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Management Information Systems

Name of module: Management Information Systems

Exam number: 3084

Semester/Trimester: Semester

Duration of the module: Ein Semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective course): Wahlpflicht

Frequency of module offer: Every third semester, starting winter semester 2009/2010

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled onto the IBA master's program and pass an entry exam.

Applicability of module for other modules and study programmes:
Verwendbar als G-Modul. Serviceveranstaltung für Masterstudierende der Kultur- bzw. Rechtswissenschaften.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel

Language of teaching: Englisch

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 7 (T-Modul); 5 (G-Modul)

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
T-Modul: Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung, Seminar etc.) 60 Std.; Selbststudium: 150 Std. / G-Modul: Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung, Seminar etc.) 37,5 Std.; Selbststudium: 112,5 Std.

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3+1

Methods and duration of examination:
Weekly presentations and tests (subset only for "G-Modul"). Attendance is mandatory.

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: 2/29 (T-Modul); 1/29 (G-Modul)

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Understanding management information systems and their impact on enterprise strategy and performance.

Contents of the module:
This course is based on a textbook. The general idea of the course is that information systems knowledge is essential for creating competitive firms, managing global corporations, adding business value, and providing useful products and services to customers. The book provides an introduction to management information systems that students will find vital to their professional success. The growth of the Internet, the globalization of trade and the rise of information economies have recast the role of information systems in business and management. Internet technology is supplying the foundation for new business models, new business processes, and new ways of distributing knowledge. Students have to prepare a number of cases and present their findings to the class. Therefore they will also be able to improve their presentation skills in this course.
1 Organizations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise
1.1 Information Systems in Global Business Today
1.2 Global E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems
2 Information Technology Infrastructure
2.1 IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies
2.2 Foundations of Business Intelligence
2.3 Securing Information Systems
3 Key System Applications for the Digital Age
3.1 Enterprise Applications
3.2 E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods
3.3 Managing Knowledge
4 Building and Managing Information Systems
5 Managing Global Systems

Teaching and learning methods:
Students prepare weekly presentations, discuss and write tests.

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Laudon, K.C., Laudon, J.P.: Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, Thirteenth Edition; Pearson Education 2014.
You need your personal copy of this book from the first day of the course on!

Further information:
Registration in Moodle required.
Chair's web page