Department of Applied Informatics
Specialization: Information Systems
Aims and objectives
To provide students with a high level of knowledge and skills in Information Systems and to train them in utilizing existing and emerging Information and Communication Technologies in businesses.
1. To provide a comprehensive background in computer science combined with the necessary organizational, management as well as entrepreneurship and innovation knowledge.
2. To develop the ability to appreciate the importance of information systems in a business environment and to clearly identify the relationships between information systems and businesses in order to align information systems with business strategy.
3. To develop the ability to analyze, design, develop, manage and implement information systems, in combination with the ability to critically evaluate the approaches and techniques used.
4. To understand the role of information systems in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation and in creating startup technology businesses.
5. To provide effective teamwork and team management skills, as well as competencies related to problem solving, and professional presentation of business proposals.
6. To develop skills related to career development in a business or research / academic environment.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
A. Knowledge and Understanding
1. know and understand the fundamental mathematical concepts, statistics, business management and economics for information systems
2. become familiar with the concepts and theories related to the development and operation of markets in which resources, goods and services will be aligned with customer expectations and service
3. understand the development, management and exploitation of business information systems, their impact on organizations and the use of information systems for business and management applications
4. develop appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment, responding to the needs and interests of the shareholders and managers of a business, as well as understanding current business issues
5. obtain insight into information systems, computer systems and networks, systems analysis and design, knowledge management and Internet systems
6. understand and apply a scientific approach towards development of business information systems and project management.
B. Intellectual skills
1. model data and events to fit the requirements of an information system for the purpose of understanding, analyzing, identifying and communicating
2. formulate specifications for the development of information systems and apply problem-solving skills to those specifications
3. analyze and evaluate the extent to which an information system meets the criteria laid down for its use and future development
4. associate professional, legal and ethical issues as well as security issues with the development and use of computer systems and applications
5. document the business logic for implementing and developing a particular information system.
C. Professional and Practical Skills
1. apply information-oriented techniques to solve general business problems
2. formulate solutions to a number of problems (qualitative and / or quantitative) that arise out of modern business methods
3. develop interpersonal skills, which may include effective recording, negotiation, persuasion and presentation, as well as effective teamwork
4. identify, design, develop and control information systems
5. disseminate technical information to technical, administrative, academic and user audiences
6. operate computing and networking infrastructure effectively based on an understanding of information systems.
D. Transversal skills
1. develop communication skills that may include the ability to present qualitative and quantitative information using the appropriate methods for each audience
2. develop personal productivity skills that may include the use of worksheets, databases, word processors and presentation software
3. develop study habits and acquire independent and self-managed learning skills, along with the ability to work as a team member
4. apply numeracy skills in understanding and presenting cases with quantitative aspects
5. demonstrate personal, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal, time and resource management skills
6. acknowledge the need for continuous professional development along with the need for lifelong learning.