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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
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2019
Dr. Sven-Volker Rehm
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
Date Time
Wednesday, 09.01.2019 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 10.01.2019 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 17.01.2019 08:00 - 11:15
Tuesday, 29.01.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Thursday, 07.02.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Thursday, 14.02.2019 08:00 - 11:15
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. (2012). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. Twelfth/Global edition: Addison Wesley Longman Ltd.
Exam, Seminar Paper
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