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Basic Information

Master in Business Administration
Course Type:
Summer term
Entire semester
Course Units:
Erasmus Capacity:
Compulsory Attendance:


  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Kai Reimers

Die folgenden Informationen stellen ein unverbindliches Informationsangebot dar und beziehen sich auf die Prüfungsordnung MSBWL/13, SMPO 6. Änderungsordnung (zum WS 2018/19) (08.02.2019) für den Studiengang Master Betriebswirtschaftslehre. Rechtlich verbindliche Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte der offiziellen Veröffentlichung der Prüfungsordnung.


The course deals with the design of an organizational information infrastructure by utilizing both a decision theory as well as a practice theory based perspective. From a decision theory perspective information management can be divided into strategic and operational tasks. The strategic tasks include the long-term planning of the information infrastructure through the determination of general design parameters, e.g. companywide standards, and the strategic selection of projects aimed at the development of certain information systems. The operational tasks generally include the implementation and operation of information systems. During the course, different techniques for successful strategic and operational information management from the literature are introduced and critically discussed.

From a practice theory perspective the main objective of information management is to exert a purposeful influence on practices of IT use. The first and foremost question in this context is whether the information infrastructure of an organization can be purposefully manipulated at all. Given the highly routinized character of IT use in organizations, practices of use become the central design parameter of information management. The possibilities and limits of the purposeful change of practices of use will be discussed with the help of selected case studies on the topic.

Finally, the course deals with the topic of information infrastructures as a means of strategic positioning and differentiation in a world characterized by universal IT use and ubiquitous information systems.

In the tutorial students will have to evaluate and present selected literature and cases in information management in teams.


Students get to know the main instruments of strategic and operational information management and learn how to critically evaluate their applicability.

Furthermore, they can recognize theoretical concepts of information management in concrete decision and design situations and are able to develop proposals as to their use.


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Colloquium (20%, graded), Examination (80%, graded, 60min.)

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