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INFS5002: Foundation in Business Information Systems

2024 unit information

This unit introduces students to the foundations of business information systems and the emerging strategic role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in transforming organisations. Students develop an understanding of how ICT come to matter to organisations as they disrupt, change and transform organisations and organisational processes. The unit covers systems issues, information literacy and use, and how various digital technologies work together to create an infrastructure for digital business and how technologies (such as social media) are disrupting 'business as usual'. The role of information systems in capturing and distributing organisational knowledge and in enhancing decision-making is explored. Students gain an understanding of socio-technical networks, how information systems function, and how processes in organisations can be leveraged to create digital innovation and business transformation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Business Information Systems

Code INFS5002
Academic unit Business Information Systems
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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INFS6001
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Interpret, analyze, model and visualize representations of business processes, organisational structures and data.
  • LO2. Appraise and critically assess the use of digital technology in business, society and individual workplace contexts.
  • LO3. Effectively communicate and collaborate with different personalities, individually and in group settings, incomplex digital work environments to achieve positive and sustainable change outcomes.
  • LO4. Evaluate the operations of a business and suggest and design solutions and improvements enabled by digital technology.
  • LO5. Identify current trends in business information systems and ability to assess their implications for managers, organisations, employees and other stakeholders.
  • LO6. Appraise and Examine the problem space within which technology is used with the aim to argue for the design of a specific solution

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive February 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive January 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2020
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Intensive February 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote
Intensive February 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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