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Information Management Systems 2017/2018

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment


1. To describe the concept of “information system”
2. To identify the role of information systems in organizational management
3. To know the impact of information systems on organizational management
4. To know and characterize the types of information systems
5. To identify the best practices to adopt to improve the impact of information systems
6. To intrepret business processes models
7. To use information systems; Software Primavera (ERP) and Qlickview (BI); Excel (advanced)

Recommended Prerequisites


Teaching Metodology

Lectures, seminars, case studies, guided practice and practical exercices.

Body of Work

1. Information systems in organizations
a. The role of IT in IS
b. The impact of IS on organizations
2. Information systems and organizational strategy
a. Practices to adopt
3. Different types of information systems: characteristics and functionalities
4. Modelling business processes
5. Using an ERP (Primavera) and a BI (Qlickview); Advanced Excel

Recommended Bibliography

Pearlson, K.E. e C. S. Saunders, Managing and Using Information Systems A Strategic Approach, John Wiley & Sons, 2016
Chaffey, D. e Wood S., Business Information Management: Improving Performance Using Information Systems, Prentice Hall, 2014
Olson, D., Kesharwani, S., Enterprise Information Systems Contemporany Trends and issues, World Scientific, 2010

Complementary Bibliography

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Weekly Planning

WEEK 1: Presentation of the curricular unit, learning and evaluation objectives; Concept of Information System; Technologies and information systems in organizations
WEEK 3: Impact of IS on organizations; Alignment of IS with organizational strategy: best practices
WEEK 4: Different types of information systems: ERP, CRM, BI, SCM and others
WEEK 5: Assessment (written test); Business Process Modeling
WEEK 10: Individual Practice Test
WEEK 11: Working group: PRIMAVERA SW
WEEK 12-13: QlickView (BI)
WEEK 14: Work presentation
WEEK 15: Work presentation; Portfolio delivery

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Through the presentation of the IS in organizations the students shall be able to identify the role of IS in organizational management. In order to be able to know the impact of IS on organizational management and to identify the best practices to adopt to increase the IS impact, new organizational models supported by IT will be presented. The need for aligning IS and organizational strategy and the best practices to adopt will be discussed. Finally through the presentation and characterization of different types of IS the students shall be able to characterize different types of IS and to define the concept of IS. Through examples and practical exercises the students will learn to interpret business processes models. Through demonstration and guided practice the students shall be able to use different IS.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

For any of the first five learning objectives, different strategies of active learning will always be used. Through group research and inter-group discussion, students will describe the concept of information system and identify the role of information technologies in information systems. Through guided reading, video viewing and group and inter-group discussion, students will recognize the impact of information systems on organizations and identify best practices to enhance the impact of ITS. In order for students to be able to characterize types of information systems (ERP, CRM, BI and SCM) the expository method with interpolation will be used. For any of these objectives at the end of the class, questions will be asked to conciliate concepts and e the concept map will be elaborated. Through practical examples and exercises students will be able to read business process models. Through hands-on practical demonstration (Primavera, QlickView, Excel) students will be able to use these systems.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Commitment to qualityYesYes
Ethical and responsible behaviour  
Event organization, planning and managementYes 
Initiative and entrepreneurship capabilityYes 
IT and technology proficiencyYesYes
Problem Analysis and AssessmentYesYes
Relating to others  
Research skills  
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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