Master Meetings

Have you decided on which Master programme to study? Would you like more information on the contents and teaching methods at USI? Register at our Master Meetings to attend courses.
The various Master Meetings offer you the opportunity to follow lectures together with the current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and make up your mind as to whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.

Registration is compulsory. Please register online.


MSc in Management and Informatics

10:30 - 12:00
D0.03, East Campus

Enterprise Resource Planning Lab
Dr Pierluigi Plebani

Course objectives
To learn the architectural foundations of a modern information systems To design and manage a modern information system with the Enterprise Architecture principles To apply the taught concepts in realistic use cases.

Course description

The course presents methods and tools to manage modern information systems where ERP is seen as one of the component which needs to be integrated with other internal and/or external systems. The course presents the evolution of the ERP systems from the seminal work as MRP to the so-called Post-modern ERPs including the role of cloud and service orientation. With Archimate, a tool for modelling Enterprise Architectures, the course provides a method for taming the complexity of a modern information system which needs to be distributed, flexible, as well as scalable. Examples and case studies will be discussed in class with the goal of clarifying the methodological guidelines provided during lectures. 

14:30 - 16:00
C1.03, East Campus

User Experience Design
Prof. Mark Langheinrich, Dr Monica Landoni

Course objectives

This class aims at familiarising students with both the theory behind the discipline of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and the practical process of User eXperience (UX) design.

Course description

Usability and the overall User Experience are crucial for the success of any digital product. This course takes a hands-on approach in teaching how to create useful, usable, and (well-)used digital products. Students not only develop an awareness and appreciation of the crucial implications of good interfaces in terms of overall system performance and user satisfaction, but also learn core skills needed in order to identify user requirements, envision interfaces and processes, and evaluate competing design options.

16:30 - 18:00
D0.03, East Campus

Enterprise Resource Planning
Dr Cinzia Cappiello

Course objectives

The objective of this course is to provide a functional map of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to enable the student to understand if ERP technology could be applied to a given business context and, if yes, which specific modules could produce tangible impact on business performance.

Course description

The course explains how information systems have evolved over time and how ERPs represent the result of a continuous and still ongoing functional integration process. A review of the literature of the information perspective of organizational theory provides a framework to understand the organizational change caused by ERP projects. Then, the course discusses the core functional areas of ERP systems - Marketing and Sales, Supply Chain Management, Accounting and Finance, Human Resources - and their respective core business processes. Extended functionalities and current trends complement the course.