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Proseminars

The Chair for Business Computing and Operations Research offers introductory seminars with different content orientations every semester.

Please note that the application process is regulated centrally by the faculty.

General information on the proseminars of the Faculty of Business and Economics can be found on the following page: https://www.wiwi.uni-wuppertal.de/de/studium-und-lehre/wirtschaftswissenschaft-b-sc/proseminare.html

Proseminar - integrated information systems using examples from industry (SAP ECC), social media (Facebook, Twitter), health care, digital marketing, etc.

Computerized information systems such as the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning System (SAP ECC) represent the state of the art in business information systems. These systems simultaneously support a large number of business functions. As part of the proseminar, students work on topics of selected business application areas and their implementation in computer-aided, integrated information systems. The topics are selected according to function and industry.

Accompanying the seminar, there are introductions to the didactics and methodology of presentation, the implementation of lectures and the use of the library and the specialist databases for topic-related literature research.

The aim of this introductory seminar is to introduce students to independent scientific work and to learn how to present the work results in front of an auditorium and to overcome inner barriers to free speech.

If you have any problems with the content or organization, please contact:

  • Lecturer: Volker Arendt

Proseminar - Projectmanagement

Project management is an important form of organization for companies. In the course of the seminar, the topic of project management is introduced. This topic is dealt more in depth in further other economics courses.

Subject areas include:

• Definition of projects and project management

• Bodies and competence regulation in the project organization

• Definition phase: from the initialization to the concrete project

• Planning phase: methods and instruments of project planning

• Realization phase: Approval of the work packages, project controlling, documentation

• Final phase: handover of the product or service and final documentation

• The work breakdown structure and its development with sub-projects and work packages

• Scheduling, capacity and cost planning as well as risk analysis

• Operational project management and controlling including the appropriate use of IT tools

Accompanying the seminar, there will be introductions to the didactics and methodology of presentation, the implementation of lectures and the use of the library and the specialist databases for subject-related literature research.

The aim of this introductory seminar is to introduce students to independent scientific work, to learn how to present the work results in front of an auditorium and to overcome possible inner barriers to free speech.

If you have any problems with the content or organization, please contact:

    Lecturers: Volker Arendt / Gerd Kopetsch


Proseminar - Introduction to Models und Methods in Operations Research

Decision-making for business problems is one of the basic applications of the methods of operations research. With the help of mathematical models (based on linear systems of equations) and their solution using algorithms, many issues of operational practice can be dealt with.

Therefore, The aim of the seminar is to provide an insight into the discipline of operations research as an interface between business administration, mathematics and computer science.

The preparation of the seminar paper is based on various optimization models.

Researching English-language literature is also planned.

The content of the seminar is related to the modules BWIWI 1.2, BWIWI 1.14, BWIWI 2.2 and BWIWI 4.4 as well as the Operations Management master’s course.

If you have any problems with the content or organization, please contact:

Lecturer:

  • Paul Göpfert

Proseminar - Introduction to Scheduling

Scheduling in the context of business administration defines the order, the machines and the times at which orders are produced. Scheduling plays an important role in the manufacturing as well as in the service industry. Companies have to meet delivery deadlines that have been promised or promised to customers. In addition, an efficient processing sequence can reduce the use of different resources.The aim of the seminar is to provide an insight into a sub-area of ​​the discipline of operations research at the interface between business administration, mathematics and computer science.The preparation of the seminar paper is based on various problems and algorithms. Researching English-language literature is also planned.In terms of content, the seminar is linked to the modules BWiWi 1.2, BWiWi 1.14, BWiWi 2.8, BWiWi 4.4 and the Operations Management master’s course.All information about the event can be found in the Moodle course:

https://moodle.uni-wuppertal.de/course/view.php?id=20102

If you have any problems with the content or organization, please contact:

Lecturers:

  •     Anna Katharina Janiszczak, M.Sc.
  •     David Bachtenkirch, M.Sc.