International Management

Information Technology for International Companies

Lecture, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

The focus of this class is a “business“ view of Information Technology (I.T.) and its enabling role in international business. The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and their mission to align I.T. resources to global business strategy & process will be examined. The course presents management concepts & methods that lead to a solid understanding of information technology and its role in international business. Utilizing case studies, the student will practice & develop essential skills for the business professional. The course also reviews how to build consensus amongst business and technology professionals using modern approaches to strategic planning, business process reengineering and system development. Special emphasis will be given to Enterprise Applications, Business Intelligence solutions and the global I.T. Infrastructure that supports this. Students will learn to research, measure & assess a country’s I.T. ability to compete in a networked global economy.

Learning outcomes

Based on Module 4, the aim of this module is to provide students with a basic understanding of corporate finance, financial planning and risk management. Basic knowledge about financing, risks, risk management strategies and the connection with business decisions are conveyed. In addition to the theoretically-taught content, students get to know about IT solutions in which these aspects can be captured, mapped, analyzed, projected and optimized.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Berk/DeMarzo, Grundlagen der Finanzwirtschaft, 3. Auflage, Pearson; Hull, Risikomanagement, 4.Auflage, Pearson; Quirk, Excel 2016 for Business Statistics, Springer
Academic Journals: Journal of Finance; Harvard Business Review

Mode of delivery

VO, 1 THW, 1 Groups, 1 ASWS

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Finance 1

Assessment methods and criteria

Presentations, participation, term paper