Business and management studies

Information Systems and Management

Module code: 935N1
Level 7 (Masters)
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Workshop, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

You study how Information Systems are used by organisations in commerical, public and voluntary sectors.

You explore how Information Systems, including cloud computing and social networking, link technology and business strategy, and help to provide sustainable competitive advantage to businesses.

You develop an understanding of the systems, technologies, concepts, tools, and frameworks needed to deploy, manage, and evaluate technology strategies, and processes, as well as the resources needed to gain competitive advantage.

Module learning outcomes

  • Apply the principles of information and information systems to critically analyse and evaluate the digital economy and society, and critically reflect upon the impact of information and information systems on firms, products, and the economy.
  • Analyse, synthesise and discuss several competitive strategies and critically discuss how organisations use IS to confront competitive forces, and how technology-driven directions can be integrated with an organisation's strategic planning
  • Critically reflect upon the advantages and disadvantages of enterprise business systems (including, for instance, e-business systems, CRM, SCM, DSS, MIS, ERP) and how they are applied to provide business value.
  • Critically evaluate the purpose of several popular S/W packages for end-user productivity and collaborative computing for new products, processes, and services.
  • Critically evaluate, interrelate and apply the key characteristics of contemporary social media/ Web 2.0 (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Second Life), within the context of debates about broader sets of organisational and socio-cultural transformations. 6. Identify, critically analyse and respond creatively to methodologies for IS development. 7. Systematically and critically evaluate several challenges that a business manager might face in managing the ethical deployment, and use of IS. Demonstrate originality in the application of different IS evaluation methodologies.