History of the department
Department of Management Information Systems
Faculty of Information and Applied Technologies
History of the department
The Department of Information Systems Management of the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Technologies is a graduate for students majoring in “Information, Library and Archival Affairs”.
Since 2001, she has been training managers in the field of “Documentation and Information Activities”, providing an opportunity to receive a modern education that provides a high level of competitiveness in the labor market. Its content and profile guarantees a wide range of employment opportunities.
Graduates of the department have a high level of professional knowledge focused on conducting information and analytical activities in accordance with modern market conditions. They can perform such functions at enterprises as: documentation and information support of management activities, accounting, control, analysis, forecasting, planning and justification of management decisions.
The department was formed in 1976 and was called “Organization of managerial work” (PMO). Currently, the department is called “Management Information Systems” (ISU). Until July 2013, it was part of the Faculty of Economics and Law.
The key trends of the educational process at the present stage are “usefulness and practicality” through research and real projects; “Active learning”, which includes a wide range of teacher-student interaction – from discussing situational exercises in the classroom to interactive communication via the Internet; application of distance learning.
The department constantly carries out significant work to improve teaching methods: situational approach, simulation exercises, etc. A new element in the educational process was the introduction of distance learning. Electronic syllabi of lectures, practical tasks, methodical recommendations, tasks for tests and exams have been developed in almost all disciplines.
In the process of learning active methods are used:
game techniques – analysis of specific situations, simulation exercises, situational tasks, business games;
management training – the method of “brainstorming”, questionnaires, testing.
Learning the methods of group and individual creative search is carried out through the use of situations or “cases”. Students are offered a set of situations that differ in volume, structure of the proposed material, the degree of information saturation, the nature of the problem, the degree of uncertainty of the solution, which allows to formulate different goals of “cases”: to teach students to “sort” information to solve this problem. identify key issues, form action programs.
Despite the high complexity of game methods for the teacher, in the study of disciplines were developed and tested simulation exercises:
“Restructuring of the enterprise”. In solving it, students learned to perform a number of actions: formulate the mission and strategic goals of the company, form a group to develop a restructuring plan, allocate business units, develop organizational structure, determine the strategic position of units by analyzing “factors”, form strategies based on SWOT data. analysis;
“Designing the organizational structure of the enterprise.” The purpose of this exercise is to develop an adaptive organizational structure of a modern corporation. Students analyzed several types of structures: “by project”, “by product”, linear-functional, etc., substantiated the optimal option from the participants’ point of view, developed an organizational structure in the form of a block diagram and defended their version.
Expand your horizons, acquire the ability to analyze and show a creative approach to solving management problems, develop theoretical and practical skills in the field of information activities – this is what students are taught.
Students receive all the conditions for the preparation and publication of scientific and methodological literature and scientific work in the field of synthesis of control systems, reengineering of business processes, the creation of control systems based on Web-technologies.
Under the guidance of teachers of the department only for the last three years more than 60 students took part in international, regional student conferences and Olympiads. 14 of them received diplomas of various degrees and diplomas. According to the results of the All-Ukrainian Olympiad in Management (2004, 2006), two Diplomas of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine were awarded. About 80 student research papers have been published. The department annually publishes a collection of articles by students and teachers.
In March 2012 and 2013, the second rounds of the All-Ukrainian Olympiad in “Documentation and Information Activity” were held on the basis of the Department of ISU. Students regularly participate in international scientific and practical conferences and competitions in information activities, take prizes.
For 20 years of work of the department of ISU about 2 thousand experts who successfully work in public administration bodies, at the industrial enterprises, in a science, sphere of public health services, education and small business are prepared.
In the fall of 2014, due to the seizure of the university building