1093 Information Systems Accountability and Performance Management I
Univ.Prof. Dr. Edward Bernroider, Roman Walser, MSc (WU)
Course coordination:
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
02.09.2019 bis 07.10.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Die Lehrveranstaltung wird nur im WS angeboten.
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Donnerstag 10.10.2019 09:00 - 13:00 D2.0.030
Donnerstag 17.10.2019 09:00 - 13:00 D2.0.030
Donnerstag 24.10.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D2.0.030
Donnerstag 07.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D2.0.030
Donnerstag 14.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D2.0.030
Donnerstag 21.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D2.0.030
Mittwoch 18.12.2019 09:00 - 11:30 D2.0.030

Inhalte der LV

The course will offer theory and a project to cover the following topics:
- Central concepts and mechanisms
- IS accountability for management and leadership
- External accountability and IS compliance
- IS auditing and justification
- IS performance management tools and techniques
- IS project performance
- Enterprise IS risk management
- Stakeholder analysis, roles and responsibilities
- IS evaluation and decision making
- IS monitoring, audit trails and logging

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

By the end of this course students should be able to:
- Develop a critical understanding of the elements of IS Accountability and Performance Management related to IS services
- Understand the importance of IS Accountability for organizations
- Explain how the performance of IS services can assessed and optimized
- Understand the functions of information security management
- Summarize the reasons for IS fraud and abuse
- Demonstrate how globally recognized IT control frameworks that address risks can be used to develop and audit Internal Control Systems for IT
- Appraise security and compliance management policies and strategies in organizations.
- Conduct a research or application project for IS Accountability and Performance independently
- Apply a range of transferable skills such as literature search, analytical skills, application of theory to real life situations, teamwork, motivation and interpersonal skills

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance in class is mandatory.


This course firstly offers a theoretical module to introduce theories of IS Accountability and Performance Management. The main second part of this course involves working on, presenting and discussing either a research project or a practical application within the subject area. This course involves private study including guided reading associated with focus topics, independent small group work, and preparation for and production of coursework assignment.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Formal grading of work and learning outcome will include level and quality of active participation (10%), one written exam (30%), the style of presentations and handling of questions (10%), and the class-project assignment (50%), which may be based on single or group work. Individual contributions to the process of group work will be assessed through participants appraising and submitting a ‘Group Work: Peer & Self Assessment Form’ prior to their presentations. Non graded formative assessment will take place during each session when students will work on questions, discuss case studies or seminar papers in groups or alone.

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

Only Graduate Incoming Exchange Students and regular WU IS master students admitted.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Students are welcome to discuss course-related issues during weekly surgery hours or by appointment with the course lecturers.


A guided reading list will be provided and material will be uploaded to learn@wu.
Zuletzt bearbeitet: 04.04.2019