IS 401: Integrated Information Systems

This course first outlines the basics of data and business process modelling based on wide-spread approaches such as entity relations­hip diagrams, event-driven process chains (EPC). The remainder of the course then focuses on the use and purpose of integrated information systems across different functional areas in industrial companies. Finally, basics of management support systems such as business intelligence systems are addressed.

Learning outcomes
After attending the lecture, exercises, and tutorials students will be in the position to discuss the requirements, characteristics and effects of integrated information systems in industrial companies as well as to analyze and understand complex process interdependencies.

Necessary prerequisites
semester 6 or higher

Recommended prerequisites

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS5 SWS
Exercise class1 SWS3 SWS
Tutorial2 SWS4 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten exam (90 min)
Restricted admissionno
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl
Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl
Frequency of offeringSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. BWL
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 2
  • Mertens: Integrierte Informations­verarbeitung 1, 18. Aufl., Gabler 2012
  • Wigand et al.: Introduction to Business Information Systems, Springer 2008
Course outline
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Application Systems in
    • Research and Development
    • Marketing and Sales
    • Procurement and Warehousing
    • Production
    • Shipping and Customer Service
    • Finance, Accounting, HR
  • Planning and Control Systems