Business Information Systems (BSc)
Business information systems combines content from business administration and computer science with its own, specific business informatics content. The study contents and also the later professional fields are very versatile: For example, you deal with the IT-supported design of operational and inter-operational processes as well as the analysis, storage and provision of relevant data for the tasks of the respective organization. Furthermore, you will deal with information management, which e.g. develops strategies for IT support as well as digital transformation and examines the economic efficiency of information supply. Other areas of study and work include knowledge management as well as the development, selection and operation of operational and interorganizational information systems and decision support systems and systems to support cooperation (collaboration).
- Business Information Systems (BSc)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Standard period of study:
- 6 semesters
- Winter and summer semester
- Language of the programme:
- restricted admission (application to the University)
- Orientation events:
- at the begin of your studies orientation events are offered
- A pre-course is offered
As an interdisciplinary subject, the business information systems degree programme is composed of economic content, primarily business administration, informatics content, and additional business informatics content. Information management, system development and system selection as well as (business) application systems, for example, are fundamental subfields of the business information systems degree programme. In your studies, you will deal with topics such as the design of application systems, mobile applications, data management and machine learning. In the project seminar on system development, you will design and accompany a complete software development process. Your education in the programme will be methodologically sound as well as career and job market oriented.
The programme is completely modularised, i.e. credits are acquired during studies. The programme is successfully completed when 180 credits have been earned.
During the first week of the summer and winter semesters, you will be supervised by older students, the WiWi-O-Phase tutors. In addition to the first lectures, you will get to know important learning management and examination administration systems as well as examination and study regulations of the degree programmes. You will learn how to do your semester schedule and you can even talk to the professors of the faculty at the professors' breakfast. You will get to know each other at city rallies and pub evenings. Even before lectures begin, you can (voluntarily) take part in the maths pre-course (MVK), in which selected content from school mathematics is repeated and preparation is made for the mathematics module in the 1st semester. The student council of the Faculty of Business and Economics organizes the "social events programme" during the maths pre-course with pub nights as well as campus and city tours.
During the Corona pandemic, the students of the WiWi-O-Phase and the student council of the Faculty of Business and Economics organized digital or "hybrid" orientation weeks with a virtual tandem programme, digital games and get-to-know-you evenings, but also with meetings in small groups on campus as well as city and campus tours in small groups on site in Göttingen.
For a qualified bachelor's programme in the field of economics, students must especially have sound knowledge in the English language (international students also must have good German language skills), mathematics as well as information and communications systems (ICS).
Students whose knowledge of English/ German, mathematics or ICS is poor are strongly suggested to improve in these areas before beginning with the programme. The Faculty of Business and Economics also offers a precourse in Mathematics for new students to prepare them for the following modules in Mathematics (every winter and summer semester).
Admission to the Bachelor's degree programme in Business Information Systems is restricted in the first subject-related semester, while the higher subject-related semesters are not subject to admission restrictions. Students can apply and be enrolled in both the summer and winter semesters.
What we expect from you:
- Motivation and a will to achieve
- Interest in entrepreneurial or macroeconomic issues
- Analytical thinking faculties as well as an interest in and ability to deal with mathematical methods of presentation
- Good proficiency in German, a good or at least working knowledge of the English language
As a graduate with a bachelor degree, you will have career opportunities in a multitude of professions. The labour market continues to be characterised by a strong demand for highly qualified information technology (IT) specialists.
Core occupations for graduates of the Bachelor's degree programme in Business Information Systems include jobs as computer specialists and system analysts. Bachelor degree graduates will be tasked with planning, documenting and rolling out hardware and software and gathering data on the impacts on organisational forms. This additionally involves support in solving problems and the modification or new development of concepts. Concrete jobs for graduates with a bachelor degree include jobs as specialists at computing centres and user services, organisation and system analysts, advisors and vendors or software developers as well as work implementing and modifying standard software for business administration applications (for example SAP).
Moreover, bachelor degree holders can work in hybrid occupations as so-called hybrid experts, i.e. individuals who are familiar with business problems and are capable of designing IT solutions. These individuals are often employed in a coordinating function between the operating department and the IT department. Project managers, project coordinators and system analysts are some examples of specific professions. Fields that graduates can work in include either those (1) within the data processing (DP) department (for example, system analysis, user consulting, DP control) or (2) outside the DP department in business-oriented operational departments with distinct DP references, such as organisation.
Get to know the different professional fields of our graduates in the alumni portraits (in German).
Additionally, a bachelor degree offers you the possibility for further studies like enrolling in a Master's degree programme in Germany or abroad. In Göttingen, completing a bachelor degree can increase your chances of getting admitted to the four-semester degree programme in Business Information Systems, which culminates in a Master of Science (MSc) in Business Information Systems. Moreover, you have the possibility to pursue other Master's degree programmes at the Faculty of Business and Economics, e.g. the master's degree programme in Applied Statistics (MSc), as long as you fulfil the admission requirements.
Related and consecutive/graduate programmes
The Bachelor's programme in Business Information Systems is divided into the orientation phase (1st and 2nd semester) and the in-depth and specialisation phase (3rd to 6th semester).
In the orientation phase, students acquire basic knowledge in the business information systems (module "Information and Communication Systems"), informatics (module "Informatics I"), business (module "Finance, Financial Statements as well as Markets") and in economics (modules "Microeconomics" and "Macroeconomics"). In addition, students acquire knowledge in the area of the relevant mathematical and statistical methods (modules "Mathematics" and "Statistics").
In the in-depth and specialisation phase of the programme, Bachelor students will enhance their knowledge in business information systems, informatics and business in specified areas. During in-depth studies, students must also complete the compulsory modules "Management of Information Economics", "Management of Information Systems", "Informatics II" and three of the modules "Corporate Taxes", "Production and Logistics", "Corporate Management" and "Organisation", "Internal Corporate Accounting" as well as "Marketing" (optional compulsory modules).
Thereafter, students select a specialisation in the areas of business information systems and informatics. Within their specialisation, students have to complete a project seminar and a term paper seminar. Furthermore, a programming language has to be completed successfully. The elective section comprises modules of the following areas: economic sciences, informatics, key competencies and law. More detailed information about the structure of the bachelor's programme you will find on the according websites of the Faculty of Business and Economics.
- Winter and summer semester
- 1st subject semester:
- restricted admission (application to the University)
- 2nd to 6th subject semester:
- open admission (enrolment without previous application)
Study Economics in Göttingen
Business Administration, Economics, Business and Human Resource Education, Business Information Systems und Economics in combination with a second subject - the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Göttingen offers a wide range of courses with five Bachelor's and twelve Master's programmes. In the film (in German), students from the faculty report on their everyday studies and tell why it is worth studying in Göttingen.
Studying Business Information Systems in Göttingen
"After my A-levels, I wanted to go in the direction of business administration, but I also did not want to neglect information technology content. That's why I chose business information systems," says Thiemo. He tells you about his start at the Faculty of Business and Economics in the video (in German).
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