Information Systems Strategy and Governance

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Information Systems Strategy and Governance

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BSNS 106 and 36 200-level points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Explores the use of information systems and information communication technology (ICT) to drive business processes, create value opportunities and efficiencies, and affect organisational change.

    This course provides a higher-level view of how information communication technology (ICT) can be effectively used by organisations. It is appropriate both for those who want to complement their technical skills with a more strategic viewpoint and for those who have a background in management who want to deepen their understanding for the crucial role that ICT plays in modern organisations.

    Course Structure
    Weekly lectures
    Tutorials every second week

    Three assignments:
    - Critical analysis of disruptive technology of student's choosing 15%
    - Critical analysis of ICT alignment case studies 15%
    - Design and describe a globalisation strategy for a hypothetical business case 15%

    Exam 55%

    Learning Outcomes
    As part of INFO 322, students will develop the ability to:
    - Identify the means by which organisations exploit information systems and ICT for competitive advantage
    - Identify the properties presented by disruptive technologies and critically assess their usefulness in transforming business processes
    - Assess the suitability of methods that align ICT with the goals and processes of an organisation
    - Critically assess methods used in the globalisation of information systems and services

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