Management of Information Systems
The aim of this module is to provide you with the methods and approaches used by managers to exploit new digital opportunities and position their companies to realise higher business value. By the end of this module, you will be equipped with the necessary tools to deal with current business issues including digital transformation, business model innovations and business agility.
Through analysing current ‘real-world’ examples, you will have the opportunity to examine case studies of companies operating internationally such as Pepsi, KLM, , Procter & Gamble, Groupon, Netflix, BT, and LinkedIn.
One of the key business issues considered in this module addresses the challenges faced by managers to unwrap the digital opportunities in order for their businesses to become more sustainable.
Guest speakers from the industry will be invited to share their experiences on how they deal with digital transformation in their own companies. Practitioners’ perspectives will either support or challenge ‘best practices’ discussed in this module.
You will be able to develop skills necessary to succeed in today’s complex business environment including critical thinking, problem-solving, team-working, presenting and defending new business ideas.
Full module specification
|Module title:||Management of Information Systems|
BEA1005 OR BEM1016/A
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
- Assess the new digital trends affecting organisations, and determine which opportunities should be exploited.
- Develop skills and competencies necessary for shaping future business directions.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. develop a digital strategy that is aligned with the overall business strategy.
- 2. assess the business value of digital technologies using formal academic and practitioners' methods and approaches.
- 3. critically evaluate new digital opportunities and determine which opportunities will support business functions and satisfy business requirements
- 4. utilise tools and methods to manage the digital-side of a business
- 5. develop organisational capabilities needed for a digital transformation to take place
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 6. examine new ways to enhance decision making by deploying business intelligence competency.
- 7. analyse the potential of a disruptive digital innovation.
- 8. deal with security, privacy and sustainability issues
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 9. present and defend key findings from both academic and practitioners' work in digital technologies
- 10. produce reports with recommendations for a firm's digital transformation
- 11. provide constructive feedback to your colleagues
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Workshop requiring preparation||10 x 2 hour workshops||1-4, 6-9, 11||Tutor verbal feedback and peer feedback in workshops|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Examination||70||2 hours||1-11||Exam result|
|Individual Report||30||2000 words||1-11||Written tutor feedback (online)|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Examination and Individual Report||Examination (100%)||1-11||August / September assessment period|
Where you have been referred/ deferred for the module, you will have a second chance in the August/ September re-assessment period. This will constitute 100% of the module (15 credits).
The lectures will cover: digital strategy; business value of information technology; selecting, adopting, and diffusing new digital technologies; managing your digital business; business models innovations; security and privacy; sustainability; and developing organisational capabilities.
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Core texts for the course:
- Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2012). Management Information Systems, 12th Edition, Pearson Education.
- Lorenzo, O., Kawalek, P., Gonzalez, G., & Ramdani, B. (2011). The Long Conversation: Maximizing the Business Value from Your Information Technology Investment, Palgrave Macmillan.
- Brynjolfsson, E. (2010). Wired for Innovation, The MIT Press.
- Chaffey, D., and White, B. (2011). Business Information Management, Second Edition, FT Prentice Hall.
- Ward, J., & Peppard, J. (2002). Strategic Planning for Information Systems, 3rd Edition, Wiley
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
ELE based discussion forums; links to internet resources
Various journal articles including:
MIT Sloan Management Review
Harvard Business Review
California Management Review
MISQ Executive ...etc.
Case studies: will require in-depth analysis for workshop activities
Other Web resources:
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