«Masterstudium Business Informatics an der Technischen Universität Wien Studienplan 2011 in der Fassung vom Juni 2013 Gültig ab 1. Oktober 2013 ...»
Innovation Innovation and Creativity (6.0 Ects) Innovation Planning (6.0 Ects) Innovation Implementation (6.0 Ects) Innovation Practice (12.0 Ects) Die Module des Prüfungsfaches Innovation vermitteln Zusatzqualikationen in Bereichen wie Firmengründung, Innovationsmanagement und Forschungstransfer. Aufgrund der beschränkten Teilnehmerzahl erfolgt die Vergabe der Plätze nach einem gesonderten Auswahlverfahren. Details sind dem Studienplan des Ergänzungsstudiums Innovation in Anhang E sowie den Modulbeschreibungen zu entnehmen.
Kurzbeschreibung der Module Dieser Abschnitt charakterisiert die Module des Masterstudiums Business Informatics.
Eine ausführliche Beschreibung ist in Anhang A zu nden. Die Module sind alphabetisch geordnet.
BAE/INE - Information Economics and Social Simulation (6.0 Ects) This module deals with various important concepts of information in economics and the social sciences and shows ways to simulate socio-economic systems. In socio-economic systems heterogeneous individuals interact in networks, which heavily inuence the learning and decision making processes of these individuals. These micropatterns of behaviour lead to macrobehaviour of the society, which can be simulated in a realistic way by employing agent based computational simulation. In the lecture parts of the module important concepts are introduced and ways to simulate socio-economic systems are presented. In the project part of the module students employ and deepen this knowledge by working on and experimenting with computational social simulation models, especially with agent based models.
BAE/MGT - Management (9.0 Ects) In this module, students are provided with fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to manage complex socio-technical systems.
This comprises planning and control of generic management processes based on IT support, human resource management and leadership as well as the management of business relations in form of negotiations. Besides lectures and nal exams, the courses include case studies, role plays, teamwork, and take-home exercises.
BIN/BEN - Business Engineering (15.0 Ects) This module deals with designing an enterprise in an e-business and e-commerce context. This covers the area of analyzing its performance (business intelligence), understanding the electronic markets and networks as well as planning and designing activities or the respective systems (e-commerce), modeling the internal processes and workows (workow modeling), designing new products and services and innovating products and services. Thus, the module covers all business engineering aspects from analysis, abstraction, modeling, design, planning up to implementation. The module is organized along lectures, class room tasks, assignments, and hands-on exercises (alone or in groups). When appropriate, tools are provided.
BIN/MOS - Modeling and Simulation (6.0 Ects) This module oers a compact introduction into the art of modeling and into the technique of simulation. Students learn how to perform a simulation study correctly following all necessary steps from data acquisition, (mathematical) modeling, implementation, validation, identication, and result analysis. Dierent modeling techniques (from dierential and dierence equations via cellular automata to soft computing-based modeling techniques and discrete event modeling) are compared and appraised with respect to data availability. Using standard and experimental simulation systems students work on case studies in various application areas (from economics via production to physics and health care).
FMF/KBS - Knowledge-based Systems (6.0 Ects) This module oers an introduction into important concepts of knowledge-based systems like problem solving techniques, formalisms to represent knowledge, and corresponding deduction concepts.
Students acquire systematic knowledge about the fundamental principles underlying knowledge-based systems, both from a theoretical and from a practical implementation side. Students continue to train their capabilities to analyze problems, their abilities to argue and reason correctly in proofs, which result in solutions, and their abilities to implement solutions. Topics are presented in lectures, exercises are done and presented by students, larger problems are solved and implemented by students in the lab.
FMF/QOM - Quantative Operations Management (6.0 Ects) This module deals with quantitative methods used in operations management as well as with decision analysis by mathematical models and econometric methods. Theoretical background is assessed by periodic exams. To adopt the skills, students work out examples and case studies, in class as well as at home.
