IM22 Information Management

Module Name: 
Information Management
Module Code: 
IM22
Year: 
2
Phase: 
2
Block: 
5
Prerequisite: 
Phase 1 relevant modules (IS) or equivalent
Introduction: 
As society becomes increasingly information intensive it is of paramount importance for those who want to remain effective within the system to be effective information users. With the rapid and turbulent change in the local and global economies, the huge shifts in information volume and access and the increasing uncertainty at all levels, opportunities have been created for individuals with information management skills. There is a need for individuals who can effectively convert the data and information resources within organizations into actionable forms. This is especially pertinent as information becomes increasingly the most valuable resource within the organization.
Goals: 
  • Understand the most important theoretical concepts of managing information and ICT;
  • Comprehend  the (theoretical and practical) current issues of information management and the strategic significance of information and ICT within and between organizations;
  • Develop skills in evaluating and selecting appropriate methods and technologies for representing, managing and disseminating information
  • Understand the relationship between information technology, information system and the organizational process with the influence of an information system on the different users and the types of information systems;
  • Evaluate the influence of an information system on communication- and decision making processes, the improvement of business processes and the creation of a competing advantage.
  • Understand the characteristics of information management, and using information systems, to provide effective services
Content: 

Section 1:

Understanding the Information Economy

The Language of Information

Information Governance

 

Section 2:

Describing Structured Data

Small Worlds Business Measure of Data

Measuring the Quantity of Information

 

Section 3:

Describing the Enterprise

A Model for Computing Based on Information Search

Complexity, Chaos, and System Dynamics

 

Section 4:

Comparing Data Warehouse Architectures

Layered View of Information

Master Data Management

 

Section 5:

Information and Data Quality

Security

Opening Up to the Crowd

 

Section 6:

Building Incremental Knowledge

knowledge management

Managing IT in the business

 

Section:7

The smarter supply chain

New organizational forms

Innovation and the learning organization

 

Section: 8

The Human factor

Strategic uses of IT

Enterprise Information Architecture
Looking to the Future

Instruction / Study Load : 

24  Lesson hours
8  Preparation Lesson hours
15 Assignments / Homework hours
20 Exam and exam preparation hours
45 Literature ( Depending on the length and difficulty of the book ) hours

The course uses 315 pages from the book(s) and journal articles where:

  • 315 pages easy reading and understanding material –45 hours

Criteria:

  • Difficult reading and understanding material – 3 pages per hour
  • Average reading and understanding material – 5 pages per hour
  • Easy reading and understanding  material – 7 pages per hour

Approximately 112 Hours

IBA Final Qualification Mapping: 
Mapped with numbers 1, 14 and 18 See the EEG for further reference.
Teaching Language: 
English
Teaching Methods: 
  • Classroom lecturing
  • Case study discussions
  • Feedback and presentation sessions
  • Video and film
  • Discussion sessions
  • Research Papers
Module / Lecture and seminar status: 
Compulsory
Testing and assessment: 
Written Examination See the EEG for further reference.
European Credits: 
4
Required literature: 
  • Information-Driven Business: How to Manage Data and Information for Maximum Advantage, Robert Hillard, J. Wiley (2010), ISBN: 978-0-470-62577-4.
  • Mastering Information Management, T.H.Davenport and D.A.Marchand, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, Pearson Education Limited. ISBN 10: 0273643525