3603922: Topics in IS research

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Semester:WS 13/14
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:60.0 L / 45.0 h
Self-directed study time:105.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


In the module Topics in IS Research students write and present a seminar paper on a contemporary IS-related topic.

In this years’ module, students can choose a specific topic from two main topic areas:
1) Social Media
2) Software Engineering


    • understand a contemporary topic in IS-related research
    • explain how that topic relates to the field of information systems (IS) research and business process management (BPM)
    • explain the academic and practical relevance of the topic
    • review the literature on a specific IS-related topic
    • develop the structure of a seminar paper
    • write a seminar paper
    • present a seminar paper

Lectures Method

The module consists of a seminar where students improve their skills in writing academic papers and in giving presentations.

The e-learning platform Moodle will be used throughout the course for the dissemination of course material and discussions.

Admission Requirements

Research Methods

* Attendance mandatory


The students will be provided with slides and supporting materials throughout the course. However, a literature review is an integral part of the seminar.


  • PWW-MA_Topics in IS Research (WS 13/14, bewertet)