TEACHING

 

Management of Enterprise Resource Planning and Inter-organizational Information Systems


Credits & contact hours

The module consists of a two-hour lecture and a two-hour tutorial. (V2Ü2)
CP (Credit Points): 5 (including tutorial), 6* (including tutorial and colloquium)

*) depends on your individual PO


Degree programmes

Business Administration (M.Sc.) General Core Elective Section
Specialized Core Elective Section: Specialization in Corporate Development and Strategy
Specialized Core Elective Section: Specialization in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Management, Business and Economics
(M.Sc.)
Core Elective Section: Specialization in Corporate Development and Strategy
Core Elective Section: Specialization in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Core Elective Section: Specialization in General Management
Business Administration and Engineering (M.Sc.) General Core Elective Section
Specialized Core Elective Section: Specialization in Corporate Development and Strategy
Specialized Core Elective Section: Specialization in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Mathematics (M.Sc.) (6 CP mit Kolloquium)
Computer Science (M.Sc.) (6 CP with Colloquium)


Course description

Organizational information systems have been built and used for more than 50 years. Throughout this period, such systems have steadily grown in complexity and size. While initially systems were developed for individual workers and then individual functional departments, today’s systems often integrate all enterprise functions from procurement to after-sales and from concept to marketing in one single database. Such systems are called Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Moreover, information systems increasingly cross organizational boundaries in that information systems of several organizations are integrated into so-called inter-organizational information systems (IOIS).

Due to their complexity and size, all but the largest user organizations find it beyond their capability to develop the software required for these systems themselves. Therefore, increasingly so-called off-the-shelf software is used to provide the core functionality around which organizational information systems are built by configuring the software and by embedding it in organizational procedures and practices and also by adding customized software components. This process is called system implementation.

Using teaching cases, students will analyse real-life situations where implementation processes of ERP-Systems and IOIS foundered or have been managed exceptionally well. Students will have to present cases in class, preferably in teams, in which they also offer an initial analysis of the cases that serves as a basis for further class discussions.

In the tutorials, students will use an open-source ERP package to become familiar with the basic functionality of such systems as well as their administration and configuration. Students will also have to attend this tutorials and participate in online tests to ensure a basic competence in the use of ERP software.


Learning objectives and methods

  1. Students will recognize and appreciate the specific managerial requirements related to the implementation of such large information systems
  2. Students will be able to develop effective implementation strategies and evaluate implementation results
  3. Students will understand the structure and basic principles of ERP software, be able to configure an ERP system, and to perform simple transactions
  4. Will have acquired a critical attitude towards case material

Course dates

Lecture

Tutorial

Written examination


Learning Portal L²P

Course material will be made available on Learingportal L²P. You will have to register for this lecture in the CAMPUS system to access course material on L²P. The Forum in L²P provides an opportunity to discuss topics after classes and should be used to ask questions regarding the organization of the course or general course related questions.


Forum

Our Forum provides an opportunity to discuss topics after classes and should be used to ask questions regarding the organization of the course or general course related questions. You will have to register to access the course specific disussion forum.