Department of Business Administration
Dean:Dr. Friðrik Már Baldursson
MSc in Corporate Finance
Learning OutcomesView
Education cycle2
Degree titleMaster in Corporate Finance
Mandatory course on majorTeaching language
Optional course on majorPrerequisites for course
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1. yearPrint
SemesterSpring 2020
Level of courseN/A
Type of courseElective
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleNo schedule found.
Andrea Carugati
Information systems are vital for modern businesses. Information and the ability to process information are vital to exploit own resources, optimize production, and reach customers and other stakeholders. Many new business models are enabled by new forms of information processing, and all businesses need to continuously update their information systems (IS) to optimize their business performance. This process crosses the border of business and IT, and interdisciplinary skills are needed.This course focuses on the different phases of Information Systems Implementation. The course will tackle the main phases of IS implementation: Decision Making, IS project management (including IS the organization of IS development), and related organizational changes necessary to capitalize on new technologies. The course focuses on the challenges that organizations face in practice and how to cope with the complexities. The course introduces a range of methods and techniques that can be used to understand, plan and execute IS Implementations to enable students to participate in development, acquisition and implementation of IS.
Learning outcome - Objectives
Collection of facts, concepts, theories and techniques acquired by students. The student should be able to:    •       Describe the role of IT in changing organizations    •       Know the main (IT) project management tools and their function    •       Describe the dynamics of IT related change The ability to apply knowledge to different tasks related to implementation of information systems. The student should be able to:    •       Critically asses the relevance and value of information systems in different social and economic contexts.    •       Identify the information needs of organisational decision makers and address them through the selection and deployment of information systems.    •       Analyse organizational change processes related to IT implementation.    The ability to apply knowledge and skills in implementation of information systems. The student should be able to:    •       Assess and plan information system implementation projects and the related organizational change dynamics.    •       Analyse ongoing and plan future IT implementation projects and identify potential causes of friction and related remedies.
Course assessment
Active Participation (20%)The participation grade takes note of the student’s presence in class. Evaluation of students’ active participation, which activates concepts/theories from the syllabus, supports arguments, demonstrates critical thinking, skills and reflections (see learning outcomes).Participation in Simulation (20%)The students will be engaged in a simulation of IT-Driven change. The purpose of the simulation is to teach the students in a pragmatic way the different tools for carrying out IT-driven change and the dynamic effects of these tools. The simulation will take place on the last day of the course. Presence and active participation is required to obtain the grade.Final exam (60%)The final exam is a written, individual exam. The exam is open-book and designed as a take-home exam from 08:00 to 23:59 (16h).  It requires the students to perform an analysis of a case study using concepts and theories from the course. The exam is tightly aligned with learning outcomes and exercises conducted in class.
Reading material
No reading material found.
Teaching and learning activities
Teaching will be a combination of different approaches: lectures from teacher; lectures from guest lecturers-practitioners; case discussions and exercises. The teaching design relies on the students’ active participation and good preparation. The teaching methods reflect the stated learning outcomes of the course.
Language of instructionEnglish
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