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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5976M Digital Transformation Management

15 creditsClass Size: 180

Module manager: Zlatko Bodrožić
Email: z.bodrozic@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module focuses on new emerging digital technologies and their transformative impact upon organisations and the society as a whole. The module applies a strategic perspective on how managers and leaders can respond to the challenges, leverage the opportunities that emerge from this development, and implement the necessary change required to remain competitive and sustainable in the increasingly digital world.

Objectives

Digital technologies are transforming the ways that firms do business and societies organise their economies. This module develops an understanding of how developments in emerging technologies, information systems, internet-based innovations and mobile communications technologies trigger radical changes in the economic contexts, organizational models and strategies of organisations. Through this understanding students learn how to approach the strategic opportunities and challenges that digital technologies present to managers trying to lead and adapt organisations to a world increasingly dominated by digital work.

The module explores the impact of digital technologies on organisations and the society as a whole in a range of important scenarios. It goes on to consider current trends and forecasts of technology development and how they will lead to further disruption and transformation. The focus of the module is on how managers and leaders respond by developing strategies; leading transformation and implementing change the necessary change required to remain competitive and sustainable in the digital world.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Identify and evaluate opportunities and barriers for digital transformation in various types of organisational contexts
2. Demonstrate critical assessment of the outcomes of digital transformation efforts
3. Identify new digital organisational and operating models to create new markets and applications
4. Critically identify and propose suitable types of digital transformation of existing organisational and operating models
5. Assess the importance of change management and socio-technical implications in the process of digital transformation in organisations


Syllabus

Indicative contents:

Digital transformation: key scenarios and trends

Identifying and prioritising opportunities for digital transformation

Leading transformation and change to build a digital business

Emerging and enabling technologies: Big Data AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, RFID, IoT, Cloud Computing, 3D printing, Robotics, Augmented Reality, etc.

Designing digital transformation for smarter operations and supply chains

Implementing digital transformation: Approaches of facilitating the necessary development and change processes

Impact analysis of digital transformation relying on different forms of analysis

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
e-Lecture112.0022.00
Tutorial42.008.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students are expected to spend their private time to undertake activities such as preparation for This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The re-sit for the module will comprise an individual piece of written coursework to the total of 3000 words.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:20:06

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