Information Resource Management

Course Code: 
Specialization Courses

Course Description

In this course, students learn to appreciate the opportunities and challenges from the use of ICTs, though in-class analysis and discussion of case studies from the international context, so that they can identify and manage similar situations efficiently when encountered in practice.

Students in this advanced course study how information systems in organizations can be managed so that information resources are efficiently used. Four main axes define the learning outcomes of the course:

  • The strategic role of IT in contemporary business and strategic planning for information resources and systems
  • The business role of IT as a tool for supporting and promoting business functions and management and the managerial skills associated with this role
  • The functional structure (department/ services) of IT in contemporary business, its human resources and management
  • Broader social aspects related to the use of IT in contemporary business

The course material includes the following thematic areas:

  • Information sharing in organization
  • Change management in the development and implementation of information systems (IS) in organizations
  • Information resource management and IT department governance
  • Broader information resource management issues (e.g. privacy) and their societal implications.
  • Strategic value and international growth trends for the IT sector