Digital Innovation & Business Planning (DIB)

Digital Innovation & Business Planning (DIB)

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Course Details

  • FACT: Elective module (Aktuelle Fragen aus FACT I bzw. III)
  • Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen: Elective module (Aktuelle Fragen aus FACT I)
  • Management: Compulsory module II (Fallstudien und Projekte im Management)
To credit DIB for the modules „Aktuelle Fragen aus FACT I“ or „Aktuelle Fragen aus FACT III“ please note the following!

Seminar Digital Innovation & Business Planning (DIB)

English and German, 2 SWS, 5 ECTS

In cooperation with Siemens Healthineers and Valsight
Agenda Date Time Room
Design Thinking – Fundamentals December 09, 2021 1 – 4 pm MS Teams
Design Thinking – Workshop December 10, 2021 9 am –  5 pm @Digilab or MS Teams
Business Planning – Theory & Concept January 12, 2022 12.30 – 5 pm MS Teams
Business Planning – Software & Workshop January 13, 2022 8 am – 5 pm MS Teams
Pitch & Convince the Management Jury

(Presentation Day)

February 04, 2022 12:00– 3 pm @Digilab or MS Teams
Contact Person: Christof Neunsinger (M.Sc.)

Application and course materials:

Please find the application form for the registration in the StudOn course (no password required). The course materials are provided in the StudOn course (the password will be announced to the participants after admission).


Learning objectives, skills, and support:

The objectives of the seminar are to understand and apply innovative approaches in the context of digitalization of finance. In the Digital Lab of Siemens Healthineers on site (or remote), the students will be trained in customer-centric problem solving (Design Thinking), gain insights in fundamental concepts of Business Planning (incl. Valsight) and present their business case to the management jury in a final pitch. In addition, the participants improve their digital skills with the planning software Valsight, which enables a value-driver-based valuation of specific business cases.

Workload, method of examination and grading

Workload: Attendance time: 60 h, self-study: 90 h

  • Participation (10 %)
  • Online Multiple Choice Test Design Thinking (15 %)
  • Online Multiple Choice Test Business Planning (15 %)
  • Idea Explanation and Business Plan, handed in written form (35 %)
  • Pitch (25 %)

The elements mentioned under points 1-3 refer to individual performance, while points 4-5 are graded as group work. After the workshops on Design Thinking and Business Planning, a multiple choice test has to be passed in each case up to the subsequent module.

Attendance is mandatory during the workshop days and webinars.

The seminar Digital Innovation & Business Planning (DIB) can be booked as „Aktuelle Fragen aus FACT I“, „Aktuelle Fragen aus FACT III“ or „Fallstudien und Projekte im Management“, depending on the course of study (see above).

The modules „Aktuelle Fragen aus FACT I“ and „Aktuelle Fragen aus FACT III“ consist of two 2.5-ECTS slots each. Please assure that, in at least one of the two modules, two empty slots are available for booking (see Modulhandbuch FACT)

Duration and module frequency

One semester, winter term only