Digital Business and Information Systems


Course Objective

Bridging theory and practice (theory):
- Apply scientific theories, concepts and frameworks in the
organizational context.
- Reflect critically about the role of digital innovations and
information systems in the contemporary organizational contexts.
Bridging theory and practice (application):
- Assess and analyse the deployment of digital innovations and
information systems as a basis for value creation and appropriation.
Professional / social skills:
- Elaborate a digital business concept and pitch it to business
- Work in a self-managed team and assess one’s role and contribution in
the team context.

Course Content

Most of the course matter will be dealt with in context of the question:
How can digital innovations and information systems (IS) contribute to
value creation? To answer this question this course will consider an
organization’s (actual) IS resources in context of digital trends.
Today’s business managers must be able to address the implications of
digital innovations like social networking (e.g. Twitter, FaceBook,
LinkedIn,, and Pinterest),blockchain technology,
internet of things, virtual reality, big data, and artificial
intelligence on business strategies,
decision making, trust building and business models. Exemplary questions
in this context are: Does IT matter? What are the core systems of our
digital strategy? How do we connect with the world? How does the nature
of decision making change due to digital innovations? How can we build
trust in a digital world? How to create and capture value through
digital innovation?

This course is based on the premise that theory goes hand in hand with
practice. As such several business cases will be presented and
discussed, and business partners will actively participate in the

Teaching Methods

Lectures, Tutorials, Dragons’ Den Workshop

Method of Assessment

Paper Assignment
Peer Evaluation


Academic Papers, News and Journal Articles, Professional Journals.

Additional Information

This course is only open for students in the Digital Business and
Innovation master’s programme.

Custom Course Registration

This course is only open for students in the Digital Business and Innovation master’s programme.

Recommended background knowledge

Basic knowledge on digital innovation, information technology, business
models, and information systems.
Basic courses on professional (presentation) skills.

General Information

Course Code E_BA_DBIS
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. J.F.M. Feldberg
Examiner prof. dr. J.F.M. Feldberg
Teaching Staff M. Shafeie Zargar

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group, Response class