Business Information Systems & Operations Research

Permitted Writing Aids

In all exams:

  • Non-red pens,
  • No pencil,
  • Non-programmable calculator,
  • No internet-connected device,
  • Set square, ruler,
  • In exams that are only offered in English: a dictionary that contains no handwritten notes.

Additionally, in Quantitative Methods you may use a single A4-sheet of paper with handwritten notes on both sides.

Schedule

Always refer to the KIS  for up-to-date information regarding all exams.

INFORMATION REGARDING MASTER'S DEGREE EXAMS

A Master's degree field of specialization at BISOR consists of 22 CP (3×6 CP from modules and 4 CP from a seminar). The modules (Business Process Management, Computational Intelligence, Electronic Markets, Multiagent Systems) that are listed in the module handbook comprise of 6 CP (main modules).

Note that, for students of BWL(-TQ), the module Quantitative Methods (6 CP) is compulsory, regardless of their specialization. As a consequence, this module does not directly contribute towards the 22 CP that are associated with the field of specialization at BISOR. Each module consists of two partial examinations (four in the case of electronic markets).

The grade of each module (6 CP) is determined by the points achieved in each partial examination. In particular, the following rules apply:

  • There is no final grade for each partial examination.
  • The module (6 CP) must be passed as a whole. In case of failure, the module must be repeated as a whole.
  • All partial examinations must be taken during the same examination period (refer to § 12 of the examination regulations):
    • For the winter term, the examination period generally ranges from November 16th until May 15th of the following year.
    • For the summer term, the examination period generally ranges from May 16th until November 15th.

At the examination office it is only necessary to register the main modules (not the partial examinations that contribute to it).

A Master's degree field of specialization at BISOR comprises of 13 CP (9 CP from a module and 4 CP from a seminar). The modules (Business Process Management, Computational Intelligence, Electronic Markets, Multiagent Systems) that are listed in the module handbook yield 6 CP (main modules).

For students of WI, a main module must be expanded by selecting a feasible compulsory elective subject, adding 3 CP (two elective subjects, adding 1.5 CP each, in the case of Electronic Markets 1 to 4). The combination of a main module and an elective subject forms a module for WI. The list of feasible combinations is specified by the tables below.

The grade of the module for WI (9 CP) is determined by the points achieved in each partial examination. In particular, the following rules apply:

  • There is no final grade for each partial examination.
  • The module for WI (9 CP) must be passed as a whole. In case of failure, the module must be repeated as a whole.
  • All partial examinations must be taken during the same examination period (refer to § 12 of the examination regulations):
    • For the winter term, the examination period generally ranges from November 16th until May 15th of the following year.
    • For the summer term, the examination period generally ranges from May 16th until November 15th.

At the examination office it is only necessary to register the name of the main module (e.g., Business Process Management for WI). The elective subject must not be registered at the examination office (as discussed above, the module for WI already consists of 9 CP).

In order to support the chair with conducting the examinations, you should tell the supervisor of your main module in which elective subject you are going to participate. Otherwise, on the day of the exam, the starting time might be delayed.

Unfortunately, the chair is not aware of the regulations that apply to you. In your case, it is best if you contact your respective examination office regarding the eligibility of individual exams or modules.

Based on past experience, for students from the mathematics department the rules of BWL(-TQ) students (see above) seem to apply (imported modules). However, you should always confirm this with your own examination office.

Module structure

The following figures provide a graphical illustration of how lectures relate to modules. Lectures colored in red and blue take place in the summer and winter term, respectively. Depending on your field of study, different combinations are feasible. Each module consists of two partial examinations (four in the case of electronic markets).

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