Business Informatics: Curriculum

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Applied Statistics (MOD3)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied Probability and Statistics (AWSbb)
German / ILV, FL
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this course, students will learn basic concepts of probability calculus and applied statistics, utilizing the R software environment.

Methodology

distance study, online conference

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • • solve combinatorial problems (n-permutations, k-permutations, k-combinations)• compute probabilities for the occurence of certain events• explain the relationship between random variables and probability distributions• explain that the performance of certain statistical tests is based on particular distributional assumptions• comprehend the operating mode of statistical tests, in particular to perform a simple statistical test and interpret the results• calculate point and interval estimators• to perform the specified tasks within the R software enviroment.

Course contents

  • • Basics of probability calculus• Combinatorics• Random variables• Discrete and continuous probability distributions• Expected value and variance• Statistical tests• Confidence intervals

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • see course material

Assessment methods

  • final exam

Anmerkungen

-

Case Study1 (MOD6)
German / kMod
4.00
-
Case Study 1 (FSTbb)
English / ILV, FL
4.00
2.50

Course description

This lecture provides the opportunity to realize teached techniques from relevant courses of the semester during a project.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • create a project vision
  • identify and describe stakeholders
  • create simple work breakdown structures and time tables
  • model simple core processes in a process landscape and describe them in more detail with an eEPC
  • create use Cases out of eEPC digramms

Course contents

  • Team work
  • Structured procedure
  • Learning by doing (errors)
  • Implementation of a dynamic web application

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Online Tutorials
  • case studies
  • presentations

Assessment methods

  • Settlement of project 40%: (Documentation, overall impression, completeness of documentation in Moodle, on-time delivery and communication)
  • Documentation/ Final Presentation in English 20% (requirements available in Moodle)
  • Implementation 40%: (completeness, functionality and process support)
Database &Web Technologies Fundamentals (MOD4)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Database Fundamentals (DAGbb)
German / ILV, FL
2.50
1.50
Web Technologies 1 (WETbb)
German / ILV, FL
2.50
1.50

Course description

This course will give you an introduction to web technologies as a whole, its development as well as organizational aspects when creating a web site. Furthermore you will get in touch with a Content Management System.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • understand and reproduce the emergence of the web and the TCP/IP protocol
  • plan a small website under consideration of usability and accessibility aspects
  • create wireframes with a tool of their choice
  • create a basic HTML website including a form
  • format a basic website with CSS
  • apply input validation and smaller user interaction by using JavaScript
  • setup and use a Standard Content Management System (WordPress)

Course contents

  • History and technical basics
  • Project "Web Site"
  • Simple HTML Pages
  • Design with CSS
  • JavaScript - Basics
  • CMS – Webpages

Prerequisites

Usage of text editors

Literature

  • Studienbrief, Foliensätze, Screencasts, Videoshttp://www.w3schools.com/

Assessment methods

  • Exercises 44 % (min. 50% of this part need to be achieved)
  • Self Assessment Tests 6 %
  • Exam 50 % (min. 50% of this part need to be achieved)
Introdution to Business Informatics (MOD2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Introduction to Business Informatics (EWIbb)
German / ILV, FL
5.00
3.00

Course description

This course first introduces fundamental questions of Business Informatics (BI): occupational areas of BI, meaning and processes of a company, basics of information systems. Next, students will learn the relevant modeling techniques of the business process modeling area. Further emphasis will be given to the process of software selection and introduction, as well as to selected eCommerce business modells. For their implementation, students will employ UML Use Case diagrams and specifications on the basis of given system requirements. Afterwards, students will learn to model data diagrams using the Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD). The course will end with an integrated example showing the development path from a business process to an executable software system.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • model the organizational structure of a company by an Organizational Chart and to model the operational structure of a company by a Process Map.
  • indicate and explain, given a practical task, adequate solution methods of the business informatics.
  • relate the fields of activities of business informatics to the the organization of an enterprise.
  • evaluate and select software based on defined criteria.
  • explain eCommerce business models and recommend them, based on the individual problem statement of a company.
  • abstract business processes based on given problem situations and to model them by business process models (Value-Added Chain Diagram, Process Map, (extended) Event-Driven Process Chains, and Business Process Diagram).
  • abstract system functionalities and system actors based on a system requirement specification or problem statement and to model them with the Use Case Diagram of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), as well as to specify the Use Cases by Use Case Specifications according to the Rational Unified Process style.
  • abstract structures of data storage and to create a data model using an Entity Relationship Diagram.
  • recognize and define relationships between business processes of a company and their support by information systems.

Course contents

  • What is business informatics?
  • What is a company?
  • Modeling fundamentals – Modeling theory
  • Business process modeling
  • (extended) Event-Driven Process Chain ((e)EPC)
  • Swimlane Diagram
  • Business Process Model and Notation(BPMN)
  • Software Selection & Introduction
  • Business Models - eCommerce
  • System modeling/ UML
  • Use Case Diagram
  • Use Case Specification
  • Data Modeling
  • Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
  • From business process to application

Prerequisites

No prerequisites required

Literature

  • Literature:
  • Allweyer, T. (2005): Geschäftsprozessmanagement – Strategie, Entwurf, Implementierung, Controlling, W3L-Verlag.
  • Hanschke, I. / Giesinger, G. / Goetze, D. (2010): Business Analyse - Einfach und Effektiv.
  • Hansen, R. (2009): Wirtschaftsinformatik 1 – Grundlagen und Anwendungen. Verlag: UTB. 10. Auflage.
  • Rupp, C. / Zengler, B. / Queins, S. (2004): UML 2 Glasklar, Carl Hanser Verlag, 3. Auflage.Teaching-/ Learning-Materials:
  • course books
  • presentations

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Management 1 (MOD1)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Accounting (BHbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course students will learn theoretical foundations and regulatory framework of bookkeeping. With this information students are able to book business transactions and draw up annual accounts.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • outline the regulatory framework of bookkeeping
  • book business transactions on accounts
  • calculate taxes
  • carry out an annual financial statement of a company which produces hard disks
  • interpret results of income statements in form of a step-down report and suggests measures of improvements
  • make cash flow statements

Course contents

  • Elements and functions of bookkeeping, regulatory framework of bookkeeping, rules of orderly bookkeeping, bills and receipts, accounts, system of double entry bookkeeping, cash flow statement

Prerequisites

No special requirements necessary

Literature

  • Bertl, Romuald / Deutsch-Goldoni, Eva / Hirschler, Klaus (2013): "Buchhaltungs- und Bilanzierungshandbuch", 8. erweiterte Auflage, LexisNexis.
  • Grohmann-Steiger, Christine / Schneider, Wilfried / Dobrovits, Ingrid (2013): "Einführung in die Buchhaltung im Selbststudium", Band I und II, 20., aktualisierte und ergänzte Auflage, Facultas Verlags- und Buchhandels AG, Wien.
  • Grünberger, David (2014): "Buchhaltung und Bilanz", 3. aktualisierte Auflage, LexisNexis.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (100%)

Anmerkungen

Could you please work through the script before the first lesson.

Professional and Social Communication (ENGbb)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B2, we aim at developing and strengthening language skills required for personal and social as well as professional interaction

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • provide biographical details about themselves
  • act and respond appropriately in private situations and in international contexts;
  • initiate and cultivate professional contacts;
  • understand and use the keywords of cost accounting
  • analyze persuasive strategies
  • plan, deliver and evaluate a persuasive speech

Course contents

  • Autobiography
  • Everyday situations and small talk
  • Keywords of cost accounting
  • Strategies of persuasive communication
  • Persuasive speeches

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Professional and Social Communication, Skriptum
  • Connolly, P. / Kingsbury, P. et al. (2014): eSNACK, Lernplattform
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in online activities and timely completion of assignments
Time-/Self Management (ZSMbb)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the course students get to know techniques and methods for effective work organisation and systemic planning.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • prioritize activities by using various methods (for example as ABC analysis , ALPEN-method) and to schedule their time sequence.
  • denote personal stress triggers and behaviors and to describe and to develop ways to change the behavior patern.
  • explain the benefits of setting targets and to define a list of objectives (by SMART).

Course contents

  • Personal Goals
  • Principles of time & self management and associated instruments e.g.: activity list, daily activity log
  • Interruptions, faults, time thieves
  • Personal strategies of implementation

Prerequisites

no requirements

Literature

  • Knoblauch, Jörg/Hüger, Johannes/Mockler, Marcus (2005): Ein Meer an Zeit: Die neue Dimension des Zeitmanagements, Frankfurt/Main: Campus
  • Nussbaum, Cordula (2007): 300 Tipps für mehr Zeit: Soforthilfe gegen Alltagsstress. Von Perfektionismus bis Energieräuber, München: gu
  • Seiwert, Lothar (2002): Life Leadership (Verlag Gabal)

Assessment methods

  • Reflection Paper
Programming & Data Structures (MOD5)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Algorithms and Data Structures (ALGbb)
German / ILV, FL
2.00
1.50

Course description

- Basics of theoretical computer science- Algorithms and datastructures

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • design simple abstract problems of formal languages with finite automata and/or regular expressions and explain the limits of regular languages.
  • develop simple context-free grammars and carry out derivations.
  • perform and explain basic operations in arrays, lists, stack and hash tables.
  • perform insertion, deletion, search, and traversal operations or implement simple recursive functions in Java or pseudo code.
  • populate a graph datastructure and calculate the shortest path or the minimal spanning tree for a given graph
  • evaluate data structures and algorithms with regard to their time complexity in Big-O notation and/or usefulness for a given task/problem.

Course contents

  • Formal languages and deterministic finite automata, regular expressions
  • Turing machines, grammars
  • Properties of algorithms
  • Basic data structures
  • Sorting algorithms
  • Tree structures
  • Graph algorithms

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of structural programming.

Literature

  • Vossen, Witt: Grundkurs Theoretische Informatik(3.Auflage, Vieweg Verlag)
  • Horn, Kerner:Informatik 2 (2.Auflage, Fachbuchverlag Leipzig)
  • John E. Hopcroft: Einführung in die Automatentheorie, Formale Sprachen und Komplexitätstheorie (2.Auflage 2002, Addison-Wesley)
  • Gunter Saake, Kai-Uwe Sattler: Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen(Eine Einführung mit Java, dpunkt Verlag)
  • Sedgewick: Algorithmen in Java(Addison-Wesley)
  • Hopcroft, Ullman: Data Structures and Algorithms (Addison-Wesley)

Assessment methods

  • Test
  • Tabs
Programming 1 (PRG1bb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
1.50

Course description

Beginners course in programming using JAVA - You will be able to create simple console-based programs in the programming language JAVA using elements of structured programming.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • simulate execution of imperative Java programs with pen and paper and predict behaviour and output for given input.
  • implement Java programs that read data from the keyboard, perform calculations and produce formatted output on the console.
  • implement text-menus, input validation and tabular output using branching and (nested) repetition control structures.
  • develop a text-menu driven console-based Java application that manages the first names, last names, and dates of birth of two persons.
  • implement functions that encapsulate previously implemented tasks.
  • develop functions and applications that read, process, and output structured data.
  • develop functions that read data into arrays, perform sorting and searching operations on arrays and produce formatted output.
  • develop text-based console applications capable of reading, sorting, searching and displaying arrays of structured data records in various formats using elements of structured programming in Java.

Course contents

  • Basics of structured programming: flow-charts, variables & data types, operators, control structures, functions, structures, arrays, debugger, stepwise refinement

Prerequisites

None- this is a beginners course (see also Comments)

Literature

  • The course is based on: David J. Eck: Introduction to Programming using JAVAAdditional reading:
  • http://www.galileocomputing.de/openbook/javainsel7/ (Deutsch)
  • Ivor Horton: Beginning Java 2 JDK 5 Edition . Wrox, Wiley Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 2004. (Java SE 6 update document available online)(ISBN 978-0-7645-6874-9)(1512 pages, 1,5 kg!)

Assessment methods

  • two LabWorks (both need to achieve > 50 %)
  • 2 written tests (need to achieve >50 % together)

Anmerkungen

Just as learning a second language, it is by far no easy task to learn a programming language. It requires studying vocabulary and grammar as well as phrases and a lot of speaking, reading and writing practice until you are able to express your ideas and thoughts in the new language. The effect of practicing with people that speak the language (and also correct you) cannot be overestimated, which is why a tutorial, held by 3rd semester students, has been installed in addition to regular classes. All beginners are hereby strongly advised to attend the tutorials. Furthermore, there will be (non-obligatory) The reward for all this is the ability to elegantly and precisely express solutions of interesting problems in a new language - JAVA - as well as the satisfaction of creating something – a product.

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
(TUTSU)
German / TUT
-
-
(TUTWTbb)
German /
-
1.00
(VBK)
German / ILV
-
-

Course description

This eCourse introduces to the rules and regulations of the accounting world. Afterwards students will learn to record and handle data in accounting environments, as well as to reproduce detailed information about sole TRADER accounts, company accounts and other entity accounts. One further main topic of this eCourse is the application of the double-entry book-keeping and the balancing of accounts in practice. Further topics are the creation of cash flow statements by different methods (direct and indirect method) and formats (IAS7 and FRS), the analyses and interpretation of various annual accounts by ratio analysis (liquidity, investment, profitability and efficiency ratios) and the fundamentals and contemporary issues of accounting.

Methodology

• Instructions via weekly news and audio presentations• Provision of course materials (book, presentations)• Self-assessment tests (quizzes)• Tutorials (examples) and practical exercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • After successful completing this eCourse, students are able to …:… give an overview of accounting rules and regulations.… record and handle data in accounting environments.… reproduce detailed information about sole TRADER accounts, company accounts and other entity accounts.… apply double-entry book-keeping and to balance accounts in practice.… provide cash flow statements by different methods (direct and indirect method) and formats (IAS7 and FRS).… explain the importance and structure of annual reports. … analyse and interpret various annual accounts by ratio analysis (liquidity, investment, profitability and efficiency ratios).… reproduce fundamentals and contemporary issues of Accounting.

Course contents

  • • The accounting world• Accounting rules and regulations• Recording data • Sole trader accounts• Company accounts• Other entity accounts• Cash flow statements• The annual report• The annual accounts• Interpretation of accounts• Contemporary issue
  • The accounting world
  • Accounting rules and regulations
  • Recording data
  • Sole trader accounts
  • Company accounts
  • Other entity accounts
  • Cash flow statements
  • The annual report
  • The annual accounts
  • Interpretation of accounts
  • Contemporary issue

Prerequisites

No previous knowledge necessary

Literature

  • • Dyson, J. R, 2010. Accounting for non-accounting students. Ed. 8. Pearson Education.
  • Dyson, J. R, 2010. Accounting for non-accounting students. Ed. 8. Pearson Education.

Assessment methods

  • • Self-assessment tests (12%)• Exercises (16%)• Final exam (72%)
  • Self-assessment tests (12%)
  • Exercises (16%)
  • Final exam (72%)

Anmerkungen

-

(VEIW)
German / ILV
2.00
-

Course description

This course Introduction to Business Informatics deals with the fundamental questions of the Business Informatics, which comprise among others the occupational areas of the Business Informatics, the meaning of a company and its processes as well as the basics of information systems. Afterwards the students will learn the relevant modeling techniques of the areas business process modeling and system modeling. The abstraction of complex matters by modeling is an essential learning outcome for the students as a previous knowledge/ ability for upcoming courses of the Bachelor Degree Program Business Informatics.

Methodology

Integrated course (lecture + exercise)

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • After successful completing the course, students are able to...:-) … answer essential questions of Business Informatics (e.g. to occupational areas, entities, processes etc.).-) … abstract business process flows of given problem statements and to model the defined business process flows by business process diagrams (Process map, VACD, (e)EPC, BPD).-) … abstract system functionalities and actors of given system descriptions and to model them by Use Case Diagrams of the UML.-) … describe flows of system functionalities (Use Cases) by Use Case Specifications according to the RUP style.-) … abstract structures of data storage and to model them by Entity Relationship Diagrams.-) … acknowledge and define connections between business processes of an enter-prise and their support by system processes.

Course contents

  • -) What is business informatics?-) What is a company?-) Approach of the business informatics-) Modeling fundamentals – Modeling theory-) Business process modeling-) (extended) Event-Driven Process Chain ((e)EPC)-) Swimlane Diagram-) Business Process Model and Notation(BPMN)-) System modeling/ UML modeling-) Use Case Diagram-) Use Case Specification-) Data Modeling-) Entity Relationship Diagram/ Model (ERM)-) From business process to application

Prerequisites

No prerequisites required

Literature

  • -) Course books and presentations of Modeling Techniques FundamentalsAdditional literature:-) I. Hanschke, G. Giesinger, D. Goetze: Business Analyse - Einfach und Effektiv-) Allweyer, T.: Geschäftsprozessmanagement – Strategie, Entwurf, Implementierung, Controlling. W3L-Verlag, 2005-) Rupp, C., Zengler, B., Queins, S.: UML 2 Glasklar. Carl Hanser Verlag. 3. Auflage, 2004

Assessment methods

  • Exercises: 12% of the final gradeSelf assessment tests: 10% of the final gradeExam: 78% of the final gradeBoth parts (exercise-part and exam) have to be passed!

Anmerkungen

-

Module 5 - Mathematics (MOD5)
German / kMod
6.00
-

Course description

This course deals with fundamental topics in mathematics and their applications in economic and computer science.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • formulate and write down in symbols simple mathematical facts; correctly interpret symbolic expressions
  • solve equations and inequalities in one variable
  • determine fundamental properties of functions from their graphs and by doing calculations
  • using appropriate rules (e.g. trigonometric identities), simplify or transform expressions containing elementary functions

Course contents

  • Logic
  • Sets
  • Functions
  • Sequences and series
  • Inequalities
  • Calculus and its applications

Literature

  • Engineering Mathematics: A Foundation for Electronic, Electrical, Communications and Systems Engineers [Paperback]Dr Anthony Croft (Author), Martin Hargreaves (Author), Robert Davison (Author)Optional:Mathematik für Informatiker Band 1: Diskrete Mathematik und Lineare Algebra Reihe: eXamen.press, Teschl, Gerald, Teschl, Susanne 3. Aufl., 2008, XIII, 514 S., 91 Abb., Softcover ISBN: 978-3-540-77431-0

Assessment methods

  • Problem sessions
  • Written exam
Mathematics 2 (BMATbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course deals with fundamental topics in mathematics and their applications in economic and computer science.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • analyse functions with respect to monotonicity, extreme points, curvature, points of inflexions, and asymptotic behaviour using differential calculus
  • determine definite and indefinite integrals using standard integration techniques (integration by parts, substitution)
  • determine mean and RMS-values for funtions (signals) about a given interval
  • perform basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, inversion) with matrices
  • systematically solve systems of linear equations (e.g. using Gauss’ algorithm).

Course contents

  • Linear Algebra
  • Relation
  • Introduction to Probability theory
  • Calculus

Prerequisites

Mathematics 1 course

Literature

  • Mathematik für Informatiker Band 1: Diskrete Mathematik und Lineare Algebra Reihe: eXamen.press, Teschl, Gerald, Teschl, Susanne 3. Aufl., 2008, XIII, 514 S., 91 Abb., Softcover ISBN: 978-3-540-77431-0

Assessment methods

  • Problem sessions
  • Written exam
Module 6 - Soft Skills 2 (MOD6)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Technical and Creative Communication (BENGbb)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B1+, we aim at developing and strengthening the vocabulary of the students’ field of study along with the language skills required for technical and creative communication

Methodology

Lecture and Excercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • - analyze the influences of inventions on society in order to appraise their impacts, both positive and negative
  • use strategies, such as analogies from everyday life, to present and write descriptions of technical processes which are coherent and consequential
  • choose language, including scientific terminology, which is appropriate for a particular audience
  • understand the importance of using language which is suitably formal or informal when speaking and writing

Course contents

  • Impact analyses - inventions and their impacts on Society
  • Technical process descriptions
  • Knowing your audience
  • Choosing language and content to suit your audience
  • Register - formal language compared to informal language

Prerequisites

- Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B1+- Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Technical and Creative Communication, Skriptum
  • Connolly, P. / Kingsbury, P. et al. (2014): eSNACK, Lernplattform
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class, activities and timely completion of assignments
Working in Teams & Conflict Management (TUKbb)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course imparts the students knowledge of teams, conflict management and behaviour in a vocational context. Apart from theoretical bases, personal reflection and the work on case studies take center stage.

Methodology

Lecture and Excercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain models of team development (for example Tuckman ) and team roles (for example Belbin ) and to derive interventions for their own practice.
  • analyse causes and the development of conflicts in simple practical examples and to develop solving solutions.
  • use feedback in team conflicts and conflict conversations constructively.

Course contents

  • Characteristics and criterias of success in teamwork
  • Team development
  • Team roles
  • Structure of personalities in team processes
  • Preferred team roles and personal potential for development
  • Causes and development of conflicts and dealing with conflicts
  • Constructive feedback and conflict conversations

Prerequisites

No requirements

Literature

  • Glasl, Friedrich (2008): Selbsthilfe in Konflikten, 5. Auflage, Verlag Freies Geistesleben/Haupt, Stuttgart
  • Haeske, Udo (2008): Team- und Konfliktmanagement, 3. Auflage, Cornelsen Verlag, Berlin
  • Haug, Christoph V. (2009): Erfolgreich im Team. Praxisnahme Anregungen für effizientes Teamcoaching und Projektarbeit, 4.überarbeitete Auflage, München: dtv-Verlag
  • Niermeyer, Rainer (2008): Teams führen, 2.Auflage, Freiburg: Haufe Verlag
  • Van Dick, Rolf van/ West Michael A. (2005): Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Teamentwicklung, Verlag Hogrefe, Göttingen
  • Werth, Lioba (2004): Psychologie für die Wirtschaft. Grundlagen und Anwendungen [S. 253-309: Arbeit in Gruppen], Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Module 7 - Business 2 (MOD7)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Cost Accounting (KOREbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course students will learn fundamentals of cost accounting. Thereby they are able to calculate competitive prices for products and services.

Methodology

LectureExercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • define the term „costs“
  • calculate the Break-Even-Point of a manufacturing company
  • calculate the price of memory chips
  • analyze the budget variance of a cost centre
  • optimize the production program of a manufacturing company

Course contents

  • Terms used in cost accounting, BÜB, types of costs, systems of cost accounting, cost type accounting, cost centre accounting, cost unit accounting, contribution accounting

Prerequisites

Financial Accounting

Literature

  • Coenenberg, Adolf G. / Fischer, Thomas M. / Günther, Thomas (2012): Kostenrechnung und Kostenanalyse, 8. überarbeitete Auflage, Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag.
  • Klaus, Olfert (2013): Kompakt-Training Praktische Betriebswirtschaft:Kostenrechnung, 7., verbesserte und aktualisierte Auflage, Friedrich Kiehl Verlag GmbH, Ludwigshafen.
  • Thommen, Jean-Paul / Achleitner, Ann-Kristin (2012): Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 7. überarbeitete Auflage, Gabler Verlag, Berlin.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (100%)

Anmerkungen

Could you please work through the script before the first lesson.

IT-Infrastructure (ITINbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course discusses basic IT infrastructure components, in particular with the focus on:- administration of GNU/Linux Systems- centralized user management

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the functionality of shell scripts
  • categorize IPv4- and IPv6-addresses
  • check the configuration of LDAP based user management under GNU/Linux and to identify possible errors in doing so

Course contents

  • shell and system programs
  • GNU/Linux installation (boot process, HDD partitioning, file systems)
  • IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Domain Name System
  • LDAP (storage of user data and authentication)

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge is not required.

Literature

  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Computer Networks: Fifth Edition. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 2010.
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Modern Operating Systems, Fourth Edition. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 2014.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (regular homeworks) and end exam
Module 8 - Modelling (MOD8)
German / kMod
9.00
-
Case Study 2 (BFSTbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This lecture provides the oppertunity to realize teached techniques from relevant courses of the semester during a project.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • create a project vision
  • identify and describe stakeholders
  • create simple work breakdown structures and time tables
  • model simple core processes in a process landscape and describe them in more detail with an eEPC
  • create use Cases out of eEPC digramms

Course contents

  • Team work
  • Structured procedure
  • Learning by doing (errors)
  • Interfaces
  • Implementation of a dynamic web application

Prerequisites

First experiences in modeling.

Literature

  • Online tutorials
  • Case studies
  • Presentations

Assessment methods

  • Settlement of project 40%: (Documentation, overall impression, completeness of documentation in Moodle, on-time delivery and communication)
  • Documentation/ Final Presentation in English 20% (requirements available in Moodle)
  • Implementation 40%: (completeness, functionality and process support)
IT-Project Management (ITPRbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course you learn about the fundamentals of project management based on the PMA approach, with focus on the project start process.- Develop knowhow on project management methods- Discuss the benefits of professional project managementApply project management methods on a project

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • orient themselves in a project and to describe the project management process and its sub processes.
  • describe the necessary tasks of a project manager in this process and its sub processes.
  • contribute actively and constructional in a project and to take over planning tasks.
  • describe the essential tasks of project management within the planning, coordination and controlling of projects and to apply them actively.
  • apply and evaluate the fundamental methods of project management. They are therefore able to apply the methods of the project start, project controlling and project closure phase.

Course contents

  • Project management process according to IPMA
  • Project management definition
  • Methods of the project start
  • Methods of the project coordination
  • Methods oft he project Controlling
  • Methods of the project end

Prerequisites

no prerequisites required

Literature

  • Gareis, R. (2006): Happy Projects!Wien. Manz

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Object-oriented Modeling (OBMObb)
English / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course Introduction represents an introduction to relevant modeling techniques of the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • reproduce the basic principles of visual modeling, which comprise the aims of modeling and the concepts of object orientation.
  • model Use Case Diagrams to visualize the functionalities and actors of a software system.
  • specify software requirements by Use Case Specifications according to the Rational Unified Process Style.
  • model Activity Diagrams to represent the flow of software processes.
  • model Class Diagrams to visualize classes and relationships between classes of a software system, as well as the behaviour and characteristics of the classes.
  • visualize the communication between classes of a software system by the Sequence Diagram and the Communication Diagram.

Course contents

  • Principles of Visual Modeling
  • Use Case Modeling
  • Writing good Use Cases
  • Activity Modeling
  • Finding Classes
  • Sequence Diagram
  • Communication Diagram
  • Class Diagram
  • Other UML Diagram Types

Prerequisites

No previos knowledge necessary

Literature

  • Literature:
  • Rupp, C. / Zengler, B. / Queins, S. (2004): UML 2 Glasklar, Carl Hanser Verlag, 3. Auflage. Teaching-/ Learning-Materials:
  • IBM/ Rational Präsentationen
  • IBM/ Rational Installationsfiles

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Module 9 - Object Oriented Programming (MOD9)
German / kMod
9.00
-
Database Fundamentals (BDBGbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course imparts basic knowledge about relational database systems, relational data modelling and querying and modifiying stored data.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • illustrate database architectures and apply relational databases in practice
  • model relational databases with ER Diagrams
  • check the quality of relational databases on the basis of normal forms
  • transform ER-diagrams into database tables using SQL Statements
  • fill, modify and select from a relational database using SQL

Course contents

  • Definition and specifications for relational database Systems
  • Building semantical, logical and physical data models
  • Data modelling with ER-diagrams
  • Normalizing database tables
  • Integrity conditions
  • SQL (DDL, DML, DCL)

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Elmasri, R.A., Navathe, S.B., Shafir, A., 2011. Grundlagen von Datenbanksystemen, Bachelorausg., 3., aktualisierte Aufl., ed, IT - Informatik.Pearson Studium, München.Elmasri, R., Navathe, S., 2014. Fundamentals of database systems, 6. ed., Pearson new international ed. ed. Pearson Education, Harlow.Faeskorn-Woyke, H. (Ed.), 2007. Datenbanksysteme: Theorie und Praxis mit SQL2003, Oracle und MySQL, IT - Informatik. Pearson Studium, München.Beaulieu, A., 2009. Learning SQL, 2nd ed. ed. O’Reilly, Beijing ; Sebastopol.Gennick, J., 2010. SQL pocket guide, 3. ed. ed. O’Reilly, Beijing.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Programming 2 (BPRGbb)
English / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Based on your Programming 1 knowledge we explore the basics of object-oriented programming along with somewhat advanced concepts like Exeption Handling and Collections.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • -simulate execution of object-oriented Java programs with pen and paper and predict behaviour and output for given input.
  • implement entity classes with several class invariants in Java.
  • analyse requirements based on class diagrams and javadocs and implement those requirements
  • re-implement behaviour of concrete super-classes in concrete (sub-) classes.
  • use classes in object oriented Java applications
  • implement a sortable and searchable linked list of several types of persons.
  • export and import data to/from text-files with streams and correct exception handling.
  • implement and use Formatters, Matchers and Comparators .
  • use collections from the Java collections framework in applications as well as implement custom containers with Collection classes.
  • implement a console-based, text-menu-driven application with extendable display options using a searchable, sortable custom container that supports file import/export.

Course contents

  • Object Oriented Programming (Classes, Objects, Reference, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Interfaces, inner classes)
  • Exceptions and Exception handling
  • Introduction to JAVA Collection Framework (Core Collection Interfaces, Iterators, ArrayList, LinkedList)

Prerequisites

All topics of the course Programming 1

Literature

  • recommended reading (text books):David J. Eck: Introduction to Programming using Java. (several verisions, free!)[http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/]Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra: Head First Jave. 2003, O'Reilly Media (ISBN: 978-0-596-00465-1)other text books:Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2: JDK 5 Edition. 2005 John Wiley & Sons. (ISBN: 978-0764568749)Bruce eckel: Thinking in Java. several editions, some freely available. [http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIJ/]additional Java books:Joshua Bloch: Effective Java: AProgramming Language Guide. 2008 Addison-Wesley Longmann. (ISBN: 978-0321356680)Joshua Bloch, Neal Gafter: Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases. 2005, Addison-Wesley Longmann. (ISBN: 978- 0321336781)tutorials and additional information on java webpage[http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index.html]

Assessment methods

  • 2 written tests (need to achieve >50 % together) 1 LabWork (needs to achieve > 50 %) 6 ExerciseSheets one overall grade

Anmerkungen

-

Web Technologies 2 (BWEB)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course shows students how to design simple web applications with PHP and MySQL. First we discuss the basics of PHP, including object oriented programming. Then we build small web applications with database access. To accompany this php security issues are discussed. Finally, we use a content management system - the CMS Joomla - in order to create a web site with web shop functionality.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • develop websites with PHP
  • use SQL statements in PHP and display the results dynamically
  • understand and implement basics of Object Oriented programming in PHP
  • analyse and optimize their own code in security aspects
  • create basic XML structures (no attributes) and define them by using DTD
  • configure a webshop by using a CMS and migrate it to another server

Course contents

  • Fundamentals of PHP
  • Object Oriented Programming with PHP
  • MySQL
  • Web applications with PHP and MySQL
  • PHP Security
  • XML Basics
  • CMS Joomla - VirtueMart

Prerequisites

- basic knowledge in programming- HTML, CSS & Javascript

Literature

  • Andi Gutmans, Stig Sæther Bakken, and Derick Rethans, PHP5 Power Programming, Prentice Hall 2005

Assessment methods

  • Self Assessment Tests 10 %
  • Exercises 50 %
  • Final Exam 40 %
Preparatory Course - Accounting (VRW)
German / SO
-
-

Course description

This course deals with theoretical and practical basics of book keeping and cost accounting.

Methodology

Integrated course

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • a.) Basics of book keeping b.) Implementation of accounting records and annual closing entries c.) Basics of cost accounting d.) Doing calculations

Course contents

  • Basic knowledge of the accounting system, accounts, system of double entry bookkeeping, uniform scheme of accounts, annual closing entries, BÜB, cost type accounting, cost centre accounting, cost unit accounting, BAB, direct costing

Prerequisites

no previous knowledge necessary

Literature

  • Book:Dyson, J. R, 2010. Accounting for non-accounting students. Ed. 8. Pearson Education

Assessment methods

  • Self Assessment Tests (11%) Exercises (39%)Exam (50%)

Anmerkungen

-

Tutorial Mathematics 2 (TUTMbb)
German / TUT
-
1.00

Course description

Tutorial Mathematics 2

Methodology

Tutorial

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Learning of basic mathematical abilities; Dealing with formal and abstract descriptions of mathematical content; Knowledge of simple modes of thinking in the areas of discrete mathematics and linear algebra; Revision of negative habits from secondary school - sticking to recipes, math-anxiety; Ability to solve systems of linear equations.

Course contents

  • Linear Algebra, Calculus

Prerequisites

Mathematics 1

Literature

  • "Mathematik für Informatiker" by S. und G. Teschl

Assessment methods

  • none

Anmerkungen

-

Tutorial Programming 2 (TUTPbb)
German /
-
0.60

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
(TUTCS)
German / TUT
-
-
Modul 12 - Systems Engineering (MOD12)
German / kMod
9.00
-
Case Study 3 (FSTbb)
English / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The objective of this semester-covering project work is the team oriented project implementation, from a given list, taking into account certain, the reality simulating requirements (IT architecture, tools, processes, features, mobile representation, etc.).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • identify customer needs based on process analysis.
  • define and transform requirements to UML.
  • create a web based software solutions by using CMS systems.
  • create marketing videos concerning the application

Course contents

  • Integration of different professional subjects/ topics of the previous as well as of the actual semester to an application within the scope of a project.

Prerequisites

- Software project Management- System modeling (UML diagrams)- Basic concept of the agile software development- Data base systems (espec. MySql)- CMS (espec. Joomla, Typo3, Drupal)- Basic experiences with programming and tools - Process management and process modelling (BPMN)- Server management

Literature

  • Literature will be provided on need for the individual subjects / Topics
  • Online tutorials
  • Case studies

Assessment methods

  • The grading of this case study consists of the following evaluation criteria:
  • Project documentation 15%
  • Software Requirements Document 20%
  • Web Application 35%
  • Final/sales video 20%
  • Total impression 10%
Software-Project Management (SPMbb)
English / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Learning about software project management methodologies and tools. Taking a life-cycle oriented view on a typical software project.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • decide if agile or classics methodologies fits best for specific project settings.
  • act as Product owner or SCRUM team member in small SCRUM based project settings.
  • create simple KANBAN boards and introduce them to the project
  • estimate project efford in teams based on selected methods.
  • calculate the velocity based on given estimations.

Course contents

  • Classical and agile SW methodologies like Waterfall, V-Model, Scrum, Kanban, ORDER, and selected effort estimation methods

Prerequisites

This course builds up on IT-PM from the 2nd semester.

Literature

  • Khalsa, McConnell, Hubbard, Lacey, Leopold, Anderson, Rupp, Suzaki. Details siehe Skriptum.

Assessment methods

  • Exam, participation during lessons
System Maintenance (SYMbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course covers topics around System maintenance and the SLC with the focus on C# development.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • use Visual Studio as development and debugging platform to localize and solve bugs.
  • realize simple C# and WPF based user interfaces by using the MVVM Pattern.
  • plan and implement asyncronous behaviour in their C# applications.
  • reproduce given code based on “program understanding” methods
  • modify given code based on reverse engineering methods

Course contents

  • Visual Studio as modern IDE
  • Introduction of Basic C# concepts
  • Framework for development GUI elements (WPF)
  • Maintenance Framework
  • coping with changes
  • The maintenance process
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Reuse

Prerequisites

knowledge of Programming 1 & 2 as well as Modeling Techniques and Project Management basics. A good understanding of object oriented Programming is necessary!

Literature

  • Software Maintenance Concepts and Practice 2nd ed. by Penny Grubb & Armstrong A Takangslides, Webcasts, script

Assessment methods

  • practical and theory exam.Practical and theory exam has to be positive.

Anmerkungen

-

Module 10 - Soft Skills 3 (MOD10)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Econonmics, Technology and Society (ENGbb)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This is a course designed to better students' English through an analysis of the main schools of economic thought and a look at how economics plays a key part in today's society.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • demonstrate an understanding of core economic concepts such as inflation and the business cycle.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the theorists of key economists
  • present complicated ideas in a clear and focused way

Course contents

  • Economic concepts and theories
  • Development of Technologies
  • Innovation

Prerequisites

Completion of previous course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Economy, Technology and Society, Skriptum
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Presentation Techniques (PRTbb)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the course the students learn to present issues and facts in a target oriented way.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • present a given set of facts in free speech in a structured manner (optionally with a keyword-list).
  • prepare simple technical issues for specific target groups (especially for " non-technicians").
  • use different versions of the entry and exit in the presentation

Course contents

  • Preparing, structuring and reducing Information
  • Targets and structure of a presentation
  • Media and media use
  • Structuring subsidies
  • Body language, language and voice

Prerequisites

No requirements

Literature

  • Hartmann, Martin/Funk, Rüdiger/Nietmann, Horst (2012): Präsentieren, 9. Auflage, Verlag Beltz, Weinheim
  • Hierhold, Emil (2005): Sicher präsentieren, wirksamer vortragen, 7. Auflage, Redline Wirtschaft, Ueberreuter, Heidelberg
  • Lehner, Martin (2013): Viel Stoff - wenig Zeit; 4. Auflage, Haupt Verlag, Bern, Stuttgart
  • Schilling, G. (2006): Angewandte Rhetorik und Präsentationstechnik, Berlin: Schilling
  • Will, Hermann (2006): Mini-Handbuch Vortrag und Präsentation, Verlag Beltz, Weinheim

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Module 11 - Enterprise Ressource Planning (MOD11)
German / kMod
9.00
-
ERP Navision Fundamentals (NAVbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 offers growing small and midsize business a powerful ERP solution that can be tailored to the company. It can support core processes, customization software to meet industry or other specific needs. In this course a basic software training (hands-on) is performed that covers the following enterprise processes at a detailed level: Purchase, Manufacturing and Sales. This course is the basis for students who are new to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 and who plan to work with the program at beginner level.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the architecture and the concept of use of MS Dynamics NAV 2009.
  • outline an ERP-Systems market overview (history, player, classification) and to categorize MS Dynamics NAV.
  • apply typical standard tasks (purchase, warehouse, and bookkeeping) of the purchase process with MS Dynamics NAV 2009 in different roles (purchaser, warehouse manager, accounting clerk)
  • apply typical standard tasks (sales quote, sales order, shipment, and invoice) of the sales process with MS Dynamics NAV 2009 in different roles (sales manager, warehouse manager, accounting clerk, ).
  • apply typical standard tasks (master data, production planning, shop floor control etc.) of the manufacturing process with MS Dynamics NAV 2009.

Course contents

  • System basics & concept of use
  • Procurement
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales

Prerequisites

- Windows Basics- ERP Fundamentals

Literature

  • Brummel: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application DesignLuszak/Singer: DynamicsNAV 2009 Grundlagen. Microsoft Press, 2009Meyer, David. 2013: Labscripts

Assessment methods

  • Final case study in class 100%
Enterprise Resource Planning Fundamentals (ERPGbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course gives an introduction to ERP systems (components, functions) and how they support primary processes of companies (procurement, manufacturing and sales).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the architecture of ERP systems;
  • discuss technical and organizational Pros and Cons of ERP systems;
  • give an overview on the market an the historical and future developments of ERP systems;
  • model important organizational structures for SAP ERP and Dynamics NAV;
  • explain the interplay of goals, processes, information flow, material flow and work flows for the areas procurement, production and sales;
  • explain the system of integrated planning in ERP systems;
  • apply typical methods of material requirements planning (Net requirements calculation, demand-based and consumption-based planning, lot-sizing methods);
  • apply core methods of production planning (Material planning using the Gozinto procedure; Capacity Planning using PERT)
  • apply selected methods of the short- und medium-term sales planning, the CRM and operational price policies.

Course contents

  • ERP Basics (Definition, History, Market survey) - Components of ERP Systems
  • Modeling of organizational structures
  • Procurement processes and Methods of Material Requirement Planning
  • Manufacturing processes and Methods of Production Planning
  • Sales processes and Methods of sales planning

Prerequisites

- Basics of management- Marketing and sales processes- Business process management

Literature

  • Lecture Notes
  • Papers

Assessment methods

  • 50% Class room and home exercises
  • 50% final exam

Anmerkungen

Strongly connected with the course: „ERP Systems - Dynamics NAV“

Module 13 - Database-Programming (MOD13)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Database Systems (DBSbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course offers basics about developing server side database programming (procedures, functions, and triggers).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • implement simple PL/SQL blocks at an Oracle database
  • implement exception handling in PL/SQL
  • implement applications using procedures, functions and packages within a given data model

Course contents

  • Design and implementation of database functions, procedures and triggers using ORACLETransactions, viewsPerformance tuning

Prerequisites

Grundlagen Datenbanken

Literature

  • Buch: Scott Urman, Ron Hardman. Oracle Database 10g PL/SQL Programming. Oracle Press, 2004

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and exams
Web-Engineering (WEBbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

overview of Web Engineering techniques and methods

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe XML structures and use them for data Exchange
  • transform XML structures by using XSLT
  • develop dynamic websites by using client- and server-side languages (JQUery, Angular, JSP and JSP MVC)
  • use data of databases by usage of server-side languages and SQL

Course contents

  • XMl Familie (XML, XPATH, XSLT)
  • Web Engineering architectural aspects
  • Servlets
  • JQuery
  • AngularJS

Prerequisites

Topics of Web Technologies 1 and 2, Database Fundamentals, Programming 1 and 2 – HTML, JavaScrip, CSS basics, MySQL, Usage of databases, java basics

Literature

  • Powerpoint Slides, Webreferences, Lab notes.

Assessment methods

  • The final grade is based upon a theory and a practical grade. The theorie tests are 3 tests during the semester. Practical exam is at the end of the semester ( solving a problem similar to the exercises).
Module 14 - Statistics (MOD14)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Computerbased Statistics (CBSbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, students will learn basic concepts of applied, computerbased statistics using the R system for statistics and graphics

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • After passing this course successfully, students are able to...
  • identify statistical variables and their meaurement scale in data and/or a given assignment;
  • select appropriate statistical methods for a given analysis task;
  • import and process external data into the R system;
  • carry out fundamental statistical analyses using the R system (descriptive statistics, visualization, inference, model fitting and prediction) for one or two qualitative and/or quantitiative variables and interpret the results;
  • document the results in a structured report.

Course contents

  • The R system for statistics and graphics
  • Data management in R
  • One categorical variable: counts and proportions, bar charts, binomial test, Chi-squared test
  • Two categorical variables: Contingency tables, grouped bar charts, spine plots, Chi-squared test for independence and homogeneity
  • One metric variable: Histogram, location and dispersion measures, boxplot, t-test
  • Two and more metric variables: scatter plot, correlation analysis, regression Analysis
  • Time series analysis: Time series plot, regression models, decomposition in trend and seasonal component, short-term forecasting
  • Categorical and metric variables: Analysis of Variance (one and twoway with interactions), simple logistic regression

Prerequisites

Mathematics 1 and 2Elementary probability calculus

Literature

  • Hatzinger/Hornik/Nagel: R – Einführung durch angewandte Statistik, Pearson Studium, 2011Lecture Notes

Assessment methods

  • 40 points on in-class computer tests (computer-based)60 points on final exam (computer-based, open book)
Data Analyses & Applied Statistics (DASbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, students will learn how to design and realize an empirical social research project, and how the collected data are analyzed using the R system, utilizing the statistical methods learned in the Computer-based Statistics course.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • develop a research question and to deduce reserch hypotheses and statistical hypotheses from it
  • choose a research design that is suitable for testing these hypotheses
  • implement this theoretical knowledge in a practical Project
  • analyze the collected data using statistical methodology and relate the outcomes to the research question
  • write a comprehensive report about their quantitative research and review and criticize other Empirical Social Research (ESR) papers

Course contents

  • Basics of ESR
  • Research questions and operationalization
  • Research design and sampling methods
  • Questionnaire design
  • Criticizing other ESR studies
  • Project concept and analysis plan, data collection and entry of the coded data
  • Using statistical methodology to answer the research question
  • Writing a comprehensive research report

Prerequisites

Computer-based Statistics

Literature

  • Fassilard, B. (2011): Analysis of Questionnaire Data with R, CRC Press / Chapman & Hall.
  • Rosenbaum, P. R. (2010): Design of observational studies, Springer.
  • Trochim, W., Donnelly, J. P. (2006): The Research Methods Knowledge Base (Online Edition), Atomic Dog Publishing Inc. -http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/

Assessment methods

  • Deliverables: Develop a research question and an operationalization table, develop a questionnaire and a study plan, provide feedback to your partner (40 points)
  • Project Paper (60 points)
Tutorial Programming (TUTP)
German / TUT
-
-
Tutorial Software Engineering 1 (TUTS)
German /
-
-

Course description

Tutorial Software Engineering 1

Methodology

Tutorial

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Programming experience

Course contents

  • Tutorial for Software Engineering 1. Exercises of and discussion about the course contents of SWE 1.

Prerequisites

Parallel attendance of the course SWE 1

Anmerkungen

-

Tutorial Web-Engineering (TUTWbb)
German / TUT
-
1.60
Tutorium System Maintenance (TUTSMbb)
German / TUT
-
-

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 11 - Enterprise Ressource Planning (MOD11)
German / kMod
9.00
-
ERP Sytem - SAP Fundamentals (ERPSvz)
German / ILV
3.00
-
Module 15 - Soft Skills 4 (MOD15)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Business Communication (BENGbb)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Business Communication

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • ...
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the key principles of writing Business English, such as gender neutral English and suitable structure and style
  • write a CV in English
  • fill in an online application form successfully in English
  • write a letter of job application
  • talk convincingly about the impact of different adverts

Course contents

  • CV and covering letter
  • job interview
  • presenting and understanding the key concepts behind Advertising
  • business communication

Prerequisites

Completion of previous course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. (2014): English for Business, Skriptum
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Moderation and Problem Solving (BMUPbb)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course prepares the students for the role of a facilitator using relevant methods of problem solving and supporting creativity.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • plan a moderation cycle adapted to the tasks and needs of the target group.
  • allow and to promote different perspectives from a neutral attitude.
  • moderate a survey by cards with a subsequent clustering and a multi-point target group orientated.

