4208076: C15 Management Information Systems

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Semester:WS 16/17
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:80.0 L / 60.0 h
Self-directed study time:210.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2015)


Short description
The course focuses on management information systems, which are large-scale application software packages that support end-to-end processes, information and document flow, reporting, and data analytics in different organizational settings.


  • Enterprise Applications
  • E-Commerce
  • Managing Knowledge
  • Enhancing Decision Making
  • Building Information Systems
  • Managing Projects and Global Systems
  • Case study: Enterprise processes in SAP

Learning objectives
  • Students will know the fundamental concepts and definitions in the area of enterprise systems and application systems like ERP, CRM, and SCM systems.
  • Students will understand the benefits of management information systems for sustainable competitive advantage and describe their relevance for process integration along the value chain.
  • Students will assess the applicability of software solutions in different business scenarios using comprehensive evaluation schemes.
  • In a case setting, students will identify business problems that typically emerge in the design and use of enterprise systems and develop solutions.

  • The module integrates theoretical knowledge and practical skills in interactive lectures and seminars focusing on hands-on experience with SAP software.
  • The e-learning platform Moodle will be used throughout the course for the dissemination of course material and discussions.

Recommended previous knowledge
Motiwalla L., Thompson J. (2011). Enterprise Systems for Management: International Version (2nd ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education.

Laudon K.C., Laudon J.P. (2015). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. Global Edition (14th ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education.

Compulsory reading
Papers and case study material will be provided in class.

Further Reading:
Giachetti, R. E. (2010). Design of Enterprise Systems: Theory, Architecture, and Methods. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Snabe J.H., Rosenberg A., Moller C., Scavillo M. (2009). Business Process Management: The SAP Roadmap. Bonn, Boston: Galileo Press.