content and qualification goals



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Karcher

tutorial instructorr:

Dr. rer. nat. Peter Hillmann


Modultype    Bachelor of Business Computer Science
Trimester every spring trimester
ECTS-Points 5
TWS 3 + 2 h


Complex and increasingly distributed IT solutions in the environment of business, organization and society can no longer be developed and controlled without sound, model-based development and specification procedures. Integrated models for the description of data, processes, value chains and system functions on different abstraction levels and on the basis of very different description and design elements are therefore central to business informatics.

The module “Business Informatics 2” offers a well-founded introduction to modeling and abstract description of business applications starting from the individual level via integrated process models up to the holistic modeling of entire business areas and cross-company contexts. In the introductory part, fundamental organizational principles of companies are presented from a business perspective. One focus is on process organization as the basis of modern business process management, whose essential goals, tasks and instruments are described. Building on this, students are given an overview of common core and support processes in business practice.

After the introductory business-oriented representation of goal, object and levels of modeling, the introduction to different in different categories, methods and procedures of modeling (semantic data models, condition-oriented models, process-oriented models, integrated models etc.) takes place step by step. As a typical application of models, model-based simulation is part of this introductory module as well as model-based specification, development, maintenance and adaptation of IT-based solutions (cue: “Model Driven Development").

In addition to the theoretical parts taught in the lecture, the practical handling of modeling procedures and tools will be practiced using simple examples in the accompanying tutorial.


qualification goals:

The module Business Informatics 2 teaches participants the basic competences in the application of model-based design and description methods that are fundamental for business informatics. Students are familiarized with the concept of abstraction, which is an indispensable prerequisite for mastering complex systems and operational applications. In addition to a critical understanding of the most important theories, students learn how to use the methods by means of practical examples and case studies and, in parallel, how to use the modeling tools that are typically deployed today. This combination enables participants to select and apply adequate modeling methods for typical applications of business informatics.


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