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Academic Year 2017/18
02PDWPH
Information systems
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Engineering And Management - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Demartini Claudio Giovanni ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PO ING-INF/05 33.5 4.5 42 0 10
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/05 8 C - Affini o integrative Attività formative affini o integrative
Subject fundamentals
This course is designed for students interested in the business domain, who are next to become business professionals. The main goal is to help them learn how to use and manage information technologies to improve the business process, better supporting business decision making and gain competitive advantage. A major emphasis is placed on up-to-date coverage of the Internet technologies treated in the perspective of a dynamic platform for business, commerce, and collaboration processes among all business stakeholders.
Expected learning outcomes
Main KSC can be summarized as follows:
-Understanding the concept of a system and how it relates to information systems;
-Defining why knowledge of information systems is important for business professionals;
-Giving examples to illustrate how the business applications of information systems can support a firm’s business processes, managerial decision making, and strategies for competitive advantage.
-Providing examples of several major types of information systems from experiences with business organizations in the real world.
-Identifying several challenges that a business manager might face in managing the successful and development and use of information technology in a business.
-Providing examples of the components of information systems.
-Showing that in an information system, people use hardware,
software, data, and networks as resources to perform input, processing, output, storage, and control activities that transform data resources into information products.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Basic competence, skills and knowledge of programming, database systems and computer networks.
Delivery modes
Lab activities address information systems life cycle management built around a specific case study.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
-Marakas, O'Brian, Introduction to Information Systems, 16th Ed., 2013.
-Course slides
Assessment and grading criteria
-Written tests
-Case study development

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17
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