Management Information Systems

  • Master's Program Management, Communication & IT
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 2
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Ploder Christian
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students understand the basics of IT support for companies. They can understand how management information systems (MIS) work and know their use cases in digitalized companies. They can handle structured and unstructured data and plan and implement their creation and evaluation taking MIS systems into account. They know the tools of business intelligence and business analytics and are able to implement integrated concepts from data creation to the preparation of management decisions.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • Please note: Prerequisite knowledge from IT-relevant studies required!
Course contents
  • - Datawarehouse concepts and architectures
    - MIS terms and definitions
    - Practical applications of MIS
    - Management of Information Systems
    - Structure of the digital enterprise
    - Overview of Business Intelligence (BI) Systems
    - Application areas and challenges of BI
Recommended or required reading
  • - Laudon, K. & Laudon, J. (2018). Management Information Systems: Managing the digital firm - Global Edition. Pearson Education
    - Moss, L.T. & Atre, S. (2003). Business Intelligence Roadmap: The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision-support Applications. Addison-Wesley.
    - MIS Quarterly (DOI: 10.25300/MISQ)
    - International Journal of Decision Making (ISSN: 1741-5187)
    - International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining (ISSN: 1743-8195; ISSN: 1743-8187)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English