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Faculty of Economics

Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Information Systems

Summary

Since its founding more than 600 years ago a lot has changed at the University of Wuerzburg. Julius Maximilians University (JMU) combines traditional concepts with future orientation. Its renowned professors, the versatile range of courses and the outstanding research are only a few strengths of JMU Wuerzburg. JMU is the third lagerst university in Bavaria and easily accessible due to its central location within Germany. With more than 30,000 students in total, Wuerzburg is one of the cities with the most young people in the country, and undoubtedly a "college town". Würzburg's city scape seamlessly combines modern architecture with historical buildings. The Faculty of Business Management and Economics is providing a wide range of study programs to its students. The Bachelor’s programs offer the degree of „Bachelor of Science“ (BSc) in Business Management and Economics, Business Information Systems and Business Mathematics. These programs are important prerequisites for a career start or a consecutive Master’s program in Business Management, Economics, Business Information Systems or Business Mathematics. In addition, JMU offers an Executive Master’s program (with integrated stay abroad) with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Interdiscipilnary orientation and an intercultural focus are important factors for the faculty and are part of the Master’s programs Chinese and Economics as well as China Business and Economics, which are both coordinated by the Institute of East and South Asian Cultural Studies, Sinology.

Bachelor Programs

This Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (dt. Wirtschaftsinformatik) is primarily for school-leavers who wish to acquire all the necessary skills and qualifications for the planning, organisation and development of information processing in business and industry. The course covers the fundamentals and methodology of Business Management, Economics and Business Information Systems. The bachelor degree thus provides a sound basis for the master degree which follows and also equips the student with a good preparation for the business environment. The first two semesters are an introductory and orientation phase. The students learn methodological principles particularly from the fields of computer science and business information systems and acquire a fundamental knowledge of the basics of Business Management and Economics. At the same time they are given a comprehensive insight into the central economic questions and become acquainted with mathematical and theoretical concepts. From the third semester, in addition to the compulsory program, students can select subjects from a pool of attractive compulsory core electives and key qualification modules.

This course provides an overview of the various disciplines in Business Management and Economics (dt. Wirtschaftswissenschaften) as well as a wide range of research methodology. Students acquire a thorough knowledge of the basics of these subjects and learn social and communicative competence. The bachelor degree thus provides a sound basis for the master degree which follows and also equips the student with a good preparation for the business environment. The first two semesters are an introductory and orientation phase. The students learn methodological principles and acquire a fundamental knowledge of the basics of Business Management and Economics. At the same time they are given a broad insight into the central economic questions and become acquainted with the mathematical and theoretical concepts with which they will be concerned in the course of their studies. From the third semester, in addition to the compulsory programme, students can select subjects from a pool of attractive compulsory core electives and key qualification modules.

Master Programs

The master degree course in Business Information Systems (dt. Wirtschaftsinformatik) is for students who wish to acquire advanced knowledge of and qualifications in the planning, organisation and development of business information processes and systems. The course covers Business Management and Economics, Business Information Systems and Computer Science. Within this course of study, students can select from a number of ‘tracks’. The Master of Science in Business Information Systems provides students with first-class career opportunities in German companies as well as international firms.

In planning the master degree courses, the Faculty has opted to allow students a high degree of freedom in the selection of the subjects of their studies. On the one hand, students can focus from day one on an education with a specific career in mind (such as tax accountancy, business information systems, human resources management, banking or research institutes) and acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise. On the other hand, students have the option of selecting courses from 18 different specialisations. These courses are offered by the different departments and chairs of Business Management and Economics. The students are able to determine their own personal focus by their individual choice of in-depth subject. This course model is unique in Bavaria and opens the option for a flexible configuration of subjects as well as the opportunity to expand one’s horizons by selecting subjects outside the narrow field of study. The interdisciplinary options were introduced so that students can attend courses in other fields of both Business Management and Economics in addition to their chosen in-depth subjects.

Other Programs

The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Wuerzburg University is an opportunity for current and future leaders to earn an internationally-recognized university degree while pursuing their careers. This part-time programme provides comprehensive and effective knowledge and skills to successfully take on a leadership position in today’s business environment.

