Courses - Faculty of Business And Economics

Information Systems

Stage I

15 Points

Digital Systems

Explores how information systems and analytical tools help organisations to innovate, optimise and deliver value. Examines how the development and implementation of systems and technologies coordinate and manage information, people, and processes within data governance and privacy frameworks.

Stage II

15 Points

Business Systems Analysis

An Information Technology (IT) professional must understand how IT systems are constructed and tested and how quality is assessed, in order to manage, develop or provide innovative business solutions. Business Systems Analysis introduces systems development process concepts and activities, with a strong focus on understanding the problem and solution through modelling.

Prerequisite: 15 points from COMPSCI 101, 105, 107, 130, INFOMGMT 192, INFOSYS 110

Restriction: INFOMGMT 291

15 Points

Programming for Business

Explores the challenges Business/IT professionals face with emerging technologies such as designing IS in the cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality and, others which, require a basic understanding of programming to use effectively. Develops and applies problem-solving and algorithmic skills in the area of computational thinking in the form of fundamental computer programming.

Prerequisite: 15 points from COMPSCI 101, 107, INFOSYS 110

Restriction: COMPSCI 130

15 Points

Database Systems

Managers and other knowledge workers find that many of their duties revolve around accessing, organising, and presenting organisational and external information. The ability to develop and use computer databases is becoming a critical skill that is required in many disciplines. These skills are developed through an introduction to data modelling, relational theory, database design, and the management of databases.

Prerequisite: 15 points from COMPSCI 101, 105, 107, 130, INFOSYS 110

Stage III

15 Points

Special Topic: Robotics Process Automation

15 Points

Directed Study

15 Points

Special Topic

15 Points

Solutions Architecture

Information systems specifically designed for organisational IT environments provide competitive advantages. Focusses on using high quality information architecture to address business requirements including the iterative use of system analysis, design and prototyping. Develops familiarity with state-of-the-art modelling, development, and deployment environments, and solutions for designing business systems architecture.

Prerequisite: INFOMGMT 291 or INFOSYS 220, and BUSAN 201 or INFOMGMT 292 or INFOSYS 222, and COMPSCI 130 or INFOSYS 221

Restriction: INFOSYS 320

15 Points

IT Infrastructure

Modern IT infrastructure relies on a functionally hierarchical network designed around the OSI model. Explores internet-oriented backbones and high-speed access infrastructure, and uses the TCP/IP suite, cloud infrastructure and digital services, and applications to understand basic and business-oriented infrastructure challenges such as capacity planning, architecture design, and scaling of IT infrastructure and applications.

Prerequisite: INFOSYS 220 and 15 points from BUSAN 200, 201, COMPSCI 215, 230, 235, INNOVENT 203, OPSMGT 258, SCIGEN 201

Restriction: INFOSYS 224, 322, 339

15 Points

Global IT Strategy

Explores strategic opportunities for delivering global competitiveness and operational value of digital technologies to stakeholders through leveraging organisational and inter-organisational information technology potentials. Examines best practices to ensure the effective development and operation of information technology capabilities in the global context by aligning business and information technology strategies, controlling organisational and technological risks and complying with regulatory requirements and standards.

Prerequisite: INFOSYS 220

Restriction: INFOSYS 323

15 Points

Digital Business and Innovation

Explores the prominent IT-enabled innovative business models and digital platforms that result in the digital transformation of industries, businesses, products and services. Examines the strategic and economic foundations of digital platforms and models. Discusses the design, coordination and management of the ecosystems underpinning the digital business models and platforms. Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in either Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Information Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Software Engineering

Restriction: INFOSYS 323, 338, 344

15 Points

15 Points

Business Project

A project in conjunction with an industry partner. The projects are to be in the areas of Business Analytics, Information Systems, and Operations and Supply Chain Management. The course encourages students to demonstrate skills and knowledge obtained in previous courses and to develop the capabilities of solving real-life problems. Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Business Analytics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management and a GPA of 5.0 or higher

Restriction: INFOSYS 340, 342, 345

To complete this course students must enrol in INFOSYS 310 A and B

15 Points

Enterprise Systems

Examines cross-functional integrated computer-based information systems, known as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, designed to support an organisation's information needs and operations. Considers issues associated with the selection, analysis, design, implementation and configuration of such systems. Investigates transaction processing, management information and decision support across an organisation's business processes. Explores the characterisation of problems, in terms of process and information models.

Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Information Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Software Engineering

15 Points

Information Security in Business

An overview of activities, methods, and procedures used by business to establish robust information security policies. Topics include: security requirements; security management models and practices; risk management; identification and authentication; access control; information security technologies and encryption. In addition, key legal and ethical issues are discussed. Includes practical exercises using certain key technologies to assist learning.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in either Business Analytics, Computer Science, Information Systems

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

15 Points

Digital Innovation

New information technologies are transforming how innovations are created, distributed, and commercialised. Focuses on the practices for digital innovation creation, distribution, and commercialisation as well as the digital strategies needed to manage such digital innovations.

