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Integrated Information Systems

IS 401 for Bachelor's program (Business Administration and other non-Business Informatics)

General Information

Spring 2022
Performing Lecturers Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl & Pascal Kunz
Examiner Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl
Course Format Lecture, Exercise and Tutorials
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Language English
Grading Written exam
Exam Date Final Exam: Wednesday, 30.3.2022
Retake Exam: Friday, 10.6.2022
Course materials ILIAS group
Information for Students Registration:
You need to register for the tutorials via Portal2 by Thursday, February 10, 2022


The tutorial is relevant for the exam and can only be attended if you register on time. Please use your „degree planner“ in Portal2, select your course of studies and then the course „IS 401 Integrated Information Systems – Tutorium“. You need to assign your priorities to all 14 tutorial groups in order to receive a seat. Your final assignment will also be shown in your degree planner later. IMPORTANT: Please do not register using the search function, this has been causing errors in the past.

Course Materials: Please join the cross-semester ILIAS group „Integrated Information Systems (Semesterübergreifend)“. Details will be announced in the first lecture.
Teaching Method Course content is taught in lecture style. Exercises require student preparation and participation to (a) enable skill development in business process modeling and (b) deepen and critically discuss course contents. Tutorials work through a case study in an SAP ERP system in a classroom setting with tutor supervision and support. Tutorials require prior registration by the announced deadline. All three parts of the course are relevant for the exam.
Pascal Kunz, M.Sc.

Pascal Kunz, M.Sc.

Contact person for Integrated Information Systems

For further information please contact Pascal Kunz.

Course Information

  • Brief Description

    In the kick-off meeting an introduction to process modeling will be given. In subsequent sessions, we will discuss the use of integrated information systems with a focus on manufacturing and trading industries.

    Furthermore, fundamentals of management support systems (Business Intelligence) will be presented.

    By the end of the semester, the participants of the lecture will be able to model complex operational tasks with the help of well-established modeling methods. Additionally, the participants will be in the position to discuss the potential of the use of integrated information systems in manufacturing companies and to analyze and understand comprehensive process dependencies.

    Structure of the Lecture

    • Process Modeling
    • Information Systems in
      • Research & Development
      • Marketing & Sales
      • Procurement, Warehousing
      • Production
      • Shipping, Service
      • Finance, Accounting and Human Resources
    • Information Systems in Retailing
    • Planning and Control Systems
  • Course Outline & Schedule

    Lecturers Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl & Pascal Kunz

    Schedule

    Date Time Topics Room
    17.2.2022 1.45 pm – 5.00 pm Introduction
    Business Process Modeling
    Hybrid (SO 108 & ZOOM, see Portal2)
    24.2.2022 1.45 pm – 5.00 pm Research & Development
    Marketing & Sales
    Virtual only (ZOOM, see Portal2)
    3.3.2022 1.45 pm – 5.00 pm Procurement
    Warehousing
    Hybrid (SO 108 & ZOOM, see Portal2)
    10.3.2022 1.45 pm – 5.00 pm Production
    Shipping
    Virtual only (ZOOM, see Portal2)
    17.3.2022 1.45 pm – 5.00 pm Customer Service
    Finance, HR, Accounting
    Hybrid (SO 108 & ZOOM, see Portal2)
    24.3.2022 1.45 pm – 5.00 pm Business Intelligence
    Wrap-Up and Exam Q&A
    Virtual only (ZOOM, see Portal2)

    Please note that hybrid classes in SO 108 are only offered every two weeks and that all other lectures take place virtually.

  • Exercises

    Lecturer Pascal Kunz

    Schedule

    Date Time Room
    23.2. – 24.3.2022 Wed 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm Virtual only (ZOOM, see Portal2)
  • Tutorials

    Lecturers Pascal Kunz & Tutors
    Date Time Room
    16./17.2. – 21./22.3.2022 Two sessions per week:
    Mon/Tue and Wed/Thu
    Depending on parallel group:
    Computer pool rooms
    (L 7, 3–5, 358) or ZOOM (see Portal2)

    Within each parallel group, you need to attend two sessions per week (except first week with only one session).

    You need to register for the tutorials before the semester starts.

    Please see parallel groups in Portal2 for detailed information on parallel groups, times, and rooms.

  • Special Tutorial for Students Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Lecturer Esther Krystek
    Date Time Room
    22.2. – 22.3.2022 Tuesday 3.30 pm – 6.45 pm ZOOM (see Portal²)

    This special tutorial is open to students affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

    There is no presentation by the tutor and no new content will be taught. Only questions by the participants will be discussed. Please prepare to participate actively (i.e., ask questions, share your screen).

    Students past the standard study period have been added automatically to the special tutorial in Portal2. If you have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and also need support to complete your studies, send an email with a short statement to explain your need to is401_support uni-mannheim.de.

  • Literature

    • Mertens: Integrierte Informationsverarbeitung 1, 18. Aufl., Gabler 2012
    • Wigand et al.: Introduction to Business Information Systems, Springer 2008