MG213      Half Unit
Information Systems

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Edgar Whitley NAB.3.32


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.

This course is not capped, any student that requests a place will be given one.

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.


Teaching hours in the LT will be commensurate with a usual half unit undergraduate course but note that teaching may take a different format and/or structure in 2021/22.

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

Formative coursework

Students will present draft essay plans for peer review in the LT.

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.


Essay (50%) in the period between LT and ST.
Group project (40%) and reflective learning report (10%) in the LT.

The reflective learning report will be individual reflections on group working. 

Course selection videos

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Teachers' comment

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Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2020/21: 151

Average class size 2020/21: 15

Capped 2020/21: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Commercial awareness