Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Peter O'Neill


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 goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. integrate knowledge of computers, networks, and software, and networks so as to analyse the implications for individuals, organisations, governments, and society
  2. analyse the implications, especially outsourcing and off-shoring, of widespread information networks, such as the internet for organisations
  3. integrate managerial theory and knowledge of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to explain ICT's possible effects on aspects of organisations such as structure, culture, staffing, strategy, required skills, and systems
  4. analyse and evaluate the design and implementation of information systems that advance organisational goals and the concomitant ethical and legal constraints
  5. be able to design and implement a simple set of web pages.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week