Fachübergreifende Qualikationen (4.5 Ects) Die Lehrveranstaltungen dieses Moduls dienen dem Erwerb fachübergreifender Qualikationen wie zum Beispiel: Verhandlungsführung, Präsentation- und Kommunikationstechnik, systematische Recherche und Planung, Koniktmanagement, Teamfähigkeit und Führung, Organisation und Management, Betriebsgründung und Finanzierung, Verständnis rechtlicher Rahmenbedinungen, Verbesserung von Fremdsprachenkenntnissen.
Freie Wahl (max. 4.5 Ects) Die Lehrveranstaltungen dieses Moduls dienen der Vertiefung des Faches sowie der Aneignung auÿerfachlicher Kenntnisse, Fähigkeiten und Kompetenzen.
INT/ASE - Advanced Software Engineering (6.0 Ects) This module builds on the foundation of knowledge from the bachelor module to deepen selected software engineering approaches for the development and evolution of advanced software systems. The focus is on technical software engineering approaches, such as component-based software engineering and software process automation, for evolving advanced software systems in distributed engineering teams. The module consists of project work in a small group over the course of a semester, in which a medium-size software engineering project is conducted with the goal of a usable and useful prototype with associated systematic documentation and the use of selected advanced software technologies.
INT/MEN - Model Engineering (6.0 Ects) This module places software models as the central artifact in software development. Thus, model engineering aims for modeldriven software development closing the gap between modeling and programming. In this context, concepts and techniques of transformation engineering, language engineering, and model management are taught. The module includes lectures and labs. The content of the lecture is deepened in practical exercises, which are solved in small groups.
Innovation Implementation (6.0 Ects) This is the third module out of four. It focuses on the implementation of innovations. It comprises practical aspects such as legal, nancial, and social issues, which are complementary to and often critical for the innovation process.
Innovation Planning (6.0 Ects) This is the second module out of four. Students will learn to formulate business plans, as well as to discuss selected innovation cases.
Innovation Practice (12.0 Ects) This is the fourth and last module. Within a project, students will work on a concrete innovation task.
Innovation and Creativity (6.0 Ects) This is the rst module out of four, as such it represents the entry point to the innovation modules. Students should have interest in innovation, and prove their excellent progress in their bachelor and master studies.
At the end of this module they should know the basic concepts of innovation as well as the respective creativity techniques. The module contains subjects such as innovation theory and management, and focuses on the importance of innovation for businesses and society. It will also introduce creativity techniques and ways to explicitely formulate business ideas.
MTD/MAS - Master Thesis (30.0 Ects) Die Diplomarbeit ist eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit, die dem Nachweis der Befähigung dient, ein wissenschaftliches Thema selbstständig inhaltlich und methodisch vertretbar zu bearbeiten. Das Prüfungsfach Diplomarbeit, bestehend aus der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit und der kommissionellen Gesamtprüfung, wird mit 30.0 ECTS-Punkten bewertet, wobei der kommissionellen Gesamtprüfung 3.0 Ects zugemessen werden. Das Thema der Diplomarbeit ist von der oder dem Studierenden frei wählbar und muss im Einklang mit dem Qualikationsprol stehen.
MTD/SEM - Seminar for Master Students (3.0 Ects) This module supports research work of master students during their master thesis.
SBA/AEE - Advanced Economics - Evolutionary Economics (6.0 Ects) This module presents selected advanced topics in economic theory, which are particularly suited to be supported by simulation methods. Many of these topics can be summarized under the overarching concept of evolutionary economics. The respective lecture provides an introductory overview both from a historical perspective as also from a technical perspective of evolutionary economic theory. It builds on an already assumed knowledge of standard macroeconomics of the audience. The seminar complements this more general survey by providing a detailed study of a sample of particularly successful models of agent based modeling in the social sciences. In particular modeling techniques concerning heterogeneous model-building agents are discussed.
