Syllabus for Information Systems and Business Development

Informationssystem och affärsutveckling

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2IS238
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Information Systems G1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2018-02-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-04-08
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and Mathematics 3b or 3c/Mathematics C, Social Studies 1b or 1a1+1a2, English 6
  • Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding, on completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • describe the role the subject information systems has in academia and society,
  • explain basic principles of business development and development of information systems and its included parts,
  • account at a general level for the relation between software engineering and knowledge development in the subject information systems.

Regarding skills and abilities, on completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • plan, carry out and interpret interviews in order to understand organisational needs in connection with development of information systems,
  • formulate requirements of digital information systems,
  • create basic conceptual models of activities and digital information systems,
  • identify possibilities and challenges with the use of digital resources in activities as well as strategies for digital business development.

Regarding judgment and approach , on the completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • search and evaluate sources in the area of information systems critically,
  • argue orally and in writing with a clear traceability to literature and collect data.

Content

The course introduces central concepts in the area of Information Systems and roll of system developer including concepts for business, and systems development, conceptual models and design research. During the course, students carry out interviews to investigate organisational needs and based on the results and literature develop conceptual models and design prototypes for digital information systems. The theoretical knowledge of business and system development is used to develop strategies for management and use of digital resources to solve challenges, create opportunities for business development and concretise the meaning of digitalization.

Instruction

The course is given in form of lectures, seminars, group work and laboratory work.

Assessment

The course is assessed through assignments.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.