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CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise

Other requisites

Students enrolling in CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy are expected to have an assumed knowledge of fundamental concepts of information systems and their application in organisations such as mainstream software applications, databases, computing hardware, networks, cloud computing, social media and an appreciation of the related issues of information systems project management, security, privacy and ethics.

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at //


This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of how information systems are used to support the organisation's business processes, provide an edge over its competitors, and facilitate the decision-making of its managers and staff. The strategic implications of information systems will be considered along with the development and implementation of various types of information systems, and their underlying technologies. In addition, the strategy, responsibilities and policies concerning investments in information systems will be addressed. Prevailing issues in information systems, such as green IT, ethical and social challenges, change management and information security, will also be examined. Formerly CIS5001.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2015 Online
Semester 2, 2015 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2015 Online