Applied IT Management in the Digital Age

IS 513 for Master's program (MMM and Business Informatics)

General Information

Spring 2021
Lecturers Dr. Michael Grebe, Dr. Dr. Michael Harnisch
Course Format Lecture and Case Study
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Language English
Grading Written exam (80%) and case study (20%)
Exam Date tbd
Formal Prerequisite IS 512 (enrollment in the same semester is possible, but must be passed for admission to examination)
Information for Students Limited to 80 participants. Registration, Schedule: Portal2,
Course material: Ilias
Deborah Mateja, M.Sc.

Deborah Mateja, M.Sc.

Contact person Applied IT Management in the Digital Age

For further information please contact Deborah Mateja.

    Course Information

  • Brief Description

    IT management today is challenged by fast technological change, new digital opportunities, growing cost pressure, and increasing business and regulatory requirements. IT management needs to ensure that IT functions become much more agile, flexible and efficient than ever before. For a state of the art IT management, a solid knowhow with regard to

    • Intelligent demand management
    • Application and data architecture
    • IT infrastructure
    • Organization and workforce management
    • Business/IT governance and lean IT processes
    • Sourcing and location setup incl. vendor and partner management

    is crucial.

    In addition, it is expected that IT managers have a good understanding of the core business of their company (business/IT alignment) and sound IT cost management capabilities. Furthermore, IT managers need to be able to understand opportunities of digitization, evaluate the value of new technologies and drive digital transformation jointly with the business.

    Aim of Module

    The lecture addresses key challenges that IT management is facing today and explains the capabilities and tools required to manage these challenges successfully. The concrete application of the lectured content will be explained using selected case studies. The lecture focuses on banking as one concrete industry example. The fundamental principles, however, can be applied across industries

  • Lecture

    Lecturer Dr. Michael Grebe,Senior Partner at the Boston Consulting Group
    Comment Block module (see syllabus), at least 80% of attendance (2 block modules may be missed max.)


    Date Time Room
    21.5.2021 9.00 am – 5.00 pm BWL-ZOOM-01
    12.6.2021 9.00 am – 5.00 pm BWL-ZOOM-01