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Information Science

Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Information Systems

Summary

Our goal is to train our graduates to become flexible and team oriented individuals, who are both able to apply their knowledge to real-world problems and use a scientific approach to practical problems. Traditional fields of occupation for our graduates are information- or project management, system specialists or it consulting. Furthermore, we also want to prepare our graduates to be able to pursue an academic career in Information Systems, as well as to qualify for management tasks in the future.

Information systems (IS) are dealing with the fields of economy, society and administration. The main goal of this discipline is to understand and organize IS in their application areas and to take implementation, usage and maintenance aspects into account. IS cover the interfaces of business studies, computer and engineering sciences and also incorporate own theoretical and methodological concepts. IS teaching is characterised

  • Applicability
  • Design orientation
  • Integration of the economical, technical and social aspects

 

Alumni with qualifications in Information Systems are in a high market demand; both in the field of undergraduate as well the advanced education. The employment figures have been increasing constantly in this field for 15 years. The future prospects for alumni, particularly in comparison with other fields of business studies, are in general very good.

For this we provide the necessary theoretical foundations and methods in our lectures. By integrating state-of-the-art research into our curriculum, we want to achieve a close integration of teaching and research. In addition, students have the opportunity to work on current research issues and projects within the scope of their Bachelor's or Master's thesis.

Bachelor Programs

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.

Master Programs

The economic  Master of Science in the field of “Business Studies” places emphasis on methods of scientific research. It should qualify students for their future work life in occupational fields with a promising future and, at the same time, enable them to make use of interdisciplinary scientific methods and methods of analysis. The students can graduate within three semesters. One of the following specializations has to be chosen:

  •  Finance, Accounting, Controlling (Management Accounting) and Taxation (FACT),
  • Information, Innovation and Management (IIM),
  • Dialogue Marketing (DiMark).

 In each of these three specializations of the Master’s studies, a scientifically sound and pragmatic training is provided, thereby putting main emphasis on reflection and extension of the students’ specialized knowledge as well as on the  analysis of current topics of research.  Apart from technical competences in their specializations, graduates gain key competences in the field of presentation, organization, communication and methodological skills as well as in interdisciplinary issues. These key competences are facilitated by implementing the following principles:

  •  the didactical decision to prioritize seminars as course design (presentation, organization and communication competence)
  • putting main emphasis on interdisciplinary questions in the project-based seminar which is mandatory for students of each course of study (interdisciplinarity) and
  • choosing one (in each specialization) mandatory cours(es)/lecture(s) dealing with scientific research methods (methodological competence). Thereby, the students extend and deepen their methodological knowledge by dealing with and making use of qualitative and quantitative research methods. 

 The students should finally integrate their newly gained methodological knowledge into their Master’s thesis and reflect scientific and social prevailing conditions of economic research. That is why students of these Master’s studies profit not at least of all of disciplinary working methods, which they have gained during the project seminar.

 

Published on: http://www.uni-kassel.de/fb07/en/studies/master-studiengaenge/business-studies/central-idea.html

Courses

Business Management and Economics

Lecture

In the digital age, characterized by increasingly distributed and interactive creation of value, effective collaboration is a key factor for being successful on the market. Collaboration Engineering is a systemic approach for designing collaboration processes that can be applied by practitioners to complete recurring and important tasks at a high level of quality. The core aim of Collaboration Engineering is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of collaboration by maximizing the joint effort of all participants towards accomplishing a joint goal. Thus, Collaboration Engineering increases the quality of the generated results as well as the satisfaction among the involved participants. In Collaboration Engineering the use of IT has shown to offer new tools for structuring collaboration activities. The use of such tools has already led to important changes in human collaboration in private and work settings, and is supposed to led to further changes in the future.

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Lecture

Services dominate western economies, accounting for about 70% of employment and gross value added. Moreover, services are the only part of western economies to have expanded in terms of employment in recent years, as manufacturing, mining and agriculture continue to contract. Most of service innovation today is about the adoption and effective implementation of IT, as IT changes services in three ways: first, the use of IT contributes by enabling faster and more structured development processes; second, new services offerings arise by applying and integrating IT; third, IT leverages industrialization potentials for services such as standardization, automation or new ways of customer integration. Guided by a value proposition, service systems enable value co-creation through configuration of actors (human and non-human) and resources (including technology, information, and physical artifacts), therefore constituting highly complex socio-technical systems. In recent years, service emerged into a key concept in information systems (IS). By emphasizing a systems perspective on services, this allows addressing the connectedness and complementarity of constituting elements in enabling the co-creation of value. Essential to the successful development of services is that they are underlined by a reasonable service process and design. Service Engineering is defined as the systematic design and development of services by deploying engineering methods, practices, and tools.

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Lecture

Information Technology (IT) is a strategic asset. Successful deployment and utilization of IT is a must in order for a business to succeed and gain competitive advantage. The result is a growing demand for guidance on the issues and strategies for using and managing IT. The course first introduces students to issues related to the use of IT for increasing organizational performance and productivity, and for gaining strategic and competitive advantage. It helps students to identify problems and opportunities that are appropriate for IT applications and show how IT can be utilized to address these problems and opportunities. The objective here is to derive guidance for today’s and tomorrow’s executives.

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Business Management and Economics

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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Lecture

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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Lecture
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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Business Studies

Lecture

In the digital age, characterized by increasingly distributed and interactive creation of value, effective collaboration is a key factor for being successful on the market. Collaboration Engineering is a systemic approach for designing collaboration processes that can be applied by practitioners to complete recurring and important tasks at a high level of quality. The core aim of Collaboration Engineering is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of collaboration by maximizing the joint effort of all participants towards accomplishing a joint goal. Thus, Collaboration Engineering increases the quality of the generated results as well as the satisfaction among the involved participants.

 

In Collaboration Engineering the use of IT has shown to offer new tools for structuring collaboration activities. The use of such tools has already led to important changes in human collaboration in private and work settings, and is supposed to led to further changes in the future.

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Lecture

Services dominate western economies, accounting for about 70% of employment and gross value added. Moreover, services are the only part of western economies to have expanded in terms of employment in recent years, as manufacturing, mining and agriculture continue to contract. Most of service innovation today is about the adoption and effective implementation of IT, as IT changes services in three ways: first, the use of IT contributes by enabling faster and more structured development processes; second, new services offerings arise by applying and integrating IT; third, IT leverages industrialization potentials for services such as standardization, automation or new ways of customer integration.

Guided by a value proposition, service systems enable value co-creation through configuration of actors (human and non-human) and resources (including technology, information, and physical artifacts), therefore constituting highly complex socio-technical systems. In recent years, service emerged into a key concept in information systems (IS). By emphasizing a systems perspective on services, this allows addressing the connectedness and complementarity of constituting elements in enabling the co-creation of value.

 

Essential to the successful development of services is that they are underlined by a reasonable service process and design. Service Engineering is defined as the systematic design and development of services by deploying engineering methods, practices, and tools. 

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Lecture

Information Technology (IT) is a strategic asset. Successful deployment and utilization of IT is a must in order for a business to succeed and gain competitive advantage. The result is a growing demand for guidance on the issues and strategies for using and managing IT.

 

The course first introduces students to issues related to the use of IT for increasing organizational performance and productivity, and for gaining strategic and competitive advantage. It helps students to identify problems and opportunities that are appropriate for IT applications and show how IT can be utilized to address these problems and opportunities. The objective here is to derive guidance for today’s and tomorrow’s executives.

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