ICT and Knowledge Management
Introduction to Business Management introduces the student to the basic principles and theory of business administration. The focus of the course is on the contribution of knowledge engineering in most common business fields; Strategy, Logistics, Organization, Finance, Accounting and Marketing. In these fields the use of information to obtain optimal solutions to decision problems is a central issue. The lectures in this course are accompanied by a real-life simulation: the global business game. The students will implement a number of decision support systems that will guide them in the decision-making process during the simulation. After completing this course the student will have a basic understanding of the most common business fields, and the role of knowledge engineering in these fields.