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MGF3381 - Managing information systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Nicholas Beaumont


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


The components of IT; characteristics of hardware, software and telecommunications; types of information systems; networking and the worldwide web; managing 'information' workers; using IT to promote business objectives and gain competitive advantage; systems development methodology; IT-enabled transformation to create adaptive, flexible organisations; social and system issues associated with IT; managerial problems posed by IT. Computer laboratory exposure to a variety of applications software including electronic mail, project management, graphics, and other decision support software.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Individual assignment(1500 words): 15%
Group research assignment (2500 words): 25%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Three hours of class contact


Completion of 12 units of study