Digital Information Systems: A Management Perspective - CB756

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Autumn
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5 15 (7.5) PROF S Flowers

Pre-requisites

Introduction to Management (CB312)

Restrictions

Available to short-term/exchange students

2019-20

Overview

Information Systems (IS) are at the heart of every business and pervade almost every aspect of our lives (work, rest and play). Information Systems are treated in this module within the context of the social sciences, offering students a management and organisational perspective on the role of IS in business and how they are managed. This module is not technically orientated but designed to show how information systems are conceived, designed, implemented and managed in contemporary organisations.
The aim of this module is to provide students with the methods and approaches used by managers to exploit new digital opportunities and position their organisations to realise enhanced business value. By the end of this module, students will be equipped with the necessary tools to deal with current business issues including digital transformation through information systems and emerging business models via technological innovations.

Details

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Contact hours

Total contact hours: 21
Private study hours: 129
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Group Pod Cast Presentation (30%)
Report (2000 words) (70%)

Reassessment method:
100% coursework.

Indicative reading

Chesney, T., Reynolds, G., Stair, R.M., (2015) Principles of Business Information Systems, 2nd Revised edition, Andover: Cengage Learning EMEA

Whitely, D., (2013) An Introduction to Information Systems Paperback, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Oakey, R., Groen, R., Cook, G. and Van der Sijde, P. (2012) New technology-based firms in the new millennium. Bingley, UK: Emerald

Jordan, J., (2012) Information, Technology, and Innovation: Resources for Growth in a Connected World, London: John Wiley & Sons

Grant, K; Hackney, R., & Edgar, D., (2010) Strategic Information Systems Management: priorities, procedures & policy, Andover: Thompson/Cengage Publishing, EMEA

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- analyse the potential disruptive digital innovations in terms of products, services and sustainability;
- assess the business value of digital technologies using academic and practitioners' methods and approaches;
- deconstruct complex technology-oriented solutions and apply them to a business;
- engage critically with theory and consultancy IT practices, by generating creative solutions that are aligned with the overall business strategy.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- demonstrate working creatively and flexibly as part of an academic group;
- produce statistical and mathematical forms of analysis used in business to justify expenditure;
- research a topic, extract and synthesise information from a range of written and spoken sources, and formulate a response;
- distinguish between fact and opinion, between what is relevant and what is not and between opposing views based upon conflicting evidence;
- demonstrate independent learning and time management;
- analyse and critically assess information from a variety of texts and come to an informed conclusion with limited guidance

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