Denmark, Aarhus

Management Information Systems

when 2 July 2014 - 22 July 2014
duration 3 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

The purpose of any Information System is to help an Organisation manage its business better. For instance, an Inventory Management System would assist the organisation in keeping track of stocks and optimising stock levels. An HR Information system would help in managing the key Human Resources of the organisation, and so on. With ever increasing complexities of business as well as management, now a days, Information systems are not merely required for improving efficiency of business operations; rather these systems are used for effective business decisions and achieving strategic advantage. As a result of the increasing role of Information Technology (IT) in an enterprise, the functions of information systems are changing. It is transforming from a technology provider to a strategic partner and from a resource to a strategic tool. Because of the increasing use and participation of IT in all processes and projects, all the managers, irrespective of their functional areas, need to understand, deploy and effectively manage Information Systems (ISs)/IT.
The research on IS has clearly established that in many cases, Information Systems do not meet the business needs for which they were originally intended and thus fail to provide the expected return on investment/ business value. There are several reasons for this failure that include lack of planning; lack of alignment of business and IT, communication gap between the business and IT professionals; lack of effective IT project management and so on. Most organizations tend to delegate the planning process to the IT Department, which in most cases views this as a technical problem rather than a solution to a business need.

Course leader

D.P. Goyal, Management Development Institute, Delhi

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

After the course, students are expected to learn: 1)The importance and concept of Information Systems(ISs)/Information Technology(IT) 2)Creating Information Systems Plan 3) Identifying Information Requirements and Methods of Systems Analysis 4) Issues in managing ISs/IT such as Enterprise Resources Planning( ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI) etc.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.