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Business Informatics (Master of Science)

Program: Business Informatics
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester

The application and project-based course of studies in the Business Informatics master program leads to a deepening of practical computer science, scientific computing and business administration teachings.

The courses from the field of scientific computing are primarily offered by instructors with practical experience. Together with a two-semester project thesis integrated into the program, this leads to a high level of practical relevance in the course of study.

Major topics

The master program widens and deepens the competencies in the areas of business informatics, computer science and business administration. The emphasis of these areas is due to individual interests.

In addition to various in-depth modules from computer science and business informatics, such as cloud computing, IT security or process modeling, a large selection of business administration modules from the three major topics of "Accounting and Finance," "Market-Based Corporate Management" or "Innovation and Information" is also available. In addition, there are options to select modules with practical relevance, especially from the field of business informatics.


A master's degree in Business Informatics – a program that specifically trains IT specialists with business administration know-how – qualifies you to work in managing positions in a wide variety of professional fields. Business informatics specialists are found in nearly all fields of the economy:

IT management, software development, IT consulting, banks or logistics are just a few examples of industries in which there are excellent career prospects. A particularly successful master's program furthermore enables access to a doctorate.

  • Admission requirements

    Required university degree

    We require proof of completion of a specific Bachelor's degree programme in "Business Informatics" or proof of a comparable domestic or foreign university degree that qualifies students for a profession.

    In addition to the Bachelor's degree in Business Informatics, students with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science are entitled to admission if they have completed a total of at least 42 credit points (CP) in modules with business informatics and business management content or competences within the framework of this or another degree programme. Of these, at least 18 CP should have been achieved from modules in business informatics and in business administration.

    In addition, a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration also entitles the holder to admission if at least 42 CP have been acquired in modules relating to computer science and business informatics within the framework of this or another degree programme. Competence that corresponds to the following modules must be demonstrated:

    • Object-oriented programming,
    • Software engineering and
    • Fundamentals of Business Informatics.

    The Examination Committee may link admission to the condition that additional coursework and/or examinations totalling a maximum of 30 CP be completed. In such cases, the degree programme may be prolonged accordingly.

    Course-specific knowledge and skills that must be proven

    The degree programme's modules and courses are usually taught in English. A German-language course is also possible if requested by all the students in the module or course. The coursework and the examinations can be taken in either German or English, depending on the student's choice. Optional and mandatory courses may include modules imported from Bachelor's degree programmes or other subject areas in the German language, which means the choice may be restricted in some cases.

    Therefore, either

    • a) English proficiency of at least level C1* of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” or
    • b) English proficiency of at least level B1* of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" and German proficiency of at least level “DSH-2*”

    must be proven.

    *The linked website provides further information on the evidence and certificates required to prove that the language level has been reached.

    Admission ModeDirect admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements.
  • Who can answer questions?

    Technical questions about your application


    Content-related questions about the program

    Prof. Dr. Elmar Tischhauser
    Hans-Meerwein-Straße 6
    Room 04A29A
    Phone: +49 6421 - 28 21590

    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at .

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