Business Informatics

Authored by: Markus Helfert

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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The rapid changes in recent years demand constant evaluation and modification of education programs. The following contribution summarizes some aspects of current study programs in information systems (IS) and focuses on business informatics (BI). As a stream of IS, BI can be described as a method and model-centered approach focusing on business IS. The success of BI derives from the benefits that arise when business administration concepts are combined with computer science technologies and software engineering principles to form a coherent methodological approach. In addition, addressing the need for an innovative and cross-disciplinary study model to equip graduates with transformation skills we have developed a master's study program in BI. By discussing an example curriculum, this entry outlines the core elements of this program and gives direction for BI as a study domain.

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