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Module description

Business Information Systems


Sound knowledge from the previous Cost Management lecture.

Teaching methods Seminar
Learning target

Consulting expertise

  • Examining the feasibility of business-management oriented applications in defined company sectors with regard to IT support
  • project-related implementation of IT support
Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 5.0
  • Classes:56,25 h
  • Individual/
    Group work:93,75 h

  • Workload:150 h
Credits and grades

Oral examination.

The module grade is factored in 6/90 in the final grade.

ECTS 5.0
Responsible person

Prof. Dr. Werner Puhl

Max. participants 20
Recommended semester 2
Frequency Annually (ss)

The content of the module can also be used for the University's own part-time program "General Management".

Lectures Business Information Systems II
Type Seminar
Nr. IBC-08-02
Hours per week 3.0
Lecture contents

The course covers theory and practice of business analytics.

Chapter I:

Introduction to Data Warehouse Systems and Business Intelligence, Architecture and components of DW-systems, data modelling in DW-systems, Online Analytical processing, dashboards.

Chapter II:

Implementation of a case study in the DW- system SAP BWä. Students use BI tools to analyse sales data, they create analytical reports and implement a dashboard for sales analytics.

Chapter III:

Introduction to Big Data, Data Science and Data Mining.


Students will understand the value of Business Analytics and data related techniques. Students can make practical use of business intelligence tools in their professional life as a consultant.


Instructor provides case study material.

Sabherwal, R., Becerra-Fernandez I. Business Intelligence: Practices, Technologies, & Management, 2011.

Provost, F., Fawcett, T.: Data Science for Business, O'Reilly 2013.

Business Information Systems I
Type Seminar
Nr. IBC-08-01
Hours per week 2.0
Lecture contents

Chapter I:

In order to position the problem area a typology of business applications and information systems is defined. The architecture of information systems is presented.

As the evaluation of information systems includes not only technical but also economic aspects, different possibilities to measure the business value of information systems are offered.

Chapter II:

Procedure models concerning the implementation of information technology are presented, as well as some methods and tools, which can be used for implementation activities (e.g. event-process-chains). As the requirements definition is a very important implementation step, a framework for a requirement catalogue is defined.

Chapter III:

A case study is presented, where the cost accounting problems of a model company are described.  Students implement the cost accounting system of the model company (overhead costing, product costing) in a standard software package (SAP ERPä). Work groups realize the different implementation steps from requirements definition until the presentation of the running system.


As the implementation of information technology is a very important consulting field, this lecture presents methods and tools for these kinds of projects. By means of a case study, which describes a cost accounting problem, an implementation project is realized in work groups.


Keller, G., Teufel, T., SAP R/3 Process Oriented Implementation, Essex 1998.

Ramakrishnan, S., Manufacturing Finance with SAP ERP Financials, Bonn 2009.

Sharma, S., Optimize your SAP ERP Implementation, Bonn 2008.

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