Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Technical Principles of Information Management
Course unit code 025027021501
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Jens SCHUMACHER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

The course discusses the change in operational processes through the use of new and innovative information and communication technologies. Topics include: - Foundations of modern computer architectures (memory, processor, I/O devices) - Basics of communication via the internet (packet-oriented communication, protocols (TCP/IP), Web 2.0) - Business process change through social media - opportunities, potentials and risks - Impact of digitisation on new products and services - Data modelling of operational environments with entity relationship models and relational models - Disruptive ICT technologies

Learning outcomes

Knowledge - Students know the most important components of modern computer architectures. - Students know the basic technical structure of the internet and can determine the essential features of communication via the internet. - Based on a sample company, students understand the role of IT in various corporate divisions. Application - Students are able to calculate the strategic value of IT investments with the help of TEI (Total Economic Impact), Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). - Students are able to assess the opportunities and risks of digitisation. - Students are able to create an entity-relationship model on the basis of a case description. Analysis - Students are able to describe the impact of new technologies on business processes using case studies. - Students know different e-commerce/e-business models and are able to categorise and oppose their characteristics. Synthesis - Students can derive a relational data model from an ERM model. - Students are able to implement a small operating relational data model in MS Access using SQL commands. Evaluation - Students can classify and evaluate opportunities and risks associated with the introduction of social media. - Students are able to assess the quality of a business domain-specific data model.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, exercises, discussions, text work, best practice examples

Assessment methods and criteria

Comprehensive written examination



Recommended or required reading

Hellmann, Roland (2013): Rechnerarchitektur: Einführung In Den Aufbau Moderner Computer. München: Oldenbourg Jarosch, Helmut (2010): Grundkurs Datenbankentwurf: Eine Beispielorientierte Einführung für Studenten und Praktiker. Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner. Meier, Andreas; Stormer, Hendrik (2012): ebusiness & eCommerce: Management der digitalen Wertschöpfungskette. Berlin: Springer.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)