Upon successful completion of this course, students will have achieved the knowledge and skills to:
describe the importance of effective IS management in organizations
explain the strategic role of IT/IS in an organization
apply key principles and techniques for successful management of IT/IS services, including the procurement, development, implementation and maintenance of information systems and IT/IS infrastructure
identify the challenges of managing the internal IS department, and managing the relations with external vendors
discuss ethical and social issues relevant for the IT/IS field
critically evaluate the role of Information Systems within management, and how ICT/IS supports processes and added value within the organization
select key principles and strategies of human resource management related to the IT/IS field within the organization
identify and present relevant current literature on management of IT
The course focuses on central themes, such as:
The IS department's tasks and main principles for implementation
Organization and management of the IS function in an organization
Recruitment and management of IS Competency
Global IS issues
There will be 6-7 hours of lectures and group work/practical assignments per week. There is obligatory attendance for parts of these sessions. Students complete assignments in groups. This will be a practical or theoretical task related to a business. In addition, there will be preparation for and participation in discussions and discussions of current topics in plenary. Expected work load for 10 ECTS is 13 hours per week.
Approved mandatory assignments. Participation in class discussions, case analysis and case presentations is required in order to complete mandatory assignments.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final grade is based on a written home examination over 2 days and a directory evaluation, both of which count 50%. The grade is indicated by letter grades from A-F. Exam information, including the contents of the folder, is published in Canvas.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.