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inf601 - Business Informatics II (Complete module description)
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Module label Business Informatics II
Module abbreviation inf601
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsbereich - Wahlbereich Informatik
  • Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Studienrichtung Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Frühere Module
Responsible persons
  • Hahn, Axel (module responsibility)
  • Marx Gómez, Jorge (module responsibility)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Module counselling)
  • Modulverantwortlichen, Die (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
The module provides the fundamentals and tasks of information management to create an IT strategy. Tasks are especially considered from a strategic perspective and brought closer by methodological skills for each task.

Professional competence
The students:
  • Name the strategic aspects of information management and identify their impact on technical and operational information management
  • Examine the essential questions of enterprise reorganization in connection with an information system and recognize the influence of the Internet and its services on commercial processes and information systems by an exemplary system, e.g. SAP R/3
  • Identify different approaches to information management (Information Ressource Management, Management approach, management approach, personal information management) and understand why determining the value of information management is necessary and how it is done
  • Specify the objectives of information management, differentiate and classify its tasks appropriately
  • Recognize the methodological characteristics of information management
  • Transfer the concept of architecture to the information infrastructure
  • Assess the importance to plan features for strategic IT-design oriented on IT-architecture
  • Schedule the procedures concerning the strategical situation analysis of the competition analysis, the information infrastructure and the environmental analysis with the objective to transfer them to simple problems
  • Name the key contents of strategical IT objectives and are aware of difficulties in determining the measurement category
Methodological competence
The students:
  • Perform information management tasks using methods of Information Engineering and thereby learn how to transfer and employ the methods to other fields, e.g economy
  • Practically learn about advantages and disadvantages of different methods and, based on the acquired knowledge, are able use them as part of the optimized IT strategy
Social competence
The students:
  • Construct solutions to case studies given in the group, i.e. the development of an IT strategy
  • Discuss the solutions on a technical level
  • Present the solutions to case studies as part of the exercises
Module contents
The proportion of information technology in the investment budget of companies is rising continuously.
For instance, banks spend 25% of all investments for their information systems. Information is not just a production factor, it is also an element of competition. Information is increasingly important for business.
The business informatics deals with these economic tasks of information technology.
Information systems in businesses and organisations are of central concern.
The interdisciplinary nature of business informatics raises questions about proceedings, problems of models (modelling in a narrow sense) and the application in specific problem domains.
Contents of this module are:
  • Information management principles and tasks
  • IT architectures
  • Infrastructure of information and communication technology
  • Strategic, administrative and operative information engineering
Recommended reading
  • Heinrich, Stelzer (2011): Informationsmanagement - Grundlagen, Aufgaben, Methoden. Oldenbourg Verlag
  • Laudon, Laudon, Schoder (2010): Wirtschaftsinformatik - Eine Einführung. Pearson Verlag
  • Krcmar (2015): Informationsmanagement. Springer Verlag
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Module level
Type of module
Teaching/Learning method
Previous knowledge
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 28
Exercises 2 28
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period
Written exam max. 120 minutes