N90335 Information System Management

Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale
Academic Year 2016/17 Second Semester

Learning Objectives

The main objectives of the course are:

  • to provide the basic notions regarding the IT and digital innovation
  • to develop a deep understanding of the issues of information management and strategy within an organization
  • to develop a deep understanding of the issues of information management and strategy across organizations in a supply chain or a cluster of firms
  • to develop the ability to analyze and manage business evolution in relationship to the adoption of IT in general

Learning targets

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the use and function of management information systems
  • Describe and evaluate information systems development processes and techniques
  • Identify and evaluate hardware and software requirements for information systems
  • Evaluate data management technologies
  • Explain the security risks associated with management information systems.
  • Develop knowledge on the most recent digital technologies

Course Content

Classes will be held by both LIUC faculty professors and Grenoble School of Management (France).

In synthesis, the lectures will cover the following main topics:

  • the role of information and IS within organizations
  • the relationship between IT and the structure the processes and the strategy of the organization
  • the sustainability of IS strategy and the IS strategic planning
  • software applications and IT systems for IS management: the role of “IT solutions” (e.g. ERP systems, KMS, CRM systems) with respect to business processes and strategies
  • IS development: approaches and methods to build and manage IS
  • digital innovation enabled by recent internet-based technologies (Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics, RFId, …)
  • tools and frameworks shaped on individual cases and problems, handling the complex and systematic relationships of various functions and issues (feasibility study, business process modeling)

Course Delivery

Face-to-face. Classes will include speech of experts coming from different firms and dealing with key topics of the course. The usage of online platforms for sharing documents might be considered.

Course Evaluation


  • Attendance adjustment: 10%
  • Class participation and cases/assignments discussion: 40%
  • Final written exam: 50%

Class participation assessment

  • Frequency: you regularly contribute to class discussion
  • Quality: you contribute quality comments
  • Respect: you behave responsibly in the classroom
  • Listening: you listen attentively to other students and the instructor

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