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Business informatics (BI) is a discipline combining information technology (IT) – or informatics – with management concepts. The BI discipline was created in Germany, from the concept of "Wirtschaftsinformatik". It is an established, successful academic discipline including bachelor, master and diploma programs in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The term Business Informatics is now common in Central Europe. BI has strong synergistic effects from truly integrating business administration concepts and computer science technology into one field. Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Informatics includes the science of information, the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems. ...


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Differences between business informatics and information systems

Business Informatics (BI) shows numerous similarities to the discipline of Information Systems (IS) which can mainly be found in English speaking parts of the world. Nevertheless there are a few major differences that make Business Informatics very attractive for employers: Information System (example) An Information System (IS) is the system of persons, data records and activities that process the data and information in a given organization, including manual processes or automated processes. ...

  1. Business Informatics includes information technology, like the relevant portions of applied computer science, to a much larger extent compared to Information Systems.
  2. Business Informatics has significant constructive features meaning that a major focus is on the development of solutions for business problems rather than simply describing them.

On the other hand, information systems strongly focuses on explaining empirical phenomena of the real world. IS has often been called an "explanation-oriented" approach in contrast to the "solution-oriented" BI approach. IS researchers try to explain why things in the real world are the way they are and conduct a lot of empirical surveys whereas a BI researcher tries to develop IT solutions for problems they have observed or assumed. Academics in BI, for example, are often fond of applying new technologies to business problems and doing feasibility studies by building software prototypes. BI students are also taught this constructive approach. Their ability to not only explain reality, but rather shape it, is what makes them very attractive employees for companies as well as good candidates for entrepreneurs in the business IT field. Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Information System (example) An Information System (IS) is the system of persons, data records and activities that process the data and information in a given organization, including manual processes or automated processes. ...


Tight connections between research and teaching is another tradition of Business Informatics. Recent insights gained in research projects become part of the curricula quite fast because most researchers are also lecturers at the same time. The pace of scientific and technological progress in BI is quite fast, therefore subjects taught are under permanent reconsideration and revision.[1][2][3]


Studying business informatics

A number of English-language undergraduate programs and postgraduate programs lead directly to the degree of a bachelor or master in Business Informatics. Examples are:

Many German, Austrian, and Swiss universities offer equivalent programs in German leading to a degree (Bachelor/Diploma/Master) in "Wirtschaftsinformatik", for example: // Master of Business Informatics (MBI) is a postgraduate degree in Business Informatics (BI). ... The Virtual Global University (VGU) is a virtual university offering online distance education or virtual education on the Internet. ... Please notice that the following article was written by the GUC team and is not written fro a neutral point of view. ... Dublin City University (DCU) is a university situated between Glasnevin and Whitehall on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland. ... The University of Rostock (German: Universität Rostock) is a university in northern Germany, located in the city of Rostock in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and is the oldest university in Northern continental Europe. ... Utrecht University (Universiteit Utrecht in Dutch) is a university in Utrecht, The Netherlands. ... Middlesex University is a university in north London, England, located in the historic county boundaries of Middlesex (from which it takes its name). ... Dhurakij Pundit University is a university located in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Northern Kentucky University is a public, co-educational university located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, seven miles (11 km) southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) or Internationella Handelshögskolan (IHH) is a business school with a strong focus on studies in entrepreneurship, SME and family businesses, and business renewal. ...

Russian universities have started offering equivalent programs in Russian since 2002: Old main building in the city centre. ... Please notice that the following article was written by the GUC team and is not written fro a neutral point of view. ... The University of Hamburg was founded on the 1 April 1919 by Wilhelm Stern and others. ... The University of Münster (German Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, WWU) is a public university located in the city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. ... A building of Uni-DUE at Campus Essen The University of Duisburg-Essen (German: ) is a university institution situated in the German federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia. ... Front view of the main old building of the Vienna University of Technology towards the Karlskirche Vienna University of Technology is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. ... The University of Vienna (German: ) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. ... Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU Linz, or just JKU -- the full German name is Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz, the short version is Universität Linz, University of Linz in English; its Latin name is alma mater Kepleriana) is an institution of higher education in Linz, the capital of Upper... The view of the city from the nearby hills. ... Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin The Humboldt University of Berlin (German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is Berlins oldest university, founded in 1810 as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin) by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt whose university model has strongly influenced...

  • Bachelor and Master of Science in Business Informatics by State University - Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
  • Interesting are also programms of Economical Cybernetics that are offered by several Russian universities. That programms are focusing on Operation Research and Mathematical moddeling of business.
    e.G. Kazan State University provides offers Economical Cybernetics since 1970.

The German university in Cairo GUC has been offering undergraduate degrees in business informatics since 2005 and will also be providing post-graduate MBA programs. State University – Higher School of Economics (SU-HSE or HSE) is a university based in Moscow, Russia. ... The main bulding of the university, 19th century Kazan State University is located in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. ... Gunnison County Airport, also known as Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport, is an airport located in Gunnison, Colorado. ...


Research

The ERCIS – European Research Center for Information Systems – is a network of scientists that conduct cooperative research in the field of integrated information systems development and organizational design. ... The University of Münster (German Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, WWU) is a public university located in the city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.vg-u.de
  2. ^ Ives, B., J. Valacich, R. Watson, R. Zmud and et.al., What Every Business Student Needs to Know About Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, (9:30) December, 2002
  3. ^ Doukidis, G.: et al. (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS '95). Athens 1995, p. 1295-1297

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