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Information Resources Management

Overview

This course explains how organisations can lever the power of information to deliver value to customers through improved products or services and by innovative use of information technology.

The course has three purposes. The first is that you understand the strategic role of information resources for organisations.

The second is that you become aware of current information technologies and that you develop a critical awareness of their roles and potential.

The third is that you become an intelligent contributor to the management and development of innovations in information resources within your organisation.

Modules

Unit 1: Strategic Role of Information Technology

Introduction

Objectives

Managing in the Information Age

Information Systems in Organisations

Strategic Impact of IT

Summary

References

Further Reading

Unit 2: Digital Networks and Digital Business

Introduction

Objectives

Networked Computing

The Internet

Groups, Group Working and Groupware

Electronic Commerce

Values and Ethics

Summary

Unit 3: Organisational Transformation

Introduction

Objectives

Process Innovation

Business Transformation

Enterprise Resource Planning

Summary

References

Further Reading

Unit 4: Management Support Systems, Information Resources, and Corporate Knowledge

Introduction

Objectives

Management Support Systems

Information Resources for Managing

Summary

References

Further Reading

Unit 5: Planning Information Systems

Introduction

Objectives

Business and Information Systems Planning

Information Requirements Analysis

IT Architectures

Economics of Systems Development

Summary

Unit 6: Developing and Managing Information Systems

Introduction

Objectives

Systems development life cycle (SDLC)

Modern approaches to systems development

Prototyping

Object-orientation

Alternatives to acquiring new systems

Systems security

Summary

Further reading

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Course Text

For this course you will be required to purchase the textbook:

Information Technology for Management: Making Connections for Strategic Advantage (1999), Efraim Turban, Ephraim McLean, and James Wetherbe, second edition, New York: John Wiley.

This course explains how organisations can lever the power of information to deliver value to customers through improved products or services and by innovative use of information technology.

The course has three purposes. The first is that you understand the strategic role of information resources for organisations.

The second is that you become aware of current information technologies and that you develop a critical awareness of their roles and potential.

The third is that you become an intelligent contributor to the management and development of innovations in information resources within your organisation.

Modules

Unit 1: Strategic Role of Information Technology

Introduction

Objectives

Managing in the Information Age

Information Systems in Organisations

Strategic Impact of IT

Summary

References

Further Reading

Unit 2: Digital Networks and Digital Business

Introduction

Objectives

Networked Computing

The Internet

Groups, Group Working and Groupware

Electronic Commerce

Values and Ethics

Summary

Unit 3: Organisational Transformation

Introduction

Objectives

Process Innovation

Business Transformation

Enterprise Resource Planning

Summary

References

Further Reading

Unit 4: Management Support Systems, Information Resources, and Corporate Knowledge

Introduction

Objectives

Management Support Systems

Information Resources for Managing

Summary

References

Further Reading

Unit 5: Planning Information Systems

Introduction

Objectives

Business and Information Systems Planning

Information Requirements Analysis

IT Architectures

Economics of Systems Development

Summary

Unit 6: Developing and Managing Information Systems

Introduction

Objectives

Systems development life cycle (SDLC)

Modern approaches to systems development

Prototyping

Object-orientation

Alternatives to acquiring new systems

Systems security

Summary

Further reading

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Course Text

For this course you will be required to purchase the textbook:

Information Technology for Management: Making Connections for Strategic Advantage (1999), Efraim Turban, Ephraim McLean, and James Wetherbe, second edition, New York: John Wiley.

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