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MGMT8015 - IS Strategy and Planning

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Title:IS Strategy and Planning
Long Title:IS Strategy and Planning
Module Code:MGMT8015
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Author: KIERAN O REILLY
Module Description: This module explores the key issues facing senior management in developing information systems strategy and the approaches to information systems management and operations in the context of an e-commerce enabled business environment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the issues involved in the management and development of the firm's information resources.
LO2 Analyse the changing nature of business in the e-commerce enabled world.
LO3 Assess the need for corporate information systems to be supportive of business strategy and innovative in its own right.
LO4 Suggest how management might organise and invest in information systems.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
MIS, E-Commerce or related module at Level 7.
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
none.
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Introductory or intermediate information systems module or modules.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Strategic planning for information systems.
Concepts and methodologies of ISSP, integration with business plans, implementation of ISSP, project selection review & management,
IS Infrastructure Management
Systems selection & acquisition, evaluation of requirements and review of alternatives, outsourcing/cloud based solutions, managing supplier relationships.
Impact of information networks.
Data management issues and data integration, Intranets/Extranets/Supply chain integration.
Managing change in IS
IS innovation, technology and change management, impact of mobile platforms, managing risk.
Legal, Environmental, Social Issues.
Legislation/EU regulation, human factors,
Control & Audit of IS
Risk indentification analysis and management, design/development of controls, contingency planning and disaster recovery.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Analyse and report on case study or practical assignment with significant quantitative element. 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Sprague, McNurlin 2009, Information Systems Management, 8th Ed., USA New York [ISBN: 978-013243715]
  • Peter High 2014, Implementing World Class IT Strategy, 1st Ed., Jossey-Bass US [ISBN: 978-11186341]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jelassi, Enders 2008, Strategies for EBusiness, Concepts & Cases, 2nd Ed., FT Prentice Hall [ISBN: 978-027371028]
  • Rainer, Prince, Watson 2013, Management Information Systems, 2nd Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-118-443]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 2 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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