Information Management

Subject 208-727 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 15 hours, on average, per week over the eight-week study period
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Students must be able to perform word processing and have a reasonable understanding ofo the Internet and the University's Learning Management System.
Subject Overview:

The objective of this subject is to enable the student to understand and be able to contribute knowledgeably to agribusiness decision making in relation to:

  • the critical role of information as a key management resource
  • information flows within the agribusiness system and its firms
  • the application of models of information management
  • the role of technology to manage information
  • the design, installation, on-going management and evaluation of information systems.
Assessment: Individual Assignments, 3000 words (40%), Group Assignments, 4000 words (40%), Online Discussion Participation (20%).
Prescribed Texts: Laudon, K.C. and Laudon, J.P. (2005). Essentials of Business Information Systems. 7th Edition. Prentice Hall, NJ.
Recommended Texts:

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

It is expected students will develop:

  • Awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, management and analysis of data
  • Ability to integrate information across related management disciplines to solve problems in applied situations
  • Highly developed computer-based skills to allow for effective on-line learning and communication
  • Ability to collaborate, exchange ideas and debate across on-line learning platforms
  • Ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects.
Related Course(s): Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)

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