30421 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 25
Interest and passion for technology and social implications of technology use would help in understanding the I.S. field.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) represent the backbone of several industries and companies, ranging from financial services to manufacturing. ICT have both changed the key operations and processes of organisations and suggested new ways to design their strategies. Today’s innovation is strongly rooted in the ICT infrastructure and solutions. This course aims at giving the students frameworks to describe Information Systems in organizations, as well as at providing them with tools to assess I.S. completeness and balance. Understanding technology and its components is important, but even more imagining its implications for businesses and for non-profit organisations. After attending this course the students are able to assess the impact of new technologies for digital transformation, with a financial, organizational and social perspective. This means to be aware of the organizational factors hindering or easing ICT adoption.
The course focuses on ICT supporting businesses and not for profit organisations, and explores both ICT usage (via case studies and guest speakers) and architectures.It is structured in three main modules:
- Frameworks to describe and assess Information Systems and their components.
- The process of introducing ICT in organisations.
- Managing Information Systems and their evolution.
- Recognize and select the most suitable frameworks to describe Information Systems in organisations.
- Map the implementation steps of a new ICT solution in an organization.
- Be aware of the managerial skills and tools to introduce and manage ICT in organisations.
- Identify possible trends in the ICT industry which might affect specific industries or supply chains.
- Describe Information Systems in one organization as well as its components and specificities.
- Propose an adoption agenda of new technologies taking into account their technical, organizational, competitive, financial and risk implications.
- Develop a business case for an ICT project.
- Suggest countermeasures to face potential resistance to adopt ICT or to change company’s and individual routines.
- Monitor critical technology trends for an industry or a company and suggest exploration efforts to prepare its possible adoption.
- Face-to-face lectures
- Online lectures
- Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
- Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
- Group assignments
- The course aims at providing an experiential environment for the students not only to recognize and understand, but also to test technologies currently implemented in organisations.
- Collaboration with IT vendors and users which can offer real life case studies and incidents is integral part of the teaching approach.
- Face-to-face/on line lecturing and individual preparation combined with group projects and guest speakers complete the learning path of the attending students.
|Continuous assessment||Partial exams||General exam|
With the purpose of measuring the acquisition of the above-mentioned learning outcomes the student assessment is based on two main components:
- Group assignment (30% of the final grade) designed for the purpose of verifying the student ability to:
- Identify and analyze the challenges imposed by ICT on industries or organisations.
- Apply the appropriate frameworks learnt in class.
- Develop a business case for a specific innovation project.
- Work on a team and organize and present effectively the relevant outcomes.
- Final written exam (70% of the final grade), based on a mix of multiple-choice and open questions related to the reference book, which aims to assess the student’s learning level of the theoretical models and the main concepts, methods and tools shared in the course as well as the clarity of written communication.
The attendance is measured by the specific app available to all students. To take the exam as an attending student, an attendance rate equal to or higher than 75% must be reported.
Written exam, (100% of the finale grade) based on a mix of multiple-choice and open questions related to the reference books, which aims to assess the student’s learning level of the theoretical models and the main concepts, methods and tools detailed in the book as well as the ability to analyze some implications related to them and to use a clear communication style.
- K.C. LAUDON, J. LAUDON, Essentials of MIS, Global Edition, New York University (knowledge about chapt. 5-8 will not be graded. Only fail/pass test during the course).
- Case-studies discussed in class and uploaded on the e-learning platform.
- K.C. LAUDON, J. LAUDON, Essentials of MIS, Global Edition, New York University.