MSc IT Management

MSc IT Management

Location:  Monheim am Rhein, Germany
Start Date:  Contact Centre
Courses Info
Course Information

This specialist programme is delivered by Akademie für Unternehmensmanagementin German and is open to MBA graduates.

Contact

Akademie für Unternehmensmanagement

Rheinpromenade 3
40789 Monheim am Rhein,
Germany

Tel: +49 21 73 59 69 100
Fax: + 49 21 73 59 69 102
Website: http://www.afum.de/studienangebote-master-start.aspx
Contact: Dr. Hubert Shaefer

The module will be delivered in intensive presence blocks in part-time, in which the emphasis is not only on traditional lectures, but also on examples of best practice in which high levels of interaction between lecturers and students are the decisive elements of teaching and learning. Additional contemporary learning methods, including non-assessed presentations may complete the student-centred focus on participants’ individual achievements.

Programme Content

1.  IT-Security

IT security is one further very important field driving the agenda of organisations. Inside and outside an organisation threats are permanently endangering any firm and its stakeholders. Security systems are permanently improved, but new built barriers are frequently overcome in very short time.

The Module will not only elaborate the application and implementation of profound security systems. It will address the psychological side and the economical impact, which breaches of security systems involve.

Frameworks of multi-level and multi-lateral security will be learned and what access control systems, cryptography, biometrics or electronic and information warfare mean for business success and progress.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to:

  •  Structure profound IT security system
  •  Understand the importance of in-built IT-security with reference to tangible business activities, but also intangible drivers like reputation and credibility of an organisation
  •  Assess network attack and defence systems
  •  Manage the progressive development of secure systems

2. Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence has become a highly important field for any organisation. In the corporate set of values, in which Information Capital is indispensable for sustainable value creation Business Intelligence is one of the core activities in which IT is a key centre. This Module examines the manifold opportunities to collect significant amounts of data and process them to make meaningful outputs for informed decisions.

The studies embrace technologies, which enable organisational memories and integrate information into decision processes on all levels of activities. Whether customer intelligence, competitor intelligence or market intelligence, good business intelligence is the IT-facilitated 360 degree radar system of surveillance and preparation to meet the challenges of turbulent markets and demanding customers.

A sound development of the infrastructure and the data collection and processing are highly important. The better this design is structured and the more meaningful the procession is, the better an organisation is prepared for moves and progressive actions in hyper-competitive marketplaces.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Students should be able to:

  •  Understand the essential instruments and frameworks of Business Intelligence to further organisational Information Capital
  •  Evaluate the use of technology for effective integration of data in a variety of contexts with regard to the diversity of functional needs
  •  Apprehend the IT-based application of Business Intelligence for future- oriented decision-making processes
  •  Recognise barriers of and for Business Intelligence with reference to moral and ethical behaviour of organisations

3. IT for Business Innovation

Latest research has created the notion of the Big Four, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. All are corporations, which have created values going far beyond the usual development of organisations. All of them have one commonality, their performance is subject to innovation strongly related to IT.

The Module researches, how IT drives innovation and changes the world of modern business. New concepts like Open Innovation, Wikinomics or the ‘Thank You’ business model are consequences, which were enabled by IT. Customised research adapting consumer behaviour to tailored suggestions, search engine marketing and search engine optimisation are centred around and based on IT.

This Module explores, how businesses can take advantage of IT and make best use of it to develop innovative ways of doing business and differentiate themselves in their competitive environment.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Students should be able to:

  •  Understand the differences of different degrees of innovation, from incremental and marginal to radical and architectural
  •  Apprehend contemporary innovative concepts like, e.g., search engine optimisation and marketing
  •  Recognise business opportunities in consumer-driven market, business and technology developments
  •  Understand IT-facilitated shifting consumer behaviour and trends
  •  Evaluate threats to established business models based on consumer- based circumventions via the democratising use of ICT