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Fundamentals of Information System Management

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
• understand the history and fundamentals of information systems.
• classify and categorise computer systems.
• identify and analyse the special characteristics and requirements of today’s businesses.
• identify technologies, products and trends of information systems.
• know and differentiate between ERP, SCM, CRM.
• apply the fundamentals of data security.
• acquire an overview of networks, internet and cloud and analyse them.
• classify information systems and the integration of mobile terminals.
• identify interfaces and differentiate them.
• understand and classify the usage of sensor technology.
• differentiate between different programminng languages.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Fundamentals of information systems incl. economic aspects
• Understand and differentiate the structures of information systems
• Identify interfaces incl. interfaces of mobile terminals
• Cloud computing
• Technical structure and history; networks, interfaces
Setup and logical structure of programmes and overview of programming languages, e.g.
web programming
• Data security
• Components of hardware and software
• Reporting
• Authorisation
• Testing
• Technical setup of systems, sensors and mobile terminals

recommended or required reading

 Bocij, Greasley, Hickie (2008): Business Information Systems, 5th Ed. , Pearson Studium Munich.
 Wagner, Hüttel, Backin (2012) Einführung Wirtschaftsinformatik: IT-Grundwissen für Studium und Praxis, Springer, Gabler Verlag
 Laudon, Schoder (2009): Wirtschaftsinformatik, eine Einführung, 2rd Ed. Pearson Studium München.
 Gronwald (2015) Integrierte Business-Informationssysteme: ERP, SCM, CRM, BI, Big Data Analytics - Prozesssimulation, Rollenspiel, Serious Gaming (, Springer Vieweg Verlag.
 Alpar, Alt (2014), Anwendungsorientierte Wirtschaftsinformatik: Strategische Pla-nung, Entwicklung und Nutzung von Informationssystemen, 7. Aufl.Springer Ver-lag
 Chamoni, Gluchowski (2010): Analytische Informationssysteme: Business Intelli-gence-Technologien und –Anwendungen, Springer Verlag Berlin und Heidelberg
 Tanenbaum, Goodman (2005): Computerarchitektur:

assessment methods and criteria

exam, assignements

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, case studies, excercises

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable