Director of Institute for Data-Driven Business
Head of degree course and Head of examination board: "International Business Information Systems"
Focus in teaching and research
For questions about the take-home assignments for the summer semester 2019, please visit me during my office hours (once lectures start and only by appointment per email).
My focus areas in teaching and research lie in the area of model-driven development, ERP systems (in part. SAP and Industry 4.0), system and process integration, business architectures (business and IT alignment), and uniform documentation systems and procedures.
Academic employee at the Center for Data Development of the University Tübingen
IT consultant at Return Online GmbH in the area of data mapping and system integration
Director of System Integration at contexo GmbH in Reutlingen with a focus on energy industry and market processes
Senior Consultant and Managing Director (until March 2013) of Scope of IT GmbH & Co. KG
Since October 2012, holder of the professorship for Business Information Systems at Faculty 3 of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (formerly University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main)
The course documentation is provided in the e-Learning system of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (moodle). You can access this system via the links listed above (may not be available before the start of the semester). Please note that you generally need to register and receive a course password in order to access the system. For some of these courses, it may be necessary to register in advance due to a limited number of spots in the labs - it is also done via the e-learning system at the start of the semester.
The topic should lie in my area of research, teaching, or other area of interest (see below).
You are welcome to submit your own topic proposals. Before a first discussion with a potential advisor for your thesis, it makes sense if you familiarize yourself with the applicable literature and prepare a rough segmentation of your topic. For this purpose, use the document Tips for the formal and content design of academic papers (German only)
Many of our thesis papers are written in / with companies. If you have an exciting idea for a thesis paper (Bachelor: approx. 2 months, Master approx, 5 months), feel free to talk to me.
While it is always possible to register for Bachelor or Master theses, please note the following:
- In particular, registrations for Bachelor theses should be submitted "early" in the semester (if possible during the first six weeks of the semester) so that your advisor can guide your work on the thesis primarily during the lecture period.
- Bachelor and Master theses conclude with an oral defense ("colloquium"). The program is only completed in the semester in which the colloquium was completed (and passed). If the colloquium (e.g. for scheduling reasons) is not held in the semester in which you have registered your thesis, you have to re-register in the following semester.
- In order to complete the thesis paper, you should schedule your time well and do not perform any or as little parallel work as possible. You will need time and concentration for your thesis paper!
- I will work intensively with you as your advisor - you should therefore provide a progress report to me every three weeks for your Bachelor thesis or every four weeks for Master theses.
On finding a topic and formal requirements
The following document will help you prepare for finding a topic and it contains information about the layout of thesis papers which I advise:
Tips for the formal and content design of academic papers (German only)
Please also note the general notes of Faculty 3 on this topic