0967 Information Systems Accountability and Performance Management I
Dr.Mag.Mag.rer.soc.oec Stefan Bauer, Bakk., Dr. Roman Walser
Course coordination:
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
01.09.2020 bis 02.10.2020
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Die Lehrveranstaltung wird nur im WS angeboten.
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Samstag 03.10.2020 12:00 - 16:00 Online-Einheit
Samstag 10.10.2020 09:00 - 13:00 Online-Einheit
Samstag 24.10.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 12.11.2020 09:00 - 12:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 19.11.2020 09:00 - 12:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 26.11.2020 09:00 - 12:00 Online-Einheit
Samstag 12.12.2020 09:00 - 11:30 Online-Einheit

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

All lectures and the exam can be held online using the LEARN platform and Microsoft Teams.

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 is mandatory: 80% attendance required to pass the course.


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.

! Important information !

The Covid19 pandemic causes several uncertainties for the upcoming winter semester starting on October 5th. If possible within the valid health regulations, the Information Systems program plans to fully return to the usual mode of classroom teaching with mandatory attendance. Nonetheless, an additional “plan B”-scenario for distance and/or hybrid teaching will be prepared for every class, which can be enabled if needed.

The program management will reevaluate the situation in September and decides then whether the classes will indeed start in the usual mode or in an alternative scenario. This decision will be announced in the syllabus until September 25 [for the classes starting in the mid of the semester until November 13].

We’re aware that the issue of visa is currently delayed and we’ll include this matter into our considerations. Should you be affected by such a delay, please inform us as soon as possible via

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