Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
3+2 Information Technology

Code Name Level Year Semester
CEN 551 Current Issues in Management Information Systems Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 3 150 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Meliha HANDZIC, Prof. Dr. Meliha HANDZIC, Prof. Dr.
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The overall aim of this course is to introduce students to the business applications of information technology. It evaluates the operating characteristics and organizational implications of business information systems from the viewpoint of management; Discusses strategic information planning, organizational change, systems-based decision making, and preliminary methodologies for systems analysis; and examines recent developments in information systems.

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Basic Concepts
  3. Enhancing Competitiveness through IT
  4. Competing in Digital Markets
  5. Competing in Digital Markets
  6. IT Infrastucture
  7. IT Investment Value Pathways
  8. Building Business Case for IT Investment
  9. Digital Enterprise and Extended Digital Enterprise
  10. IT Implementation & Change Management
  11. Project Management
  12. IT Risk Management and IT Governance
  13. Students’ Project Presentations
  14. Course Revision and Evaluation


    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    +Class participation110
    Case study120
    Research essay130
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Professional Knowledge and Skills: - Identify MIS application opportunities in business. - Explain the issues involved in the development and deployment of MIS. - Determine the usefulness of MIS to assist management in the planning and control of business operations. - Acquire an ability to participate in IT- enabled organizational systems, evaluate them, and contribute to system development efforts.
    • Transferable skills and other atributes: - Oral and written presentation: ability to express ideas clearly and precisely. - Critical thinking and problem solving: ability to analyse business processes and their information needs. -Team work: ability to collaborate in IS development projects. - Group discussions: ability to participate in group discussions on a given subject.
    • Sambamurthy V. and Zmud R. Guiding the Digital Transformation of Organisations, Legerity Digital Press, 2012.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14342
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
    Preparation for Final Examination12525
    Assignment / Homework/ Project13232
    Seminar / Presentation13232
    Total Workload: 150
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6