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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
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
HS 2020
Juniorprof. Dr. Irina Heimbach
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.
  • Intro to the course
  • Conceptual data modeling; Entity-Relationship-models
  • Relational databases and SQL
  • Data visualization with Tableau
  • Guest lecture
  • Structuring system process requirements
  • Use cases and activity diagrams
  • Designing user interfaces
  • HTML and CSS
  • Managing BIS development projects
  • Course Outro
  • Q&A, final exam information
Date Time
Wednesday, 28.10.2020 08:00 - 11:15
Friday, 06.11.2020 08:00 - 11:15
  • Improved data literacy and data-analytic thinking
  • Understanding of main concepts related to BIS analysis and design
  • Understanding 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

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