Course contents

  • Roles: facilitator, recorder, person responsible
  • Individual, organisational and methodical preparation
  • Setting of goals and Tasks
  • Structure, development and process control of a facilitation
  • Brainstorming and creativity techniques
  • Problem-solving techniques

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Dörner, Dietrich (2008): Die Logik des Mißlingens: Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen, rororo
  • Gigerenzer, Gerd (2008): Bauchentscheidungen: Die Intelligenz des Unbewussten und die Macht der Intuition, München Goldmann Verlag
  • Hartmann, M./Rieger, M. (2007): Zielgerichtet moderieren, Weinheim: Beltz
  • Klein, Z. M. (2006): Kreative Geister wecken. Kreative Ideenfindung und Problemlösungstechniken, Bonn: Manager Seminare Verlag
  • Schilling, Gert (2005): Moderation von Gruppen, überarb. Auflage, Schilling Verlag, Berlin
  • Seifert J. W (2004): Besprechungen erfolgreich moderieren, Offenbach: Gabal Verlag 9. Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Module 16 - Business 3 (MOD16)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Investment, Finance & Budgeting (IFBbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Regularly companies make decisions about investments. There is a need of evaluating investments. Moreover you have to select the best investment option. Besides, it is necessary to find out the best way to finance these investments.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • understand the basics of interrelations between source and application of funds
  • explain different types of finance
  • calculate the effective yield of a zero bond
  • apply static and dynamic investment-calculations
  • calculate the net present value of machine which is intended to buy
  • carrying out a cash flow statement

Course contents

  • Basics of mathematics in finance, types of finance, internal financing, equity financing, debt financing, methods to calculate investments, performance budget, financial plan, budgeted balance sheet

Prerequisites

- Fundamentals of bookkeeping- Basics of cost accounting

Literature

  • Geyer, Alois / Hanke, Michael / Littich, Edith / Nettekoven, Michaela (2012): Grundlagen der Finanzierung, 4. Auflage, Linde Verlag, Wien.
  • Kruschwitz, Lutz (2014): Investitionsrechnung, 14. Auflage, Verlag De Gruyter, Oldenbourg.
  • Thommen, Jean-Paul / Achleitner, Ann-Kristin (2012): Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 7. überarbeitete Auflage, Gabler Verlag, Berlin.
  • Wöhe, Günter / Bilstein, Jürgen (2013). Grundzüge der Unternehmensfinanzierung, 11., überarbeitete Auflage, Vahlen Verlag, München.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (100%)

Anmerkungen

Could you please work through all exercises and questions of the script till page 56 before the first lesson.

Module 17 - Software-Project (MOD17)
German / kMod
12.00
-
Case Study 4 (FAS4bb)
German / ILV, FL
6.00
4.00

Course description

The objective of this semestre-covering project work is the team oriented project implementation, taking into account certain, the reality simulating requirements (IT architecture, tools, processes, features etc.).

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • analyze a given Software Requirement Specification according to IEEE and to further develop it by changed software requirements.
  • install, configure and further develop a RAD (Rapid Application Development)-Builder (as for example APEX).
  • implement a system interface between several systems.
  • create a sales video/ presenation for the marketing of a software product, by a screen/ audio tool (as for example Camtasia).

Course contents

  • Integration of different professional subjects/ topics of the previous, as well as of the actual semester to an application within the scope of a project.

Prerequisites

- Software project Management- Process management and modeling (BPMN)- System modelling (UML diagrams)- Basic concepts of agile software development- Database systems (Sybase, Oracle, DB2)- RAD-Builder (Powerbuilder, APEX)- CMS (Joomla, Typo3, Drupal)- Server administration

Literature

  • Teaching-/ Learning-Materials:
  • Will be provided on request for the topics mentioned
  • Online tutorials, case studies,...

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end presentation
Mobile Computing Fundamentals (MOCGbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Besides traditional software development for desktop and web applications, the industry is more and more searching for experts in the field of mobile App development. In this course, the students gain basic practical knowledge with app development for smartphone platforms by implementing a practical example. Furthermore, the students study the basics of mobile telecommunication networks, related technologies and the impact of open smartphone platforms on services and business models of network providers.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain basic procedures in Cellular Mobile Networks (Connection Setup, Network Attachment, Localization) and they can explain related technologies.
  • explain different approaches in smartphone app development (Cross-Platform vs Native) and choose an appropriate approach based on the area of application.
  • self-dependently implement smartphone applications with basic functionality (GUI, server communications, persistence) on a smartphone platform of choice.

Course contents

  • basic practical knowledge with development of smartphone apps
  • theoretical knowledge of basic processes and technologies in mobile telecommunication Networks
  • relations between smartphone platforms open for developers and service models of telco operators

Prerequisites

basic programming skills

Literature

  • http://developer.android.com/index.html
  • https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action
  • https://dev.windowsphone.com/
  • Gonzalo Camarillo (2008): The 3G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): Merging the Internet and the Cellular Worlds, Wiley-Blackwell
  • James Bucanek (2014): Learn iOS 8 App Development, Apress
  • Pete Brown (2013): Windows Store App Development: C# and XAML, Manning Publications
  • Reto Meier (2012): Professional Android 4 Application Development, Wrox

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and End exam:
  • written exam about contents of lecture notes (50%)
  • presentation of results of the practical exercises (50%)
System Components (SYKObb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

System components in theory and practice

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • identify and classify architectural styles
  • document distributed systems with UML
  • choose and combine architectural styles based on quality of service attributes
  • create Webservices with Asp.NET., REST and WCF
  • implement asynchronous data exchange with MSMQ
  • realize data layer functionalities with ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ
  • use design principles during C# development

Course contents

  • Component Based System Engineering
  • Service oriented System components
  • different principles of system design
  • SOA and System components

Prerequisites

profound knowledge of object orientated programming and C#

Literature

  • Slides, Webreferences, course book;Crnkovic I., Larsson M. (2002). building reliable component-based Software Systems, Artec House Inc. Chou, D., deVados, J., Gandhi, N., Kommapalati, H., Loesgen, B., Shittko, C., Wilhelmse, H., Williams, M. (2010). SOA with .NET & Windows Azure Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform, Prentice Hall. Cibraro, P., Claeys, K., Cozzolino, F., Grabner, J. (2010). Professional WCF 4 Windows Communication Foundation with .NEt 4, Wrox.Dustar S., Gall H., Hauswirth M. (2003). Software Architekturen für Verteilte Systeme, Springer.Fowler, M., (2003). Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, Addison-Wesley.Hohpe G., Woolf, B. (2004). Enterprise Integration Patterns Designing, Building, And Deployng Messaging Solutions, Addison-Wesley.Josuttis, N., M. (2007). SOA in Practice The Art of Distributed System Design, O'Reilly.Ramachandran M. (2008). Software Components Guidelines and Applications, Nova Science Publisher.Troelsen, A. (2012). Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework, Apress

Assessment methods

  • The final grade is based upon a theory and a lab grade. The theorie exam is a written exam at the end of the semester. The lab exam a programming excercise during class as well as samples during the semester.
Module 18 - Knowledge Management (MOD18)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Datawarehousing (BDWbb)
English / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Modeling and implementation of a data warehouse

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain advantages of a DWH for BI activities;
  • discuss pros and cons of typical architectures;
  • transform user requirements into conceptial models (Dimensional Fact Modeling, ADAPT);
  • derive a logical model (star scheme) and subsequently a physical model (relational scheme) from a conceptional model;
  • plan and document an ETL process, and to implement this using MS SQL Server (Integration Services);
  • carry out a complete DWH project (planning, implementation, reports) using data from an ERP system.

Course contents

  • Modeling techniques to design a data warehouse.Practicing using the following tools:
  • SQL Server Database Services (RDBMS)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (ETL)

Prerequisites

- Data Base Management Systems- SQL Basics- Ability to work with Microsoft Windows- Basics about project management

Literature

  • Slides
  • Kimball, R., Ross, M.: The Datawarehouse Toolkit (2nd Ed., Chapters 1-6)

Assessment methods

  • Modeling exercises (6%)
  • Written exam about the modeling, SQL and theory (50%)
  • Running classroom project (4%)
  • Full implementation of an example project and presentation (40%)

Anmerkungen

Students are responsible for their project (team size: 2)

Module 19 - Open Source (MOD19)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Open Enterprise Computing Fundmentals (OECbb)
English / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction into utilising open systems based on open source software in corporate and enterprise environments

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • estimate economical and company wide impacts and argue them transparently.
  • choose the proper license model based on concrete project Needs
  • create, evaluate and rate criteria catalogs based on customer requirements.

Course contents

  • Overview about open systems, motivation for implementation, implementation approach, licenses, requirements for migration and operation, strategic impact and an overview over enterprise ready applications
  • implementation of a client-server infrastructure

Prerequisites

General IT knowledge

Literature

  • Up to date literature will be provided

Assessment methods

  • 3x30 percent for the assignments
  • 10 percent final theoretical exam

Anmerkungen

PC required, software is available for free in the internet

Module 20 - Business Process Management (MOD20)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Business Process Analysis (GPAbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Students learn about the definition of business processes and the use of business processes in an organization. Based on different aspects, students also learn to assess, model and document business processes.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • assess and describe business processes
  • model business processes (e.g. with EPC)
  • discuss relevant aspects of organization-wide business process Management
  • develop a business process handbook

Course contents

  • Assess and define business processes
  • Describe relevant aspects of business processes (e.g. inputs, outputs, KPIs, …)
  • Model business processes
  • Create process maps

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • slide set available

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Modul 22 - Business 4 (MOD22)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Business Management & Organization (UFObb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course students will learn the most important cornerstones of business management. This includes the strategic direction of a company, different types of organizations, employees and corporate culture. At last, the topic business crises will be discussed.

