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Not offered in 2011.
|Offered at:||(B, X)|
|Previously coded as:||MSC741|
|Unit chair:||A Rouse|
|Incompatible with:||MSC710, CPA109 (2004 and prior)|
|Contact hours:||1 x 3 hour seminar per week|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
Virtually all business strategy now depends to some extent on effective IT. This unit gives students the confidence to manage and work effectively with information systems (IS), the related enabling technologies, and information technology (IT) professionals. The unit addresses IT strategy (including the links between IT strategy and organisational strategy); and considers advances in IT that enable increasing efficiencies, and new organisational initiatives. The unit also considers the structure, governance, and management of the IS function, and relationships with external suppliers and vendors. The goal is to equip students with the capacity to adequately plan for their organisation's use of IT to support, and sometimes shape, business strategy. This unit is primarily a strategy unit, not a technology unit.
Written group assignment 3000 words 30%, participation 20%, examination 3.5 hours 50%
Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 45% of the marks available on the examination.
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