Information Systems Strategy
2012-2013 - TØL4051 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

TØL4021 Management and Leadership for Sustainability

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is supposed to


  • Have advanced knowledge about the fundamentals and key aspects of strategic information management
  • Understand the effects of Information systems strategy planning, development, implementation and validation
  • Have advanced knowledge about Knowledge Management and Information Technology Management 


  • Communicate results and conclusions both oral and written with the discussion of knowledge and arguments which these are based on
  • Manage, organize and structure development and maintenance of Information Systems
  • Evaluate and suggest Information Systems regarding to organizational strategic goal and business benefits
  • Identify and analyze key components in an organizations IT platform and Information Systems 

General competence:

  • Describe the role of Information Systems and IT Management have
  • Understand how decisions about IT and management affects individuals, groups and organization


  • Conceptual developments in Information Systems Strategy
  • Information systems management , stages of growth
  •  Strategic Informations systems planning (SISP)
  • Information strategy model
  • Information technology strategy
  • knowledge management strategy

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course will be made accessible for both campus-  and remote students. Every student are free to choose the pedagogic arrangement form that are best fitted for her/his own requirement.

The lectures in the course will be given on campus and are open for both categories of students. Lectures that sums up the main issues in the lecture will also be available on internet through GUC’s learning management system (ClassFronter).

Tutoring are given at campus in accordance to announced times. In addition there will be at least on gathering at campus for remote students with mandatory laboratory exercises.

Tutoring is also available on internet.

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Essay, value quality on final paper

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

2 internal examiners

Re-sit examination

New deadline for improved paper

Examination support

All available material

Coursework Requirements

  • At least 60% of assignments done
  • Participate in at least 50% of the tutorials

Teaching Materials

Galliers, B. and Leidner, D.E. Eds. “Strategic Information Management – Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems” 4th ed. 2009. Routledge.