4608076: C15 Management Information Systems

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Semester:WS 18/19
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 Outcomes

  • 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.


Lectures Method

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Exam Modalities

Seminar: Seminar paper, Presentation
Lecture: Written exam (90 min)