BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

BUS5BIM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The success of investments in information systems is critically dependent on how well they are managed in organisations. Students in this subject develop an understanding of IT alignment to business, capability maturity of the IT function, IT governance, role of infrastructure and protecting the IT assets, link between infrastructure planning and business strategy, IT outsourcing, information systems performance measurement; organization forms enabled by emerging technologies; personnel selection, training and assessment; IT project and change management. Ethical and legal issues related to evolving role of IT professionals, security and privacy, managing IT professionals, dealing with contracts, and interacting with clients and users are also covered.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRajiv Khosla

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA5MIS, BUA5AMI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsManaging the information technology resourcePrescribedLuftman, J.N.PEARSON PRENTICE-HALL, 2008. EBOOK FROM LULU.COM
ReadingsIntelligent IT outsourcingRecommendedCullen, S. and Willcocks, L.BUTTERWORTH, 2003
ReadingsMaking IT count: strategy, delivery, infrastructureRecommendedWillcocks, L.P., Petherbridge, P. and Olson, P.BUTTERWORTH & HEINEMANN, 2002
ReadingsStrategic information management: challenges and stategies in managing information systems.RecommendedGalliers R.D., Leidner D.E. and B.S.H. BakerBUTTERWORTH, HEINEMAN. 2002.
ReadingsStrategic information management: challenges and strategies in managing information systemsRecommendedGalliers, R.D., Leidner, D.E. and B.S.H. Baker.BUTTERWORTH, HEINEMAN, 2002.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and analyse the IT function and its role to the overall business to achieve and sustain its competitive advantage in the market place

Activities:
Lectures and weekly tutorial
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Evaluate and compare IT-Business alignment, capability maturity model, management of emerging technologies and IT governance of a business

Activities:
Lecture and weekly tutorial
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Formulate and justify strategic recommendations on Business-IT alignment by applying Business-IT framework to the business function at the various levels of management in context of organisational culture and ethical parameters, operations and industry sector

Activities:
Lecture and weekly tutorial
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Persuasively present Business-IT Alignment report in an engaging style for a professional and disciplinary audience

Activities:
Lecture and weekly tutorial
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Collaboratively work as a member of a team on a complex Business IT problem

Activities:
Lecture and weekly tutorial
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRajiv Khosla

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000-word assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2-hour final examination50 01, 02, 03
one 30-minute mid-term test10 01, 02
weekly tutorial learning activities10 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRajiv Khosla

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
Three 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000-word assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2-hour final examination50 01, 02, 03
one 30-minute mid-term test10 01, 02
weekly tutorial learning activities10 01, 02, 03