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ITC520 Information Systems Strategy (8)


This subject examines how information systems are used to achieve a company's strategic objectives. Business strategic planning tools and techniques are examined. The need for information systems strategic planning is analysed within the modern environment of industry and commerce. Alignment and optimisation of technology investment is made achievable by the creation of continued improvement procedures.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students in:
  • Master of Database Design and Development
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
  • Master of Information Technology - Compulsory subject in IT Management Specialisation
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Commerce
  • Graduate Certificate in Commerce
Not available to students who have completed subject ITC501 or ITC383.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC383 ITC501 ITC383 Paired Subject
ITC501 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss and apply the processes that can be used in the integration of IT and organisational strategies;
  • be able to apply the IT governance concepts and management practices that can be used to successfully manage, source and deliver strategic IT products and services;
  • be able to critically analyse and select appropriate innovative information technologies that can be used to strategically transform organisations;
  • be able to critically evaluate an organisation's strategic IT management processes; and create procedural knowledge documentation for continued improvement recommendations.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Strategic business planning, mission statements, SWOT.
  • Integrating information technology and business strategy.
  • Obtaining competitive advantage from information technology.
  • Portfolio analysis.
  • Strategic information systems, planning for technological change.
  • Opportunism in planning.
  • Concepts related to the study of modern organisations including the role of information, human dimensions such as management and culture, and change management.
  • A range of information systems and their application in commerce and industry.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.