This course is replaced by IN5430 – IT and Management.

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Course content

The course offers an overview over central managerial challenges related to development, implementation and management of IT solutions in current organizations. A general introduction to theories on organization and management is given, with a specific focus on socio-technical complexity. Both strategic and operational aspects of management are covered.

Learning outcome

Through the course you will gain knowledge on these topics:

  • IT governance – approaches, models and frameworks
  • IT strategy and how to organize the IT department
  • Project management
  • Vendor relations, contracts and purchases
  • Sourcing
  • Life cycle management and total cost of ownership
  • Enterprise Architectures
  • Management of complex systems and infrastructures


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Recommended previous knowledge

INF3290 or INF5210


Weekly lectures and workshops. There will be one mandatory project assignment (group work) including a report and a presentation which has to be approved in order to take the exam. During the workshops there will be discussions of the curriculum and discussions of the groups' projects.


The grading is based on an individually written home exam. Each candidate must participate in a mandatory group assignment which must be approved prior to the examination. This does not contribute to the grade.

Examination support material

All examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






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Every spring

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