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LUBS2781 Managing in the Digital Workplace

10 creditsClass Size: 472

Module manager: Jyoti Mishra

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

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 emerging digital technologies that are impacting current business practices and processes. The current revolution in technology development provides new opportunities and threats for individual managers and organisations, and requires shifting managerial capabilities. One of the most pressing issues that organisations face is digital transformation and in this module we will critically analyse how organisations change, adapt and innovate in relation to this development.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Describe the context, role and scope of information management in modern organisations
- 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


Indicative content:

Introduction to Information Management and Information Systems
Sharing Economy and Digital Platforms
Social Media in Organisations
Big Data and Analytics
AI and Automation
Cloud Computing
Information Challenges, e.g. Privacy, Security and Data Breaches

Teaching methods

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

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will be offered through regular workshops throughout the semester. Also, in the last two workshops there will be an opportunity for 1-2-1 formative feedback session.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2,000 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/05/2022 15:20:43


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