Information Systems and Business Development

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2IS238

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Information Systems G1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 8 April 2021
Responsible department
Department of Informatics and Media

Entry requirements

General entry requirements and Mathematics 3b or 3c/Mathematics C, Social Studies 1b or 1a1+1a2, English 6

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.


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.


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


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.