Information Systems - iQualify UK | Educartis

London
4 weeks
Course
Online

Benefits

Course Overview

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.

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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.
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Admission Criteria

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

Detailed course information

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

Introduction
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
Revision