The module aims to introduce you to the fields of information systems and the digital aspects of management in contemporary organisations.
You will be introduced to the key definitions and conceptualisations of information systems. The distinction between data, information and knowledge will be outlined, and new trends such as big data will be discussed and put into context. The components of an information system, information quality dimensions, and different perspectives on digital practices and business processes will be considered.
Information systems and related research fields are then examined and you will reflect on how research themes in these subject areas have over time varied from the study of the development, use and management of these systems within their traditional organisational boundaries to the wider societal impact of information and communication technologies or their role in globalisation, development, etc. The module addresses business applications of information technology, managing and evaluating information systems, systems development, and aspects of working with information systems in an organisational or societal setting. By the end of the module, you will have a background understanding of the areas studied in the Digital Strategy and Information Systems (DSIS) MSc programme and be able to position specific work in this area against its broader context.