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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 that you have completed a relevant Bachelor's degree in the fields of Business Informatics, Computer Science or Business Administration or proof of a comparable domestic or foreign university degree qualifying you for a profession. The professionally qualifying university degree must have been passed with an overall grade of 2.5 (German grade scale, lower is better) or 9.5 grade points (higher is better) or better in accordance with § 28 of the General Provisions.

    As part of the completed degree program or another degree program, a total of at least 90 credit points (CP) must have been completed in modules from Business Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics or Business Administration. Of these, modules worth at least 18 CP must have been completed in each of the four areas of Business Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Business Administration.
    Within this framework, students must also demonstrate competencies that correspond to those of the following modules:

    • Object-oriented Programming,
    • Software Engineering
    • Fundamentals of Statistics and
    • Fundamentals of Business Informatics.

    The Examination Committee may link admission to the condition that additional coursework and/or examinations totalling a maximum of 18 CP be completed. In such cases, the degree programme may be prolonged accordingly. The minimum competencies to be demonstrated in the field of Business Administration amounting to 18 CP as well as the module Fundamentals of Business Informatics may not be completed retrospectively by imposing conditions. 

    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” must be proven. Proof is provided exclusively by a language certificate from an internationally recognized language test. Purely English-language studies or school certificates are not sufficient!


    • 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 Mode Direct 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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