Information Systems Management - 1st semester


1 Understand the role of IS in business activities
2 Identify and analyze the impact of IT on competitive advantage
3,4 Evaluate hardware and software needs, capabilities, and requirements for today´s agile markets
5 Understand database management systems for organizations
6 Evaluate the organizational, managerial, and technical factors involved in the successful implementation of ebusiness
7 Understand the business value of enterprisewide
business systems
8 Understand and evaluate critical business and technical factors affecting ecommerce
9 Understand how can IS support managerial decision making
10 Evaluate existing business strategies, understand IT strategies, and assess the fit between them
11 Demonstrate how to apply appropriate technological systems and infrastructures to support a business IS solution
12 Understand security and ethicsrelated
issues in managing IS
13 Assess the current state of enterprise and global management of IT

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Carlos Tam Chuem Vai (NOVA IMS)


Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





1) Laudon, K. C., Laudon, J. P.: Management Information Systems 13/e, Prentice Hall, 2013
2)O’Brien, J. A., Marakas, G. M.: Management Information Systems, 10th Ed., McGrawHill
Irwin, 2011
3)Turban, E., Volonino, L.: Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy, 7th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2010 The readings handed out in the class or/and available on the course web page

Teaching method

Lectures and class discussions (students are expected to actively participate in the discussions)
Case studies
Team seminar works (group paper projects) with presentations

Evaluation method

Final examination
Assessment methods:Class assignments (case studies) 40%; Team seminar works (papers) with presentations 30%; final examination 30%.

Subject matter

Module I Foundations Concepts
1 Foundations of Information Systems in Business
2 Competing with Information Technology
Module II Information Technologies
3 Computer Hardware
4 Computer Software
5 Databases Management
Module III Business Applications
6 eBusiness Systems
7 Enterprise Business Systems
8 eCommerce Systems
9 Supporting Decision Making and Business Intelligence
Module IV Development Processes
10 Developing Business/IT Strategies
11 Developing Business/IT Solutions
Module V Management Challenges
12 Security and Ethical Challenges
13 Enterprise and Global Management of Information Technology


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