Francesco Lelli


BPI: Business Process Integration

Master Class at Tilburg University


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BPI: Business Process Integration

General information

  • Instruction Language: English
  • Type of Instruction: 2 hours lecture and 2 hours computer practicum
  • Type of Exams: Written exam + Assignments
  • Level: Master
  • Course load: 6 ECTS credits


The objective of this course is to focus on how enterprises transform their structure and processes in order to collaborate with each other by integrating their business processes. The course will be a blend of theory and practical lab sessions.


This course focuses on integrating business processes that flow within and between enterprises. The course addresses how enterprises collaborate, what coordination mechanisms, and technology are necessary to achieve collaboration and how these factors are reflected on the business processes of an enterprise. The course contains an in-depth and integrated coverage of both business and technical issues including definitions, principles and strategy. In particular, it covers the following topics:

  • Business Models;
  • Business Relationships and Processes;
  • Business Technology Infrastructure;
  • Supply Chains;
  • Business Modelling;
  • Enterprise Application Integration;
  • E-Business Integration.


Students can participate in the final exam only after having successfully completed all their assignments.