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252-0820-00L  Case Studies from Practice

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersM. Brandis
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course is designed to provide students with an understanding of "real-life" challenges in business settings and teach them how to address these.
ObjectiveBy using case studies that are based on actual IT projects, students will learn how to deal with complex, not straightforward problems. It will help them to apply their theoretical Computer Science background in practice and will teach them fundamental principles of IT management and challenges with IT in practice.
ContentThe course consists of multiple lectures about general IT management topics held by Marc Brandis and case studies provided by guest lecturers from either IT companies or IT departments of a diverse range of companies. Students will obtain insights into both established and startup companies, small and big, and different industries.
Presenting companies have included avaloq, Accenture, AdNovum, Bank Julius Bär, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, HP, IBM Research, McKinsey & Company, Open Web Technology, SAP Research, Selfnation, WhiteStein Technologies, 28msec, and Marc Brandis Strategic Consulting. The participating companies in spring 2016 will be announced at course start.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersM. Brandis
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered at the end after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Additional information on mode of examinationMid-term 21 March (45 minutes) (15%), final exam (85%) in the first two weeks after the semester, exact date and location to be announced (90 minutes).

Learning materials

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252-0820-00 VCase Studies from Practice2 hrs
Mon12-14ML F 38 »
M. Brandis
252-0820-00 UCase Studies from Practice1 hrs
Mon14-15ML F 38 »
M. Brandis


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