Course Title: Information Systems Strategy and Governance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Information Systems Strategy and Governance

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
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 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Vass Karpathiou

Course Coordinator Phone: + 613 9925 5797

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: I prefer to arrange appointments by email.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Knowledge:
• 002874 Business Analysis & Impact Management

Course Description

This course will explore how information, IT and information systems relate in the total enterprise for business strategy and success in the marketplace. The course then addresses the role of corporate governance and the role of IT and information systems in this area.

Business analysis is used to develop a problem solving approach to IT strategy and governance. You will use knowledge of business practice, IT systems and strategy to uncover, explore and then resolve business problems and develop an understanding of their application to and integration with corporate and IT governance.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Review Business information systems at an enterprise level for compliance to accepted International Industry Standards
  2. Recommend strategies for operational effectiveness and efficiency for ICT systems in a variety of Business contexts.
  3. Evaluate existing organizational ICT policies and procedures to effectively recommend strategies that address the dynamic customer profiles.
  4. Evaluates the factors which must be addressed in dynamic ICT business processes.
  5. Investigate and report on potential risk events in ICT Business Processes.
  6. Work as a team to analyse business needs and problems and propose a range of relevant business solutions

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course 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. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

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 tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 25% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Assessment Task 2: 25% (This is team-based, with each team made up of at least 3 members)
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4

Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 are jointly designed and assessed by industry practitioners

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.