Information Systems (IS) are at the core of each enterprise. Any company that strives to be innovative, to increase competitiveness, or to survive market disruptions, must adapt and develop its information management capability. All management tasks rely on information, and the appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) to manage teams and cooperations with business partners. The concentration module Business Information Systems (BIS) offers participants a comprehensive introduction to the field of IS in business and management. Participants are provided with the essential knowledge and skills that prepare them for management tasks in small and large organizations.
The two courses BIS I & BIS II provide a broad overview of the role of IS for management and of involved challenges and opportunities. The courses take on a management, not a purely technical, perspective.
The first course BIS I provides an introductory overview, presenting the basic function and strategic importance of business processes, of information and of ICT in organizations. The second course BIS II focuses on selected areas that provide challenges for management and for developing businesses. Principal aspects and major trends of managing information technology (IT) within today’s business environment are also discussed.
The lectures feature exercises on basic IS modeling issues in order to advance students in mastering engineering-related challenges. Topical case studies are discussed in class on each major subject. Guest speakers illustrate issues raised in the course from a professional perspective.