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Management Information Systems

Exam number: 3084

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 second semester

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. Achim Koberstein (until winter semester 2013/14: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel)

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Achim Koberstein (until winter semester 2013/14: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel)

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 30 h; self-study: 150 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 2

Methods and duration of examination:
Attendance is mandatory. Final grade consists of two group presentations 50% and first block written exam (120 min.) 50%.

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):
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, social networks, the globalization of trade and the rise of information economies have recast the role of information systems in business and management. 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.
Outline:
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 take part in weekly presentations and discussion of the R-Module students as the audience, and write the final exam on the Laudon/Laudon book.

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Laudon, K.C., Laudon, J.P.: Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, Thirteenth Edition; Prentice Hall 2013.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.