Courses

Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems

Lecture

The course is divided into two parts. In the theoretical part, the knowledge of ERP systems are taught that provide the basis for the practical part. The practical part contains different teaching cases where the students are a trainee of a fictional enterprise. In the teaching cases the students will work in different departments of the enterprise, e.g. sales, projekt management, finance and service.

 563
Block seminar
Data protection law: The course provides a systematic overview of key aspects of the German and European data protection law, specifically in relation to IT and Internet issues. The event represents the contents using numerous practical examples and exercises from the IT and Internet. Media law: The course starts with the question of the classification of the two areas of law in the legal system. The field of media law will focus the basics of the law of reporting (press freedom, moral rights) and internet law. Besides the basics of copyright will be presented with its manifestations in IT law. The module mark law includes an overall view of the law of intellectual property (patents, design rights, competition law aspects). The focus of the module is located in the core area of trademark law: registration of trademarks, delineation of brands and trademarks, protection of trade marks, infringement of trademarks and law enforcement. The course works mainly with cases.
 589
Seminar
The participants of the seminar will describe different concepts comprised in the field of supply chain collaboration. Each topic requires the participants to read, compare and summarize the relevant literature (non-exhaustive proposals for literature are provided in each topic description). Additionally, the participants are required to synthesize their findings and critically discuss underlying assumptions and limitations.
 444
Lecture
The daily working life of a manager naturally involves taking a large number of decisions, with varying amounts of importance, complexity and availability of supporting data. This course will initially cover concepts and methods to structure managerial decisions in a coherent fashion and to deal with multiple objectives. Thereupon, the concepts of risk, uncertainty, and managers’ risk attitudes will be introduced, along with modeling via Monte Carlo Simulation and scenario analysis. The framework will then be extended to groups of interacting subjects, both with common and contrasting objectives. Finally, in order to link theory with practice, models and methods will be applied to a variety of different case studies from different business domains.
 452
Lecture
The course is designed in multiple two-week learning units. In each unit we will first cover the fundamental concepts and models of a specific planning task (demand planning, master planning, etc.), and we will then observe how these concepts and methods are implemented in SAP APO. The latter involves a good amount of self-study activities of the students and will be supported by the learning software.
 539

Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Economics

Lecture

The course is divided into two parts. In the theoretical part, the knowledge of ERP systems are taught that provide the basis for the practical part. The practical part contains different teaching cases where the students are a trainee of a fictional enterprise. In the teaching cases the students will work in different departments of the enterprise, e.g. sales, projekt management, finance and service.

 563
Block seminar
Data protection law: The course provides a systematic overview of key aspects of the German and European data protection law, specifically in relation to IT and Internet issues. The event represents the contents using numerous practical examples and exercises from the IT and Internet. Media law: The course starts with the question of the classification of the two areas of law in the legal system. The field of media law will focus the basics of the law of reporting (press freedom, moral rights) and internet law. Besides the basics of copyright will be presented with its manifestations in IT law. The module mark law includes an overall view of the law of intellectual property (patents, design rights, competition law aspects). The focus of the module is located in the core area of trademark law: registration of trademarks, delineation of brands and trademarks, protection of trade marks, infringement of trademarks and law enforcement. The course works mainly with cases.
 589
Seminar
The participants of the seminar will describe different concepts comprised in the field of supply chain collaboration. Each topic requires the participants to read, compare and summarize the relevant literature (non-exhaustive proposals for literature are provided in each topic description). Additionally, the participants are required to synthesize their findings and critically discuss underlying assumptions and limitations.
 444
Lecture
The daily working life of a manager naturally involves taking a large number of decisions, with varying amounts of importance, complexity and availability of supporting data. This course will initially cover concepts and methods to structure managerial decisions in a coherent fashion and to deal with multiple objectives. Thereupon, the concepts of risk, uncertainty, and managers’ risk attitudes will be introduced, along with modeling via Monte Carlo Simulation and scenario analysis. The framework will then be extended to groups of interacting subjects, both with common and contrasting objectives. Finally, in order to link theory with practice, models and methods will be applied to a variety of different case studies from different business domains.
 452
Lecture
The course is designed in multiple two-week learning units. In each unit we will first cover the fundamental concepts and models of a specific planning task (demand planning, master planning, etc.), and we will then observe how these concepts and methods are implemented in SAP APO. The latter involves a good amount of self-study activities of the students and will be supported by the learning software.
 539

