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Summary

The program at al glance:

Wirtschaftsinformatik deals with the way in which IT solutions are structured, developed, or implemented for business processes and the supply of information. Furthermore, it creates an interface between Business Management and application-focused Informatics. During the basic studies, students acquire knowledge in Informatics and in Business (Accounting, Logistics, Marketing, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics). Furthermore, Mathematics, Statistics, Law, and soft skills are also taught. During the main studies, students deepen their knowledge in elective modules which suit their planned career path. Additionally, an internship of four weeks is mandatory.

Career prospectives:

The interdisciplinary training provides Wirtschaftsinformatik-experts with the needed flexibility of today´s job market. The strong linkage between Business and Information Technology as well as the interdisciplinary focus of the study program offers graduates a wide range of employment opportunities, e.g. at: Project Management firms, Consultant firms, software developers, financial services providers, as well as industrial companies. They can develop user-oriented information and communication systems and ensure their continuous functionality with further developments. Experts in Wirtschaftsinformatik are prime candidates for leading positions in modern organizations.

Programm syllabus:

The program consists of main and basic studies and concludes with a diploma thesis. The workload comprises 300 credit points. Every semester 30 credit points are awarded.

The first four semesters are called basic studies(120 credit points) and teach Business, Business Informatics, and Informatics fundamentals. Another mandatory module aims to communicate correct scientific and academic working methods. In the mandatory module Business and Economics students learn the basics in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Law, and Statistics. Mandatory courses in Informatics transfer knowledge in software technology and database programming. The module Business Informatics contains, for example, modules such as programming and databases or information systems.

The main studies are characterized by a mandatory and an elective component. The mandatory component (40 credit point) contains fundamental methods and scientific principles of Business and Economics Management and includes an internship. 120 creditpoints can be earned through further electives from all specializations. By choosing the electives, students can deepen their own personal interests. Furthermore, an international focus can be set to submit credits earned at foreign universities and to spend time abroad.

The program is completed with a Diploma thesis (20 credit points).

Highlights of the program:

Within our programm we offer major courses from four different Wirtschaftsinformatik-chairs and thereby cover a variety of topics on a professional level. These topics include Information Systems in Trade and Industry, System Development, Information Management and Business Intelligence. Beyond offers from our faculty, our programm is further supported by our renowned Faculty of Informatics. Specializations are further offered in combination with our Faculty of Medicine and of Mechanical Science and Engineering.

We highly motivate our students to study abroud (e. g. Erasmus, Double Degree) and allow them to include credit points from a very flexible syllabus including credit points from other faculties than those that focus on informatics and business. 

Our faculty offers a Diploma in Wirtschaftsinformatik, which can be compared with the Master's level. Yet, once students are inscribed for this program, they can stay at our university until they have completed the program. Accordingly, student's do not have to reapply after finishing their Bachelor for being accepted as a Master student.

 

Highlights

  • Wide variety of IS-topics are covered and taught
  • Flexible syllabus including credit points from other faculties than those that focus on informatics and business
  • Our faculty offers a Diploma, which allows to stay with the program without needing to reapply as would be necessary after a Bachelor's level
  • High motivation to study abroud (e.g., Erasmus, Double Degree)

Majors

Information Systems in Trade and Industry
Teaching of Information Systems in Trade and Industry focusses on the issue how information systems and technologies can be used to materialize the idea of fully integrated business processes supporting an end-to-end perspective on the enterprise. Research in this area focuses on the successful implementation and use of enterprise systems and their alignment with business goals (enterprise architectures, business/IT alignment). Within this field we specifically focus on industries such as manufacturing and commerce. Research on application systems follows the ideas of application lifecycle management, which emphasizes a holistic approach to application development, implementation, operations and the respective management and governance issues. We follow a multi-methodological approach by combining qualitative and quantitative research. Besides conducting empirical research we also apply design science approaches.
System Development
The Chair of Wirtschaftsinformatik, esp. Systems Development focuses on the demand-oriented analysis, design and maintenance of enterprise information systems, namely the information-processing parts of private sector companies and public administration. A special focus lays on modelling and design of information system and management in the health care sector. The chair has been working for several years on the application of those theories of business information systems in health care, working closely together with the practice. The developed theories and technologies are used in various application areas (with a focus on health care). These include among other things, the research methods in health care over the model-based implementation of the energy, environmental, and quality management systems in the industrial sector to the application of model theories in the technical environment.
Information Management
The focus is on support of: - complex university and company learning environments through suitable e-learning arrangements as well as - knowledge-oriented teamwork through collaborative social software systems. Information management is thus understood as problem-oriented identification, preparation and provision of information in application systems with the aim of optimally automating individual and organizational actions and decisions, and to rationalize and improve business processes as well as the related information and communication processes.
Business Intelligence
New technologies, innovative strategies and solutions in the field of decision support for different management layers form the basis of the courses taught at the chair. The chair covers different industries including trading, tourism, education, logistics, healthcare and industrial services. The specific characteristics of information and communication systems in these industries as well as the data dealt with, its storage, preparation, analysis and interpretation are the core of our course and research work. The focus of research is set on Business Intelligence (BI) with its facets Data Warehousing, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), Data, Text and Web Mining, Customer Relationship Management and Revenue Management. Furthermore, we focus the application of Business Intelligence in different domains like human resource management, electronic commerce or in Web 2.0 environments.
Schedule Part-time and full-time
Duration 5 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Scholarships available No

Courses

Other course

The practical hands-on course covers business functionality in materials management, sales and distribution, production planning, quality and service management, logistics, financials, management accounting, human capital management, and project management. In addition to the business oriented overview the course introduces concepts of SAP development and adaptation technologies such ABAP Workbench and SAP Netweaver.

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