Communication and Information Systems in Business

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

This online Communication and Information Systems in Business unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia provides students with a critical framework for understanding and analysing the key tenets of communication and IS theory, as it relates to and influences business practice.

Through a combination of research, data analysis, discussion and written assessment, students learn about the management of organisational communication and information systems; the impact of the internet on the global business environment; the strategic value of information and business intelligence in key enterprise systems; and the creation and dissemination of information in business through effective use of new technologies and systems.

This unit prepares students with a thorough background in theory, as well as practical analytical skills that can effectively be applied in real world management and consultancy contexts.

Eligibility

Applicants must not have completed a previous version of this unit.

Areas of study

In this accounting unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to communication and information systems in business
  • Business communication, what, who & how?/communication models
  • Work group communication
  • Why information systems matter
  • Informations systems investments and strategic advantage
  • eCommerce/Web 2.0 technologies and strategic advantage
  • Organisational information systems and business intelligence/enterprise information systems
  • Information systems/ethics and computer crime
  • Opportunities in a global marketplace/communication video
  • Purpose of communication in the organisation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Choosing electronic media for business messages
  • Review

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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?

By completing this unit, you will gain valuable theoretical and analytical skills, with the ability to understand and analyse how communication and information systems relate to business management in a global environment.

In addition, you will be able to collect and analyse data to suggest improvements to existing communication systems in a business environment, understand and support the business processes of an organisation, and develop communication skills and international perspectives in workplace settings. These skills are key to anyone interested in entering this rapidly developing industry.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Communication and Information Systems in Business from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • 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

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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