Information Management in the 21st Century

Course Detail

Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Course Components
Offering School
School of Humanities and Social Science


Information is an integral part of our life. Without information we cannot acquire new knowledge to broaden our horizon. Companies will find it difficult to make accurate decisions about future changes in their business and markets. The medical industry would not be able to cure diseases. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing would not exist and social media would not proliferate. These are just some examples of the importance of information in our world today. Hence, in this course students will learn primarily how to manage information using current technologies, which may include wireless communications, cloud computing, and Internet of Things, among others. In addition, students will learn to make sense of big data using high level data analytics and visualisation tools. This course is programming- and Maths-free, and would serve as an excellent introduction to the intriguing world of data science and information systems.