Information Systems


  • To know in depth how the different typologies of information systems are changing the reality of organizations;
  • Characterize the main business applications and architectures of information systems;
  • Ability to parameterize an ERP;
  • Know how the Internet, e-Business, e-Commerce, Social Networks and Mobile Computing are changing the reality of organizations;
  • Ability to develop a web portal;
  • Know digital business models

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Aneesh Zutshi, António Carlos Bárbara Grilo


Weekly - 3

Total - 42

Teaching language



Not aplicable


Management Information Systems (15th Edition), by Kenneth C. Laudon  and Carol Guercio Traver, Prentice Hall, ISBN-13: 978-0134639710

Relevant papers about the various topics of the programme.

Teaching method

The teaching method is based on the principles:

· Oral presentation by the teacher;

· Performing and presentation of group work;

· Assessment of knowledge and individual performance.

Evaluation method

The final evaluation will be:

- 1 Case Study on Big Data Applications: 10% (Only Presentation)

- Assignment 1 on ERP Systems: 50% (Presentation 50%, Video 25%, Report 25%)

- Assignment 2 on E-Commerce Web Design and Management: 40% (Presentation 60%, Report 40%)

Final grade = 10 % Case Study + 50 % Assignment 1 + 40% Assignment 2

 Approval occurs if Final Mark is equal or greater than 9.5 points.

Subject matter

  1. Definition of Information Systems;
  2. Information Systems Characterization and Information Systems typologies;
  3. 3. Business applications
  4. Information Systems Architectures
  5. ERPs;
  6. The Internetl, e-business,  e-commerce and social networks;
  7. Portal development;
  8. New Digital Business Models


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