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Strategic Information Systems

Short name: SIS
SITS code: COIY031H6
Credits: 15
Level: 6
Module leader: Dave Wilson
Lecturer(s): Dave Wilson
Online material:

Module outline

This course is the keystone of the BSc in Information Systems and Management, building on both the Management and Information Systems skills that the students have developed in the Programme. It ties the study of management and computing together at the top level and focuses on issues that bring modern partially automated organisations, competitive advantage.


Following study of the unit students will be able to contribute to IS Planning and Strategy formulation in corporate enterprises and complex administrations. They will have a deep understanding of a Socio-Technical approach to the deployment of Information Technology in modern organisations. They will have an understanding of frameworks for analysing strategic issues of IS deployment and a familiarity with the most cogent current Strategic issues in Information Systems. They will develop confidence in addressing an audience and skills of explanation and persuasion.


  • IS,IM,IT Strategy
  • Alignment & Maturity
  • Packages & Information Infrastructures
  • The CIO & IT Governance
  • Knowledge Management
  • Outsourcing & Offshoring
  • Evaluation & Risk Management



Timetables, locations and term dates

Programme specific timetables are listed in the handbooks available for each programme. Please consult the relevant programme page.

Enrolled students can find their personal teaching timetable and the location of classes on their My Birkbeck profile.


in-class mock exam (20%) presentation (20%)


Examination (60%): in-class mock exam (20%) presentation (20%)

Recommended reading

  • Strategic Information Management Robert D Galliers & Dorothy E Leidner, Routledge ISBN 0 415 99647 3
  • Selected Research Papers