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IS 401: Integrated Information Systems

Contents
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), and business process model and notation (BPMN). 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 are able to

  • model complex business processes based on popular modelling techniques,
  • discuss the requirements, characteristics and effects of integrated information systems in industrial companies, including complex process interdependencies,
  • complete basic tasks from different functional areas in a wide-spread integrated information system.

Necessary prerequisites
semester 6 or higher

Recommended prerequisites

Contact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS5 SWS
Exercise class1 SWS3 SWS
Tutorial2 SWS4 SWS
ECTS6
LanguageEnglish
Form of assessmentWritten exam (90 min.)
Restricted Admissionno
Further informationRegistration for tutorials only until first lecture session, please see current information at https://www.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/heinzl/
Examiner
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl
Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl / Pascal Kunz
OfferingSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. BWL
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 2
Graded yes
Literature
  • 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