MSc Digital Development
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Issues in the Management of Information Systems
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This module offers participants knowledge on issues for being a hybrid IS manager, including IS strategy, project planning, resourcing IS projects, HR issues in IS management, risk management, and project monitoring and evaluation.
- learn about a range of IS project management issues emerging from the beginning to the end of an IS project cycle
- develop a range of skills needed in IS project management, including practical skills (Microsoft Project ) and social skills (negotiation, networking, managing suppliers and clients)
- knowledge of a range of IS project management issues
- practical and social skills needed in IS project management
- understanding of the challenges facing IS project management in developing and transitional economies
Teaching and learning methods
Lecture, lab practice of using Microsoft Management
- Prepare to be a hybrid IS manager
|Written assignment (inc essay)||70%|
In each session, the first and last 10 minutes are for Q&A. Feedbacks will also be via emails and meeting appointments.
' Bocij, P. et al (2003) Business Information Systems (2/e), Harlow, Pearson.
- Choi, H. & Choi, H. (2003) An exploratory study and design of cross-cultural impacts of information systems management, Journal of Global Information Management, 11(2).
- Heeks, R.B. (2006) Implementing and Managing eGovernment, Sage Publications, London
- Patching, K. & Chatham, R. (2000) Corporate Politics for IT Managers, Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann.
- Robson, W. (1997) Strategic Management and Information Systems (2nd Edition), London, Financial Times.
- Willcocks, L. et al. (1997) Managing IT as a Strategic Resource, Maidenhead, McGraw-Hill.
- Yeates, D. & Cadle, J. (2001) Project Management for Information Systems (3rd Edition), London, Pitman Publishing.
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|Ping Gao||Unit coordinator|