The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Potsdam was founded in 1991. It is based at Griebnitzsee campus adjacent to Berlin and includes the Teaching Area Information Systems and Digital Society. During the last 25 years a highly innovative hub of business informatics with three chairs has been installed at this campus, also including the Hasso Plattner Institute. Our Bachelor's and Master's programmes give an excellent basis for research and practice in digitalization.
Our Bachelor's degree programm in Business Informatics provides an engineering driven approach on information systems. Accordingly, the course of studies in business informatics is divided into common compulsory and elective modules for business informatics along with theoretical, practical, applied, and technical computer science as well as business administration, with lectures on organization and personnel, marketing, start-up and innovation management, taxes or auditing.
The course of studies is also distinguished by its technical orientation as well as small learning groups. The extensive offer of elective modules allows an individual specialization for later professional activity already during early phases of the Bachelor program. During an eight-week internship students gain practical experience.
The research-oriented Master's program in Business Informatics and Digital Transformation allows an individual and targeted analysis of the technical and technology-induced economic changes in digital transformation. The study program pursues an interdisciplinary approach between subjects such as BI/IS, computer science, business administration and public management. With a modern concept of research orientation, flexible content and interdisciplinarity, future Chief Digital Officers (CDO) and Chief Executive Officers (CEO) will be developed for the digital economy and society. It is worth mentioning the opportunity to complete the compulsory subjects at an early stage, and on this basis to use high degrees of freedom in the selection of one major research subject in the following semesters. For suitable students this includes the possibility to be involved in the current research work of the chairs. Thus, both the scientific orientation and a high practice orientation characterize the study offer. The supervisory relationship within the program is very good. The course of study sets an emphasis on BI/IS research methods and prepares eligable students to pursue a PhD.