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B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik

On this page, we present the courses we offer in our main Bachelor study program, "Wirtschaftsinformatik". If you study in another program, you may also be able to elect some of these courses, please refer to your module catalogue for more information.

The Field of Study

Wirtschaftsinformatik (English: Information Systems) is an independent, interdisciplinary field, which has its roots in computer science and economics, especially business administration. The Cologne Institute of Information Systems (CIIS) is responsible for teaching Information Systems at the University of Cologne.

The subject of information systems deals with the conception, development and application of information systems in economics, management and increasingly in our private life. The subject unites theoretical knowledge of several disciplines with application-oriented focus towards system solutions for operational challenges. In many contexts of work and living environment, it provides solutions to product and (business) process designing under economic framework conditions, with its innovative capacity. Information systems are indispensable in almost all conceivable economic, political and social contexts like resource management, energy, security, health and care, traffic, environment, production, finance, education, production as well as media. Information systems contribute towards decision-making, coordination, steering and control of value added processes as well as their automation, integration and virtualisation. Information systems can affect product, process and business model innovations. Therefore, a degree course in business informatics opens up a wide operational spectrum for the interface of business management and informatics, especially in planning, development, introduction and operation of information systems. In the labour market, the frequently sought-after dual qualification in the areas of business administration and informatics can be applied in a wide spectrum of various business areas and industries. Here, IT business engineers adopt a translation function between business administration related world of ideas and voice on one hand and of a technically entrenched system world on the other. IT business engineers can accordingly perceive coordinating functions between IT specialists and subject specialists on the application side, whereby consultancy services and project management are paramount. Over and above that, IT business engineers are experts in structuring and modelling information systems and understand how to make a difference in IT non-expert domains, like healthcare. From a industry-related perspective, not only companies related to information technology like IT service providers or consultancies are considered employers, but in connection with corresponding specialisations like employers from the trade, logistics/transport, media, telecommunication or banking and insurance sectors.

The Bachelor Study Program

The B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik study program combines courses from these three disciplines:

  • Information Systems
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science

All Information Systems courses are offered by the CIIS and are presented on this page. For the other courses, please consult the module catalogue, faculty's homepage, and the homepages of the institutes/chairs that offer the respective course.

Overview of Information Systems Courses and Recommened Study Plan

We strongly recommend to complete the courses from the 1st-4th semester before proceeding with the Capstone Project and the Bachelor Thesis.

CIIS Bachelor Courses

Summer Term 2022

Course Name Module* Instructors Links
Integrated Information Systems AM Wirtschaftsinformatik Christoph Rosenkranz,
Mario Müller
KLIPS (Lecture)
KLIPS (Tutorium)
Information Systems Development EM Wirtschaftsinformatik II Janek Richter,
Christian Hovestadt
Course Page
KLIPS (Lecture)
KLIPS (Tutorial)
Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning EM Wirtschaftsinformatik II Wolfgang Ketter,
Karsten Schroer
Course Page
KLIPS (Lecture)
KLIPS (Tutorial)
Capstone Project Information Systems SM Wirtschaftsinformatik Christoph Rosenkranz,
Phil Hennel,
Mario Müller
KLIPS
Bachelor Seminar Information Management Bachelorseminar Wirtschaftsinformatik Detlef Schoder,
Philipp Mazur
KLIPS
Bachelor Seminar Next Generation Information Systems Bachelorseminar Wirtschaftsinformatik Muhammed Demircan,
Philipp Kienscherf,
Nastaran Naseri,
Karsten Schroer
Course Page
KLIPS
Bachelor Seminar Information Systems and Digital Technology Bachelorseminar Wirtschaftsinformatik Janek Richter,
Karl Werder
Course Page
KLIPS

 * BM = Core Module (German: "Basismodul"); AM = Advanced Module (German: "Aufbaumodul"); SM = Specialization Module (German: "Schwerpunktmodul"); EM = Supplementary Module (German: "Ergänzungsmodul")

Winter Term 2021-22

Course Name Module* Instructors Links
Information Systems Management BM Wirtschaftsinformatik I Detlef Schoder,
Stefan Hirschmeier
KLIPS (Lecture)
KLIPS (Tutorial)
Database Systems BM Wirtschaftsinformatik II Christoph Rosenkranz,
Phil Hennel
KLIPS (Lecture)
KLIPS (Tutorium)
Systems Analysis and Design EM Wirtschaftsinformatik I Karl Werder,
Christian Hovestadt
Course Page
KLIPS
Informationssicherheit und IT-Forensik EM Wirtschaftsinformatik I Martin Wundram KLIPS
Capstone Project Information Systems SM Wirtschaftsinformatik Christoph Rosenkranz,
Phil Hennel,
Mario Müller
KLIPS
Bachelor Seminar Information Management Bachelorseminar Wirtschaftsinformatik Detlef Schoder,
No-San Lee
KLIPS
Bachelor Seminar Integrated Information Systems Bachelorseminar Wirtschaftsinformatik Nikolaus Schmidt,
Pascal Budner,
Mareike Fischer
KLIPS
Bachelor Seminar Next Generation Information Systems Bachelorseminar Wirtschaftsinformatik Muhammed Demircan,
Philipp Kienscherf,
Nastaran Naseri,
Karsten Schroer
Course Page
KLIPS
Bachelor Seminar Information Systems and Digital Technology Bachelorseminar Wirtschaftsinformatik Janek Richter,
Karl Werder
Course Page
KLIPS

 * BM = Core Module (German: "Basismodul"); AM = Advanced Module (German: "Aufbaumodul"); SM = Specialization Module (German: "Schwerpunktmodul"); EM = Supplementary Module (German: "Ergänzungsmodul")