MAN4317M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Year

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Management

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Management

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Zahid Hussain

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To assist you to gain a comprehensive understanding of information systems (IS) planning for sustainability. To develop skills in analysing and planning the uses of IS in organisational operations to yield better sustained efficiencies and environmental effectiveness. To assess the costs and benefits of acquiring and maintaining IS.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Learning is facilitated through a core text, complemented by online materials and activities via Blackboard. You are directed to cover academic material, short cases and activities to reinforce understanding. The assessment of this module takes the form of a portfolio assignment that requires an application of the module concepts to practical situation(s). The purpose of the assignment is to help you to apply theoretical concepts to practical situation(s) or (an) organisation(s) of your choice. The portfolio approach assesses all the leaning outcomes listed below 1. 2 a), b). 3 a), b).

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   76.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          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...

a. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of information systems planning, the process of acquiring them and the contextual and environmental complexities of their use.

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

a) demonstrate an in-depth awareness of business needs and environmental costs of information systems and appropriate methods and approaches of their planning.
B) analyse the strategic needs for IS and make appropriate decisions surrounding the deployment of IS solutions with sustainability in mind.

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

a) demonstrate research and analysis skills.
B) demonstrate the ability to write concise reports intended for senior managers.

  Coursework   100%
  Individual assignment (2000 words) - portfolio relating sustainability theory to an organisation`s IT use

Outline Syllabus:
The syllabus aims to develop your understanding of how information systems can help an organisation to yield greater value from its information resources. It covers the following aspects: detailed understanding of information and information systems (different levels and types of information systems used in organisations and the integration between them and the competitive advantage leveraged through their sustained use); strategic understanding of the role of information management, knowledge management and information systems strategies in deployment of information systems (a detailed focus on different strategies and approaches used in their creation); a critical review of information systems planning frameworks and tools; detailed understanding of the business and environmental costs and benefits of acquiring and using information systems (a detailed focus on IT investment and short/long-term environmental costs).

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