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CIS5101 Digital Enterprise

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 25 March 2023


Co-requisite: CIS5100 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCBU or GDBZ or MBAD or IMBA or MPPM.
Enrolment is not permitted in CIS5101 if CIS8100 has been previously completed.


In a global business environment, students need to develop an understanding of the underlying technologies and the driving principles and issues that underpin increasingly networked digital enterprises. Students must have a working knowledge of the evolving online presence of organisations in terms of e-commerce technology and social media, along with their business and societal impacts in order to be competent in a knowledge based workforce. Students need to develop the knowledge of how digital enterprises are adopting innovative business models. The advancement of digital technologies has brought opportunities as well as challenges and risks that have to be managed in a business context. This course provides skills to students towards formulating coherent digital strategies that take full advantage of the opportunities that digital enterprises and e-commerce provide.

This course provides business and information technology students with the opportunity to explore a variety of business, technical, legal and ethical issues that impact digital enterprises. Students will identify and learn how to exploit the opportunities and challenges provided by e-commerce and social media in a business context; and will be able to develop practical hands-on skills related to the use of digital technologies. Students will also be able to critically analyse the complexities and significance of the digital enterprise environment. This will involve a consideration of markets, firms, consumer behaviour, social media and current and emerging technologies. Students will apply their knowledge gained in this course through practical work using enterprise content management tools, business models and research report writing.

NOTE: Learners completing this course are required to undertake research using ethical research practices.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023