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LUBS2781 Managing in the Digital Workplace

10 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Jyoti Mishra

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The application of information technology is leading to fundamental changes in the structure and nature of organisations. Organisations are now heavily reliant upon the effective management of information as a resource and are faced with a plethora of new and emerging technologies. This module has been designed to provide those without a technical background with an introduction to key concepts and strategic technologies that they will encounter. In this research led module you are introduced to basic information management concepts, explore key current issues and are provided with an overview of new applications of information technology and review emergent information technologies and their potential impact on the organisation. You will evaluate current theory and practice during lectures, work through case study material and attend seminars led by practitioners from the public and private sector.


This module aims to provide students with an introduction to information management in organisations and to the new systems and technologies that are being implemented to support the management of information. One of the most pressing issues that organisations face is the management of their information resources and the implementation of systems to support their information needs. The current revolution in technology development provides more opportunities and threats for individual managers and organisations.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Describe the context, role and scope of information management in modern organizations
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of three key information management processes
- Analyse the application of new technologies and their use in organisations
- Identify and review a range of emergent and new information technologies
- Evaluate current areas of research and practice in information management

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Recognise and apply the skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility and decision making

Subject specific
- Recognise and deploy in context those skills necessary for employment in both general management and the management of information and information systems


Introduction to Information Management/Information systems

Digital commerce

Enterprise social media

Mobile technology

Big data and analytics

Cloud computing

Information governance, privacy and security

Information systems and digital strategy

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- 44 hours: 4 hours reading per lecture
- 15 hours: 3 hours preparation per seminar
- 25 hours: Assessed coursework preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students receive feedback and their progress is monitored by themselves and tutor on an ongoing basis, eg class discussion and student presentations during seminars.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/09/2019


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