The rapid economic development would be hardly conceivable without the dramatic progress in computer science. First and foremost, trade, service sector and production benefit from the increasing use of computers. Inter-company cooperation, customer contacts and customer-oriented delivery processes lead to complex, usually internet-based information technology.
Competences in Business informatics, which combine the requirements of business administration and information technology, are in demand more than ever on the labour market. The highly interesting tasks are, for example, installation and extension of business software, conception of computer-supported business processes and development of forward-looking concepts of computer sciences. Thus, aspects of networking, data security and service orientation take more and more influence on the infrastructure of globally operating companies. The interdisciplinary education combines fundamental courses of natural sciences with programming, software-engineering, business administration as well as law and data security. The students will be enabled to harmonize requirements of both areas and improve business processes by the use of computers. In addition to technical details, selective acquisition and distribution of information as well as systematic evaluation and efficient use of information technologies in the field of business administration are integrated in the curriculum.
Since for these tasks rhetorical and social competences are essential, the enhancement of team ability and presentation skills are also embedded in the study plan. Furthermore, the study is characterized by the integration of current issues from practice and research. The integration of issues with practical relevance in the study is realized through a one-semester internship at early stage and the following two-semester project. The large number of various laboratories supports the students to comprehend complex issues and to develop new solutions. After the basic study stage the students may choose a specialization in system integration. The possibility of a semester abroad allows the students to collect tangible experiences in international matters.
With the Bachelor’s degree the graduates have the authority in order to optimize the information technology infrastructure in manufacturing companies, service companies, and public administrations. They are able to take over tasks from the conception and implementation of business information systems, the development of database systems, or the design of high-quality interactive systems with the consideration of user interests. Anyone who likes to deepen his knowledge can apply for the Master’s programme Applied Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven.