Courses Bachelor Display 2016-2017

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Course title Information Management
Course code EBC2060
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 5-9-2016 28-10-2016 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Laury Bollen, Anant Joshi
For more information: l.bollen@maastrichtuniversity.nl; a.joshi@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
This course introduces students to the field of information management with particular emphasis on the management of information within Organisations. Students will be provided with opportunities to explore the basic concepts and principles of information management as well as apply these concepts and principles to practical problems. Advanced topics will also be introduced throughout the course to foster greater depth of understanding, to challenge students to think about established issues in new ways, and to highlight gaps in our current understanding. Some appreciation will also be fostered for the limitations of empirical research and for the unique challenges associated with the management of information.
Key Learning Objectives
 Develop an awareness and understanding of key principles, theories, and technologies related to the management of information
 Obtain experience in applying information management concepts to address substantive, real-world information management issues
 Appreciate how empirical research can guide efforts to address real-world information management issues
 Foster ability to communicate business issues to technical audiences and complex technical issues to non-technical audiences

Graduates have academic, evidence-based knowledge and understanding of theories, methods and tools in business/economics.
Graduates can apply their knowledge and understanding to identify and solve real life business/economic problems. This includes demonstrating analytical skills and a problem-solving attitude.
Graduates can inform Judgments on theoretical and practical business/economic issues.
Graduates can effectively communicate both to specialist and nonspecialist audiences. This includes demonstrating strong presentation skills, project- management skills and interpersonal skills.
Description
The course will discuss themes that are directly relevant to producing information management professionals. Some of these topics are:
1. Measuring the impact of IT on business performance
2. IT consumerization
3. Big Data: The role of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics
4 Information Security
All of these topics are on the top of the agenda of an information manager and practitioners are constantly looking for methods to better address these issues. For non IM specialists, a discussion of these topics helps to understand the most relevant problems that are part of using IT in organisations. Given the widespread use of IT, managers who are active outside the field of IT also deal with many of these same problems on a regular basis. The discussion of each topic will focus on methods and tools that are being used by practitioners to deal with these issues. For most topics, additional readings are available to provide background knowledge for students who lack the relevant prior knowledge.
Literature
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Prerequisites
There are no specific prerequisites for this course. However, it does build upon the basic understanding of the role of information systems in Organisations that is provided in an introductory MIS course such as the Management Information Systems course offered to International Business students (EBC2003). For further details on the topics covered in EBC2003 and the literature that is used please refer to EleUM.

An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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