Business Information Systems

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Information Systems

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SKILLS – STUDENTS CAN CONDUCT A BASIC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH
    ACADEMIC SKILLS
    After successfully completing this course, the student 
    - is able to put forward well-founded, substantiated points of view in written format (Argumentation)

    BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE
    KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates theoretical and empirical knowledge concerning the relevant areas in international business administration
    After successfully completing this course, the student:
    - can explain the basic theories, models and concepts of the technological and organizational aspects of information systems and digital innovation

    APPLICATION: Can propose a solution to an international real-life business problem by applying relevant theories and methodologies. After successfully completing this course, the student:
    - Is able to provide practical solutions to a (real-life) case by applying theory about the technological and organizational aspects of information systems and digital innovation in specific practice situations

    SOCIAL SKILLS – STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL ROLES IN A CROSS-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT

    After successfully completing this course, the student:
    - is able to present (both orally and in writing) on technological and organizational aspects of information systems and digital innovation in specific practice situations
    - can work well in a team and reflect on his/her own role in the team 

    COURSE CONTENT
    Business Information Systems (BIS) is an introductory course on the role of Information Systems (IS) in organizations. Worldwide, IS are prominently present in organizations and information is a crucial resource for an organization’s survival. BIS focuses on how IS help managing information resources and on how organizations can benefit from these IS. In the course, we cover various topics, starting from digital innovation. Some have a more managerial focus, such as IS strategy, structure, and culture, while others have a more technical focus, such as the basics of programming and databases, recent technological developments, and security. We take an international perspective on these topics and pay extra attention to outsourcing, offshoring, and how cultures differ with regard to IT and IS adoption and use.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures Tutorials

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Written exam - individual assessment (Interim) assignments - group assessment Mandatory attendance tutorials

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