CT6004: Strategic Business and IT Management


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CT6004: Strategic Business and IT Management

Module Title Strategic Business and IT Management
Module Code CT6004
Module Tutor Julie Paterson
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module broadens students' critical perspective on the strategic aspects of information systems in business, and focuses in particular on the integration of information systems strategy with business strategy to support business value.

Indicative Syllabus

The module examines the synergy between business strategy and information systems strategies. Key approaches to business growth and development are evaluated in the context of achieving and maintaining competitive advantage. Critical success factors pertaining to the use of information systems to support business growth, innovation and competitive advantage are analysed with particular emphasis being given to the use of real world business situations and case studies. The need to integrate IS and IT strategies with those of the organisation are explored.

Learning Outcomes

1.    Critically evaluate how changes to the business impact the business strategy;

2.    Critically evaluate the role of information, information systems and information technology strategy within the corporate framework;

3.    Critically evaluate the need for integration of business and IS strategies to support business growth and competitive advantage;

4.    Actively appreciate management issues involved in formulating business and IS strategies and how issues are addressed in practice

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 48
Independent Learning Hours: 252
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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