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MSC770 - Information Systems and Global Issues

Note: You are seeing the 2012 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Enrolment modes:

(B, X, Tour)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 2 (B, X) or trimester 3 (study tour to India)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:D Coulthard
Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit explores some of the key ethical, social and professional issues facing business and information systems professionals and employees in their work. The rise of global eBusiness have made significant changes in the way people, businesses and other organisations operate and new ethical, social and professional issues have emerged. More recently we have seen a rise in corporate scandals and the financial meltdown.  The key aim of this unit is equip the student with the skills to identify, analyse and report on these issues. The unit will consider some of the key ethical and social issues that have arisen as a result of global eBusiness and addresses topic issues which in recent years has include: privacy and email, freedom of speech and work, whistle blowing, cyber-terrorism and ‘piracy and intellectual property’.

Assessment

On and Off Campus:

Written Assignment 1 1500 words 15%, Written Assignment 2 5000 words 35%, Examination 2 hours 50%, Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 45% of the marks available on the examination. 

 

Study Tour:

Written Assignment 1 (Session Reviews) 1000 words 20%, Written Assignment 2 (Journal) 2000 words 30%, Written Assignment 3 (Group/5 Students) 4000 words 50%

Hurdle requirement Pass in all three assessment tasks.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1006$1006$1006$2593$2897

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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