Design Science


In this paper, we develop an integrated approach for teaching professionals IT management and IT consulting (ITMC). With the help of a design science research methodology, we aim to facilitate and improve the collaboration between research and practice. After a comprehensive literature study we conduct interviews in order to identify problems and requirements for an integrated teaching approach. Furthermore, we analyze existing offerings from universities all over the world. Based on this, we present the framework for our approach and describe an exemplary module. Finally, we evaluate the concept and its applicability. By reviewing our approach one can say that all derived requirements are fulfilled and the feasibility can be shown.