Management Information Systems 5613

Course Objectives

The course will provide students with competence concerning how information technology (IT) may contribute to increased efficiency and value-creation in organisations. It will also enable students to contribute actively in processes that require effective communication between IT staff and other professionals. The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the planning, organisation and management of IT activities.

Course Description

Information technology’s role in organizations. Trends, concepts and technology. Development and implementation of IT strategies and plans. Administration, planning and management of organizations’ IT solutions. Management of development and change processes. Interaction between technology, people and organizations in software development and organizational development. IT and legal aspects, contracts, ethics and norms. Information management. Information systems and the role of resources in organizations’ information processing. Information management, quality assurance and protection of privacy.

Learning Methods

3-4 hours of lectures, exercises and supervision per week in the spring semester.

Assessment Methods

Obligatory assignments submitted during the course must be approved before the student will be permitted to sit the final 4-hour written examination.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ingrid Sundbø <>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 20/02/2011