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Module [Module Number] SM Information Systems ll [1277MSISY2]
Regular Cycle Summer Term
Teaching Form Combined Lecture and Tutorial
Examination Form Portfolio
Teaching Language English
Instructor Prof. Dr. Stefan Seidel and Christian Hovestadt  
KLIPS Summer Term 2024 (Second Registration Phase)
Syllabus Download



  • Fundamentals of entrepreneurship
  • Forms of entrepreneurship
  • Process models of entrepreneurship
  • IT-centered start-up industries
  • Digital technologies as enablers and triggers of entrepreneurship• Practices for developing and presenting start-up ideas

Learning Objectives

Students …
  • know and understand the relevant methods and theories regarding the “content” (see above).
  • analyze current questions and challenges in IT-centric entrepreneurship.
  • act responsibly considering ecological, social and ethical criteria.
  • critically evaluate current social developments and develop alternative solutions.
  • develop work processes for real problems and challenges.

Course Format

Interactive Lecture Sessions (Weeks 1-4):

  • We aim to keep lecture sessions interactive by involving you in discussions • We discuss case examples
  • There will be a guest lecture in week 4

Short Exam / Case Study Workshop (Week 5):

  • A 30-minute exam on the contents of weeks 1-4
  • Followed by a workshop on how to approach a case study

Flipped Classroom Case Study Sessions (Weeks 6-12):

  • Every week, we will discuss one case study related to IT Entrepreneurship
  • 1 team submits a report in advance and presents a summary of the case in the beginning • Then, we solve the case study together


Regular Sessions

  • Each Thursday
    • 08:00-11:30
    • Room S310 (Pohlighaus, Pohligstraße 1)

Important Dates

  • First Lecture incl. Organizational Information: 11th April 2024, 08:00-11:30
  • Guest Lecture: 2nd May 2024, 08:00-11:30
  • KLIPS Exam Registration and Team Registration Survey Deadline: 28th April 2024, 23:59 (*)
  • Mid-Term Exam: 16th May 2024, 08:15-08:45
  • Assigned Case Study Submission: 5th June 2024, 23:55 (via ILIAS)
  • Final Exam: 29th July 2024, 09:15-09:45

(*) official information only via KLIPS2.


This course will be assessed as a portfolio exam with the following components:

1) Mid-Term Exam (30 minutes, 30 points)

  • Covering the basics (weeks 1-4)
2) Assigned Case Study (40 points)

  • Written report (30 points)
  • Presentation (10 points)
2) Final Exam (30 minutes, 30 points)

  • Covering the case studies

Required Readings

Textbook for Weeks 1-4

Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating A Small Business [4th edition]

Steve Mariotti and Caroline Glackin

2015, Pearson

ISBN: 978-1292097411

Available as e-book at the university's library