Managing Systems for Organizations, People and IT
90 hp Computer and Systems Sciences
The course gives an introduction to modern and alternative approaches to organisations, systems development, cognition and decision making. At the same time this course represents a deepening in systems theory.
The overall aim of the course is to give the student tools to study, diagnose and change organisations by using IT. This demands for an understanding of how IT is used in organisations and by decision makers, in what way people behave, how decisions are made, and how we learn.
After completing the course, the student should be able to: - apply systems thinking to organisations - diagnose an organisation’s viability by using a systemic model - have developed a holistic view of platforms for information and communication - model business processes based on principles for coordination and communication - compare different approaches to process thinking - distinguish important characteristics of a learning system - distinguish important characteristics of online communities for learning and support, and their applications in the area of e-health - characterize and explain the role of an IT-manager
The basic idea is to give systems scientists and students from other IT-programs an academic framework that will help them develop an organisational perspective on their technical knowledge. In the course, we discuss what IT has done and is doing for organisations. Organizational and process theories, decision-making, cognition, learning, eHealth, management in general and IT-management in particular are dealt with during the course.