MIS901 - Theory in Information Systems Research


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This will include three (3) face-to-face contact hours each week (1 x 3 seminar). Students are expected to complete ten hours each week of independent individual or collaborative study as part of the unit. 

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

5 x full day on-campus seminar.


Trimester 1 will be taught in Block mode

2024 dates:

6 March 2024

20 March 2024

3 April 2024

17 April 2024

1 May 2024


This unit is designed to provide a broad exposure to the major topics in the Information Systems, including coverage of recent research in the field. It will provide you with a working knowledge of the important substantive topics and conceptual ideas that underlie contemporary Information Systems research. The major aims of the unit are to help students: (1) understand the major theories, perspectives and methods employed in the field, including in the key research streams; (2) become a more sophisticated consumer of information systems research via its critical evaluation; and (3) identify theoretical gaps in the extant Information Systems literature and opportunities for future research. 

Hurdle requirement

Complete and submit all assessment tasks and achieve at least 50% of the marks available overall to evidence a minimum proficiency in the aligned discipline learning outcomes included in this unit.

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