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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)


The objective of this unit is to introduce students to the business aspects of integrated enterprise systems. Enterprise systems are configurable business information systems that integrate information across multiple enterprise functions and business units, support key enterprise processes, and provide an enterprise wide view of business performance. Topics include systems and technology background, business processes and process reengineering, integration of core financial and logistics processes, enterprise wide reporting, and techniques for assessing enterprise productivity and enterprise dynamics. A well-known integrated enterprise system will be extensively used in this unit.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine the characteristics and role of enterprise systems in the global marketplace
  2. analyse the design and operation of business processes in an integrated system that can support decision making
  3. critically analyse the factors that have contributed to world-wide adoption of enterprise systems and the types of benefits obtained
  4. develop practical skills in the use of a popular enterprise system and employ it to solve problems
  5. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group; and/or demonstrate effective individual research skills by analysing a business problem and determining an appropriate solution; and/or deliver a professional quality presentation; and/or develop oral communication skills and demonstrate independent thinking through contributions to class discussions; and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of an comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by this unit.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Carla Wilkin

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BUS5700, FIT5101