This course introduces the theoretical aspects and practical relevance of information management and knowledge management in an enterprise context. The structure of the course will follow the information management model by Krcmar. Therefore, subjects of lecture units are information economics, life cycle management of information systems and management of information and communication technology. Furthermore the necessary leadership qualities of information management will be presented. The second part of the course will introduce organisational knowledge management as an extension of information management. In both parts of the course basic knowledge and methodological competence is included. In addition there will be case studies.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge: After successful completion oft the course students possess the necessary knowledge about the design, functions and methods for the systematic use of the resource “information” in organisations. Skills: Through case studies, the students will learn the practical use of information management methods. Competencies: Through the application of methods and knowledge in case studies and assignments students acquire the competencies to apply information and knowledge management in an organisational context.
Number of credit hours per week 5
Course eligibility Compulsory
Presence of students On-campus

Compulsory readings

Informationsmanagement, Krcmar, Helmut, 6th ed., 2015, Springer (primary literature) List of additional readings that are relevant for the particular lecture unit are provided at the end of each lecture.


Bachelor Information Management (IN2033) or Information Management in Economics (IN8020)