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2010/2011  KAN-IMBEI  IT Management and Business Economics One

English Title
IT Management and Business Economics One

Course Information

Language Danish
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Autumn . First Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems
Course Coordinator
Helle Zinner Henriksen
Main Category of the Course
  • Information Systems
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the course the students is expected to be able to:
  • • Understand the theories and methods of the three areas of specialisation
  • • Reflect upon the similarities and differences of the three areas
  • • Be able to provide a synthesis of the three areas
  • • Apply the different themes on contemporary IT phenomena
  • • Analyse contemporary IT phenomena based on the theories and methods presented during the course
MSc profile in IT Management and Business Economics
20 min Individual oral exam based on group paper
Exam Period May/June
• The examination is an individual oral examination based on a mini project written in groups of 2-4 students.
• The mini project should be 15 pages.
• The mini project is to reflect upon future and contemporary IT phenomena from the perspectives of three areas introduced during the course.
• One overall grade is given to each student on the basis of the whole written project and the individual oral performance.

The examination takes place in October. Make-up and re-examinations take place in January.
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

Aim of the course

The aim of the course is to introduce advanced studies in IT Management and Business Economics in order to broaden the student’s perspective on future and contemporary IT phenomena. The course will introduce three areas of specialisation.

Course content

The course will focus on the following areas:

· Managing the IT resources gives the student a broad perspective on IT strategy, including taking the responsibility for analyzing and developing proposals for all key elements in an IT strategy, including all IT governance issues for SME’s, and to be a driving project member in a project group responsible for developing an IT strategy in the largest organizations.

· Designing Information Systems for the Future focuses on changes and challenges in the information systems development landscape. This module will introduce the students to contemporary theories, methods and trends in ISD, and to the changing and developing needs for ISD capabilities and skills. Starting from an historical overview of ISD as an area of practice and research, the module willl introduce and discuss current trends in ISD; e.g. Global outsourcing of ISD, Software Process Improvement, Agile ISD, Bespoke systems development vs. (adaptions to) standard systems etc.

· Design for Use and Users critically examines design sensibility, a design vocabulary, and a familiarity with the rich traditions and histories of design methods. The three design methods of user centered design, usage centered design, and participatory design will be presented.

Teaching Methods
Interactive lectures and workshop