Business Information Systems (MSc)
Our Master's programme in Business Information Systems qualifies you for management positions and activities that require a high level of analytical and decision-making skills. During the research-oriented degree programme, you will work with current publications and conduct your own research beyond the current state of knowledge. Through events held by practitioners, you will gain first-hand practical knowledge. In the project seminar, you solve the real challenges of a company and develop a prototype. In this way, you gain theoretical as well as practical expertise and methodological skills that enable you to question common approaches and develop innovative solutions. Our programme places a strong focus on innovative topics such as electromobility, digitalisation of production processes, artificial intelligence, big data, platforms and the development of digital business strategies. This opens up many career paths for you - whether in management positions, as a consultant for digital strategies or in research.
- Business Information Systems
- Master of Science (MSc)
- Language of the programme:
- Standard period of study:
- 4 semesters
- every winter and summer semester
- restricted online application and admission
Get to know us
All content is designed to relate to practice with a good theoretical and research basis: Case studies give you the opportunity to work out independent solutions. In term papers and your final thesis, you work on current, practice-relevant issues. And during the project seminar you will solve real challenges of our project partners - examples are Volkswagen, PricewaterhouseCoopers or Zalando.
The elective area gives you the opportunity to get to know different subject areas in order to discover new interests. Specialisations allow you to develop your own profile and stand out from the crowd. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to participate in our research topics such as Digital Health, Smart Mobility, Digital Twins or Artificial Intelligence Applications.
We prepare you optimally for the rapidly changing professional field of business informatics by giving you both practical and cutting-edge content as well as timeless methods and concepts for managing digital change, such as designing platforms. You will not only learn the theoretical concepts and work on current research questions, but also put your knowledge into practice.
Sufficient German language skills are required. Good language skills in English are recommended.
Graduates of the master's programme can expect to find attractive and demanding managerial positions in the IT branch, which are characterized by holding considerable scope for decision-making and high responsibility.
Potential employers include IT firms as well as enterprises in all other sectors. Graduates may go on to work in management (e.g. as an area manager) or in staff departments of larger companies. A good entry position would be as an assistant to the executive board. Get to know the different professional fields of our graduates in the alumni portraits.
Related and consecutive/graduate programmes
The programme is four semesters in duration and comprises 120 credits. It is divided into two parts: the course phase (1st- 3rd semester) and the master thesis (4th semester). The courses of the Master's Programme in Business Information Systems fall into three categories: optional, optional compulsory, and compulsory.
In the compulsory section, students take the three modules ”Integrated Application Systems”, “Modelling and System Development”, as well as “Information Management”, each worth six credits.
Seminars totaling 30 credits are taken in the optional compulsory section.
Students may select courses totaling 42 credits in the optional section from the subject areas Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Systems, Informatics, Law or from the free optional section. A maximum of 18 credits may be acquired in law and the free optional section.
The remaining 30 credits are acquired by way of the master's thesis.
Detailed information about the study programme as well as a detailed listing of the modules/courses offered can be found on the programme website of the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Start of study
- April 1 to May 15 to commence studies in the winter semester (October)
- October 1 to November 15 to commence studies in the summer semester (April)
- A course of study at least six semesters long culminating in a bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree with at least 180 ECTS credits in the fields of economic sciences, business information systems, information systems, or in a different but closely related field.
- Applicants must have completed at least 150 of the 180 ECTS credits at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications that do not meet this requirement.
- German language skills, if German is not your native language
Specialization in 8 master's programmes
After the Bachelor's degree you can deepen and expand your knowledge in eight consecutive master's programmes at the faculty. We offer Master's programmes in Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Systems, Business and Human Resource Education, Applied Statistics and History of Global Markets. Some master’s programmes even include a double degree programme with renowned universities in Europe, South Africa and China. See in the video (in German) why it is worthwhile to study in Göttingen.