Business Information Systems

2019-2020

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

Method of Assessment

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

Literature

Book and selection of papers

General Information

Course Code E_IBA2_BIS
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. M. Boons
Examiner dr. M. Boons
Teaching Staff dr. M.G.A. Plomp
dr. M. Boons

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture
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