Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the concepts of knowledge and knowledge management, as well as their roles and applications in the contemporary organisational context
  2. Critically analyse the role of big data and analytics in organisational knowledge management in relationship to decision making
  3. Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems associated with organisational learning with intellectual independence
  4. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Topics

    • The nature and origins of organizational knowledge, learning, memory, capabilities and competences, and knowledge workers
    • The nature of knowledge and its management within a contemporary organisation, including the processes of creation, capture, sharing, and application
    • The strategy and business case for enhancing and improving the efficacy and effectiveness of KM contained in a KM system
    • The role of big data and analytics in knowledge management practices and strategy
    • Cases of utilizing big data in knowledge management systems and knowledge management initiatives
    • Utilizing big data results as organizational knowledge to support decision making
    • Issues in knowledge management inc.: communities of practice, advanced taxonomies, big data analysis, cloud computing, XaaS, social network analysis
    • Specific cases of knowledge management practices and applications from real-world organisational contexts
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Wikis

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

SWI-INF10003-Introduction to Business Information Systems , or SWI-INF10014


Students should have completed 150 Credit Points (12 units) including INF10003 Introduction to Business Information Systems.

Special requirements

No special requirements

In the contemporary organisation, organisational learning is a critical concept contributing to sustainable competitive advantage. Knowledge Management is an integral and pertinent concept within an organisational learning environment. This subject aims to develop and enhance students’ conceptual and practical understanding of the key aspects and the fundamental principles of Knowledge Management, particularly in the increasing use of analytics within a Knowledge Management environment.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

  • Assignment 1 - Individual (20-30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group (20-30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Individual (40-60%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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