Course Title: Information Resources Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Information Resources Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

INTE2407

Singapore Inst of Management

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 07,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh2 13

Course Coordinator: Barry McIntyre

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5819

Course Coordinator Email:barry.mcintyre@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

To understand and gain skills in information management principles and practices in order to design and implement more cost-effective information services and systems.

You will have the opportunity to explore the ramifications of information resource management through study of a wide range of topics including:
Information management and information technology strategies; resource and process aspects of information management; differences in informational purposes and requirements; identification of external and internal information needed by organizations; optimizing information flows in support of organizational strategies; integration of information management services and systems; managing information technology and information resources for strategic advantage; linking business, organizational, information and technology strategies.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You are encouraged to foster the following capabilities:
• Identify commonly applied paradigms used to explain processes associated with information technology, information management and knowledge management in organizations.
• Consider the consequences of these worldviews for understanding and harnessing technology, information and knowledge.
• Understand the concept of information management;
• Identify different levels and types of information requirements and patterns of information usage in organizations;
• Indicate the external and internal information needed by organizations;
• Optimize information systems and services in support of organizational strategies;
• Design, implement and evaluate information services that link business, organizational, information and technology strategies.
• Discern what scope there is to harness information technologies to achieve better knowledge management within organizations.
• Seek opportunities to practice RMIT’s graduate attributes.


  Having successfully completed this course you will have:

  • improved your capacity to engage in reflective practice.
  • Improved your ability to apply evidence based practice to the management of information resources.
  • Enhanced your ability to evaluate the effectiveness of knowledge transfer in organizations and to offer remedies to ineffective processes.
  • Enhanced your capacity to design and review the effectiveness of evaluation systems used to manage computing resources typically used in organizations.


Overview of Learning Activities

A combination of directed readings, lectures, exercises, case studies and online collaborative learning processes is used to cover course content. Where appropriate, you are encouraged to apply course content to a better understanding of your current working and professional life. You are then asked to produce a report that shows their comprehension of the course’ s content. Attention is given to having you incorporate the skills, knowledge, and values into your personal schema for effective reflective practice.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will need to review:
• Prescribed texts.
• Lecture notes and class exercises.
• The readings pack distributed with the course notes.
• Access to MYRMIT.
• Use of search engines and periodical indexes to locate relevant sources of evidence for your major assignments.


Overview of Assessment

You are required to prepare three written reports:
a. Information Management Report requires you to review your skills in developing sound arguments concerning a topical and contemporary debate involving recent the benefits of information and knowledge management in business.

b. Information Management Case Study asks you to audit an organization of your choosing. You are to review current evaluation processes involving information technology and the use of information and knowledge.

c. Your reflection diary.

To achieve a pass for the course as a whole, you must receive a pass grade, i.e. 50% of the total marks available.