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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
International MBA1S2English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)A.CARUGATI

Pré requis


Objectifs du cours

1. Understand how to create and sustain a competitive advantage from IT by manipulating the key drivers of such advantage
2. Manage the disruptive effects of IT both at the individual and organizational levels
3. Communicate more effectively with IT professionals
4. Develop an understanding about high-potential IT innovations: e.g. big data, open innovation
5. Successfully manage IT projects
6. Succesfully manage IT related change

Contenu du cours

Part hours Description
1 3 Introduction & The Strategic Role of IT
2 2 Business Value of IS (individual level)
4 3 Business Value of IS (organizational level)
5 2 Business Value of IT innovations
6 2 IS Planning & IS-based Business Models
7 2 IT Project Management
8 3 IT Driven Change Management

The course will focus on creating the basis for the students to understand how to create and sustain a competitive advantage from IT by manipulating the key drivers of such advantage. In particular the course will focus on the latest trends in technology and how these trends are giving to organizations the possibility to completely digitize their business processes, their producs, and their business models. The course will provide also a critical view on the digital innovation trend allowing the students to understand and discuss the disruptive effects of IT both at the individual and organizational levels. The course will do so by providing the students with the unchanging tools of IT management: IT project management tools and IT driven change tools.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent study
Individual Project10,00  
Group Project10,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings14,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • Interactive class
  • Case study
  • Tutorial


The assesment will be based on 3 elements: a oral presentation during the course, the evaluation of the student's active partecipation in the class discussion and a final written exam.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Case study3,00110,00
Final Exam
Written exam2,00160,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • The Magic Bullet Theory in IT-Enabled Transformation, Markus M.L., Benjamin R.I., Sloan Management Review, Winter 1997 -

  • Carr, N.G. (2003). "IT Doesn't Matter". Harvard Business Review. 81(5), pp. 41-49 -

  • Cunha J., Carugati A., (2009) Information Technology And The First-line Manager’s Dilemma: Lessons From An Ethnographic Study -

  • Glaser J. “Back to basics – Managing IT Projects”, Healthcare financial Management, July 2004 -

  • An Improvisational Model for Change Management, Orlikowski, Wanda & Hofman, Debra, Sloan Management Review, 1997 -

  • Technology as an Occasion for Structuring, Barley, S.R. (1986), Administrative Science Quarterly, 31: 78-108 -

  • Brynjolfsson, E., & McAfee, A. (2014). The second machine age: Work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies. WW Norton & Company. -

  • Westerman, G., Bonnet, D., & McAfee, A. (2014). Leading digital: Turning technology into business transformation. Harvard Business Press. -

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