Postgraduate | UNE-COSC572 | 2024
Management Information Systems
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- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 24 June 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
Management Information Systems
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles, practices and the role of management information systems (MIS) in organisations, how IT is adopted and used in organisations;
- exhibit advanced knowledge of storing, managing, and processing data to yield relevant information in a MIS, with focus on both business process and information technology;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role that business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) play in decision support system for making informed business decisions; and
- perform comparative analysis of various practical BI tools used in the industry, evaluate and critique the use of BA techniques for analysing complex information systems.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Information systems are a key component of every business you will ever work in. Information systems are about getting the right information to the right person when needed, to help them make the right decision. This can be costly and complicated to implement, but all systems must be able to use technology to deliver business value. We look at the framework of business forces, enabling technology and management potential that underpin information systems. Bridging technology and business needs, you will develop work-ready knowledge of contemporary information systems. Topics include business strategy, intelligence and analytics, networking and cloud computing, database management, information security, digital goods and customer profiling. Focusing on applications for business problems, you are taught how to mine real-life datasets, create data visualisations, explore data management in social media and analyse the ways to deploy cloud computing in Australian businesses.
Assessment 1: Essay - 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1;
Assessment 2: Essay - 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 3;
Assessment 3: Essay - 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 4;
Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. Students must obtain at least 50% in the examination (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3.
The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
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- Assessment 1 - Essay 1 (15%)
- Assessment 2 - Essay 2 (15%)
- Assessment 3 - Essay 3 (20%)
- Final Invigilated Examination (50%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting
Candidature in the Master of Professional Accounting.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses