Fundamentals of business information systems


About this course

Modern organisations need business information systems to support their internal operations and their interactions with external parties (suppliers, customers, competitors, government, etc). As such, basic knowledge on the concepts of business information system development and management is essential. Business processes and information systems are interwoven: changing a business process results in changing the information systems supporting it and vice versa. It is therefore also important that students are able to model the complex relation between business processes and information systems. In this relation, data and process models play a key role. A data model specifies which data of the business process the supporting information systems should collect, store and manipulate. A process model specifies the steps in the business process and their interdependencies that have to be supported by the information system. Both types of model can be used to develop or configure information systems that support business processes.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
LO1:Explain how business information systems support modern organizations
LO2:Explain the application of data and process models to design information systems
LO3:Design data models using UML
LO4:Design and analyze executable process models in BPMN and classical Petri nets
LO5:Specify programming statements to query, manipulate, define, and (access) control business data

Required prior knowledge

You must meet the following requirements

  • Registered for a degree programme other than
  • HBO-TOP Applied Physics, Pre-Master
  • Completed none of the course modules listed below
  • Business information systems (2IIC0)

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  • Start date

    3 February 2025

    • Ends
      6 April 2025
    • Term *
      Block 3
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      15 Nov, 00:00 - 5 Jan 2025
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