- Management Information Systems
- Professor Séamas Kelly
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Curricular information is subject to change
On completing this module students should be able to:
- Critically assess a range of theoretical perspectives on the relationship between ICT and social/organisational change.
- Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the use of cultural and political approaches to understanding IS and organisation, and of their associated strengths and limitations.
- Critically assess the strengths and limitations of traditional approaches to IS Strategy and Evaluation, and explain the `power effects' of the associated discourses. Explain how an alternative interpretive approach might address these issues and reflect on its relative strengths and weaknesses.
- Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the problems associated with IS Design and Development.
- Describe prominent approaches to addressing these and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
- Demonstrate a sophisticated and critical understanding of the politics and ethics of IS innovation, of the difficulties associated with the management of ICT-enabled change, and of how these issues might be addressed in practice.
Cultural and political traditions of thought and their implications for understanding organisational life and managing digital innovation processes.
Politico-cultural perspectives on information systems strategy, evaluation, design & development, and implementation management.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Student contribution throughout the term: based on short written reflections submitted each week and on contributions to discussions in class.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: Short oral presentation in class, based upon students' critical assessment of prescribed reading. Each student will only be required to contribute to one presentation over the course of the term.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: An essay that synthesises your main learnings from the module and offers a critical reflection on the personal significance and implications of the material for you.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Individual feedback will be provided on student presentations. General group/class feedback will be regularly provided on some of the weekly reflections submitted.