Digital Business Strategy - ICM-DBS

Technology School
1 week residential (this is preceded by 3 weeks guided learning, followed by 3 weeks assessment, totalling a 7 week commitment)

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About this course

This short course is a module from the Information Capability Management (ICM) PgCert, PgDip, MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

It is increasingly important that organisations develop business strategies, which recognise the importance and exploitation of information to support business goals. 

This module considers:
  • strategic concepts and information systems (IS)
  • strategic analysis and associated tools 
  • strategy development
  • information systems alignment 
Keeping courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules currently offered in connection with this MSc reflect the needs of our business however they may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons, depending on the year of entry. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
  • formulate IS strategy and plans appropriate to a particular organisation and its environment
  • appraise issues relating to the implementation and maintenance of IS strategy
  • justify in terms of organisational business benefit strategies for the management of information and applications
  • analyse and refine organisational strategy and policy for a selected organisation in order to identify the core competencies to be supported by IS 
  • align organisational business and IS strategy for a selected organisation such that the IS strategy supported the business objectives
  • review strategy for a selected organisation against relevant legislative and professional issues to identify gaps
  • justify the selection of methods and tools relevant to the formulation of information strategy and plans

How will this course help my career?

This course will support the development of agile information professionals, supporting your  awareness of core information concepts and supporting technologies. It will also equip you with skills relating to the academically rigorous development of credible documents that are supported by appropriate evidence and able to support informed decision making.

Successful completion of this module assessment will count as 10 credits towards an Information Capability Management named award (PgCert, PgDip or MSc). 

This module is accredited by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals).

Before you attend

In preparation for your attendance on this course, you will need:
?a first or second class honours degree, or equivalent, in science, engineering or mathematics
?alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable
?you must complete the Foundations of Information Systems module

If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?

Blended Learning, Classroom, Online

How will you be assessed?

Assessed group work and individual coursework. 

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