Executive Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Business Information Systems

Lecture
Due to the constantly changing environment because of organizational and IT-oriented developments companies are forced to adapt their standard business software solutions. With the help of dynamic adaptation (Continuous System Engineering) this process of change can be effectively and efficiently be supported. In this module both the systematic implementation of adaptation steps (so called customizing) shown with the example of the mySAP Business Suite and the concept of Continuous System Engineering will be taught and shown through various practical examples.
 662
Block seminar

Business Platform Services Architecture; A Business Platform for Services Business

Part 1 - Next generation Business Information Systems

  • Introduction: Business information Systems
  • Business Corporations and the Evolution of Information Systems
  • Special Requirements of Business Infromation Systems for MEs
  • Modern Business Administration for Dynamic Organizations
  • Adaptive Business Platforms

Part 2 - Using a Business Platform

  • Organization of People and Work
  • Interaction and Collaboration
  • Information and Knowledge
  • Differentiating with Best in Class Core Processes
  • User driven Adaptation & Innovation

Part 3 - Business Platforms as a Service in the Cloud

  • Business Platforms for Volume Markets
  • The Business platform as a Service (BPaaS)
  • Continuous Business Adaptation of the BPaaS
  • Open Business Platform Innovation

 

 539
Block seminar

Part 1 - Business Plattform Services Architecture:

  • Adaptive System Design for a Business Platform
  • Services Architecture for a BPaaS
  • Model based & Modification free BPaaS Add-Ons

Part 2 - A Business Platform for Services Business:

  • Services Economy and Services Business
  • Service Management for Customer Value
  • A Business Platform for Services Business
  • Services Business Platform Application Components 
 507
Lecture
ERP systems have become key elements of successful companies. Business processes in companies can no longer be managed without using such ERP systems. In the financial department of companies such systems have been used for a long time, but business processes e. g. for logistical tasks have not been supported by ERP solutions so far. This module explains, how this could be resolved as well as what constraints and what dependencies have to be considered.
 536
Lecture

1. Data Warehouses and Data Mining

     1.1 Data Warehouses, Decision Support, and OLAP (OLAP, Queries in a Star Schema)

     1.2 Data Mining (Classification, Association Rules, Clustering)

2. XML Data Modelling

     2.1 XML Data and Schema Description

     2.2 Relational Databases and XML

     2.3 The XML Query Language XQuery

3. Web Databases

     3.1 Access to Web Databases by Servlets

     3.2 Java Server Pages

     3.3 Web Database Connections in PHP

4. Extended Database Concepts

     4.1 Deductive Databases and Logic Programming

     4.2 Semantic Web Databases

     4.3 Object-Oriented Databases

 522
Lecture

Human-Computer Interaction is concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them. This course gives an introduction into the principle biological, physiological, and psychological constraints as defined by the human user and relates these constraints to the conceptual and technical solutions of today's computer systems and existing as well as prospective interaction metaphors between humans and computers.

 

The course covers topics about human perception and cognition, memory and attention, the design of interactive systems, prominent evaluation methods, the principles of computer systems, typical input processing techniques, interface technology, and examples of typical interaction metaphors, from text-based input to graphical desktops to multimodal interfaces. Accompanying lab-work will introduce students to typical tasks involved in this field, i.e., prominent evaluation methods and prototyping of interfaces. 

