With a total of 22 chairs and 2 juniorprofessorships representing the fields of Business Administration, Economics and Wirtschaftsinformatik, research at the faculty covers a wide diversity of topics and is characterized above all by an interdisciplinary and distinctly methodology-oriented perspective. More recently the research has increasingly shifted focus towards a link to technical disciplines. This is reflected by the work of the chairs of Business Informatics, Energy Economics, Logistics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Industrial Management. Furthermore, the technical orientation is represented by the young researchers group "Wissens- und Technologietransfer", which is financed by resources of the Excellence Initiative. In addition, the faculty has a social-scientific orientation which is represented by the chairs of Economics, Business and Economics Education, and partly Business Administration. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers possibilities to establish and develop both profiles. Next to the Faculty of Business and Economics, the faculties of Architecture, Civil Engineering,Environmental Sciences and Transport and Travel Science "Friedrich List" form the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the TU Dresden. The faculty is at the same time involved in various competence centers and central units of TU Dresden, among them the Centre for Sustainability Assessment and Policy, the Centre for Demographic Change, the ifo Institut, the Health Economics Center (GÖZ) and the School of International Studies (ZIS).
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan was an honorary doctor of the faculty of Business and Economics at TU Dresden - alongside further representatives of international politics and business. This award was more than just a symbol: The cosmopolitan atmosphere which reigns here is also reflected in bi-national degrees with universities in Strasbourg, France and Trento, Italy as well as diverse university partnerships. International cooperation is also promoted by way of annual awards. The Dr. Händel Prize, for example, enables scientific staff to conduct research abroad, and permits invitations to be extended to visiting scientists. The Professor Endriss-Prize, on the other hand, offers financial assistance to students wishing to spend a period of their studies in another country.
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.
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.
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.
The focus of the course is the analysis and design of organizations based on information modeling. This includes the appropriate choice of methods, change management and quality management projects and model-driven development of information systems.
The airm of the course is solving of problems at company level with the help of modeling. The course covers the following subjects: modeling languages, valuation of the models, building of enterprise models, meta modeling, reference modeling, model migration.
The lecture adresses different types of business application systems, especially ERP systems, and their implementation process. Lab sessions cover basic business processes in ERP systems and system configuration.
The course covers managerial and architectural concepts from an IT management perspective. Topics are business/IT alignement, IT governance, enterprise architecture management, process management, IT service management, information systems architecture and integration issues.
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.