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MBA505 Managing Business Information (8)


This subject provides an introduction to the use and management of information systems (IS), with an emphasis on business implications of developments in information technology (IT). Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the role of IS in organisations, examine IT components and review the means by which organisations acquire, deploy and evaluate IS for managing information and driving organisational performance. Current research and practice in the field of management information systems is analysed incorporating ethical practices related to the development, use and governance of these systems. The subject will include practical activities involving the usage of selected business IS tools.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment restrictions

MBA students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse how and why management information systems are essential to business;
  • be able to critically examine how information technologies are used to process data into useful information for problem solving, decision making and creating strategic advantage;
  • be able evaluate the effectiveness of management information systems in supporting organisational strategy;
  • be able to critically assess the need for effective management information systems and evaluate their role in supporting organisational strategy;
  • be able to explain the increasing use of inter-organisational systems and international alliances and how they contribute to organisational success;
  • be able to evaluate the growing impact of information systems on the reorganisation of businesses, including moves such as outsourcing, right sizing and merging; and
  • be able to exercise critical and reflective judgement about ethical, social and governance issues created by the widespread use of management information systems.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • the information age: foundations of information systems in business;
  • strategic and competitive opportunities with information technology;
  • information technology infrastructure;
  • e-business and e-commerce;
  • management and organisational support systems for business;
  • developing and implementing business systems;
  • security, governance and ethical challenges;
  • managing international information systems; and
  • emerging technologies.


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.