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Information and Technology Management

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


This course will help you to participate in the management of information and information technology (IT) in a modern organization. You will explore the information perspective, including the role and the use of information, information management, and information technologies applied to a business context.

Learning outcome

Knowledge
Upon completion of the course, candidates will have knowledge of:
  • How to manage information as a key strategic corporate asset to ensure quality and safety, increase revenue, profitability and effectiveness.
  • The content and strategic importance of the concepts of Information Management (IM), Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) for a successful modern organization.
  • How IM, IT, IS and its various manifestations, such as the Internet, affect current and future competitiveness in business. How business strategy and plans should be aligned with IM, IT and IS strategy and plans.
  • The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), who is responsible for IM, IT and IS; covering priorities, skills and actions required for elevating the strategic role of these services.
  • How to organize decision structures that address three critical questions: What decisions must we make to ensure appropriate management and use of IM, IT and IS? Who should make these decisions? How will we make and monitor these decisions?
  • The basic concept of Enterprise Architecture (EA) methodology and its potential to positively affect the IM/IT/IS planning and management processes and through this improve IM/IT/IS effectiveness and business alignment.
  • The relationship between Enterprise Architecture, IM/IT/IS Strategy and IT Governance.
  • Trends in global sourcing of information technology and business services, covering IM/IT/IS outsourcing, offshoring, business process outsourcing and netsourcing.
  • How we implement new systems, change work behavior and manage projects.

Skills
Upon completion of the course, candidates will be able to:
  • Make sound business decisions relating to information systems and to work with senior line managers in the resolution of issues and problems in this area.
  • Analyze and provide recommendations for how to address IM/IT/IS challenges.
  • Create and execute IM/IT/IS strategies.

General competence
Upon completion of the course, candidates will be able to:
  • Review and evaluate marketing theories and empirical evidence.
  • Organize and analyze IM/IT/IS systems and organizations.
  • Rely on the acquired knowledge and skills to address IM/IT/IS challenges in professional organizations.
  • Clearly communicate ideas and recommendations based on empirical evidence.
  • Be a valued member of professional IM/IT/IS organizations.

Contents

Organizations in the information age have more technology and more information available than ever before. However, it is still a difficult and challenging task to maximise business value through targeted use of IT and information.
This course addresses this challenge from three interconnected angles. First, we address Information Management (IM) where information is managed as a key corporate asset that has to be treated in its proper business and social context. Then, we address IT and IM Governance which is the organization and management of IT/IM and related services and functions, and finally we address the integrated information systems that are the key to business use and hence business performance and digital transformation.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

BØK225 Organization and management

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Group project with written submission and poster presentation1/11 weekA - F

Coursework requirements

Mandatory work

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Sigbjørn Barlaup Pedersen

Method of work

Lectures, work groups, seminars and projects

Open to

Business Administration - Bachelor's Degree Programme

Literature

The syllabus will be based on hand-outs in class, and a separate Information and Technology Management compendium containing a variety of professional and scientific articles.
There may be changes in the reference list. Updated and detailed syllabus will be provided at course start.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 15.11.2019

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