This course explains how organisations can lever the power of information to deliver value to customers through improved products or services and by innovative use of information technology.
The course has three purposes. The first is that you understand the strategic role of information resources for organisations.
The second is that you become aware of current information technologies and that you develop a critical awareness of their roles and potential.
The third is that you become an intelligent contributor to the management and development of innovations in information resources within your organisation.
Unit 1: Strategic Role of Information Technology
Managing in the Information Age
Information Systems in Organisations
Strategic Impact of IT
Unit 2: Digital Networks and Digital Business
Groups, Group Working and Groupware
Values and Ethics
Unit 3: Organisational Transformation
Enterprise Resource Planning
Unit 4: Management Support Systems, Information Resources, and Corporate Knowledge
Management Support Systems
Information Resources for Managing
Unit 5: Planning Information Systems
Business and Information Systems Planning
Information Requirements Analysis
Economics of Systems Development
Unit 6: Developing and Managing Information Systems
Systems development life cycle (SDLC)
Modern approaches to systems development
Alternatives to acquiring new systems
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Information Resources Management Diploma
Information Resources Management Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Information Resources Management Certificate of Achievement
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Who are ABC
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 90 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
* All study materials
* Study Guide
* Full Tutor and Admin support
For this course you will be required to purchase the textbook:
Information Technology for Management: Making Connections for Strategic Advantage (1999), Efraim Turban, Ephraim McLean, and James Wetherbe, second edition, New York: John Wiley.