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MGW3381

Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Dr Chew Yin Teng

Offered

Malaysia

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The components of IT; characteristics of hardware, software and telecommunications; types of information systems; networking and the worldwide web; managing 'information' workers; using IT to promote business objectives and gain competitive advantage; systems development methodology; IT-enabled transformation to create adaptive, flexible organisations; social and system issues associated with IT; managerial problems posed by IT. Computer laboratory exposure to a variety of applications software including electronic mail, project management, graphics, and other decision support software.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define MIS in terms of its historical perspective and its role in organisations today
  2. list core principles of MIS and comment critically on their implications in improving the competitive position of businesses
  3. apply principles of management thought and practice in a simulated, competitive business environment
  4. define components of competitive intelligence and practice competitor analysis
  5. develop critical thinking skills and experience business decision-making from a long-term, senior manager's perspective and improve team skills.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

MGF3381, MGC3510