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MSc ISMI

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MSc ISMI

  1. 1. MSc Information Systems Management & Innovation Example timetable only, and please note that information regarding modules is subject to change. TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 INDUCTION WEEK GLOBAL SOURCING & INNOVATION PROJECT & DISSERTATION DIGITAL BUSINESS AND WORKPLACER TECHNOLOGIES DIGITAL BUSINESS STRATEGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA KNOWLEDGE WORK AND INNOVATION DATA WAREHOUSE AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ORGANISATIONAL ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND CHANGE ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONSULTANCY CORE MODULES – Term 1 Digital Business and Workplace Technologies Develop a foundation to the major themes of the course. Examine the importance of information systems and digital media in supporting work in modern organisations, and review the role of technology. Build on these core concepts to discuss major trends and developments such as new technologies, assessing the value of technology and information systems security and risk. Assessment consists of a three-hour examination worth 70% of the final mark and a group presentation worth 30% of the final mark. Knowledge Work and Innovation Study several theoretical and practical frameworks that integrate concepts of IT, innovation, and strategic management. Explore the introduction, integration, and effects of new technologies and systems within a firm. Consider technological innovation from two angles: efficiency improvement within a business, and product or service innovation with the consumer in mind. Assessment consists of a 3,500 word essay (equivalent to 80%) and a group presentation (equivalent to 20%).
  2. 2. Organisational Analysis Learn how organisational structures and processes affect employees’ orientation to work, technology, and management. Explore key concepts in organisational analysis. Topics covered include: Organisational structure, institutions and environment, power and control, and corporate culture. Assessment consists of a group presentation (equivalent to 30%), an assessed essay (equivalent to 50%), and a short assessed essay (equivalent to 20%). Enterprise Systems Development Explore managerial issues and factors associated with the development of complex, tightly-coupled software packages. Gain hands-on experience in using SAP to configure a virtual enterprise. Consider the development and implementation of Information Systems in organisations focusing on management issues rather than technical. Study the role of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, and gain hands-on experience with a current ERP package while developing your Project Management skills. Topics covered include: The nature of enterprise information systems (ERP systems); redesign/transformation of business processes and organisational integration; development of ERP systems (i.e. integrated enterprise information systems). Assessment consists of a group assignment worth 40% of the final mark and a 3,000 word essay worth 60% of the final mark. CORE MODULES – Term 2 Global Sourcing & Innovation Explore issues relating to sourcing for innovation in IT and business services in a global context. Examine both client and vendor practices, and gain an understanding of how value can be created and delivered. Engage in an end-to-end real-life sourcing exercise. Develop a broad perspective of the challenges and benefits of outsourcing, offshoring and in-shoring for services in different organisational contexts. Topics covered include: The transition and planning issues in IT and Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring; Apply key frameworks and methodologies in practice implementation of outsourcing arrangements in real-life situations. Assessment consists of a group presentation worth 30% of the final mark and a 3,000 word assignment worth 70%. Digital Business Strategy and Social Media Consider figital innovation and its implications for strategising in the digital age. Gain the opportunity to conduct design inquiry to generate new digital innovations, and develop a broad perspective on the creation and implementation of effective social media strategies. Assessment consists of group work worth 20% of the final mark and a 3,000 word essay worth 80% of the final mark. Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  3. 3. Consdier decision-making via interactive analysis of enterprise data, and gain fundamental knowledge about the adoption of data warehousing technologies to build business intelligence capacity. Get hands-on experience in the design and use of the SAP data warehousing system and an online analytical processing (OLAP) software package. Assessment consists of an individual assessment (3,000 words) worth 75% of the final mark and a group project/presentation (1,000 words) worth 25% of the final mark. Technological Innovation and Change Explore how technological innovations play a major role in establishing, maintaining, and eroding competitive advantages across the global economy. Consider how to harness and integrate technological innovations into competition strategy at the firm and industry level. Assessment consists of a group presentation worth 20% of the final mark and an assessment worth 80% of the final mark. Business Systems Integration and Consultancy Gain insight into Business Systems Integration Strategy (BSISs) development in contemporary organisations. With the help of external companies, explore case-study material and get practical guidance on the concepts, tools, and practices to develop high level BSIS. Topics covered include: Main theories of Systems Integration (SI) Strategy (SIS); Systems Integration Management; Analyse real business issues to propose potential business solutions as they relate to SIS design. Assessment consists of group worth (equivalent to 40% of the final mark) and a 2,500 word essay worth 60% of the final mark. CORE MODULES – Term 3 Project & Dissertation The dissertation is designed to provide you with an opportunity to explore an area of special interest demonstrating knowledge and practising the skills gained on the taught modules of the course. Assessment will be by means of a 1,000 word Research Proposa, a 12,000 word Dissertation, and where appropriate a 5,000 word Management Report for external projects.

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