Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code MICT901
Subject Name Information Systems and Strategy
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ISIT901
Assessment Final exam 50% Presentation 10% Individual Assessments 20% Group Project 20%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
The subject is essentially about the application of technology for competitive advantage. Throughout the subject, the spotlight will be trained on techniques and frameworks for "thinking strategically about a company's technological orientation'. A wide spectrum of business and technology issues will be covered that address the problems and issues surrounding the analysis and development of an IT strategic plan.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Synthesize the key techniques and frameworks of strategy analysis.
2. Critically apply these techniques to case study materials.
3. Analyse the processes required to develop a sensible IT strategic plaN.
4. Develop plans for implementation of IT programs to realize business values.