General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Rosa Herrero Antón

Trimester: First term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Sandra Obiol Madrid
Jose Luis Torres Soto 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan

The subject will be taught in Catalan. Students will be able to address the teacher in the language that is most comfortable for them.

Some content, transparencies and bibliography will be in English.


Basic skills
  • B2_That students know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional way and have the skills they demonstrate by developing and defending arguments and solving problems within their area of ​​study

  • B3_Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of ​​study), to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues

  • B4_That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences

  • B5_That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy

Specific skills
  • EIS1_Ability to develop, maintain and evaluate software services and systems that meet all user requirements and that behave reliably and efficiently, are affordable to develop and maintain and comply with quality standards, applying theories, principles, methods and software engineering practices

  • EIS2_Ability to assess customer needs and specify software requirements to meet those needs, reconciling conflicting goals, by seeking acceptable compromises, within the limitations of cost, time, the existence of already developed systems and of the organizations themselves

  • EIS3_Ability to solve integration problems based on available strategies, standards and technology

  • EIS4_Ability to identify and analyze problems and design, develop, implement, verify and document software solutions based on adequate knowledge of current theories, models and techniques

  • EIS5_Ability to identify, assess and manage potential associated risks that may arise

  • EIS6_Ability to design appropriate solutions in one or more application domains, using software engineering methods that integrate ethical, social, legal and economic aspects

  • ESI1_Ability to integrate Information and Communications Technology solutions and business processes to meet the information needs of organizations, enabling them to achieve their goals effectively and efficiently, thus achieving competitive advantage

  • ESI2_Ability to determine the requirements of the information and communication systems of an organization, taking into account security aspects and compliance with current regulations and legislation

  • ESI3_Ability to actively participate in the specification, design, implementation and maintenance of information and communication systems

  • ESI4_Ability to understand and apply the principles and practices of organizations, so that they can act as a link between the technical and management communities of an organization and actively participate in user training

  • ESI5_Ability to understand and apply the principles of risk assessment and apply them correctly in the elaboration and execution of action plans

  • ESI6_Ability to understand and apply the principles and techniques of quality management and technological innovation in organizations

Transversal competences
  • T1_That students know a third language, which will be preferably English, with an adequate level of oral and written form, according to the needs of the graduates in each degree

  • T2_That students have the ability to work as members of an interdisciplinary team either as one more member, or performing management tasks in order to contribute to developing projects with pragmatism and a sense of responsibility, making commitments taking into account the available resources


The general objective of the course is to introduce the key concepts related to information systems (IS), information technologies (IT) and their use in organizations where they play a strategic role and where they have become a component. very important business infrastructure. The course helps to discover how current IS and IT condition the achievement of organizational goals and the achievement of sustainable competitive advantages.

Likewise, it is purpose of the subject to show the current technological market of business computer applications and the advantages for the organizations of each one of these applications, like ERP, CRM, SCM, DSS among others.

This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in the case of being necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured.

The TecnoCampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode.


Content title 1: Introduction to Information Systems for Organizations

Dedication: GG: 15h GP: 5h AA: 30h





Introduction to the concepts of organization, business, information, information resource, information system, information technology, competitive advantage and the relationship of these concepts with the strategic use of IS in today's organizations.

Subject matter

1.1 Introduction to the role of information systems in companies

1.2 Strategy, organizations and information systems

1.3 Ethical and social aspects of information systems


Content title 2:  Information technologies

Dedication: GG: 15h GP: 5h AA: 30h





Introduction to the concept of Information Technology and review of technology market proposals for the management of organizations

Subject matter

2.1 Concept of Information Technology (IT)

2.2 IT offer of the technology market

2.3 Fundamentals of decision-making systems: Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse and Big Data.

2.4 Business applications: ERP, CRM and SCM

Evaluation system

SIO practices: 35% (RA10 and RA11)

SIO cases: 30% (RA1..RA9)

Examination of the subject: 35% (RA1..RA9)


All grades are required. Activities not performed - or those not attended - are rated as 0.

You need a grade higher than 5 in the exam to pass the subject and be able to take the average.

Following the general regulations, the copy in the activities of evaluation carries like consequence the evaluation with a note SUPENS (0) of all the asignatura.



Laudon, KC, Laudon, JP “Management Information Systems: managing the digital firm, 15th edition Global edition”. G. Pearson, 2018. ISBN-13 978-1-292-21175-6.