Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Information technology and data have changed how businesses operate and succeed in today s global economy. Organizations can now use IT and data to transform themselves and achieve a tremendous competitive advantage. On the other hand, those organizations that are not mastering these assets might not exist in the near future. This course highlights how new technologies and data are changing the current business environment and what effect it has on today's students. The course addresses the major principles of Management Information Systems (MIS) in order to prepare managers to understand the strategic role of information technology and data in the digital economy. This course aims to give students what they need to succeed in the current digital economy.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 13.09.2016 - 20.10.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Johanna Bragge

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Johanna Bragge

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1. Information Systems and the Role of General and Functional Managers
    2: Information Systems Defined
    3: Organizational Information Systems and Their Impact
    4: The Changing Competitive Environment
    5: Digital Business
    6: Strategic Information Systems Planning
    7: Value Creation and Strategic Information Systems
    8: Value Creation with Information Systems
    9: Appropriating IT-Enabled Value Over Time
    10: Funding Information Systems
    11: Creating Information Systems
    12: Information Systems Trends
    13: Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Ethics

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    60% assignments
    40% exam



  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Online-course: lecture videos available online: 24h, independent work: 133h, exam: 3h
    In-class course:
    Contact teaching 24h
    - Independent work 133 h
    - exam 3h

    Total 160h (6 ECTS)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Piccoli, G. and Pigni, F. (2018): Information Systems for Managers Without Cases, Edition 4.0
    ISBN: 978-1-943153-51-0


    Piccoli, Gabriele and Pigni, Federico (2017) INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS without Cases, Edition 3.1, ISBN: 978-1-943153-07-7 (paper-back), 978-1-943153-06-0 (eTextbook)


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    13 Climate Action