Unit Description

This unit aims to equip managers and business leaders with the practical understanding and knowledge required to inform strategic and operational decision making to drive value through the effective use of cloud-based technologies. In addition, this unit will support those from non-technical backgrounds, and in non-technical roles, to better identify and understand key risks and threats brought about through an increasingly digital operating environment.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the benefits, opportunities and implications of cloud computing and its related operations.
  • Assess the use of cloud technologies to create business value.
  • Distinguish between risk, threats and vulnerabilities that organisations may face with regards to cybersecurity.
  • Outline and classify the potential and severity for business implications brought about through emerging cyber threats.
  • Design and develop relevant policies and procedures to enable effective handling of incidents and vulnerabilities.
  • Lead the development of best-practice policies and procedures to proactively develop a culture of secure operational practice to prevent against cyber threats.

Graduate Attributes

AIM Business School has identified a set of attributes that positively impact graduates’ success in business as a manager and leader and these are taught, developed, and assessed to varying degrees in this unit. These Graduate Attributes are:

  • Strives for intellectual rigour
  • Understanding the changing global context
  • Manages for success
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develops mastery of business and management disciplines
  • Strives to be a continuous adult learner

Assessment Tasks

The successful completion of Cyber Security and the Cloud relies on the submission of three assessments:

  • Assessment Task 1: Advice on the Cloud / Cyber Risk Assessment (35%)
  • Assessment Task 2: Improving Cyber Security (45%)
  • Assessment Task 3: Engagement and Participation (20%)