Module Title:Information Systems and Digital Strategy
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Traditional theory classes incorporating class interaction. Workshop style classes incorporating the evaluation and synthesis of emerging frameworks, concepts and case studies.
Module Aim: To provide the student with an in-depth analysis of strategic IS/IT planning and IS portfolio planning/implementation within a modern enterprise with a strong emphasis on alignment between Business Strategies and Digital Strategies .
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate and synthesis the current and emerging concepts that drive the implementation of information systems for competitive advantage.
LO2 Evaluate and compare current and emerging concepts/frameworks in terms of aligning business strategies digital strategies
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

4434 MGMT H3203 Business Management
Incompatible Modules
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No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
3rd year Information Systems Engineering or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Strategic Information Systems
Strategic role of information systems; evolution of systems to support competitive positioning of an organisation. Strategic informations systems and value chain analysis. Internal and external value chains and their impact on IS/IT. Adopting a process-based perspective to IS development. Problems with functional systems. The role of BPR in systems development. Systematic vs clean-sheet approaches to systems reengineering. The evolution of a cross-functional process-based approach and how it has resulted in the demand for ERP Systems. How value systems have have resulted in ERP II and ERP III.
Strategic Planning for Information Systems
Alignment of information digital (IS & IT) strategy and business strategy; establishing a strategic information systems planning process; barriers to aligning information systems strategy with business strategies; planning frameworks and approaches.
System Implementation Strategies
Current frameworks and techniques for strategic information systems development and implementation.
Case Studies
Case studies in strategic information systems implementation.
Current/Emerging Issues
Current/emerging issues/concepts in terms of information systems for strategic advantage e.g. informating, servitization, diffusion of innovations, push vs pull models of innovating with IS/IT.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Assessment on concepts that drive the exploitation of information systems for competitive advantage 1 20.00 Week 7
Examination Assessment on concepts/frameworks that incorporate the alignment of business and digital (IS/IT) strategies. 2 20.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Exam 1,2 60.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 8 Mandatory