 

 426
Lecture
Based on the revolutionary improvement in the procurement process with regards to mass production on the assembly line with continuous deliveries (Supply Chain) in the 19th century, more flexible operations have been made possible through the usage of information processing. However, these more flexible operations are also necessary because customers are also demanding more individualized products. The electronic supply chain could be considered and planned much more sophisticated, so that today the challenge lies in the design of a procurement network (supply network), which also takes into account the delivery sequence for all deterministic procured parts of all suppliers. In this module these conceptual fundamentals of supply management and in particular the support of information processing when managing procurement activities will be covered. It will be discussed, how well ERP systems can support these activities, how new hardware and software technologies can be used to accelerate the currently time-consuming procurement processes and how formerly isolated information systems of individual firms can be integrated into a network of supply management.
 413
Lecture
The idea of integration of Business Information Systems is primarily practiced and developed as an ERP system in terms of business application areas, their temporal overlap (Data Warehouse), their spatial relationship (Supply Network) and connection of the legal tasks (eGovernment) . However, a critical success factor for the process design in production operations is to link the commercial view of the incoming customer orders with the logistic or more technical view of the scheduling of production orders and the resulting consequences for the processes.
 410

Master of Science in Business Management and Economics

Lecture
Due to the constantly changing environment because of organizational and IT-oriented developments companies are forced to adapt their standard business software solutions. With the help of dynamic adaptation (Continuous System Engineering) this process of change can be effectively and efficiently be supported. In this module both the systematic implementation of adaptation steps (so called customizing) shown with the example of the mySAP Business Suite and the concept of Continuous System Engineering will be taught and shown through various practical examples.
 662
Block seminar

Business Platform Services Architecture; A Business Platform for Services Business

Part 1 - Next generation Business Information Systems

  • Introduction: Business information Systems
  • Business Corporations and the Evolution of Information Systems
  • Special Requirements of Business Infromation Systems for MEs
  • Modern Business Administration for Dynamic Organizations
  • Adaptive Business Platforms

Part 2 - Using a Business Platform

  • Organization of People and Work
  • Interaction and Collaboration
  • Information and Knowledge
  • Differentiating with Best in Class Core Processes
  • User driven Adaptation & Innovation

Part 3 - Business Platforms as a Service in the Cloud

  • Business Platforms for Volume Markets
  • The Business platform as a Service (BPaaS)
  • Continuous Business Adaptation of the BPaaS
  • Open Business Platform Innovation

 

 539
Block seminar

Part 1 - Business Plattform Services Architecture:

  • Adaptive System Design for a Business Platform
  • Services Architecture for a BPaaS
  • Model based & Modification free BPaaS Add-Ons

Part 2 - A Business Platform for Services Business:

  • Services Economy and Services Business
  • Service Management for Customer Value
  • A Business Platform for Services Business
  • Services Business Platform Application Components 
 507
Lecture
ERP systems have become key elements of successful companies. Business processes in companies can no longer be managed without using such ERP systems. In the financial department of companies such systems have been used for a long time, but business processes e. g. for logistical tasks have not been supported by ERP solutions so far. This module explains, how this could be resolved as well as what constraints and what dependencies have to be considered.
 536
Lecture

1. Data Warehouses and Data Mining

     1.1 Data Warehouses, Decision Support, and OLAP (OLAP, Queries in a Star Schema)

     1.2 Data Mining (Classification, Association Rules, Clustering)

2. XML Data Modelling

     2.1 XML Data and Schema Description

     2.2 Relational Databases and XML

     2.3 The XML Query Language XQuery

3. Web Databases

     3.1 Access to Web Databases by Servlets

     3.2 Java Server Pages

     3.3 Web Database Connections in PHP

4. Extended Database Concepts

     4.1 Deductive Databases and Logic Programming

     4.2 Semantic Web Databases

     4.3 Object-Oriented Databases

 522
Lecture

Human-Computer Interaction is concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them. This course gives an introduction into the principle biological, physiological, and psychological constraints as defined by the human user and relates these constraints to the conceptual and technical solutions of today's computer systems and existing as well as prospective interaction metaphors between humans and computers.

 

The course covers topics about human perception and cognition, memory and attention, the design of interactive systems, prominent evaluation methods, the principles of computer systems, typical input processing techniques, interface technology, and examples of typical interaction metaphors, from text-based input to graphical desktops to multimodal interfaces. Accompanying lab-work will introduce students to typical tasks involved in this field, i.e., prominent evaluation methods and prototyping of interfaces. 

 

 426