Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics
|Module Name||STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS|
|Module Short Title|
|Semester Taught||1 and 2|
|Contact Hours||Lectures and tutorials|
|Module Personnel||Lecturers - Frank Bannister, Maria Loomes. Guest lecturers|
On completion of this module students should be able to discuss and write critically about the impact of current and emerging developments in ICT on business and government as well as on individuals and society.
To present students with an overview of the business and social impacts of current developments in information systems (IS) and ICT. To equip students to think critically about these impacts and their implications for business and society today and in the future.
Specific topics addressed in this module will be drawn from a range of topics including, but not limited to,: Enterprise resource planning systems; Customer relationship management systems; Knowledge management systems; IS/ICT management and governance; Outsourcing; IS evaluation; Strategic IS planning; IS project management; e-Government; e-Democracy; The information society; e-Business infrastructures; Mobile business and location awareness; Privacy and trust; Enterprise architectures; Service oriented architectures; Open systems; Artificial Intelligence Robotics Social networks Emerging technologies; Technology forecasting.
|Recommended Reading List|
There is no set text. Readings will be handed out during the year. Students are encouraged to read widely, especially in the research literature.
|Module Prerequisites||Information Systems and Technology or equivalent|
For BBS student (15 ECTS) A 12,000 word essay (50%); a literature review (15)%; a three hour end of year examination (35%). All marks are aggregated and the overall pass mark is 40%.
|Academic Year of Data||2016/17|