IS 513 - Applied IT Management in the Digital Age


Degree Course Mannheim Master in Management (M.Sc.), master's program in Economic and Business Education (M.Sc.), Business Informatics (M.Sc.), Economics (M.Sc.)
Lecturers Dr. Michael Grebe, Dr. Christoph Schmidt
Credit Hours 2
Grading Written exam (70%) and case study (30%)
Prerequisite IS 512 - IT Management in the Digital Age or IS 511 - Information Resource Management
Language of Instruction English
Time Block module, see schedule
At least 80% of attendance (2 block modules may be missed max.)
Room O145 Heinrich Vetter Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
Contact Secretary,
Registration, Schedule, Lecture Notes, and Additional Information Registration is obligatory, limited to 80 participants. See Portal2.


No. Date Place
1 27.10.2017 (08:00-17:15) O145 Heinrich Vetter Hörsaal
2 04.11.2017 (09:00-18:00) O145 Heinrich Vetter Hörsaal
Final Exam TBA


IT management today is challenged by fast technological change, new digital opportunities, growing cost pressure, and increasing business and regulatory requirements. IT management needs to ensure that IT functions become much more agile, flexible and efficient than ever before. For a state of the art IT management, a solid knowhow with regard to

  • Intelligent demand management
  • Application and data architecture
  • IT infrastructure
  • Organization and workforce management
  • Business/IT governance and lean IT processes
  • Sourcing and location setup incl. vendor and partner management

is crucial.


In addition, it is expected that IT managers have a good understanding of the core business of their company (business/IT alignment) and sound IT cost management capabilities. Furthermore, IT managers need to be able to understand opportunities of digitization, evaluate the value of new technologies and drive digital transformation jointly with the business.

For more information please check the Initiates file downloadSyllabus and Agenda.

Aim of Module

The lecture addresses key challenges that IT management is facing today and explains the capabilities and tools required to manage these challenges successfully. The concrete application of the lectured content will be explained using selected case studies. The lecture focuses on banking as one concrete industry example. The fundamental principles, however, can be applied across industries.