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IB92H - Organisational Analysis

  • Module code: IB92H
  • Module name: Organisational Analysis
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The purpose of the module is to introduce students to key concepts in organisational analysis. In terms of the implementation of information systems, students need to understand how organisation structures and processes affect employees’ orientation to work, technology and management. This course provides key concepts and theories that students can draw on in other parts of the course when studying specific areas of information systems and management.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: To acquire knowledge and understanding of the nature of organisation structure and how structure is shaped by managerial choice exercised within specific technological, political and market contexts; To acquire knowledge and understanding of the key factors influencing organisational processes, particularly issues of culture, power and politics; To acquire knowledge and understanding of the emergence of the role of management and how the nature of management is changing in the light of broader transformations in the global economy. Cognitive Skills: To be able to analyse organisational structures and processes in ways which identify how organisational problems and solutions are constructed, by whom and with what effect on actors and outcomes. Communication Skills: To be able to communicate clearly and succinctly in written and oral form key ideas and issues.

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 30 hours; Lectures per week: 4 hours; Seminars per week: 2 hours; Module duration (weeks, if applicable) 5 weeks x 6 hours

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IB92H-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 30%
Assessed Course Work 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Information Systems Management and Innovation (G5N3) - Year 2
Optional Core