Structure and Curriculum
The bachelor’s programme in “International Information Systems Management” is comprised of nine module groups. The module group distribution follows from the module scheme seen at right (click to enlarge).
The content of individual module groups is presented below. Detailed information concerning courses and modules pertaining to each module group can be found in the programme’s module handbook (see Regulations and Documents). In that section we also provide an exemplary model for course timetables.
A1: Foundations of Information Systems
In this module group’s obligatory courses, students acquire fundamental knowledge and skills pertaining to business informatics and information systems, become acquainted with databases, computing and operating systems, and deal with topics of information and knowledge management.
A2: Foundations of Economics and Business Administration
This module group comprises fundamentals of marketing, cost accounting, accounting and finance, human resource management, economics and law.
A3: Quantitative Methods
The module group A3 comprises lectures in mathematics, statistics and decision theory.
A4: International Information Systems Management
Module group A4 provides students with an introduction to international information systems management. Topics range from introductory courses in global project management, sourcing and service management to organizing a foreign market entry. Students are allowed a high degree of freedom in choosing courses for this module group, which means that, depending on interests or career plans, students can choose their own areas of initial focus.
The degree programme stipulates attendance of two bachelor’s seminars. In these courses, specific topics and problems pertaining to various segments of International Information Systems Management are expanded on and discussed.
A6: International Information Systems Management in Operational Practice
The courses in this module group establish a unique reference to the practices of corporate management. Instructors who are leading IT managers in international corporations present students with their knowledge of specific, practical topics such as the creation of outsourcing agreements, service management and software procurement, and so provide inspiration for future occupational fields (compare with the section on career and educational perspectives).
[12 - 18 ECTS Points]
A7: Bachelor’s Thesis
Within the scope of the bachelor’s thesis, students employ academic methods to work independently on a specified topic as it relates to Information Systems Management. The topic can be derived from the information systems, computer science, applied computer science and business administration and management subject areas. More detailed information concerning the selection of the bachelor’s thesis topic can be found in appendix 2 of the study and subject examination regulations (compare with the section on regulations and documents).
[12 ECTS Points]
A8: Contextual Studies
One significant focus area in contextual studies is the acquisition of subject-specific foreign language skills essential for graduates’ future professional activities. Furthermore, modules in the fields of philosophy and ethics, general key skills (e.g. presentation or rhetorical training), and the fundamentals of academic methods may also be selected.
[18-24 ECTS Points]
B1/B2: Specialization Studies
One of two variations is to be selected in the area of specialization studies. In the B1 variation, students earn course credit at a foreign university within the scope of a semester abroad, and these credits are, as a rule, recognized by the University of Bamberg and credited to studies here. In the B2 variation, a compulsory internship in an IT department of a company or another institution operating internationally must be completed. Practical activities and performance are outlined in an internship report. Additional elective courses from the master’s programme in Information Systems round out the practical experience gained from the internship.
[30 ECTS Points]