About this course
In the programme of the shift from an industrial society to a services, information and knowledge society, Business Information Systems has developed into an independent scientific discipline at the overlap of computer science and business management science. It is concerned with the development and operation of computer application systems in industry, commerce, construction, administration and services, such as banks and insurance companies. The major sub-sections of Business Information Systems include business intelligence (e.g. business data management), computer-supported cooperative work, information management (e.g. document and knowledge management), information systems (especially corporate information systems), modelling (especially data models, information models and reference models), development, operation and servicing of application systems and process management, The secondary fields supplement these with e-business, e-learning, e-government and IT law. The bachelor programme in Business Information Systems aims to prepare students for professional occupations and to provide them with the necessary knowledge, skills and methods to enable them to handle academic work, to think independently and to act responsibly. In this way, the foundations are laid for professional development and for the ability to continue learning at their own responsibility. In particular, students will learn to analyse problems in the field of Business Information Systems in theory and practice and to work out suitable solutions to these problems. To do this, students acquire, in particular, knowledge and skills in economics and business management science, law, computer science (e.g. algorithms and data structures, database systems) and some border disciplines to natural and engineering sciences (e.g. mathematics, statistics) and skills in software development (e.g. programming, software engineering) The master programme in Business Information Systems is a consecutive programme, It builds on the bachelor programme and offers students the opportunity of orienting their studies to research. The bachelor programme aims to intensify and supplement existing specialist knowledge and skills and to improve students’ methodological competence. In this way, the basis for superior professional occupations and continuing scientific work will be laid. In particular, the aim is to enable students to analyse complex problems in Business Information Systems in theory and practice, using scientific methods and based on increased specific knowledge, and to work out, evaluate and optimise comprehensive solutions to these problems.
In order to study at a German university, a prospective student must provide a Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (university admission qualification). German applicants acquire an Abitur (General Qualification for University Entrance certificate), which allows them to apply for a spot at a university. International applicants must determine if their secondary school graduation is equivalent to the German Abitur prior to applying to a university.
Students who meet the application requirements may otherwise improve their chance of admission depending on which study programme they apply for or by passing the Test for Academic Studies (TestAS).