Information Technology in Business

2021/2022

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module provides the student with the basic knowledge of information technology in a business environment. It introduces the key concepts and architecture of information systems and gives an overview of the available information technology applications for decision-making and managerial action. It provides broad knowledge on contemporary technologies, covering the basics of IT infrastructure, database management, and trends in information systems, as well as providing a more specific introduction to the functionality of tools used in different business areas, such as marketing, supply chains, human resource management, innovation and knowledge management.

The module explains the basics of enterprise applications used in organisations, different information systems that are suitable for different types of organisations and for different types of decision-making, the choices managers and business specialists have when retrieving information from different systems, and the kind of challenges one may face when selecting, using or improving existing information systems.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • the fundamental elements and architecture of information systems in organisations.
  • different types of information technology applications and their role in management and decision-making.
  • trends in management information systems.

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • navigating the field of management information systems and current technologies available in the market.
  • selecting the appropriate information system solutions for different business situations and managerial purposes.
  • using the necessary concepts, theories, and methods to control the flow of materials and information in the organisation.

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • evaluating and justifying the information technology choices of an organisation.
  • contributing to the successful selection and implementation of information systems in business.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Exam

Exams

Name of examInformation Technology in Business
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual examination.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInformationsteknologi i virksomheder
Module codeBAEØK202029
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Business Economics
DepartmentAAU Business School
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences