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Information Management

Exam number: 3093

Semester: from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester; last time summer semester 2016

Prerequisites: None

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Irena Okhrin

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Irena Okhrin

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.) 45 h; self-study: 135 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3

Methods and duration of examination:
Successful completion of the exam (90 min) and successful preparation of a term paper worth 12 pages (as well as presentation of the results of work)

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Information management is the conscious process by which information is gathered and used to assist in decision making at all levels of an organization. It is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring aspects of economics, management, law, and ethics. Information management has become a powerful resource and a large expense for many organizations that significantly contributes to the overall success of the business. The course covers various aspects of managing information within an organization, including the organization of and control over the structure, processing and delivery of information. The different phases of the life cycle of information, like the origin, allocation, evaluation, dissemination, and consumption, are analysed from the business point of view. Using concepts and methods presented in the course, the participants should understand how to organize information and be able to analyze user information needs in order to provide and assure the quality and value of information to decision makers.

Contents of the module:
1. Managing Information in Modern Organizations
2. Information as an Organizational Resource
3. Information Management Strategy
4. Information Quality
5. Information Processing
6. Information Architecture
7. Knowledge Management
8. Information Security
9. Process Management
10. Project Management

Teaching and learning methods:
Lecture, group work, Harvard Business School case studies, presentations

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Chaffey, White; Business Information Management, 2011, 2e, Prentice Hall
Schwalbe; Managing Information Technology Projects, 2011, 6e, Cengage Learning
Whitman, Mattord; Management of Information Security, 2010, 3e, Cengage Learning
Harvard Business School Articles and Cases

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.