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IT and Business Alignment PG (6683.5)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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This unit addresses strategic issues relating to the adoption and use of information technology and systems in organisations. The unit explores business alignment, external and environmental issues, flexibility and responsiveness, value chains, and emerging trends in strategic IS management. Risks and resource issues are important aspects of strategic business and IS strategy. 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

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the role that business analysts play in IT and business alignment and facilitate IT and business alignment across an organisation;

2. Assist in the planning, design and implementation of alignment activities; and

3. Evaluate the effectiveness of strategic IS management.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 39 hours per semester.


Completion of 9 credit points at graduate level.



Assumed Knowledge

Systems Project and Quality Management G or equivalent.

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