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IMS5320 - Managing IT risk

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Not offered in 2007


This unit will provide students with a knowledge of the importance in identifying and managing IT risk in organisations, and to develop strategies and structures to ensure that risk is managed, potential failures minimised, and value delivered to relevant stakeholders from IT investments. The students will gain insights into a range of theories, concepts, and key issues associated with IT risk and ISD/IT failure. Current approaches to business case development, business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning will also be analysed and discussed.


Final exam (50%)
Assignment work (50%)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


24 credit points of IMS 9000-level units, or equivalent; or 24 credit points of graduate level units in the Master of Information Managent and Systems, Master of Information Management and Systems (Professional), Master of Information Technology, the Master of Business Systems, or equivalent; or an approved undergraduate degree in information systems (IS) or information management (IM) or equivalent.