SBA/AEI - Advanced Economics - International Economics (6.0 Ects) This module builds on standard macroeconomic theory and extends it to cover questions of open economies. A concise introduction to the pure theory of international trade is oered via classical presentations, including a discussion of its applications and its critique. The complementing seminar has the goal to show how this theoretical knowledge is used in some macroeconomic simulation models actually applied for policy consulting. Students understand, condense, summarise and present scientic research papers. Each year a dierent economic policy focus (e.g., European labour markets, eurozone stability, etc.) is chosen for the seminar.
SBA/AEP - Advanced Economics - Project (6.0 Ects) This project is designed to allow students to apply all the knowledge they acquired so far in achieving a comprehensive larger task. The project has to consist of a part showing the ability to understand advanced economic theory, and of a part showing the expertise to transform economic or political economy problems into useful simulation models. Students work in small groups to conduct the simulation study. They have to give a (semi-public) presentation of the project and to document their work in a written project report.
SBA/FR1 - Advanced Financial and Risk Management 1 (6.0 Ects) In this module, students are provided with fundamental knowledge and skills necessary in the nancial and risk management of industrial organizations. The module consists of integrated courses that contain lecture, interactive, and assignment sections.
SBA/FR2 - Advanced Financial and Risk Management 2 (6.0 Ects) In this module students are provided with advanced knowledge and skills necessary in the nancial and risk management of industrial organizations. The module consists of integrated courses that contain lecture, interactive, and assignment sections.
SBA/ORG - Organization (6.0 Ects) What are organizations, how are they designed and how do they interact with their environment? These questions are simple but provoking. This module is aimed at giving students the possibility to discuss alternative answers to these question. It helps students to increase their abilities to understand complex organized behavior. It oers not only a series of dierent theoretical lenses useful for explaining organizations from multiple perspectives but also a set of tools to design and manage organizations. To a large extent the courses rely on experiential learning techniques including individual as well as team assignments, role plays and simulations in-class, group discussions, and presentations.
SBA/ORM - Operations Research Methods (6.0 Ects) This module covers important algorithmic techniques for problem solving and optimization from the domain of operations research. Included are in particular mixed integer programming methods and (meta-)heuristic algorithms as well as dedicated methods for the domain of transport optimization. A lecture covers the theoretical background, theoretical and practical exercises, including programming examples, deepen the knowledge.
SBA/STM - Strategic Management and Innovation (6.0 Ects) This module introduces strategic management and innovation theory. Students are enabled to perform strategic analysis as a basis for rational choice among and evaluation of alternative courses of action. Furthermore they gain understanding of the innovation process and success factors for the diusion of innovations. The theoretical background and core concepts are provided in lectures and deepened in exercises, case studies, and reports.
SBI/BTD - Beyond the Desktop (6.0 Ects) Graphical user interfaces (GUI) with their traditional input and output devices are nowadays the most used interaction environments. Besides their unavoidable existence they still lack on exibility in user interaction, especially if it comes to certain groups of users like children, elderly, or humans with special needs. Tangible user interfaces and objects, mobile platforms, ubiquitous computing, embedded sensors and displays, large multitouch systems, or gestural interaction are some example technologies, which have already started to change and enhance the ways of communication and interaction between people in our society. This module deals with these alternative technologies with their multimodal interfaces as add-ons or replacement for conventional mouse and keyboard based graphical user interfaces. After having lecture-based input on alternative ways for interaction with computers, students will choose one technology and design a prototype in a group, for a given setting with specied users before they present their results.
SBI/EC1 - Services and Communities (6.0 Ects) This module deals with the issues of business services, service systems, service design and marketing as well as with services in online communities. It introduces new approaches in e-commerce to integrate customers into the process of developing new innovative services and products by applying social media. History and success criteria for social and other service systems are treated as well. The courses are organized along lectures, classroom tasks, assignments, and hand-on exercises. Sometimes tools are applied.