This online Professional Reading and Writing in Information Systems Strategy unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University extends students’ existing knowledge of IS Systems in an organisational context, and demonstrates how it can be used for strategic competitive advantage.
Through a combination of coursework, project research, discussion and written reports, students learn the principles involved in literature analysis, research approaches, and proposal development. This understanding of current issues in information systems strategy can be applied to a range of disciplines as well as providing a strong philosophical and academic foundation for later vocational study.
In this unit, students are also encouraged to research a specific IS strategy area and develop a research report of a standard to be included in the Swinburne Lilydale working paper series or conference.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Have successfully completed Information Systems Project Management
Not have completed a previous version of this unit
Areas of study
In this information systems unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to research
Plan of investigation
Writing your literature review
IT for competitive advantage and strategic planning
Strategic planning methods
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This online unit will provide students with a complex understanding of current issues in information systems that can be applied to diverse disciplines and open up a range of career opportunities, as well as laying down a valuable foundation for further vocational study.
Students who complete this unit will be able to identify and employ several different methods and approaches to research, understand and explain the role of information systems in the modern business environment, develop an understanding of competitive IS strategy, apply learning to strategic planning and consultation and identify the implications of trend theories on day-to-day life.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Professional Reading and Writing in Information Systems Strategy from Swinburne University.
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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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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