Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Strategy is nothing without the data/information/knowledge to formulate and implement it. This module explores this relationship, delivering the theoretical foundations of each discipline in a practical and applied way.Teaching is delivered through an informal workshop format which encourages active engagement and discussion both between lecturers and students, and between the students themselves.
The aims of this module are to explore the complex and dependent relationship between strategy and information management in organisations. Students will consider different theories and approaches to the development of strategy, exploring the role of information management in both implementing strategy and informing its development; and gain an understanding and ability to apply techniques for critically analysing organisations, formulating strategy and ensuring an organisation's technology and information infrastructure is aligned with delivering it's strategic goals.
Intended Learning Outcomes
critically evaluate the crucial relationship between information and strategy, for both formulation and implementation: 2make practical use of the mainstream strategy concepts in simulated business situations, using relevant information: 1,2formulate strategic decisions that are crucial in particular situations: 1,2appraise situations in which different theoretical models have valid application: 1,2
Workshops 30 hours Workshop preparation 20 hoursAssignment preparation 60 hoursOther private study 40 hours
1: Exercise weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Assignment 2,500 words2,500 word assignment2: Exam weighted 50%
3 hour examinationA take-away exam which will be available on KLE for 24-hours to answer and submit your answer via Turnitin File. Although students have been given significant time to complete this exam script, we expect most students to spend no more than 3 hours to complete and submit their answers via Turnitin (with a maximum of 3000 words). Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible.