MIS4002D Business Information Systems Management

Academic Year 2021/2022

Despite a widespread acceptance that modern information systems have transformed contemporary social and organisational life, popular understandings of the nature of such transformations, the role played by information systems in them, and their social and economic implications are not well developed. The module is structured between core subjects such as Strategy, Digital Marketing, Lock-in and the Economics of Information and advance perspectives on Technology and Change, Virtual Organising and Privacy/Ethics. Combined these topics provide a granular understanding of some of the major challenges facing the Management of Business Information systems. The module is structured around topic readings and in class discussions which will be supplemented by mini-lectures, case studies and class exercises.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

• Describe key concepts relating to the role of information, technology and knowledge in contemporary organisations.

• Understand a number of contemporary strategic models and their management.

• Demonstrate a knowledge of key economic concepts relating to Information Systems.

• Demonstrate the practical applicability of a range of theoretical perspectives to understanding the relationship between IS and business.

• Demonstrate a sophisticated appreciation of the complexity of processes of IS-enabled organisational change and the challenges associated with managing them.

• Draw on wider social debates to illuminate issues related to the implementation and use of IT in organisations, especially issues around privacy and ethics.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Assignment 3 (Group presentation) Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Assignment 1 (Questions Submitted) Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Assignment 2 (Two short essays) Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Academic Paper Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Mr Brian Dempsey Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Matthias Glowatz Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Orna O'Brien Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Gerard Dooley Tutor
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - -2, 0, 4, 8 Fri 14:00 - 17:15

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