Information Systems, in particular Digital Transformation and Information Management

Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Paul Drews, the department of Information Systems, in particular Digital Transformation and Information Management, deals with current and fundamental questions concerning the application and use of information technology in organizations and companies. The department is anchored information system discipline with an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary orientation.


The research focus of the department is on the digital transformation of organizations and companies, the development, diffusion and adoption of IT innovations, IT innovation management, digital entrepreneurship, the role of the IT function, enterprise architecture and business ecosystem architecture, strategic IT and information management, the scaled use of agile methods and data-driven business models. In addition, inter- and transdisciplinary projects with colleagues from business administration, engineering and psychology are being conducted to investigate, among other topics, big data in auditing, digital entrepreneurship and architectures for processing sensor data for autonomous vehicles.


The department currently offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Major Business Information Systems (Introduction to Business Information Systems, Enterprise Systems, Digital Transformation), in the complementary studies (Digital Innovation Lab) as well as in the Major International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. In the Master Management & Data Science the module Data Economy is offered in the winter semester. In the Professional School, Prof. Drews teaches in the Digital Transformation certificate program, in the professional education program M.Sc. Data Science as well as in the MBA Digital Transformation Management, which is currently being planned.

Cooperation with the practice

The department maintains a wide range of contacts with cooperation partners in business and public administration. Cooperation takes the form of funded research projects, contract research, doctoral scholarships and teaching (e.g. through guest lectures).

Final Thesis

The department regularly offers topics in the areas mentioned under Research.

You can find more information about theses here.


Head of the Department

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Drews

Office Management

  • Diana Kästner
  • Madlen Schmaltz

Research Assistants

  • Nils Johann Tschoppe, M.A.
  • Kenneth Richter, M.Sc.
  • Dr. Markus Philipp Zimmer
  • Laurin Luttmann, M.Sc.
  • Jan Maschewski
  • Dr. Johannes Katsarov

External PhD Students

Julia Eberl
Lennart Gratzke
Oleg Kanin
Felix Krieger
Hergen Lange
Rebecca Lueg
Syed Asad Ali Naqvi
Svenja Pieczurczyk
Nils Stotz

Guest Researchers and Research Fellows

Dr. Felix Kortmann
Dr. Kristina Lemmer
Dr. Faisal Rashed