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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Dr Joze Kuzic


This unit aims to ensure that MBA students acquire a managerial perspective on how information systems are used in organisations. Students will develop the ability to integrate the use of information systems into day-to-day operations and to participate in the creation of long-term business strategy. All managers require a working knowledge of IS to ensure that IS and IT investments and business decisions are soundly based and of benefit to the organisation. In addition, an understanding of the use of IT can be a major factor in improving organisational and personal productivity.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • examine and describe the contribution of information technology, information systems and e-business to the business environment
  • assess the role of information technology and information systems in accounting, finance, marketing and HR
  • critically assess the contemporary trends in outsourcing of IT, managerial support systems and customer relationship management
  • analyse ethical practices in managing IT resources and creation of long-term business strategy, in terms of stockholders, shareholders and social contract theories
  • further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Joze Kuzic

Contact hours

39 contact hours


Students must be enrolled in the MBA program to undertake this unit


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839, 3849 or 0028