Information Technology Strategies for Business

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

With digitisation occurring on a global scale, all organisations, whether they be private sector, non-profit or government departments, need to make effective use of information and communication technologies to ensure efficient operations and sustainability in their work. As such, this online Information Technology Strategies for Business unit is an exceptionally useful study choice for IT professionals looking to find ways to give their career an edge.

Offered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Swinburne University, the unit examines how effective IT strategies can facilitate organisational growth, productivity and efficiency. Throughout the course of the unit you will review and appraise the application of specific information technologies in organisational contexts and examine how these may have an impact on organisational structure, workplace systems, company culture and stakeholder relationships.

You will also consider the challenges businesses face when looking to invest in IT, including legal requirements, return on investment considerations, the need for products that meet company needs, and risk management.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you applicants must not have completed this unit, or an academic equivalent before, and must also be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Technology (Business Systems)

Areas of study

In this Information Technology Strategies for Business unit, the topics you will study:

  • Overview of the concept of strategy: definition, different types and dynamic and evolving nature
  • The nature and the scope of information technology strategy (for businesses in general and for IT businesses) in a context of complexity and change
  • Current technologies underpinning information technology strategies
  • Development of information technology strategy in a dynamic global competitive environment
  • Alignment of information technology and business strategy for business success
  • The strategic importance of knowledge and its management
  • Information technology strategy and knowledge management
  • Information technology strategy design with requirements analysis and management across stakeholders (social capital)
  • Information technology strategy adoption, change management and risk identification and assessment
  • Information technology strategic financial considerations: a) IT governance; b) analysis of IT and eBusiness investments
  • Information Technology strategic legal considerations: a) private law issues; b) regulatory issues; c) policy and related issues; and d) ethical issues
  • Testing sustainability of IT strategy including: evaluation of IT and global business investments; and realisation of IT strategy benefits in business

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology

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?

Once you have successfully completed the unit, you will have a deep understanding of IT strategy and its dynamic nature, and be able to implement strategies within both IT-based and non-IT organisations. You will have developed a firm grounding of the way such strategies function and have evolved in a competitive, global environment.

You will be able to design and develop a business IT strategy, including analysis of requirements and stakeholder management, and understand how to implement IT strategies, in light of change and communication management. This unit will also teach you how to test the viability of IT strategies and their components, and understand legal issues affecting IT and IT strategies.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Information Technology Strategies for Business from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • 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 may be 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 a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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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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