MIT641 Management Information Technology

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 2, Semester 1
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: MIT503 Systems Development, MIT505 IT Professional and Ethics
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week
Other resource requirements: Students will need access to lab computers or will need their own laptops in order to carry out lab exercises and assignments.

Unit description 

This unit provides an overview of the socio-technical aspects of Information Technology (IT) and issues that managers face in the selection, use, and management of IT. This unit explores the essential technologies, applications, and their impact on business models and managerial decision making and explains how managers can effectively use Information Technology to gain competitive advantage for their business. This unit also discusses the importance of integrating computer-based information systems, commonly referred to as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, supporting organization’s information needs. This unit also addresses other socio-technical aspects related to managing Information Technology, including the process of acquiring new systems, IT change management, security, privacy, and ethical aspects of Information Technology.

Unit learning outcomes (ULO)   

On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Demonstrate an understanding of information technology from both a technical and business perspective.
ULO2 Describe the types of information systems supporting the major functional areas of businesses.
ULO3 Evaluate the role of information technology in today’s competitive business environment.
ULO4 Identify the major management challenges to building and using information systems in organizations.
ULO5 Develop effective solutions to address IT related issues.

Topics to be included in the unit

1. Information Systems in Global Business Today
2. Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy
3. Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
4. IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies
5. Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management
6. Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology
7. Securing Information Systems
8. Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
9. E-commerce: Digital Markets and Goods
10. Enhancing Decision Making
11. Building Systems
12. Managing Global Systems & Revision


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Class Participation 10% 12
Assessment 2: Online Quiz 10% 5
Assessment 3: Individual Report 25% 8
Assessment 4: Group Report 25% 12
Assessment 5: Final Exam 30% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.