Chona was an excellent lecturer - she has a great amount of experience and supplements some of her points with examples of her own experience. Let her Filipino accent slide; everyone has an accent so don't be so uptight. Her lecture slides cover the basics of the course textbook, but self-study with the textbook is definitely required to pass the course. Tutorials were engaging and fun as well. As the groupwork component constitutes 1/4 of the total marks, it's crucial to get a good group.Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017
Tutorials were pretty engaging. Lectures were boring, pretty much skipped them all. They're not necessary at all. Get a good group ASAP, makes your life so much easier.Anonymous, Semester 2, 2016
The lecturer Chona, is probably one of the most boring-est lecturers I have ever had. She barely relates any of the information in the textbook to her lecture slides. Plus the lecture slides are only uploaded the night before the lecture which is very inconvenient because I like to download all my lecture slides at the beginning of the week. Also make sure you don't have a shitty group going into this because the group project is semester long, so if you have a crappy group you will not want to liveAnonymous, Semester 2, 2016
Chona Ryan is probably one of the worst lecturers I have ever had and is very likely to become the worst lecturer of the entire UNSW. It is so easy to fall asleep in her one hour lecturer. Hard to understand her English too coz she has a heavy Philippino accent. Overall a waste of time to go to her lectures. Assignment was marked subjectively. If you want to get a good mark, a good group is the key to the success.Anonymous, Semester 2, 2016
Disliked the impromptu presentation every tutorial, felt like it didn’t help with our learning. Group project was quite difficult, but finals was quite easy if you know your content well! Con for finals is that there is negative marking for MCQ, but it wasn’t too hard.Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016
Digital Transformation in Business - INFS1602
During Summer Term, this course is available as General Education to students from faculties outside UNSW Business School.
All students taking this course during Summer Term will be required to pay full tuition fees. This includes Commonwealth supported students who are studying at UNSW. Please see UNSW - Summer Term fees for more information.
This is a foundational (Level 1) Information Systems (IS) course that introduces students to the use of IS in business and society. As an overarching theme, INFS1602 examines the issues and management of IS in relation to human behaviour and its consequences. Through this course, students will learn to appreciate existing and emerging technologies affecting businesses, business relationships and their products and services. In taking this course, students will be provided with tasks and assignments that will aid in refining their professional business skills and the ability to evaluate the value of technology to businesses. This includes communication and group work skills, time management and research skills.
The topics that are covered in INFS1602 include understanding the role of Information Systems and IS Professionals in Global Business, the relationship between Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy, the dominant Business Models enabled by the Internet and the emergence of Web 2.0 technology. The course will also explore contemporary technology-enabled phenomena that are disruptive to the current business landscape such as Sharing Economy, Blockchain and the Internet of Things. The course also touches on popular enterprise-level information systems such as Enterprise Systems, Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management Systems and the emergence of business intelligence in supporting organisation decision making. The course also involves discussion of the considerations behind the acquisition and building of IS and the issues common to the management of IS projects. Lastly, the course addresses the need to secure the IS and the potential ethical and social issues faced by businesses in relation to their use of IS.