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Information technology management ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Matthew Butler

Berwick First semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will address the management concepts fundamental to the success of Information Technology in business. Main topics include Information technology management concepts and challenges; Information Technology trends and issues; IT in business strategy and the value of IT; IT Management processes and techniques; Outsourcing and Insourcing of IT; IT risk and failure.

Assessment: Assessment Assignments: 40%. Two assignments of equal value encompassing testing of theoretical concepts, but primarily application of these concepts to actual case study analysis and other contemporary business scenarios. Examination: 60% (3 hour exam) . This will encompass primarily demonstration of theoretical understanding, as well as its application to case study

Contact Hours: The student workload requirement is 12 hours per week for 13 weeks. Students will attend 2 hours of lectures and one 2 hour tutorial/laboratory session per week. Students are expected to spend 8 hours per week on individual study and assignment work, including library, general research and computing laboratory work beyond these normal class hours.

Prerequisites: MMS2203

Corequisites: NA

Prohibitions: GCO3816, GCO5816, IMS3002, IMS5043