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69 Hours

The course "Information Systems & Computing" aims at a better understanding of Information Systems and the stakes of computing for companies. These elements have become essential in management because innovation in companies today is largely dependent on IT and information systems. The proper development of a company depends, more and more, on a good mastery and understanding of these concepts. It is therefore essential to not only better understand these systems, but also to know how to express oneself around these systems in order to encourage the evolution of these systems, so that they can always better respond to the needs and strategies put in place by the company.

Our objectives are therefore to :
- To better understand what is an Information System and the actors involved in the management of these systems;
- Better understand IT and how it works;
- To be able to better understand new technologies in order to better identify the opportunities they offer the company;
- To be able to better understand new technologies in order to better identify the opportunities they offer to the company;
- To be able to correctly express one's needs concerning these systems;
- Be able to formalise the processes to be implemented by these systems;
- To be able to express and better control the data essential to these systems.

In order to achieve these objectives, different concepts are addressed. These concepts use, on the one hand, the UML formalism. This internationally recognised formalism constitutes an important communication tool between the various actors involved in the evolution and therefore the modelling of an Information System and its components. IS are thus analysed from three angles: the needs they enable to be satisfied; the processes they enable to be implemented; and the data required to satisfy these needs and to carry out these processes. In addition, in order to illustrate these concepts in practice, technologies used by these systems are discussed in order to illustrate the functioning of computer applications. Understanding the principles that guide these applications is a major asset to better benefit from them. The technologies studied are thus applied through the realisation of a project, allowing the students to implement the concepts acquired in the course through a practical case.




Introduction to Information Systems and their modelisation.


Expression of needs and processes & representation of data with UML language


Introduction and application of algorithms and of the functions of computer applications



Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro joined the Sorbonne School of Management in 2008 as a university lecturer. She holds a Ph.D in computer science from Joseph Fourier – Grenoble I University (2006), and teaches databases, information systems, cloud computing and programming. As a researcher at the Computer Science Research Center, she focuses on subjects such as pervasive information systems, fog computing, systems that are sensitive to context and cooperative work.

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