Module Overview

Strategic Management of Information Systems

Module Aims:- Develop an appreciation of strategic issues relating to the management of information systems.- Explain the role and functions of Information Systems management.- Recognise the nature of the strategic fit between information systems and the business strategy which they are designed to be a part of.Understand the role of governance in information systems management

Module Code

BSST H4023

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The Strategic Importance of Information Systems

Modern Information Systems, Dual nature of IS, IS hardware infrastructure, software infrastructure, communications and collaboration, data and knowledge

Information Systems and Globalisation

The evolution of globalisation, opportunities presented by globalisation, challenges presented by globalisation, local, global and transnational strategies for Information Systems

Information Systems Investments and Strategic Advantage

Approaches to valuing information systems, IS and value chain analysis, sources of competitive advantage, the technology / strategy fit, making and presenting a business case, assessing the value of the Is infrastructure, valuing IS innovation, the concept of freeconomics in the digital world

Organisational Systems and Business Intelligence

Introduction to business intelligence, BI and organisational decision making levels, TPS systems, business intelligence components, information and knowledge discovery, business analytics to support decision making, information visualisation

Enterprise Information Systems

Enterprise systems, supporting business processes, internal v external focus, enterprise resource planning, integration and choosing a package, customer relationship management, architecture and ethical concerns, supply chain management, architecture and trends

Information Systems Security and Control

Primary threats, safeguarding resources, managing IS security, developing a security plan, IS controls, auditing, impact of the SOX act

Information Systems Ethics and Computer Crime

IS ethics, privacy, accuracy, intellectual property, accessibility, computer crime, hacking and cracking, piracy, viruses, hoaxes, cyber harassment, stalking and bullying, cyber terrorism, cyber war

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)40
Formal Examination60