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Information Systems

iQualify UK

Course Introduction

Information systems and technologies play a central role in today’s global business environment. This course will enable you to appreciate the strategic role of information systems (IS) in business organisations. It explores a range of critical management and organisational issues in the design, implementation and effective use of information systems. They also make extensive use of real-life case studies to highlight the business opportunities and management/organisational challenges faced by organisations in relation to information systems and technologies.

The course consists of 9 main one hour sessions and a revision session and includes, for example, modules on aligning business with IT as well as the important areas of evaluating future possible outsourcing and e-business. Your progress is evaluated by a series of activities. These are usually accompanied by activity feedback/suggested answers.

There is no formal assessment for this course, but there are self-assessment opportunities throughout the course.

  • Course
  • Online
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • GBP 49

How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

By the end of the course you should be able to: View IS as social systems and recognise the links between IS and organisational structure, culture and processes. Use a range of theoretical frameworks to examine the potential for creating competitive advantage through IS. Recognise the significance of IS-business alignment and apply a range of IS planning frameworks. Outline and evaluate a range of approaches to IS development and assess the opportunities and risks presented by IS outsourcing. Identify the key reasons for IS success or failure and outline a range of strategies for effective implementation of systems. Recognise the business benefits of the Internet and evaluate a range of e-business strategy frameworks. Outline the different approaches to IS evaluation. Evaluate key social and ethical implications of IS.

What You Will Learn

The course consists of nine substansive sessions and one revision session:

Information Systems (IS) as social systems
IS and competition: aligning business with IT
IS development: business alignment
Outsourcing strategy for IS
IS success and failure: managing global IS
Case study
E-business strategy
Realising the business value of IS
Social and ethical implications of IS

Where and when

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What are the admission criteria?

There are no entry requirements, although you should have a reasonable level of English and Mathematics.

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