IS 752: Seminar on Process and Management Analytics

This module is a research seminar, which will introduce students to academic work in the fields of Business Process Management and Information Systems and prepare them for writing a master thesis. Students will write a seminar paper on a current research topic in process analytics and present their findings in class.

Learning outcomes
After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply basic research methods from the IS discipline
  • Independently and systematically explore a research topic
  • Structure and write an academic paper
  • Be equipped to start your master thesis

Necessary prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites
IS 515 (recommended)

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentSeminar paper (80%, scope depends on the assigned topic), presentation and discussion (20%)
For students of the M.Sc. Business Informatics the seminar has a reduced workload with only 4 ECTS.
Restricted admissionyes
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Jana-Rebecca Rehse
Prof. Dr. Jana-Rebecca Rehse
Frequency of offeringSpring semester & fall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., M.Sc. Bus. Inf.
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 4
LiteratureWebster, Jane, and Richard T. Watson. “Analyzing the past to prepare for the future: Writing a literature review.” MIS quarterly 26.2 (2002): xiii-xxiii.
Vom Brocke, Jan, et al. “Standing on the shoulders of giants: Challenges and recommendations of literature search in information systems research.” Communications of the AIS 37.1 (2015): 9.
Course outlineThe joint kick-off meeting with all participants will take place in the first weeks of the semester. During the semester, there are two major milestones, where preliminary results have to be submitted. In the final presentation session towards the end of the semester, each participant will present their work and discuss the work of others. Attendance at the kick-off session and the final presentation session is mandatory.
For further details, see the website of the chair.