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Discover all you need to know about information systems from a managerial point of view. In addition to learning how resources can be used effectively to achieve competitive advantage, you will grasp how to make connections between information systems and business efficiency, and understand the importance of proper implementation and evaluation. By looking at global external factors and the implications of IT in business, you will hone your decision-making and knowledge management skills. In this unit, you will study:

  • Overview and Foundation
  • Information systems for competitive advantages
  • Information systems planning and Developing & implementing information systems
  • Information systems infrastructure management (hardware, software, and networks) and Data resource management
  • Information systems for business operations (internal and external relations)
  • Information systems for decision support, collaboration, and knowledge management.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the alignment between the information strategies and business strategies of their organisations to achieve sustainable competitive advantage
  • Understand the role of information systems in supporting operations and decision making in the organisation
  • Analyse trends, developments and critical issues of information systems
  • Discuss security, ethical and global implications of information systems
  • Plan, develop and implement information systems from a managerial perspective to improve the performance of their organisations


You are assessed according to the following components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Report: 30%
  • Project proposal: 30%
  • Project proposal: 40%


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Business Administration, Master of IT Management or Master of Project Management.   Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 863 819 for more information based on your particular circumstances.