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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  5th Semester  ›  Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems (BIS I)

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:
Dr. Sven-Volker Rehm
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Fall 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.)
Part I The Networked Business Environment
Chapter 1 The Networked Business Environment
Chapter 2 An Introduction to Information Systems Research
Chapter 3 Information Systems: Strategy and Organization of Value Creation
Chapter 4 Ethical, Social and Political Questions
Part II Information and Communication Infrastructures
Chapter 5 IT Infrastructure Components and Development Trends
Chapter 6 Data Organization and Data Management
Chapter 7 Communication systems, Internet, World Wide Web and Web 2.0
Part III Information Processing Within and Across the Enterprise
Chapter 8 Application Systems
Thursday, 08/09/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Friday, 09/09/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Thursday, 15/09/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Friday, 16/09/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Thursday, 06/10/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Friday, 07/10/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Basic concepts of information systems and information management; core tools and approaches of information management; evaluation of recent trends in enterprise IT; assessment of organizational change through IT and IT project management; Business Process Modeling (BPM), Data Modeling (Entity Relationship Model), basic knowledge on Systems Analysis, Design and Engineering, Sociotechnical Systems, and others
Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2018). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. Fifteenth/Global edition: Addison Wesley Longman Ltd.

& 2-User Ebook access.


Case Studies

Exercises (Modeling)

Internet/Literature Search and Intensive Reflection (Seminar Paper)

Exam, Continuous Assessment by group evaluation and indivudual evaluation