15 Points

Global Outsourcing

Focuses on global outsourcing through the multiple lenses of information technology governance and operations and supply chain management. Examines outsourcing from a wide range of perspectives, including economic, cultural, and political. Addresses the main areas surrounding outsourcing and offshoring including organisational outsourcing, post outsourcing monitoring and control and evaluation.

15 Points

Special Topic: Block Chain

15 Points

Special Topic: Managing with Artificial Intelligence

15 Points

Special Topic

15 Points

Information Systems Research

A substantive review of research in the discipline of information systems. Behavioural, strategic and social issues relating to the design, implementation and impact of information technology applications will be studied.

15 Points

Data Mining and Big Data

Data mining and big data involves storing, processing, analysing and making sense of huge volumes of data extracted in many formats and from many sources. Using information systems frameworks and knowledge discovery concepts, this project-based course uses cutting-edge business intelligence tools for data analytics.

15 Points

New Perspectives on Organisations and Information Systems

Investigates major issues facing organisations in adopting, implementing and using information systems for competitive advantage. Explores a set of critical issues from both an academic and practical perspectives. Topics include: Strategic Information Systems, Ecommerce, Knowledge Management, the Emergence of the Business Process, ERP Implementation, Virtual Teams and Global IT, IS and Developing Countries.

15 Points

Advanced Information Security

Focuses on technical security issues of the systems used in today's information technology applications. Explores the practical issues of identification and authentication, security of operating systems, cryptography, disaster recovery and contingency planning, and discusses the relevant theoretical models. Managerial aspects of information security issues as well as legal and ethical issues arising from protecting computer files both from a New Zealand and global perspective will be addressed. The course follows the content of CISSP certification.

15 Points

Telecommunications Management

Seeks to expose students to current issues in telecommunications and computer networking as the involved industries move towards network and service convergence. Uses a multidisciplinary approach consisting of communications technology evolution, network economics principles and legal and regulatory frameworks. Cases include: Ethernet and the battle for the local area standard, Carrier Ethernet as a wide area technology, MPLS and VPLS, cellular and data wireless communications, next-generation networks VoIP, IPTV.

15 Points

Readings in Information Systems

An independent study of the research literature in a particular area of information systems. An opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and gain valuable research skills. The particular area of research must be jointly agreed upon by the lecturer and students, and approved by the Head of Department.

15 Points

Cloud Computing Architecture

Cloud Computing Architecture combines practical skills development with broader research and critical thinking skills to enable the student to analyze concepts relating to cloud computing. The curriculum is delivered through instructor-led classes, knowledge assessments, and hands-on labs designed to develop technical expertise in cloud computing and preparing students for a career in cloud solutions.

15 Points

Adaptive Enterprise Systems

Enterprises competing in contemporary dynamic markets must respond to the ever-increasing rates of change in a sustainable manner. Focuses on integrated cross-functional enterprise systems how they can be leveraged and enhanced to support adaptive and sustainable enterprises. A range of areas including Context-aware strategy/change/process/risk/performance management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Cloud Computing, Analytics, and Mobility will be discussed holistically.

15 Points

System Dynamics and Complex Modelling

The concepts, theories and modelling tools of system dynamics are used to deal with the dynamic complexities arising from interdependencies and interactions amongst various parts and functions within organisations and societies alike. Qualitative and computer modelling are used to gain insight and to foresee the intended outcomes as well as unintended consequences of policies and strategic decisions. All aspects of organisations including HR, IT, operations, marketing and strategy are considered and their interdependencies explored.

15 Points

Research Methods – Quantitative

A comprehensive review of the methodological issues in systems research, including detailed coverage of univariate and multivariate data analysis.

Prerequisite: 15 points from STATS 201-255, or equivalent

Restriction: MKTG 703, 704

15 Points

Research Methods – Qualitative

Focus is on the conduct and evaluation of qualitative research. Reviews various qualitative research methods and ways of analysing qualitative data and the challenges of writing up qualitative research work for conferences and peer-reviewed academic journals.

Restriction: MKTG 703, 704

30 Points

Research Essay - Level 9

Prerequisite: INFOSYS 750 or 751

Restriction: INFOSYS 789

60 Points

30 Points

30 Points

Dissertation - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in INFOSYS 791 A and B, or INFOSYS 791

30 Points

60 Points

Thesis - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in INFOSYS 794 A and B

60 Points

60 Points

MCom Thesis in Information Systems - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in INFOSYS 796 A and B