In the introductory phase of the study programme, students get started with a concrete project in small teams. Various courses convey the foundations of informatics and business administration, and examples are used to establish links between the subjects. Excursions to regional companies provide an insight into professional life. After completing additional foundation courses, students dive into their future professional field in the professional practice semester. Alternatively, they can also choose to gain international experience during a semester abroad. From semester 5, elective modules allow students to specialise in various focus topics of business informatics. The project and bachelor’s thesis round out the study programme.
Building bridges between business requirements and informatics
Digitalisation is becoming an increasing feature of processes in companies and administration. The interdisciplinary Business Informatics programme combines business fundamentals with programming, software engineering, business software and IT security. You will learn to build bridges between business requirements and informatics and to improve work processes by deploying information technologies. An early professional practice semester and a final two-semester practical project will test your knowledge application in response to real-world demands. As a graduate, jobs are open to you in production companies, service companies or administration. Typical tasks are the conception and implementation of information systems, systems consulting for the optimisation of business processes, and working in sales or the training sector.
Why choose this programme
Project work right from the start of your studiesAlready on day one of the programme, interdisciplinary teams are formed with the informatics students that will accompany them in the introduction phase of their studies. An introduction to the IT infrastructure and small tasks along the way to developing automation chains prepare the teams for their first larger project assignment.
Open spaces for experimental learningIn addition to smaller and larger projects in the context of the courses, extra-curricular working groups made up of students from different semesters, lecturers and technical staff provide an environment for joint experimentation to further develop the IT infrastructure.
Cooperation partnerships with regional companiesIn particular the one-year projects at the end of the study programme offer a good opportunity to work in a team on a practical task in cooperation with companies or organisations and to gain a small insight into the future work routine.
At home in different subject-specific cultures
Development of business applications in interdisciplinary projects
The main task of business informatics graduates is to design, introduce and support business application systems tailored to production companies, service companies or public administration. These include, for example, automated data analysis to support business decisions, production control based on sensor data, business process modelling and automation, development of interfaces to integrate existing information systems, development of document management systems, quality management systems or multimedia systems and the development of a selection process for software tools. These are just a few examples of a diverse range of professional applications.
The best of Business Administration and Informatics
Get to know and combine both subject-specific cultures
The bachelor's programme in Business Informatics follows the principle of combining a sound educationall basis in informatics with the fundamentals of business and application knowledge. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary education that enables students to solve problems at the interface of information technology and business administration issues. The focus is on the planning, development, implementation, economic use and, if necessary, integration of information and communication systems, as well as on social discourse. Business informatics specialists are expected to mediate between the different worlds of informatics and business administration.
Admission and application
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