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Important for Exchange Students: As the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Programs utilize a modular course structure, the dates on which students begin and end the exchange are flexible. Please find here a chronological overview of the preliminary course offering for Fall and Spring.

Spring 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science  ›  Bachelor of Science - 4th Semester  ›  Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems (BIS II)

The course gives an introduction into major aspects of Business Information Systems (BIS) and their role in the enterprise from a managerial point of view. In the first part of the course (BIS I), basic aspects and theories are introduced. In the second part (BIS II), advanced aspects of Information Management are presented and discussed.

Course Code:
Juniorprof. Dr. Irina Heimbach
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Spring 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
  • Systems development environment
  • Origins of software
  • Managing BIS development projects
  • Planning BIS development projects
  • Structuring system process requirements
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Use cases and activity diagrams
  • Conceptual data modeling; Entity-Relationship-models
  • Relational databases and SQL
  • Designing user interfaces
  • HTML and CSS
  • Systems implementation
  • Maintaining BIS
  • Improved data literacy and data-analytic thinking
  • Understanding of main concepts related to BIS analysis and design
  • Application of basic data and process modeling concepts and approaches
  • Improved skills in working with specific software
Valacich and George (2017): Modern Systems Analysis and Design, 8thEdition, Pearson.

In-class discussions

Online quizzes

Integrated exercises

Practice with software

50% assignments

50% final exam

there are no special requirements