Minor Business Analytics in spring term 2018

Business information is distributed all over a company’s ecosystem: from operational enterprise resource planning (ERP), to customer relationship management systems (CRM) towards social media platforms and external open data or market research data warehouse systems. The minor Business Analytics focuses on the management and integration of business information which is stored in large heterogeneous and distributed information systems. Our courses in spring term 2018 is:

Business Analytics in spring 2018


Business Intelligence (16 ECTS)
Trends in Business Intelligence 5 ECTS
Business Intelligence Applications 6 ECTS
Building a Data Warehouse 5 ECTS
Big Data (10 ECTS)
Big Data Scenarios - Lecture 4 ECTS
Big Data Scenarios - Project 6 ECTS
Personal skills (~ 4 ECTS) (your choice) 
Intercultural Communication 2 ECTS
German Language Courses 2 ECTS
German Society & Culture 2 ECTS

Within the Minor the students will be able to:

  • Learn about the different types of information systems (ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence and Big Data) and understand how a company’s decision making process can be improved.
  • Become familiar with modern business intelligence software and cloud based machine learning systems.
  • Learn about methods and technologies for business intelligence, multidimensional modelling and implementation of decision support systems.
  • Gain an understanding of the objectives and tasks of business intelligence systems and learn how to analyze business information with self-service-tools.
  • Evaluate the importance of a methodology to setup a company wide business intelligence system, where SAP is a strategic ERP platform.
  • Learn how to design and implement a Big Data scenario in an international student team.
  • Learn, how an operational SAP systems works and how business processes can be configured, optimized and implemented.
  • Implement a data warehouse system from scratch. Learn about multidimensional modelling, data extraction, transformation and loading processes and how data mining can be used as a business intelligence application.

The Minor Business Analytics is part of the Bachelor’s degree program “Information Systems and Digital Media”. With a focus on media oriented information systems, the study program combines the challenges of the world of digital media with the solutions of  information systems.


This Minor is most suitable for students of Information Systems or Business Administration who are interested in Business Analytics. Also other students are welcome, but they already should have basic knowledge of Business Information Systems. CEFR level B2 or higher of English is required.