Information Systems B: Business and IT Development I

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2IS061

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Information Systems G1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 4 June 2020
Responsible department
Department of Informatics and Media

Entry requirements

15 credits in information systems or the equivalent

Learning outcomes

In terms of knowledge and understanding, after completed course the student should be able to:

  • briefly describe how information systems are developed and implemented in organisations,
  • describe procedures for formulating requirements specifications for information systems,
  • describe what a business model is and what its uses are,
  • describe the relationship between business models and requirements specifications for information systems,
  • describe what a language for business modeling is,
  • describe how planning and management of processes for business modeling are carried out.

In terms of skills and abilities, after completed course the student should be able to:

  • read and interpret business models,
  • construct business models,
  • derive requirements for an information system based on business models,
  • plan, document and manage business modeling projects,
  • identify a problem and conduct a study in the form of an essay in the subject area, using scientific sources and appropriate methods

In terms of evaluation and analysis, after completed course the student should be able to:

  • evaluate the quality of business models,
  • evaluate proposed processes for business modeling,
  • evaluate given languages ​​for business modeling,
  • critically evaluate sources and methodological approaches in conducting a study in the subject area.


The course addresses business modeling as a tool for system developers in formulating information system requirements specifications that should support an organisation's operations. The course introduces the student to business modeling, language for business modeling, and planning and management of work to formulate business models. The course contains both theoretical foundation and practical exercises intended to develop the student's ability to formulate and use business models. The work on business modeling is positioned in relation to the formulation of requirements specifications for an information system, as well as to the work on developing and introducing such in business. Within the frame of the course, the student will write an essay in the field and present it in a seminar.


Lectures, seminars, supervision, and project work.


The course is examined through individual and group-based 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.