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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 2023
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.
  • SDLC model
  • Managing BIS development projects
  • Planning BIS development projects
  • Structuring system's process requirements
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Use cases and activity diagrams
  • Structuring system's data requirements
  • Entity-Relationship-models
  • Relational databases and SQL
  • Designing user interfaces
  • HTML and CSS
  • Systems implementation
  • Maintaining BIS
Date Time
Monday, 30.10.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 06.11.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 13.11.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 20.11.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 27.11.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 04.12.2023 11:30 - 15:15
  • Understanding of main concepts related to BIS analysis and design
  • Understanding of basic data, process and interface 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

10% attendance and active participation

40% weekly assignments

50% final exam

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