Course Title: Governance and Change in Digital Business

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Governance and Change in Digital Business

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Professor Karlheinz Kautz

Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 1303

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80 Level 8

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointments made via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course explores the concepts, opportunities, related issues and risks in the governance of digital and information technologies and the accompanying change management activities in business and public sector organizations. It comprises the critical evaluation and assessment of current IT governance practice as well as the design, development and implementation of IT governance plans and systems based on existing standards, frameworks and models. This allows you to develop an understanding of how to get more value from IT investments via better IT governance in the strategic context of such organizations. As the implementation of IT governance policies, processes and organisational structures requires organisations to embrace and manage change to ensure that technology is accepted and used appropriately, change management models, processes and challenges will also be examined with a focus on supporting involved and impacted stakeholders through complex IT-related change in the workplace and beyond.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1 Evaluate the performance of IT governance and change management strategies in the current industry and public sector practice.

CLO2 Review the availability and appropriateness of risk analysis applied to IT governance.

CLO3 Analyse, apply, and report on current IT governance concepts and frameworks for audit and compliance purposes.

CLO4 Determine and design activities supporting IT governance that are mindful of contemporary change management theories.

CLO5 Construct and implement IT Governance and change management plans drawing upon relevant frameworks.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 30% 

CLOs: 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: 40% 

CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: 30% 

CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.