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Management Information Systems

Welcome to the course Management Information Systems, autumn term 2023! On this page you will find important information about how to register for the course, links to the learning platform and course schedule, as well as contact information to the main teacher and our Student Support. You can also read more about the course, the university and student life. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us by using the form below.

How to start

  • 1. Reply to your offer

    Have you been admitted to a course or programme, but do not wish to keep your place? Then you should decline your offer by logging in to your account at Universityadmissions.se. In doing so, you free up your place to someone who is on the waiting list.

    Support for students with disabilities

    If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.

  • 2. Course registration

    Introduction meeting
    When you have replied to your offer, you must be registered for the course you have been admitted to, in order to be allowed to follow the course and to get your results recorded during the course.

    For this course, registration takes place during an introduction meeting on August 28, 2023. If you do not attend the introduction and have not notified Student Support Informatics in advance, you will not be registered and risk losing your place (seat).

    Learning platform
    The communication between students and teachers will mainly take place via Canvas, one of Umeå University's learning and collaboration platforms. Therefore, it is essential that you have access to a computer and internet connection with good transfer speed. In the learning platform, you will have access to the course's activities such as information about course literature, assignments, submissions, lectures and discussion forums.

    To be able to login to Canvas you need to have activated your Umu-id account and registered for the course. You can find more information about Canvas and Umu-id on the Student website. Once you registered for the course and logged in to Canvas with your Umu-id, you will see the course as an optional tab in your work environment. The learning platform in Canvas opens at the start of the course.

    I want to go the Student website.
    I want to login to Canvas.

  • 3. Course start

    You need to be registered for the course in order to have access to the learning platform and be able to start the course.


About the course

  • Course information

    Welcome to the course Management Information Systems (2IN195), and - for some of you – the IT Management programme here at Umeå university!

    This 15-credit course provides an overview of how organizations use IT in their operations and how imagined performance improvements can be realized. The focus of the course is on digital transformation, which requires an understanding of

    1) what the organization is trying to achieve,
    2) what IT can do, and
    3) how IT can be used to facilitate or enable what the organization is trying to achieve.

    The course starts on August 28th, 2023 and runs until October 30st. We will utilize the Canvas online teaching platform to post relevant material and administrate the course.

    In the course, we will primarily utilize “Guiding the Digital Transformation of Organizations” (2nd ed.) by Sambamurthy & Zmud (2017). This book is available to read via the university library website once you have been registered as a student at the university. Additional material will be provided via Canvas.

    Course introduction will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 28th in room MIT.C.413. You will find room MIT.C.413 on the top floor of the MIT-building.

    Please note that lectures will be held on campus. We do not provide hybrid/online teaching via Zoom, Teams or similar web conferencing tools.

    Warm regards,

    Ted Saarikko, Johan Sandberg, Malaika Torto, and Mathias Karlsson

  • Contact information

    If you have questions about the course's content, you are welcome to contact the course teacher:
    Ted Saarikko ted.saarikko@umu.se

    Questions of an administrative nature such as queries about registration and certificates can be asked to our Student Support:

    We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your time here at the Department of Informatics!


New at Umeå University

  • Checklist for admitted students

    Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.

    To the checklist for admitted Students

  • The Student web

    The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.

    Student life begins here

  • Recommended arrival times

    International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular semester, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but no later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme or course.

    If you will have student housing through the Housing Office at Umeå University you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.

    Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.

  • Orientation

    Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this semester.

  • Welcome Fair

    Are you a new student at Umeå University? Visit the Welcome Fair – a perfect opportunity to learn what our university and Umeå can offer. The fair normally takes place in the beginning of each semester.

    Learn more

  • Activate your user account

    As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester in order to, for instance:

    • access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

    I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)

    For exchange students and tuition fee paying students 
    If you are an exchange student or tuition fee paying student, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account.

    Help! It's not working
    If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.

  • Get your UmU card

    When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:

    • building access
    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card.

    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

  • Join a student union

    There are three student unions at Umeå University:

    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical and Health Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

  • Access to Microsoft Office 365

    Students at Umeå University have free access to the programmes of Microsoft Office 365. This means that you have access to Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, your student email and other services which can facilitate your studies and your collaboration with other students. To access Office 365 you need to activate your UmU-id. 

    Learn more about Office 365 and how to install it on your computer



Contact us

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