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Courses in Winter Semester 2018/19

Teaching concept

Because of the many different bachelor's and master's degree programs, the Chair will be offering four different courses in the field of Information Systems Research.

Of the four, the course “Management of Information Systems” is offered as a compulsory course. In this course, which presently more than 500 students attend, a supplementary tutorial will be offered for the students to learn hands-on the basics of programming and databases in the PC pool. 

Two courses (“Business Intelligence” and “Optimization and Simulation”) are offered as an elective course in the new bachelor's program. As part of the lecture “Optimization and Simulation”, the basics of optimization, based on the Excel spreadsheet system, are discussed as a central theme with particular focus on linear and integer optimization. The lecture “Business Intelligence” introduces methods for analyzing very large databases. The course “Business Intelligence” is being offered for the first time in the Summer Semester 2013.

The course, “Computational Economics” is a compulsory subject for the English-speaking master, which is accompanied by a special tutoring program. As part of the exercises and tutorials, the practical use of various software packages is conveyed using a particular “hands-on approach”. The lecture “Computational Economics” facilitates the statistical software R.

The course, "Electronic Markets" illuminates electronic markets by both the sides of Microeconomics and of Business Administration. Here, the theoretical fundamentals of Auction Theory are first discussed. The Auction methods are especially computationally expensive in the auctioning of complex goods, which is why heuristics are needed that support the auction process as best as possible, while still retaining the positive economic characteristics. The Business Administration side of the course highlights electronic markets from the operator’s point of view. A practical case study illustrates the material vividly to the students.