Methodology

Lectures, exercises, case studies

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • differentiate the term “Enterprise” and “Business corporation”
  • apply strategic tools
  • select the most suitable type of organization for a service company in the IT-business
  • outline the characteristics of different management styles
  • formulate a mission statement
  • describe different steps in a insolvency proceedings

Course contents

  • Enterprise and business corporation, strategy and operation, organization, personnel, corporate culture, corporate crisis

Prerequisites

- Accounting - process- and quality management and - marketing

Literature

  • Dillerup, Ralf / Stoi, Roman (2013): Unternehmensführung, 4. überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage, Vahlen Verlag, München.
  • Macharzina, Klaus / Wolf, Joachim (2012): Unternehmensführung, 8. überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden.
  • Thommen, Jean-Paul / Achleitner, Ann-Kristin (2012): Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 7. überarbeitete Auflage, Gabler Verlag, Berlin.

Assessment methods

  • Assessment Methods Course immanent assessment method (100%)

Anmerkungen

Could you please work through the reflection questions available at the download area of the CIS before the next lecture.

Modul 24 - Company Project (MOD24)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Case Study 5 (FS5bb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Working on a project in the scope of business informatics in the area of economics or computer science.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • transform customer needs actively
  • familiarize themselves autonomously in new areas - find missing information regarding to constraints (time, technology,…)

Course contents

  • Dealing with economic / technical case studies independently with a mentor

Prerequisites

Well-founded knowledge in: accounting, investment & finance, management and organization, modelling, programming

Literature

  • Chosen case studies: Daniel F. Leutgeb, Wien, 2012
  • Chosen case studies: Florian Eckkrammer, Wien, 2014

Assessment methods

  • Paper including solutions of the case study (40%), Mid-term-presentations (20%), Final-presentation (30%) and Questions to presentations (10%)
Modul 25 - Specialization (MOD25)
German / kMod
9.00
-
Cloud Computing (CCbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course provides an overview of cloud computing, providers, and presents architectures and provides the basis for deciding whether cloud computing is to be used in the business or not.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain basic concepts of server virtualization and data centers.
  • evaluate pros and cons of different cloud deployment models and choose the best approach for a given cloud migration project.
  • compare costs with an on premise setup and decide whether it makes sense to provide IT into the cloud or traditional.
  • configure and administrate an instance in a public cloud provider.
  • install, configure and monitor an open souce private cloud infrastructure in a virtual test environment.

Course contents

  • Placement of topics related to cloud computing
  • Definition of Cloud Computing
  • Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud architectures and technologies
  • Applications and examples
  • Cloud provider
  • Cloud Operating Systems
  • Cloud Computing vs. traditional IT deployment
  • Economic aspects
  • legal law aspects

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge: Operating Systems, distributed systems, internet technologies

Literature

  • Baun, C., Kunze, M., Nimis, J., Tai, S.: Cloud Computing - Web-basierte dynamische IT-Services; aus der Reihe Informatik im Fokus; 2. Auflage; Springer Verlag, 2011

Assessment methods

  • 2 seminar paper (50%), exam (50%)
Cloud Computing Applications (CCAbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

This Course covers Cloud Services (several Providers) within the Cloud stack (Sass, PaaS, IaaS).

Methodology

Integrated course

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • evaluate and selection of cloud applications based on specific constraints
  • develop software in the PaaS context
  • run through the deployment process to integrate applications into the cloud

Course contents

  • Cloud computing from the customer/user point of view. Development of Cloud applications, Google App Engine and MS Azure

Prerequisites

Webtechnologien, Java EE, ASP.NET

Literature

  • Course material

Assessment methods

  • written exam

Anmerkungen

-

Open Source Appliance (OSApp)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Specialisation course in Open Enterprise Computing Goals: - Select and implement open source software for data center operations - Introduce licensing and maintenance models - Specific requirements and implications on IT operations (contracts, personnel, ...) - Introduce mobile platforms based on open source software - Introduce cloud solutions based on open source software

Methodology

- lecturer presentations - current literature and articles - practical exercises on Raspberry Pi's and in virtual environments

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Select and implement suitable open source software for IT operations
  • Develop economic licensing utilisation
  • Implement management and deployment tools

Course contents

  • Open Source in IT data centres (central IT platforms, application servers, databases, clustering, load balancing, appliances, monitoring and IT automation)
  • Security and data management
  • License and maintenance contracts
  • Mobile Platforms
  • Implementation of a sample open source based cloud solution

Prerequisites

- Network configuration and -management - Application management - Programming in Python (Basics)

Literature

  • Assorted research papers
  • Online information

Assessment methods

  • Students participation
  • Exemplary implementation of enterprise ready business solutions
  • Presentation of solution and results

Anmerkungen

Each student will get a Raspberry Pi on a loan basis to carry out exercises

Open Source Applications (OSA)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Specialisation course in Open Enterprise Computing Goals: - know and evaluate applicability and characteristics of open source software in corporate environments - know and implement required prerequisites for migration to open systems - implement an exemplary IT infrastructure based on open source software

Methodology

- lecturer presentations - current literature and articles - practical exercises on Raspberry Pi's and in virtual environments

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Select open systems as required
  • Know, define and implement required prerequisites
  • Implement enterprise ready solutions

Course contents

  • Open Source in corporate environments
  • Preconditions and requirements
  • Requirements management
  • Migration concepts and best practices
  • Strategic considerations, implications and issues related to IT strategy, enterprise architecture and IT operations
  • Hands-on exercises (selection and implementation)

Prerequisites

- Network configuration and -management - Application management - Programming in Python (Basics)

Literature

  • Assorted research papers
  • Online information

Assessment methods

  • Students participation
  • Exemplary implementation of enterprise ready business solutions
  • Presentation of solution and results

Anmerkungen

Each student will get a Raspberry Pi on a loan basis to carry out exercises

Open Source Development (OSD)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Specialisation course in Open Enterprise Computing Goals: - know and evaluate applicability and characteristics of open source software in corporate environments - know and implement required prerequisites for migration to open systems - implement an exemplary IT infrastructure based on open source software

Methodology

- lecturer presentations - current literature and articles - practical exercises on Raspberry Pi's and in virtual environments

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Select open systems as required
  • Know, define and implement required prerequisites
  • Implement enterprise ready solutions

Course contents

  • Open Source in corporate environments
  • Preconditions and requirements
  • Requirements management
  • Migration concepts and best practices
  • Strategic considerations, implications and issues related to IT strategy, enterprise architecture and IT operations
  • Hands-on exercises (selection and implementation)

Prerequisites

- Network configuration and -management - Application management - Programming in Python (Basics)

Literature

  • Assorted research papers
  • Online information

Assessment methods

  • Students participation
  • Exemplary implementation of enterprise ready business solutions
  • Presentation of solution and results

Anmerkungen

Each student will get a Raspberry Pi on a loan basis to carry out exercises

Software Security (SSCbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
1.50

Course description

This course discusses aspects of information security in software applications. Examples include web applications and lab infrastructure which will be subject to attack and defence scenarios. Information gathering Identification of weaknesses targeted attacks on authentication systems and web-based applications OWASP guidelines Secure coding

Methodology

lectures with accompanying exercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • maintain/install an existing IT infrastructure according to IT security guidelines,
  • analyse an unknown IT infrastructure with regards to IT security measures,
  • conduct basic IT security tests,
  • document IT security measures in preparation for IT audits.

Course contents

  • Server and network hardening
  • Building blocks of IT infrastructure (required components, available topologies)
  • Application hardening
  • Virtualization software security
  • Virtual server security

Prerequisites

- Installation and configuration of a Microsoft® Windows or GNU/Linux server - Knowledge of UNIX® shells (bash) or Microsoft® Power Shell - Basics of distributed systems (client-server architecture, cluster technology) - Installation and configuration Apache web server, PHP and MySQL/MariaDB - Network technologies (Internet, IPv4/IPv6, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.11) - Basics of cryptography (standard algorithms such as AES, symmetrical/asymmetrical encryption, hash algorithms, key exchange, X.509)

Literature

  • I. Ristic, Apache Security, O’Reilly, ISBN 0596007248, März 2005.
  • Joel Scambray, Mike Shema & Caleb Sima, Hacking Exposed™ Web Applications, 1. Auflage, ISBN 0-07-226299-0, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
  • Ross J. Anderson, Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems, ISBN 9780470068526, Wiley Publishing, 2008.
  • Elizabeth D. Zwicky, Simon Cooper & D. Brent Chapman, Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2000.
  • OWASP Guidelines

Assessment methods

  • The assessment is done through exercises during the lecture (Q&A sessions) and a lab protocol covering the installation and design of an IT infrastructure with security configurations. The protocol must describe all configuration steps done in the lab and must explain all security decisions taken.

Anmerkungen

Due to the complexity of the topic the course requires preparation and study outside the presence time.

Modul 27 - Scientific Methods (MOD27)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Scientific Methods - Bachelor's Thesis 1 (WABbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The students get an introduction to scientific writing including: - searching for a topic - searching for information - structuring and designing your work - finding and using sources - empirical research - citation - project planning - tools The students work actively with examples and sample readings to improve their competencies in the field of scientific writing. The students learn how to give a peer review orally and in a written form.

