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,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020


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 Location: 80.07.49

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointments via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Knowledge:

Course Description

This course explores the concepts, issues and opportunities in the strategic management of Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS). Strategic value of IT and the business IT/IS alignment is a core theme. The course then addresses the role of corporate governance and the role of IT/IS.

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 IT/IS at an enterprise level for compliance to accepted International Industry Standards
  2. Recommend strategies for generating value via IT/IS value drivers and thus demonstrate operational effectiveness and efficiency for ICT systems in a variety of Business contexts.
  3. Evaluate existing organisational ICT policies and procedures to effectively recommend strategies that address the customer experience.
  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 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 assignments; prescribed readings; quizzes; 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 Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

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 and 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: 30
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 30
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Examination: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Tasks 1 and 2: input and assessment 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.