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Information Resources Management
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Information Resources Management

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.

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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

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

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).

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.

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 Information Resources Management Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Information Resources Management

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).

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.

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 Information Resources Management Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

OUR PASS RATE
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(National Average 51.8%)
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