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Information technology management (6 points)


Leader: Matthew Butler

Berwick First semester 2004 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: In todays climate, aligning IT with business goals is fundamental in simply keeping a business competitive. Therefore we must look at the relevant issues and challenges of effective IT management in todays business environment. This unit will address the management concepts fundamental to the success of Information Technology in business. Main topics include: 1. Information technology management concepts and challenges 2. Information Technology trends and issues 3. IT in business strategy and the value of IT 4. IT Management processes and techniques 5. Outsourcing and Insourcing of IT 6. IT risk and failure

Assessment: Assessment of the unit will consist of two components: Examination (60%) A Three-hour examination, which will assess all objectives Assignments (40%) 2 assessment assignments encompassing case studies and a report, to test all objectives

Contact Hours: The student workload requirement is 12 hours per week for 13 weeks. Students will attend 2 hours of lectures and one 2 hour tutorial/laboratory session per week. Students are expected to spend 8 hours per week on individual study and assignment work, including library, general research and computing laboratory work beyond these normal class hours.

Prerequisites: MMS2203

Corequisites: NA

Prohibitions: GCO3816, GCO5816, IMS3002, IMS5043

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