International Summer School for Advanced Study

Introduction to Management Information Systems

in cooperation with the University of North Carolina Wilmington – UNCW / USA

  • HSB LogoIntensive course: 60 hours / one field trip included
  • Course language: English
  • Number of participants: circa 20

Course date

9 July – 3 August 2017

Registration deadline

The deadline for registration is extended until 1st April 2017.

Course language

English

Language level

B2-C2 / Intermediate and advanced level

Credits

4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS*
* Please note: These credits can be transferred to your home university/institution. It is recommended to verify with your home university/institution that the grades you earn in Bremen can be applied to your curriculum or course of study.

Syllabus and Faculty

Introduction to Management Information Systems

Lectures, excursion and assessments 60 hours
Group work, individual preparation and reading 50 hours
Total duration 110 hours
Objectives

This course is designed to introduce students to the impacts of information systems on the firm, industry, society and the economy. The management of the information resource and issues related to accessing, processing, and distributing information within a business context are emphasized. Students will analyze the role of information systems in reaching organizational objectives including communication, collaboration, performance improvement and strategy implementation. Skill-based learning will reinforce strategic information systems concepts.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand how information systems enable and support the operations of a firm.
  2. Understand how information systems help firms gain competitive advantage.
  3. Understand the role of information systems to capture and distribute organizational knowledge and intelligence, and to enhance management decision making.
  4. Identify and describe the components of information systems, including hardware, software, data storage, and networking.
  5. Identify ethical, moral and legal issues related to the storage and dissemination of information and the use of information systems.

The course format will be a mixture of lectures, assignments and class discussion. No prior coursework is required.

Contents

Module 1
Introduction to Management Information Systems

Module 2
Cross-cultural Management and Communication
German language – a short introduction


Module 3
Plant tour Mercedes Benz Bremen

Timetable PDF Download application/pdf
Teaching method Lectures, workshops, project work
Assessment Continuous assessment and final test
Syllabus update/created September 2016: PDF Download application/pdf
Faculty Professor Dr. Judith Gebauer
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Cameron School of Business
University of North Carolina Wilmington / USA
Lecturers for Cross-cultural Management and German Language / Hochschule Bremen

Certificate / transcript of records

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and transcript of records will be issued to each participant.
Successful participants can earn 4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS.

Course participants

Students of economics, business studies, management studies and interested persons. Minimum age 18 years.

Accommodation

For information concerning the accommodation please see "room and board".

Tram and bus ticket

As a participant in the International Summer School on arrival you will receive a ticket for public transport (tram + bus) for the duration of the course. With this ticket you can use all trams and buses within the city of Bremen. For travels on the night trams/buses on the weekend a surcharge of EURO 1 per ride is due.

Additional Information

  • Internet access and e-mail are available to every participant.
  • During the entire stay tutors of the Hochschule Bremen will be available and will take care of participants’ needs.

Activities program

An attractive and colourful leisure program provides participants with ample opportunities to discover Bremen and Germany (in part subject to charge).

  • guided city tour
  • welcome and farewell parties
  • leisure activities
  • excursions and trips

For more information please see "leisure activities".

Insurance

For the duration of your stay in Germany we recommend taking out a health and accident insurance policy as well as a third party insurance. The Hochschule Bremen will not be liable for any costs arising in the case of either sickness or injury.
Summer school fees do not include any insurance coverage.

Insurance
ifk-bremen.de/en/insurance

Course fee*

Introduction to Management Information Systems
9 July – 3 August EURO 900 Registration

* The course fee includes:

  • information packet with city guide
  • Seminars and lectures
  • Teaching material
  • Program related excursion
  • Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)

* The course fee excludes:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Health and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities

The program may be subject to change.