Checking date: 22/01/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Management and information systems
Study: Master in Industrial Engineering (226)

Coordinating teacher: DURAN HERAS, ALFONSO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Skills and knowledge to organize and manage companies Skills and knowledge on strategy and planning, applied to different organizational structures Knowledge of Management Information Systems, industrial organization, production and logistic systems and quality management systems. Skills and knowledge in integrated project management
Description of contents: programme
* Foundations of Information Systems (IS) ** General concepts: Data, Information, Information Systems * IS Procurement / Development ** Custom develoment vs. package acquisition ** Development methodologies. Technological foundations ** Open Software. Open Source. *Telecommunications ** Distributed IS. Networks: LAN, WAN ** Cloud computing. Technological foundations * Information Management **Database Management Systems * Integrated IS. ** Interfunctional business processes. * Implementation and adaptation of IS / Integrated IS ** Who adapts to whom? BPR vs. customization * IS for Management (Executive Information Systems) ** Decision Support Systems ** Data warehouses. Big Data * Current IS trends ** IT evolution. Hw, Sw, Security. ** Inter-company IS. Electronic Commerce ** IS and strategic management ** Other trends
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities : * Lectures. (0,4 ECTS) * Exercise resolution sessions. Exercises solved in the classroom to ensure assimilation of the contents. (0,4 ECTS) * Computer lab or case discussion sessions (0,2 ECTS) * Personal student work, including study and tests (2 ECTS) Learning methodologies: * Lectures by the instructor, supported by computer and audiovisual tools. Bibliography to complement the learning process will be provided. * Resolution of practical cases, exercises, etc. ... proposed by the instructor, either individually or as a group * Class presentation / discussion, moderated by the instructor, of practical cases and contents related with the subject * Individual or group preparation of reports or analysis (mainly during the computer lab sessions and through the assigned MOOC)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Laudon, K.C.; Laudon, J.P.. Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. Prentice Hall.
Additional Bibliography
  • Henry C. Lucas Jr. Information Technology: Strategic Decision Making for Managers. John Wiley & Sons.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.