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Bachelor | Information Systems

Business Management and Economics

Information Systems

Summary

On the business management and economics bachelor at the University of Kassel students will study business theories and models that can be applied within organisations. Furthermore, students will get analytical and critical evaluation skills to understand how national and global issues can affect the performance of a business. The graduates will have basic technical and methodological skills in Business Administration. Further on, students will have depth knowledge in three major fields of study of their choice. Students can take part in English courses, to improve their language skills. The Bachelor on business management and economics has got a practical module, to give deeper insights into the organizational and economic context of companies.

Schedule Full-time
Scholarships available No

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Lecture

The course “Database design and -management” was designed as a web-based training. It deals with the complete procedure of designing a relational database. First of all, the basic principles and terms are explained as well as the meaning and the purpose of databases in general. The next chapter is about the single phases of database design. It starts with the definition of requirements, is followed by the conceptualization of the data model and ends with the implementation of the database. Essential models and strategies of the different phases will be introduced. One main concept is the Entity-Relationship-Model. There will be further information on how to derive specific tables from conceptual schemes and how they can be converted with the language SQL. Practice on commands for data definition, data manipulation and data control will be given, too. Finally, the learning module finishes with an introduction to the language XML, the definition language XML-schema and DTD, which allow the definition of XML-based interfaces between different programs.

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The digitalization of the society changes the way how we consume, work, live and communicate with each other. Doing so the digital user is the centre of the cognition of interest so that organisations enable their way into digitalisation, the so called digital transformation. Outgoing from the orientation of the digital user and his needs the organisational processes, the propositions in terms of information systems, the digital goods and the services has to be designed so that the needs are fulfilled in the best possible way. This leads to the use of the systems or usage of the offers whereby the target benefit will be reached for the digital user, the company and as well for the society. The target of this course is to acquire the core-competence of the infomation systems for understanding and especially the structure of value added chain which considers actively the background of the people in the digital world and the digitalization of the economy and the society, among others: Understanding and structuring of information systems in business, society and administration in application context. Clarification on the introduction, use and maintenance aspects and its corporate strategy possibilities. Fundamental modelling capabilities as the base for active design of information systems. Design aspects of value added systems among the systematic consideration of business models, digital goods and services against the backdrop of the digital transformation.

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Information Highway, Information Society, Information as a competitive factor: These keywords illustrate the significance of information as an entrepreneurial resource. As a result, information as well as the systems that process, store and transfer information and the technologies on which they are based, deserve managerial attention. Information Management (IM) has the task of aligning the usage of information with the company's goals, by addressing all of the aforementioned aspects. Therefore it can be considered as one of the key elements of today's corporate management.
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