Checking date: 30/05/2019

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 will encompass: * Lectures, aimed at presenting the knowledge to be acquired by the students. As supporting material, students will get slides/nots and will have basic reference texts to facilitate following the lectures and ulterior work. * Exercise resolution by the students, aimed at the self-evaluation and to attain the required capabilities * Practical sessions, in computer lab or based on case discussions * Personal student work, including study and tests
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.