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 learn how to formulate a strategic position for an information agency. They also learn the theoretical concepts and practical skills involved in developing and implementing strategic plans, and how these relate to the higher level goals and objectives of an organisation.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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 develop a strategic plan suited to the aims and environment of an information agency;
  • be able to critically analyse and synthesise a wide array of information in order to identify the longer term threats and opportunities for an information agency and ways of strategically managing these;
  • be able to develop project and operational plans linked to strategic directions; and
  • be able to identify and articulate the principles of performance evaluation for managers of information agencies.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Strategy, management, and organisations
  • Strategic management
  • Information organisations and strategic management
  • Strategic process
  • Strategic plan
  • Performance evaluation.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF515 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Class discussions
Strategic plan

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.