1780 Research Seminar on Information Management and Control
Univ.Prof. Dr. Edward Bernroider
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/09/19 to 10/10/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/14/19 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM D2.0.330
Wednesday 10/16/19 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM D2.1.103
Thursday 10/31/19 03:30 PM - 06:30 PM D2.3.103
Wednesday 11/13/19 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM D2.1.103
Thursday 11/14/19 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM D2.1.103
Tuesday 12/17/19 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM D2.0.330
Tuesday 01/21/20 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM D2.1.103
The course will cover the following topics:
  • Changing focus topics and research problems in IS Management and Control
  • Criteria for developing research proposals
  • Criteria for conducting research
  • Literature reviews
  • Research methods
  • Epistemological and methodological viewpoints 
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course students should be able to:
  • Understand the general requirements for research projects in IS Management and Control
  • Understand the usual steps and parameters of a literature search and what a good literature review needs to include
  • Conduct a systematic literature search to show the state-of-the art in the context of the given research aim
  • Select and apply the appropriate methodology to a research problem independently
  • Write-up a short seminar paper according to the requirements of academic writing in the field of IS Management and Control
  • Select the most important findings to be professionally presented in a concise manner.
  • Apply a range of transferable skills such as literature search, analytical skills, application of theory to real life situations, teamwork, presentation, motivation and interpersonal skills.

Attendance requirements

Mandatory attendance: In order to pass this course an overall attendance of at least 80% is required.

Teaching/learning method(s)
The course will be conducted in block mode. A number of individual meetings with the supervisors are a planned component of this course. The whole course is intended to be highly interactive. This course involves private study including guided reading associated with focus topics, independent work, and preparation for and production of a research assignment. 

Formative assessment will take place during each session when students can raise questions, discuss topics and present findings. Formal grading of work and learning outcome will include the quality of the research proposal (10%), final research paper (60%) and presentation (20%), and level and quality of active participation (10%). This reflects the multi-step research assignment with different deliverables graded separately.

Availability of lecturer(s)

Students are welcome to discuss course-related issues during weekly surgery hours or by appointment (email: or

Literature will be handed out in the class or uploaded to learn@wu
Last edited: 2019-04-04