Methodology

Presentations Discussions Exercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe and apply the structure of a scientific work (proposal, bachelor’s thesis, master’s thesis, extended abstract) as well as their relevant parts (introduction, main body parts, discussion, conclusion, abstract).
  • write and feedback a proposal.
  • name and apply the necessary skills needed for writing a scientific work (e.g. literature search, writing style, writing a research question, apply research methods)

Course contents

  • Introduction to scientific writing:
  • searching for a topic
  • writing a proposal
  • peer review
  • searching for information
  • structuring and designing your work
  • working with sources
  • empirical research
  • citation
  • project planning
  • tools

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Slidesets (Moodle Platform)

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method

Anmerkungen

none

Module 21 - Soft Skills 5 (MOD21)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Advanced Communication and Ethics (ENGbb)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B2+, students discuss ethics concepts in their personal, social and professional spheres and analyze real-life case studies

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain fundamental ethics concepts in English
  • formulate and justify a rationally defendable position on basic ethical problems
  • analyze ethical dilemmas in case studies

Course contents

  • Principles of ethical judgment
  • Different approaches to ethics
  • Case studies
  • Responsibility

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2 Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Ethics, Skriptum
  • Additional current hand-outs and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Selling Solutions (SESObb)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course prepares the students for complex sales processes and focuses on consultative and solution oriented models - especially on the model "Solution Selling".

Methodology

integrated course

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the principles and phases of solution-oriented sales processes (for example concept of "Solution Selling") for complex services and products.
  • describe objections client orientated (for example demand, "pain", uitility) and to argue solution orientated.
  • develop a sales process with several stages using predefined tools (for example acocunt profile & prompter, diagnostic tools and questioning techniques, Value Justification) and to implement it in simple close to reality sales pitches.

Course contents

  • Principles of selling
  • Sales steps and the Solution Selling Process: From planning to the closing
  • Importance of preparation
  • Questioning and negotiation techniques
  • Online sales meeting
  • Planning, questioning, developing and selling of solutions in the field of upscale services and products

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Eades, Keith M. (2004): The New Solution Selling: The Revolutionary Sales Process That Is Changing the Way People Sell, New York: McGraw-Hill
  • List of further literature at the beginning of the course

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method

Anmerkungen

-

Module 23 IT Security (MOD23)
German / kMod
3.00
-
IT-Security Fundamentals (ITSbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course provides a basic introduction to the field of IT security and important basic concepts with a thematic focus on organizational security.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • enumerate the protective objectives of IT security
  • enumerate Methods how the protection objectives can be ensured
  • apply methods to assess risks relating to IT systems

Course contents

  • Introduction to Computer Security
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication & Authorization
  • Security Threads
  • Secure communication protocols
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Risk assessment

Prerequisites

Basic ICT knowledge

Literature

  • Stallings W., Brown L.: Computer Security Principles and practice- Pearson, 2012

Assessment methods

  • End exam and exercises
Module 26 - eBusiness (MOD26)
German / kMod
6.00
-
eBusiness Applications (EBAbb)
German / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

Students learn to work on a topic from the area of e-commerce independently. This is conducted using a case study, based on a real-world problem description.

Methodology

integrated course

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • analyze and consult an organization towards the introduction of a specific eBusiness related aspect (e.g. new communication channels, SCM system, procurement system).
  • develop and discuss an eBusiness strategy for the use and introduction of a specific eBusiness aspect in an organization.
  • plan the introduction and the necessary changes for the changes due to a new eBusiness related aspect in an organization.

Course contents

  • Basics of the topic
  • Target market and target audience
  • Application areas
  • Relevant business processes in the target organization
  • Business models for the target organization
  • Applicable technical methods/ best practices
  • Problems
  • Outlook
  • Plan the implementation

Prerequisites

E-business fundamentals

Literature

  • Resources on Moodle

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method

Anmerkungen

-

eBusiness Fundamentals (EBGbb)
English / ILV, FL
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course gives an overview of the topic eBusiness. Starting with the birth of eBusiness and its technical prerequisites up to the strategic aspects in the use of eBusiness in an organization.

Methodology

integrated course

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • name and describe the fundamentals of eBusiness as well as their underlying concepts.
  • develop an eBusiness strategy using relevant methods of analysis (e.g. SWOT, PESTEL, five forces) and identify and discuss the business model selection.
  • design an eMarketing strategy using relevant methods of analysis (e.g. demand analysis, competitor analysis) and discuss it.

Course contents

  • Introduction in eBusiness eInfrastructure eEnvironment eBusiness strategy SCM eProcurement eMarketing CRM

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Dave Chaffey, E-business and e-commerce management, Prentice Hall

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam

Anmerkungen

-

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
(TOEFL)
German / SO
-
-
Crosscultural Aspects and Businessopportunities in the Ukraine (CABUk)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Module 28 - Soft Skills 6 (MOD28)
German / kMod
3.00
-
English Certificate (EZRTbb)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This intensive seminar will help students better understand the system of multiple choice tests and increase their chances for a better score by developing appropriate strategies with specific consideration of computer and internet based tests.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • use standardized test taking strategies
  • express themselves (both orally and through writing) more efficiently - especially when discussing complicated topics

Course contents

  • Detailed explanation of registration/sectional directions/multiple choice test strategies
  • Tips on recognizing key words and difficult questions, time saving techniques, eliminating answers, intelligent guessing, reducing common errors, reading and listening for gist/detail, developing vocabulary, essay writing
  • Paper and computer simulations of TOEFL tests

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2 Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Social Media Behaviour (SMBbb)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course imparts the students an overview of forms of social media behavior. Apart from theoretical bases, personal reflection and the analyse of case studies – both from the perspective of companies and of users – take center stage.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • assess argued international key figures, data and facts about the behavior of users in social media context - also based on own research.
  • reflect the influence of social media on their own behavior based on selected instruments (for example Tech Diaries, psychological models to distraction, addiction, personality traits) and to plan for changes in behavior.
  • analyse the social media activities of companies by selected main topics (for example "Shit Storm Scale", social media behavior of employees) and to develop strategies for improvement.

Course contents

  • Facts and figures of social media and social media behavior
  • Psychological background of social media behavior
  • Social media presence of companies.
  • Social media disasters of companies and shit storms
  • Social media behavior at work
  • Rules and guidelines for social media behavior

Prerequisites

None.

Literature

  • Amichai-Hamburger, Yair (2013). The Social Net. Understanding our online behavior, Second Edition, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
  • List of further literature, links, videos at the beginning of the course

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Module 30 - Internship (MOD30)
German / kMod
21.00
-
Internship (BPRbb)
German / -
18.00
-

Course description

Exercise and apply the knowledge, know-how, and practical skills gathered during the study during an internship in an industrial environment.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • apply the theoretical knowledge and know-how,
  • the practical skills, and
  • the social communicative abilities in an industrial setting.

Course contents

  • Project implementation

Prerequisites

Dependent on the internship

Literature

  • Project dependent

Assessment methods

  • no assessment
Support Internship (BBPRbb)
German /
6.00
-

Course description

Discussion forum for internship and BT 2-related questions

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • question the differences between practical work aspects and scientific working and abstract these differences to a more general meaning
  • identify and discuss connections between scientific demands and economical interests

Course contents

  • Information for creating the BT 2

Prerequisites

Course "Scientific Methods"

Literature

  • Foliensätze aus der LV Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten

Assessment methods

  • no assessment
Module 31 - ST Business Informatics (MOD31)
German / kMod
3.00
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Customer Relationship Management (CRMbb)
German / ILV, FL
1.50
1.00

Course description

CRM Introduction

Methodology

Lecture with practical exercises.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Basic knowledge about CRM and related projects.

Course contents

  • 1. Customer Relationship Management (Introduction) 1.1. Basics 1.1.1. Customer Relationship Cycle (CRC)1.1.2. Benefits 1.1.3. Methods of segmenting customers 1.2. Customer data as a basis of success 1.2.1. Customer profile data 1.2.2. Transaction data 1.2.3. Contact data 1.3. „Closed Loop Marketing“1.4. Development of a CRM concept 1.5. Preconditions 2. Operative CRM2.1. Campaign management 2.2. CAS, SFA2.3. ERP Interface 2.4. Customer Service 3. Analytical CRM (Data Mining)4. Collaborative CRM4.1. Call Center4.2. Face to Face4.3. Mail/Telefax 4.4. „eCRM”4.4.1. Web4.4.2. E-Mail5. The CRM project 5.1. Crtical success factors 5.2. Software5.3. Markttendenzen / Trends6. Case studies 6.1. Financial industry 6.2. Telecom industry 6.3. Logistics 7. Demonstration of a CRM software package 8. Case study (to be worked out)

Assessment methods

  • Case study
Knowledge Management (WIM)
German / ILV, FL
1.50
1.00

Course description

Introduction into Knowledge Management, operating utility, systems and technologies.Selected tools and case studies.

Methodology

problem based learningproject oriented learning with the integrative model

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • The students know the challenges and the ranges of operations with planning and realizing a knowledge platform by building task forces and contributing this way to a common concept.The students use the functionalities of the Knowledge Management Systems of the Factline company by realizing their concept for the Knowledge platform "Scientific Working" with the help of this software.The participants try out and experience handling with Knowledge Bases by using their created platform for their individual purposes after the lessons, i.e. for reaching their scientific certificate and to solve the connected tasks.

Course contents

  • Basics of Knowledge ManagementVision and project designsystempresentation "factline"Developing concepts in task forces in the subject areas: Content, Roles & Rights; Literature & Links; Administration, Support & Editors; Branding, Communication & Trainings;Installing the SystemOperative Use and Feedback at the end of the semester;

Prerequisites

participating WIAU from the 5th semester and- commitment by the study course administration- participation of partner factline- interest and positive motivation by the students- contribution by the college of higher education- contribution by the editors- contribution by the students

Literature

  • System of the factline companypresentation manualsliteratur about Knowledge Management

Assessment methods

  • capacity assessment basing on presence timetotal success of the projectcontribution of the single task forcesfulfillment of individually defined tasks

Anmerkungen

none