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Management Accounting and Information Management

Module name (EN): Management Accounting and Information Management
Degree programme: Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: MARPF-110
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0320, P420-0321
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam and presentation (60 minutes / weighting 1:1 / can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 05.12.2019]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
DFMM-MARPF-110 Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 1, mandatory course
MRPF-210 (P420-0320, P420-0321) Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.10.2012, semester 2, mandatory course
MARPF-110 (P420-0320, P420-0321) Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Michael Zell
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Michael Zell

[updated 25.01.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be able to explain the problems of information management in management accounting and understand the development stages of management information systems,
- be able to conceptually describe and develop a management reporting or a management information system (information structures and processes),
- be familiar with different applications in the field of business performance management and understand the problems of reporting for different target groups (stakeholder reporting),
- understand the various current information technology solutions for reporting and planning systems and can assess their benefits and possibilities,
- be able to independently work on current problems in the areas of management accounting and information management during the seminar part of the module,
- be able to present their findings clearly in the form of talks or presentations.
Lecture (Management Information Systems):

[updated 05.07.2021]
Module content:
- Management, information systems and business intelligence
- Conceptual development of management information systems
- Business performance management and stakeholder reporting
- IT support for management information systems
- Software-case study: Corporate planner
- Presentation and discussion of current topics from the fields of management accounting and information management
The course combines lectures, case studies, group and individual work and requires a high degree of student participation.

[updated 05.07.2021]
Teaching methods/Media:
In the seminar part, student contributions are required in the form of presentations.

[updated 05.07.2021]
Recommended or required reading:
Reference books:
- Chamoni, P., Gluchowski, P. (Hrsg.): Analytische Informationssysteme, Berlin u.a., aktuelle Auflage.
- Krause, H.-U.: Ganzheitliches Reporting mit Kennzahlen im Zeitalter der digitalen Vernetzung, Berlin/Boston, aktuelle Auflage.
- Schön, D.: Planung und Reporting im BI-gestützten Controlling, Wiesbaden, aktuelle Auflage.
- Taschner, A.: Management Reporting: Erfolgsfaktor internes Berichtswesen, Wiesbaden, aktuelle Auflage.
- Zell, M.: Reporting und Analyse Informationssysteme für Management und Mitarbeiter, Saarbrücken 2011.
Trade journals:
- Controlling
- Controlling & Management Review
- Controller Magazin
- BI-Spektrum

[updated 05.07.2021]
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