MAN-40036 - Strategy and Information Management
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2022/23

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.

Aims
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: 2
make practical use of the mainstream strategy concepts in simulated business situations, using relevant information: 1,2
formulate strategic decisions that are crucial in particular situations: 1,2
appraise situations in which different theoretical models have valid application: 1,2

Study hours

Workshops 30 hours
Workshop preparation 20 hours
Assignment preparation 60 hours
Other private study 40 hours

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Exercise weighted 50%
Assignment 2,500 words
2,500 word assignment

2: Exam weighted 50%
3 hour examination
A 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.