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.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students are able to - know paradigms and areas of information systems - classify information systems among other disciplines and distinguish it from computer science and business administration - understand information systems and their benefits in several industries - understand and create process and data models as foundation for information systems design
Number of credit hours per week 5
Course eligibility Compulsory
Presence of students On-campus


In this course students get an overview of the discipline of information systems (IS) and learn important terms, paradigms, and areas of application in IS. Information systems as the main focus object of the discipline are introduced and their design and modelling aspects are discussed. The students get know how to use/design ERM, EPKs and ARIS (architecture of integrated information systems). Also current topics such as outsourcing, the role of the CIO, e-business, SCM, CRM, and information management are part of the lecture

Compulsory readings

Schwarzer, B.; Krcmar, H. (2014): Wirtschaftsinformatik: Grundlagen betrieblicher Informationssysteme. 5., überarb. Aufl., Schäffer-Poeschel, Stuttgart 2014. 3. Hansen, H.R.; Neumann, G. (2009): Wirtschaftsinformatik. 1. Bd., Grundlagen betrieblicher Informationsverarbeitung. 10., völlig neubearb. und erw. Aufl., Lucius & Lucius, Stuttgart 2009. Stahlknecht, P.; Hasenkamp, U. (2005): Einführung in die Wirtschaftsinformatik. 11., überarb. und aktualisierte Aufl., Springer, Berlin [u.a.] 2005, S. 326-334. Krcmar, H. (2015): Informationsmanagement. 6. Aufl., Springer, Berlin [u.a.] 2015.