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Information Management & Content Oriented Systems

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

On completing this module, the students will have an in-depth overview of the business administration activities in the area of information management and will know the various types of "content management systems" in practice (enterprise CMS, web CMS, editing systems, etc.). Based on this in-depth overview the students will be in a position to analyze and classify available systems and also to apply them for their own use. Furthermore the students will be in a position to represent the intra-organizational and inter-organizational information and communication processes in a way appropriate for the task (effectively) and economically (efficiently).

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

In this integrated course, instruction is given in basic topics in the field of information management. Emphasis is placed on the following: introduction to information management from a business management perspective (procurement, production, sales) and its associated functions (logistics, financial management, human resources management, . . .); introduction to "content management systems" (CMS); core processes and functions (acquisition/maintenance/retrieval of content, user administration, workflow management, release mechanisms, etc.); technologies for CMS (content storage and administration (databases, streaming servers, etc.), presentation of content (static and dynamic document generation), security, quality assurance, performance, versioning, etc.); specialized requirements for CMS; technical requirements for CMS; XML as basic technologies of content management; application in practice (usability, freedom from barriers, extension by practice-oriented aspects, e.g. research via suitable CMS, open and closed source, etc.); content management using the example of Typo3, ICContent 5.0, Apache Stanbol (IKS).

recommended or required reading

- Heinrich, Lutz;
- Stelzer, Dirk: Informationsmanagement, Oldenbourg, 2011
- Helmut Krcmar: Informationsmanagement. 4. Aufl., Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2006.
- Lutz J. Heinrich, Franz Lehner. Informationsmanagement: Planung, Überwachung und Steuerung der Informationsinfrastruktur. 8. Aufl., München, 2005.
- Bob Boiko: Content Management Bible, Hungry Minds, ISBN: 0-7645-4862-X, 2002
- Oliver Christ: Content-Management in der Praxis, Springer, ISBN: 3-540-00103-4, 2003
- Jörg Dennis Krüger: Web Content managen - Professioneller Einsatz von Content-Management-Systemen, Markt+Technik

assessment methods and criteria

Final examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mandy Balthasar_nbl, BA, MSc

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable