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MGW3381

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chye Kok Ho

Synopsis

The components of IT; characteristics of hardware, software and telecommunications; types of information systems; networking and the worldwide web; managing 'information' workers; using IT to promote business objectives and gain competitive advantage; systems development methodology; IT-enabled transformation to create adaptive, flexible organisations; social and system issues associated with IT; managerial problems posed by IT. Computer laboratory exposure to a variety of applications software including electronic mail, project management, graphics, and other decision support software.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define MIS in terms of its historical perspective and its role in organisations today
  • list core principles of MIS and comment critically on their implications in improving the competitive position of businesses
  • apply principles of management thought and practice in a simulated, competitive business environment
  • define components of competitive intelligence and practice competitor analysis
  • develop critical thinking skills and experience business decision-making from a long-term, senior manager's perspective and improve team skills.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Chye Kok Ho

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

MGF3381