IS 610 / 511 Information Resource Management


Degree Course MSc, Diploma
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl
Contact hours per week 2
Grading Written exam
Language of instruction English
Room Schloss - O 135
Time Monday, 13:45 - 17:00 h, February 21 - June 3, 2011 (bi-weekly)
Office hours on appointment
Additional information There is an Ilias group for this lecture which contains all additional materials. You can register by selecting the lecture in the Portal of the University of Mannheim (university calendar). Afterwards, you can access all materials via


Modern organizations are influenced by information systems (IS) in various ways. As competition becomes borderless, organizations are forced to continually examine ways to operate more efficiently. Information systems are often a means of obtaining efficiencies in such environments. Systems are also a key enabler of new products, services, and processes.

Learning objectives

This course is designed for students who desire an insightful synopsis of information resource management concepts and practices. It emphasizes the management of information systems. The course examines issues associated with managing IT in various settings. Information management issues will be discussed from a planning, governance, and controlling perspective.

After completing this course students are able to

  • analyze complex decisions of IRM based on existing concepts and theories
  • find and evaluate different options for action regarding these decisions
  • give well founded advice which feasible actions should be taken.


A reader with selected literature will be distributed at the beginning of the course.