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Institute for Economics and Information Systems

Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany
Information Systems

Summary

The institute for Economics and Information Systems consists of the following groups:

  • Business Administration and Operations Research (Prof. Dr. Julia Rieck)
  • Information Systems and Enterprise Modeling (Prof. Dr. Ralf Knackstedt)
  • Economics and its Didactics (Prof. Dr. Athanassios Pitsoulis)

Bachelor Programs

The bachelor program of Information Systems at the University of Hildesheim aims to prepare students for the activities of a computer scientist. Considering the dynamic development of the occupational field, the program ensures the acquisition of a sound, future-oriented basic knowledge.

The students of the bachelor program of Information Systems at the University of Hildesheim acquire competencies in the following subjects:

  • Information Systems,
  • Computer Science,
  • Business Economics,
  • Quantitative Methods.

Further, the students get practical insights into typical tasks of computer scientists, participating in a 10-week business internship. To do so, the students can choose from a large network of more than 30 partner companies. The bachelor thesis can also be carried out in cooperation with these partner companies.

Master Programs

Based on the bachelor program of Information Systems, the master program of Information Systems at the University of Hildesheim aims to stabilize and expand the knowledge in Information Systems.

The students of the master program of Information Systems at the University of Hildesheim have the chance to extend their knowledge in the following subjects:

  • Information Systems,
  • Computer Science,
  • Business Economics,
  • Quantitative Methods.

Further, the program is divided into three sectors research methods, specialisation and free selectable areas. In the specialisation sector, the students have to choose three in-depth studies out of five. The advantage of this master course is the interface between Business Informatics and Business Economics, which calls attention to most of corporations in this area.

In addition, the master thesis can be carried out in cooperation with partner companies. To do so, the students can choose from a large network of more than 30 partner companies.

Courses

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsinformatik)

Lecture

The lecture communicates techniques of business process management. In particular, the BPM lifecycle is explained and supporting techniques among these phases are shown. These are for example different modeling languages (EPC, BPMN, PN), process enhancement, process mining, as well as up-to-date topics of interest in the field of BPM, such as AR/VR, Gamification, etc.

 550
Lecture

In this course, students recognize the importance and complexity of Digital Transformation in different sectors and disciplines. The course is organized in the form of a lecture series (“Ringvorlesung”), in which experts from industry and science are invited to present their respective view, experiences, and best practices on a topic related to digitalization in a particular field. These fields include, for instance, Innovation Management, Production, Banking, Insurance, IT-Security, Governance, and Sustainability.

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Lecture

Building on various methodical, functional, and technical frameworks, the course teaches basic concepts and approaches for modeling, analyzing, and managing enterprise information systems, especially including perspectives on the underlying processes, data structures, and key functional areas of corresponding systems. Amongst other things, the course includes a comparison and detailing of typical problems and solutions as well as a discussion of roles and interfaces within the individual value chains of retail information systems, production planning and control systems, analytical information systems, and customer relationship management systems.

 444
Lecture

The course covers the following aspects:
1. Introduction: ERP systems as the central information system of a company (definition of terms, historical development, standard scope of functions: operational and dispositive as well as supporting and strategic tasks connected to the value chain)
2. Architecture and alignment of ERP systems (software architecture, operating models, example module: goods management system)
3. Basics of the selection of ERP systems (standard vs. individual software, market overview, selection process, open source solutions)
4. Implementation of ERP systems in enterprises

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Other course

The students work in a partner company or a partner organization on a question of information management and/or information technology. They work on an essential practical task in the team of the company. In this way, they improve their methodical and analytical skills by practical application. This enables them to better assess the practical conditions for the use of their competencies. They are able to independently develop solutions on the basis of their level of knowledge and to work their way into concrete techniques within the company.

 405
Lecture

The course provides the application of model-based and problem-solving techniques of business informatics. Further, it integrates information technology and business administration. Students get to know model types which the students can apply correctly. In addition, the students are able to deal with specific software tools in order to solve problems. They develop first technological competences in the field of database systems.

 442
Lecture

In this course, students build knowledge of the most important research methods in the Information Systems discipline. Furthermore, students gain awareness of the importance of rigorously conducting and documenting the research process and receive an overview of scientific projects in research groups related to their area of study.

They learn

  • to utilize relevant software systems and literature databases in scientific works,
  • advanced formal knowledge of writing scientific works,
  • basic competencies of implementing the communicated research methods.
 465
Other course

During the laboratory, students have the opportunity to deal with current technologies and tools of process modeling. In small groups, a project is carried out independently in order to further develop competencies in the field of process modeling and to consolidate what has been learned.

 254
Lecture

This lecture covers the basics of production and logistics processes, material requirements planning, order quantity and batch size planning, scheduling and capacity planning in individual and small series production, machine occupancy planning in series production, distribution and transport planning, round trip planning, postman and route planning problems, lean management as well as warehouse operation and quality handling.

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Master of Science in Information Systems (M.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsinformatik)

Lecture

The students can apply advanced aspects of enterprise modeling for practical applications, expanding their methodological competencies in enterprise modeling. For instance, students can acquire new modeling techniques independently and impart them to others. Further, they can compare alternative modeling approaches and evaluate them.

 493
Lecture

Contributing to sustainability presumes the development of innovative business models that meet ecological and social concerns in addition to its economic obligations. The course addresses methodical skills for systematic visualization and description of business models as well as for the analysis of business models (e.g., through modeling techniques and software support). In doing this, as a first stage, current business model modeling languages are critically reflected in order to explore to what extent they already meet economic, ecological, and social objectives of sustainability. Drawing on the results, in a second stage, new approaches and concepts that seek to support the creation of new and reflection of existing business models will be developed and demonstrated.

In summary, the course teaches the basics for the representation of business models, sustainable development, and analysis of business models as well as focus on the collaborative design of new solutions for facilitating the reflection of business models and the derivation of appropriate strategies for evaluating these new solutions. 

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Lecture

In this course, students recognize the importance and complexity of Digital Transformation in different sectors and disciplines. The course is organized in the form of a lecture series (“Ringvorlesung”), in which experts from industry and science are invited to present their respective view, experiences, and best practices on a topic related to digitalization in a particular field. These fields include, for instance, Innovation Management, Production, Banking, Insurance, IT-Security, Governance, and Sustainability.

 256
Other course

In this course, the students will develop a business model idea using the so-called design thinking approach. In this way, the participants will learn methods with which innovations can be conceived in teamwork and in several iterations. These methods will be applied in a concrete project together with practical partners.

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