Information Management (B.Sc./M.Sc.)
The amount of information and knowledge in the economic sector has been growing continually for years. Due to the continuing increase in networking this will not change in the foreseeable future. As a result companies are faced with increasingly greater challenges in the area of information management with regard to adequate information infrastructure. This concerns the development, operation and maintenance of various technologies, models and tools which support and ensure individual and organisational learning. The scope of tasks includes resource management (data and information) and personal information management (knowledge) as well as the combination of both aspects in the context of situational tasks to be accomplished or existing business processes but also all communication channels connected with it.
There are very interesting areas of activity and job profiles for computer science graduates in this area. In order to cater for this requirement the Department of Computer Science now offers a special degree course Information Management in cooperation with the Department of Business Studies and Economics. About two thirds of the degree is computer science and about one third economics.
Bachelor degree course
The bachelor degree course is mainly made up of core computer science, maths and economics. The computer science part of the course is covered by selected lectures and seminars from the regular "Computer Science" degree course with a particular focus on the aspects software development and information systems which play a central role in in-house information management. The mathematical lectures focus on mathematics for engineers, complemented by important subjects for the area of application such as statistics and game theory. In the economics part students gain fundamental knowledge about central economic fields of application in information management which are relevant in modern companies.
Master´s Course of Studies "Computer Science"
In the master degree students can concentrate on specific subjects from the areas "information systems" and "intelligent systems" according to their own interests. From a computer science point of view the degree can also be supplemented with further advanced lectures in the areas "software engineering" or "communication and distributed systems". In the area of application information management students can choose up to three different subject areas which deal with specific economic aspects such as personnel management, controlling and production management, marketing and international management or environment and energy in more detail. Students are assigned a professor as a mentor who can help to adapt the course content further to suit the interests of the student.
Any more questions?
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|Dr. habil. Bernd Schürmann|
|Gebäude 48, Raum 373|
|Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung|