4996 Foundations of Information Management and Control
Peter Virag, Ph.D.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/20/19 to 03/02/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 03/05/19 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.133
Thursday 03/07/19 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM D1.1.074
Tuesday 03/12/19 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM EA.6.026
Thursday 03/14/19 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM TC.4.03
Tuesday 03/19/19 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.01
Thursday 03/21/19 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM D3.0.225
Tuesday 03/26/19 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM D2.0.326
Thursday 03/28/19 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM TC.5.03
Tuesday 04/02/19 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM D5.1.003
Thursday 04/04/19 02:15 PM - 04:45 PM D4.0.022

The course covers the following areas:

  • Information Systems  - The purpose and benefits in a digital enterprise
  • Information Systems, Organizations and Strategy
  • IT infrastructure - Hardware components, Cloud computing, Servers etc.
  • Telecommunications, the Internet and Wireless Technology
  • Enterprise applications - ERP, Supply Chain Management Software, CRM software 
  • Common roles in the IT department I.: The IT Analyst - Development process models, requirement engineering
  • Common roles in the IT department II: The Test Manager - Test cycles, functional and non-functional test methods 
  • IT Security - Threats, tools, management and financial aspect of security
  • Social issues of Information systems - Ethical and moral dimensions of IS


Course book: selected chapters from Laudon, Jane P., Laudon, Kenneth C. (2017). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, 15th Global Edition. Pearson Education Limited

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand what an information system is and how it can help organizations
  • Understand the basics of the most important hardware, software and operating systems used in a business context.
  • Understand the concepts of the software life cycle and the associated quality assurance.
  • Describe information systems for different purposes.
  • Describe what data is and how to convert it to meaningful information.  
  • Know about common IT threats and about protective measures.
Attendance requirements

PI rules applicable: 80% of the time students must be present. 

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Lecture
  • Active discussion and cooperation with students
  • Individual and group work in and outside class
  • Individual closed book tests 4 times at the beginning of the classes (4x15=60)     
  • Group home assignment (20)
  • Group presentation in class (20)
  • Active participation in class (10x1)


Therefore students can achieve maximum 110 points. 

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

This course is part of the SBWL Information Management and Control.

Students need to first enroll into this SBWL successfully and then into this course.  

Please see the website of the SBWL:

Last edited: 2019-01-14