Strategic Planning and Management

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Course Venue:

Lecture Theatre LLT 2A

CIT Block B
College of Computing and Information Sciences

Laboratory 2B

CIT Block B
Lab 2B
College of Computing and Information Sciences
Course Code: 
MIT 7215
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course addresses the ways in which the managers use modern business information systems and networks to enhance the management process and promote business outcomes. Building on core concepts of the role and function of information systems in the organization, the course focuses on the key areas of management decision making related to investment in and strategic management of information technology resources. The impact of digital networks and communications technology on modern business activities and strategies is a core theme of the course. Aims:  A student that undertakes this course should be able to understand:

  •  Concepts relating to the role and function of  networked business information systems, and the typical applications found in the modern organization;
  •  Typical activities and decisions involved in the acquisition and/ or development and management of networked business information systems and their impact on organizations;
  • Be able to understand information systems and eBusiness strategy ;
  • Be able to understand the development and use of networked business information systems in the context of promoting overall business objectives, and the place of information technology management within the organization;
  • Be able to understand how networked business information system activities are led and managed in the context of the intersecting interests of business executives, IT executives, partner organizations, and IT users.


Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course the student will reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • explain the role of, and comment on a range of modern business applications;
  • survey the range of activities involved in, and decisions related to, the acquisition and/or development of a business information system;
  • comment critically on information systems and eBusiness strategy;
  • appreciate the effective use of communications and information technology;
  • present  a  rationale  for  decision-making  around  the  strategic  use  of  networked business information systems using appropriate supporting data


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