Strategic Business Systems

10 Units

Information is recognised as an increasingly important strategic organisational resource, which must be used effectively and efficiently. Planning for information systems is an integral part of enterprise wide business planning. Executives must be aware of the capabilities of current and emerging information technologies.
This course covers a range of contemporary information technology issues and management practices which are of interest to middle and senior business or information technology managers.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Design, Communication and Information Technology

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively with business and information technology professionals regarding the strategic direction of information systems within the organisation.
  2. Apply appropriate information management strategies in their workplace.
  3. Participate effectively in an information systems related project in the workplace.
  1. Information technology in the modern organisation, information systems support for decision making and decision making styles
  2. Aspects of modern information technology management, developments in hardware, software, networks, data management, distributed versus centralised processing, internet, reporting tools, the people and project management
  3. Strategic use of information technology, using Information Technology to gain sustainable competitive advantage
  4. IT management philosophy, aligning IT to business needs, Quality Assurance, Business Process Re-engineering, “Mainstreaming” IT activity
  5. Strategic Planning for Information Technology
  6. Practical exposure to modern computer based management and group support tools
Assumed Knowledge GEBU6010 - Management Information Systems or equivalent
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for GEBU6020
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