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Unit: IT and Business Alignment PG (6683)

Level: PCredit Points: 3Contribution Band: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Class Contact

    Up to 39 hours per semester.


    This unit addresses strategic issues relating to IT in organizations of various types. Business alignment, external and environmental issues, flexibility and responsiveness, value chains, risks and resource issues are important aspects of strategic business and IT strategy. These and similar issues are explored, along with emerging trends in strategic IT management. Ways of approaching a shared understanding of key processes include business systems thinking and IT-business relationship building and these approaches are included in this unit.

    Learning Outcomes

    Business analysts are key players in IT and business alignment. On completion of this unit, students will be in a strong position to facilitate IT and business alignment across an organisation and will understand and be able to evaluate and assist in the design, planning and implementation of proposed ways of achieving this.


    Completion of 18 credit points towards the MTech or MBI or 9 credit points towards the MIT; and two years relevant work experience.
    Assumed Knowledge:  It is assumed that you have high level written, visual and oral communication skills.

    Referenced Courses

    • 841AA Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics
    • 844AA Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics
    • 845AA Master of Business Informatics
    • 846AA Master of Information Technology
    • 973AA Master of Information Technology and Systems
    • 974AA Master of Information Technology in Mainframe Computing (Advanced)

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

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