The Business Informatics Group

The Business Informatics group represents the design and engineering focus of this research field. Its research and teaching activities are aligned with the generation and transfer of problem-solving competence. The business data processing specialist is regarded as a system designer whose systems produce a significant contribution to the securing and the increase of the company's success.

The design object is made up by individual systems, but especially by integrated system landscapes. The term "system" is not only refers to application software, but also to infrastructures including hardware and basic software.

The competence of the Business Informatics Group ranges from architectural design and modelling to implementation techniques. The view is not limited to the development phase, but rather ranges over the whole life cycle of system landscapes. Particular emphasis is on the operation, the improvement and the maintaining.

The Business Informatics Group does not distinguish itself through orientation towards fashion trends and support programs. Instead, strategic research focal points are being determined and supported by long-term studies. Furthermore, innovative topics always have the chance to be included in the contemporary research. As a result, there is a broad research spectrum, which again supports the field of teaching.

The teaching is naturally devided into a basic education in the context of the Bachelor-studies and a specialized education in the context of the Master-studies.

In Bachelor courses students acquire basic knowledge (Introduction to Business Informatics, Application Systems, Simulation) and overall skills in system design and development on the large scale (Modeling and Project Management). The Bachelor graduate is put into the position of a specialist or excutive manager who was to unterstand and to develop IT system landscapes.

In Master courses the first focus is on very large IT system landscapes. Skills for the design of architectures, for management and for the forensic analysis of complex systems are meant to be conveyed. The second focus is on the system design from an integration point of view. The modelling and the implementation of integrated processes in IT system landscapes is taught especially on the basis of SAP® software. "Teaching integration" demands for the application of innovative methods of teaching and learning that are being implemented in this field.