Department of Informatics

Garching / Munich, -- Bitte auswählen (nur für USA / Kan. / Aus.), Germany
Information Systems


The department of informatics is one of the largest in Germany. Access to teaching and research in nearly all topics relating to the field of informatics is given. Whether as an exchange student or as a degree-seeking bachelor’s or master’s candidate, there is a wide choice of study programs to choose from. The department of informatics is represented in top rankings, provides international networking, and engages in intensive research collaboration with companies.

Bachelor Programs

The Information Systems bachelor’s program focuses on the communication and computing infrastructures of industrial companies and public organizations. Information Systems students study information systems management, business processes and models, computer systems, planning and decision-making, and knowledge management. Graduates of this program are able to combine information technology with management concepts in a business environment and are qualified to enter a wide variety of careers in industry.

Master Programs

The Information Systems master's program focuses on the management of information and communications technology within business organizations. The program is designed to build the managerial and technical skills necessary for developing innovative solutions in business environments, taking into account social, technical, and economic aspects. There is an increasing need in the modern world for highly-skilled managers who understand how to use complex computer systems and processes effectively in order to meet business objectives. Graduates of the Master's in Information Systems program are qualified to pursue a variety of career paths in IT and business, or engage in further research at the Ph.D. level.

Other Programs


Information Systems Bachelor

Information Management Models and Concepts: - Management of Information Demand and Supply - Management of Information Systems (data, processes, application life cycle) - Management of Information and Communication Technology (Storage, Communication, Processing, Administration, Adoption of ICT) - Organising and leading Information Management (IM Organisation, CIO, Sourcing, IM and Strategy) - The role of Information Management in companies
The examination consists of a written exam. The written exam shall verify that the students understand and are able to apply the principles and modelling methods of information systems. The principles of information systems (paradigms and areas of information systems, definitions, classification of information systems among other disciplines, information systems and their benefits) are supposed to be answered through questions which partly call upon own wording. The modelling methods of information systems will be presented by recording information systems and by constructing modelling methods (process and data models). Furthermore, the students shall be able to remember insights from the exercises, and answer questions regarding the exercises.

Information Systems Master

Project seminar
Type of Assessment: presentation In the CIO business game, the student take the roles of the CFO (Chief Financial Officer), the CMO (Chief Marketing Office), the COO (Chief Operations Officer), and the CIO (Chief Information Officer) to manage a bank. In teams economic and management topics (vision and strategy, Balanced Scorecard, project management, human resources management, company valuation) as well as ITIL topics (e.g. Service Portfolio Management, Demand Management, Financial Management) are studied and prepared. The examination consists of presentations and their corresponding written draft on these topics. This is supplemented by active participation in the discussion of the presentations of other students. The examination shall verify that students are able to study a topic in teams and communicate their findings to other students.
After completing this module successfully, students are able to evaluate the applicability of different types of business games in the context of specific use cases. More specifically, students are able to evaluate the requirements for such business games, develop technical design concepts and model the core components of business games. Furthermore, after taking this module, students are able to perform business simulations using system dynamics tools.
Distributed systems and applications are commonplace today. For example, Internet companies employ distributed systems to support the services they offer to worldwide customers (e.g., search, email, social applications, etc.). Other companies employ or operate distributed applications, more to support their main business needs (e.g., credit card processing, mobile communication, data storage, etc.). In this course, we study principles and building blocks important for anyone involved in the development and operation of distributed systems and applications. In particular, we study different classes of failures and how to build systems resilient to faults.
This course introduces the theoretical aspects and practical relevance of information management and knowledge management in an enterprise context. The structure of the course will follow the information management model by Krcmar. Therefore, subjects of lecture units are information economics, life cycle management of information systems and management of information and communication technology. Furthermore the necessary leadership qualities of information management will be presented. The second part of the course will introduce organisational knowledge management as an extension of information management. In both parts of the course basic knowledge and methodological competence is included. In addition there will be case studies.



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