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MIS782 - Business Value of Information

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:Nil
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

H Tscherning





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week


Online teaching methods require internet access.  You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment


The unit introduces students to how ICT investments including business analytics generate business value. This requires positioning information as a business asset and understanding ICTs contribution to gaining competitive advantage of the firm.


Assessment 1 (Individual or group of 2 students) - Essay based on a guest speaker's presentation or a written case study ( 1500 words) - 15%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Business Case Development (Marchewka, JT 2003) - Equivalent to 5000 words - 60%

Assessment 3 (Individual  or group of 2 students) - Essay based on "Social Media Analytics" (3000 words) - 25%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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