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MN20014: Managing enterprise information systems

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MA10213 OR take MN10564 OR take MN10077 OR take MN10004 OR ( take MN10545 AND take CM10227 )
Description: Aims:

* To examine the assumptions, concepts and theories that inform the organizational aspects of information technology.
* It will explore micro, group, and macro level social phenomena surrounding the development, implementation, use and implications of information technology in organizations.
* To focus on emergent IT-enabled organizational arrangements from enterprise systems from an internal and external perspective.
* To discuss the opportunities and challenges that emerge from information systems (IS) use and implementation

Learning Outcomes:

* To deepen students' understanding of importance of IS in organizations.
* To recognise the complex and dynamic relationship between technology and organizations.
* To develop understanding on the enabling role of IS in the emergence of new organizational forms.
* To appreciate the important role that end users have in IS development and implementation.

To develop in students a range of personal transferable skills appropriate to undergraduate students. Through diverse methods of implementation (case study analysis, presentations and discussions) it will foster interpersonal, communication, critical and analytical skills.

Core Topics:
* Links between core business strategy and IS
* Technology-enabled organizational change
* IS implementation and return-on-investment
* E-business and e-Commerce practices
* IS and Privacy
* IS and behavioural issues.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20014 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 2)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 2)


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