2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS5976M Digital Transformation Management
15 creditsClass Size: 180
Module manager: Zlatko Bodrožić
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis 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.
ObjectivesDigital 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.
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
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
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||120.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyStudents 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 FeedbackYour 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
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|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 listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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