MG213      Half Unit
Information Systems

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr William Venters


This course is available on the BSc in Management, International Exchange (1 Term) and International Exchange (Full Year). This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.

Course content

The course will cover the role of data, information and knowledge within management; the evolution of digital management practices; digital business strategy; information systems development and organisational change; big-data; information systems outsourcing; and IT infrastructure including cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, automation and digital infrastructures.


20 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the LT. 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of classes in the ST.

Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.

Formative coursework

A formative assignment will be set consisting of one mock exam question. The purpose of the mock exam is to provide - as realistically as possible - a practise session for the final exam.

Indicative reading

Indicative readings:

Beynon-davies, P. (2013). Business Information Systems, Palgrave, London.

Galliers, R. and Leidner, D. (2009) Strategic Information Management. Routledge, London.

Laudon, K  and Laudon, J (2013) Management Information Systems, Pearson, London.


Exam (60%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Project (40%).

The summative coursework will be a group project. Students will have the opportunity to form their own project groups within their allocated class, but the course teaching team will retain the right to make changes to group membership where necessary.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2018/19: 158

Average class size 2018/19: 16

Capped 2018/19: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

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