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Information Management for CS - Period 5 Social Sciences & Humanities Program Spring 2025 Semester - Amsterdam

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Information Management for CS - Period 5

Information Management for CS - Period 5 Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Primary Subject Area: Computer Sciences
Instruction in: English
Course Code: XB_0087
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 100
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 84


No organization can do without information systems. For some organizations, such systems are even of strategic relevance, as they offer a clear competitive advantage. Think, for example, of how Amazon has become such a dominant retailer or how an organization as Uber has conquered the taxi market.

This course explains the relevance and use of information systems in modern organizations. We will briefly sketch how the role of information systems has developed over the years to reach its current ubiquitous level. Special attention is devoted to the rise of the internet and its impact on traditional organizations, as well as the emergence of new types of (cloud-based) organizations.

Reasoning from the organizational importance of information systems, we will look into the way information systems are developed such that organizations can achieve their objectives. We will pay considerable attention to an important phase in information system development, namely how we analyze and model business processes. For this purpose, we will rely on the use of classical Petri nets.

This course will approach the topic of information management in breadth and in depth. Breadth is achieved by giving an overview of all relevant topics in the area of information management; depth is attained by introducing students to a powerful, formal modeling technique that they will learn to master in the context of rganizational analysis.

Contact hours listed under a course description may vary due to the combination of lecture-based and independent work required for each course therefore, CEA's recommended credits are based on the ECTS credits assigned by VU Amsterdam. 1 ECTS equals 28 contact hours assigned by VU Amsterdam.

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