Laboratory Business Applications (LBA)

We cover the following topics:

  • Introduction and application of business IT systems, especially SAP
  • Documentation and goal-directed process design: business process modelling, process management, particularly to define indicators to assess the processes and
  • Because what we do is always IT related, we think it's important to also teach you which data for indicator determination are contained in the system in the first place and which data you will not find there: data modelling, databases, business warehousing, data mining.

Our aim is to equip our students with the skills to operate and apply IT-aided tools to solve business problems in the company. We focus on two main areas: process management and business intelligence.


Our process management training equips our graduates with the skills to understand what makes a company tick, which we view as being able to:

  • recognise and understand business processes in the company;
  • assess processes by means of Best Practice examples;
  • develop indicators and measurands for processes in companies.


Our business intelligence training equips our graduates with the skills to become decision-makers/managers, which we view as being able to:

  • provide the management of international companies with goal-directed information;
  • prepare company decisions in the global business environment and make decisions autonomously with the aid of suitable tools.


We offer you the opportunity to become familiar with the practical aspects of control mechanisms and indicators across all the functional subjects. Specialist talks by people in industry or the opportunity to obtain course credits in collaboration with industry maintain the practical relevance of the lectures.

The advantage of process-related tasks and content is that you learn to introduce all the basic knowledge on business and production management you have gained in the various lectures into process design and database management. This is important because unlike functional areas, processes are company-wide and integrative.



The Institute of Business Applications provides the following services:

Supervision of Bachelor theses:

We outline the terms of reference together with the students and the company. The objective here is to define a task whose solution is of use to the company and which can be completed as part of a Bachelor project. The final result should be something which is useful to the company.

Supervision of projects:

We acquire projects from industry which a team of students can work on as part of a 3-week project. We define the contact persons and supervise the students during the project. We are present during the interim and the final presentations.

Consultancy services:

We collaborate with partners, some external, to provide a consultancy service for the following issues:

  • Process management: analysis, documentation and redesign of business processes
  • Setting up, analysis and redesign of management reporting systems
  • Selecting software to support business processes
  • Project management, particularly in relation to the introduction of new software products
  • Concept development for a master data management system
  • Training in SAP-R/3®, focus on logistics, business management



Room: 2.333

SAP ERP; SAP ERP 6.0 IDES; SAP BI 7.0 / SEM 6.0 IDESAris Business Architect 7.1 Microsoft SQL ClientIBM SPSS ModelerR (programming language) RPlan

Room: 2.335

SAP ERP; SAP ERP 6.0 IDES; SAP BI 7.0 / SEM 6.0 IDESMicrosoft SQL ClientR (programming language) RPlan

Room: 2.345

SAP ERP; SAP ERP 6.0 IDES; SAP BI 7.0 / SEM 6.0 IDESMicrosoft SQL ClientR (programming language) RPlan


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025