Credits: 6

Schedule: 12.09.2017 - 25.10.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Adjunct Professor, Ph.D. (Econ.) Johanna Bragge

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV Spring (2018-2019) Otaniemi campus

IV Spring (2019-2020) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

40% assignments
60% exam



Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Contact teaching 24h
- Independent work 133 h
- exam 3h
Total 160h (6 ECTS)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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)

or newer edition

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


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Maximum number of students admitted is 130. Priority list for selection of students:
1. ISM BSc students
2. ISM Minor students
3. Other BSc students
4. Exchange students
5. Other BIZ students
6. Other Aalto students