Module manual


Information Technologies


Mathematical foundations, using a computer.

Teaching methods Lecture/Lab
Learning target / Competences

The aim of the module is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and craftsmanship to be able to

  • assess and explain the role of information technologies in society and business
  • describe the concept and functions of an information system
  • analyze requirements for business IT, solve them conceptually, and then practically implement them in parts
Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 4.0
Classes 60 h
Individual / Group work: 90 h
Workload 150 h
ECTS 5.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

Written exam (K90)

Responsible person

Prof. Dr. Martin Zimmermann

Recommended semester 1. Semester
Frequency Every sem.

Bachelor’s degree programs:
Betriebswirtschaft/Logistik und Handel


Basic IT

Type Lecture/lab
Nr. W0146
Hours per week 4.0

This course covers fundamental concepts of business information systems from the perspective of the user and future decision maker.

  • Digitalization and the importance of IT in the company, terminology
  • Business processes and applications (office systems, workflow, portal, ERP)
  • Structure of computer systems (hardware, operating systems, software)
  • Standard software and individual software (software requirements, selection and development process, decision criteria, basic principles of algorithms and their implementation)
  • Networks and Internet technologies (protocols, components, applications, markup languages)
  • Databases (data modeling, relational model, SQL)
  • IT security (risk areas, measures)
  • Data protection

Abts, D., Mülder, W., Grundkurs Wirtschaftsinformatik: eine kompakte und praxisorientierte Einführung. 9. ed., Wiesbaden 2017
Kersken: IT-Handbuch für Fachinformatiker, Rheinwerk Verlag
Ernst, H. (2016): Grundkurs Informatik: Grundlagen und Konzepte für die erfolgreiche IT-Praxis - Eine umfassende, praxisorientierte Einführung, Springer Vieweg
Materials collection with lecture slides, exercises and review questions for each chapter will be made available through the e-learning system.