Computer Science Applied to Management
Cod: 22063
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Computer Science
Total working hours: 182
Total contact time: 40

This course covers basic, intermediate and advanced knowledge.
Information Technologies (IT) are tools that facilitate the administrative processes associated with educational management.
The computing resources can contribute to the sustainable development and improvement of school management and innovation. The TI can help the management models to achieve better results for the school.
Use of techniques and basic and intermediate level tools provided by MS Excel productivity tool that enables data management and decision making. Finally, transmit knowledge of IT and organizational change.

Information Technology and Business Processes
Resource Information Technology
Change the Information Technology
MS Excel

At the end of this course the student should be able to:
  • Apply the knowledge and skills developed in the computer application in the management of educational institutions;
  • As part of the management activity, be able to deploy, integrate and manage information technology in schools, through an integrated vision to promote excellence and the transformation of institutions;
  • Propose processes related to economic and financial management of infrastructure, applications and IT services in Educational institutions;
  • Be able to use the MS Excel worksheet in the field of analytical tools, data processing and management.

Visionary Leadership of Information Technology
• IT and recent trends
• Computers: fast , cheap , mobile
Technologies of Management in the Digital World
• IT management in organizations
• Leadership and IT
Systemic Improvement / Information Technology and Business Processes
• Work processes - Framework
• How does IT support communication and collaboration
Excellence in Professional Practice / Planning Technology
• IT Fundraising
• The cost of technology
MS Excel
• Data entry and essential elements
• Tables and graphs
MS Excel Advanced
• Formulas and advanced functions
• Formula Auditing
• Principal analysis tools

  • Pearlson, K. & Saunders, C. (2012). Managing and Using Information System - A Strategic Approach, John Wiley & Sons, 5th Ed. ISBN-13: 978-1118281734
  • Brown, C., DeHayes, D., Hoffer, J., Mart, W. & Perkins, W. (2011). Managing Information Technology, Pearson (7th Ed), ISBN-13: 978-0132146326
  • Bernardo, Maria do Rosário Matos; Negas, Mário Carrilho; Isaías, Pedro (2013). Excel Aplicado. FCA - Editora Informática - ISBN: 9789727227556
  • Benwari, N., & Dambo, B. (2014). Improving Secondary Schools Management through Transformational Leadership Approach and Management Information Systems. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 4(6), 401.
  • Cakir, R. (2012). Technology Integration and Technology Leadership in Schools as Learning Organizations. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology-TOJET, 11(4), 273-282.
  • Blau, I., & Hameirie, M. (2010). Implementing technological change at schools: The impact of online communication with families on teacher interactions through learning management system. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 6(1), 245-257.
Other materials will be provided by the teacher during the lesson.


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

Reading competence in English.
Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.