Information Management

560 Information Management

Type: Lecture and Exercise

Module short name: MINF-4200

ECTS points: 6.0

Official information regarding this course is located in the UZH's course catalogue.

The associated OLAT Course is entitled "15HS Information Management (L+E)"

Responsible Assistant

When and where

  • Thu., 12.15 - 13.45 Uhr, room: BIN 2.A.01
  • Fri., 10.15 - 12.00 Uhr, room: BIN 2.A.10

Start: 17.9.2015

Description of contents

This lecture covers the management challenges and opportunities posed by information systems and offers methods to solve those problems. After completion of this course, the student is able to describe the problems and the tasks related to IT management, to explain these problems and tasks and to solve example tasks.

Topics covered:

1. IT and Strategy
2. Business Models
3. IT Outsourcing
4. IT and Leadership
5. IT Governance
6. IT Portfolios
7. IT Project Management
9. IT Benefits and Change Management
9. IT Consumerization
10. Digital Innovation

Exercises will include case studies, small projects and paper reading. There will be guest lectures.

Educational objectives

This lecture covers the management challenges and opportunities posed by information systems and offers methods to solve those problems. After completion of this course, the student is able to describe the problems and the tasks related to IT management, to explain these problems and tasks and to solve example tasks. Furthermore, students will be able to critically reflect on information management literature.

References

  1. The lecture is held in English (homework may be handed in either in German or English, presentations and class interactions are in English, the exam may be written in German or English).

Note that all written announcements will only be made using OLAT.

Prior knowledge

Basic knowledge in Business Administration and Information Systems. For business students: "Informatik für Ökonomen I-III"

Target group

Master students in Computer Science (Information systems and Software Systems as well as Minors), Master students in Business Administration or Finance

Certificate of achievement

The final grade will be composed by 50% of a written exam which date is announced in the course catalogue. The final grade’s other 50% consist of graded homework. Some homework will be group work. Both components, the exam and the homework, need to be passed (= total grade 4.0 or better) in order to pass the whole course.