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Information Economy and Society (ISYS90097)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90097
Term 3 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


This subject will focus on the patterns of IT spending in organizations, particularly strategies to reduce IT costs, increase information productivity and enhance Knowledge Capital.


This subject discusses key themes relevant to Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in the context of the Information Economy such as the theory of Knowledge Capital, economic growth and the role of technological progress, Knowledge Valuation, outsourcing and profits, and Insurance for IT Risks.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of Information Ecnomy and Society in the management practice of Information Systems in Organisations
  2. Have developed and applied skills in critical thinking and systems analysis to identify, evaluate and/or communicate strategic and operational issues related to the Information Economy and Society
  3. Can demonstrate an understanding of professional codes of conduct and ethical standards as they apply in the Information Economy and Society

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • High level of development: collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking
  • Moderate level of development: oral communication; written communication

Last updated: 16 May 2019