INF515 Strategic Management (8)

This subject provides an introduction to the principles of strategic management in information agencies.  Students will analyse a range of information environments and will learn how to formulate a strategic position for an information agency.  Theoretical concepts and practical skills are examined with student learning focused on strategic leadership, corporate responsibility, financial management and sustainability. 


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF515. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the principal components in developing a strategic plan and its relationship to the parent body and the political environment in which it operates;
  • be able to assess the longer term threats and opportunities developing in an information organisation and ways of strategically managing these;
  • be able to develop project and operational plans linked to strategic directions;
  • be able to identify the principles of performance evaluation in an information agency staff and its role in strategic management;
  • be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of financial planning related to strategic directions; and
  • be able to develop strategic marketing initiatives.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The changing political and social environment in which information agencies operate and the resultant pressures
  • Managing the relationship with parent bodies
  • Principal components of strategic planning, and related operational and project planning techniques
  • Key performance indicators and their relationship with broader strategic planning outcomes
  • Marketing and its strategic role in delivering targeted services for clients
  • Financial management issues faced by not-for-profit organisations such as libraries, archives and information centres


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.