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INMT5620 Management of Information Systems

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
This unit develops knowledge and skills for the evaluation and management of organisational information systems (IS) and information and communication technologies (ICT). The focus is on principles and methods which business managers can apply to make effective decisions about IS and ICT in a rapidly changing technological environment. Students develop knowledge of the nature and business context of significant information systems; essential elements of the ICT underlying IS; organisational structures and practices for management of IS and ICT; techniques for evaluating current and proposed investments in IS and ICT; and methods for keeping up to date with developments in this field.
Students are able to (1) participate in informed discussion about key issues in obtaining business value from information systems; (2) participate effectively, both as an individual and as a member of a multidisciplinary team, in decision making about new and existing information systems and information and communication technologies; (3) recognise the different types of organisational information systems, the forms they take and roles they play; (4) demonstrate how to find out about and keep up-to-date with developments in information and communication technologies; and (5) reflect on how the unit has been able to integrate the learning from other units in the program.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) case studies; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Goldschmidt
Unit rules
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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