Business, Strategy and IT

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Australian Computer Society
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online unit in Business, Strategy and IT, offered by Open Universities Australia and Australia Computer Society, is designed to give you an understanding of new and alternative approaches to IT systems and business practices. You will analyse business processes and learn to recognise the potential and need for automation in many cases. Participants who successfully complete the course will able to assess the costs and benefits of new business IT approaches and systems. Business, Strategy and IT also looks at change management and how new systems can be effectively implemented within companies. The study of these new systems and approaches is done with the aim of improving your organisation's efficiency, productivity, and profits. This course is assessed through two assignments and an online discussion.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • You're recommended to have already completed ACS11 — Risk Management: Professionalism and Compliance or have equivalent knowledge

AND

  • You must be enrolled on the Computer Professional Education Program

Areas of study

In this Business, Strategy and IT unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Value creation and business models
  • Strategy and positioning
  • Using strategy maps to identify key processes
  • Organisational scale, scope and structure
  • Managing innovation and uncertainty
  • Understanding CIO leadership
  • Understanding your environment
  • Creating a vision for the IS/IT function
  • Managing expectations
  • Marketing the IS/IT function internally
  • Weaving business and IT strategies together
  • Digital business principles and strategies
  • Knowledge management principles and strategies
  • e-Learning principles and strategies
  • Infrastructure investment justification
  • Applying agile techniques to IT
  • Preparing business cases
  • Portfolio management
  • Building a new IS organisation
  • Developing a high performance team
  • Managing risk
  • Communicating performance
  • Managing contractors and consultants
  • Sourcing issues
  • Managing virtual teams

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course/s:

  • Computer Professional Education Program, Australian Computer Society

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Successful completion of this unit will result in participants understanding a wide range of new business IT systems, and being able to weigh up the pros and cons of these systems. By studying this unit you will also be able to analyse users' requirements and give advice to users on options for operational improvements. You will be able to demonstrate creative and innovative thinking when implementing solutions to business IT problems, and assess the feasibility of these solutions. This unit will also give you a lasting interest in new technology, ensuring that you keep your skills up-to-date in future.

All of these skills will be valuable assets in any business or IT career. With IT and the internet now integral parts of everyday life and a company’s operations, an understanding of IT systems and ever-changing processes will give you an advantage over other applicants when applying for positions in almost any industry.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business, Strategy and IT from Australian Computer Society.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

Upfront payments can be made by credit card, cheque or money order. Enquire now for more information.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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