Information Systems Strategy and Governance

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Information Systems Strategy and Governance

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course will explore how information, IT and information systems relate in the total enterprise for business strategy and success in the marketplace. The course then addresses the role of corporate governance and the role of IT and information systems in this area. 

    Business analysis is used to develop a problem solving approach to IT strategy and governance. You will use knowledge of business practice, IT systems and strategy to uncover, explore and then resolve business problems and develop an understanding of their application to and integration with corporate and IT governance.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    1. Review Business information systems at an enterprise level for compliance to accepted International Industry Standards 
    2. Recommend strategies for operational effectiveness and efficiency for ICT systems in a variety of Business contexts.
    3. Evaluate existing organizational ICT policies and procedures to effectively recommend strategies that address the dynamic customer profiles.
    4. Evaluates the factors which must be addressed in dynamic ICT business processes.
    5. Investigate and report on potential risk events in ICT Business Processes

    - GOVN IT Governance (Level 5)
    - BPRE Business Process Improvement (Level 4)
    - BURM Business Risk Management (Level 4)
    - GOVN IT Governance (Level 5)
    - BPRE Business Process Improvement (Level 4)
    - BURM Business Risk Management (Level 4)


    Overview of Learning Activities

    Your learning in this course will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1: 25% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Assessment Task 2: 25% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Final Examination: 50% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.



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