Business Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Language: German, individual courses in English|
|Requirements for Admission: Entrance qualification for higher education, Entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information|
|Admission Procedure: Restrictions on admission; procedure results (n.c. figures)|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
Application Deadline: July 15 (for winter semester); |
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
The Business Information Systems degree programme at the TU Darmstadt is defined by its distinct interdisciplinary nature. It contains parts of both Business Studies (Business Administration and Economics) and Law on the one hand, and Informatics on the other hand to nearly the same extent.
The Bachelor’s degree programme Business Information Systems focuses on a smaller scale on the informatics area of specialisation than the non-business Informatics degree programme. Otherwise, the students of Business Informatics attend the same courses as their fellow students who study Informatics. Additionally, the students are trained in the fields of Business Administration and Economics and acquire fundamental knowledge of law.
The module handbook will help you gather detailed information on the content of the programme.
Further information on the department may be found at www.wi.tu-darmstadt.de
How to Prepare for the Programme
For a beginning, start with TU Darmstadt's own specific Online Self-Assessment tool.
As mathematical knowledge is very important for the study programme, the Fachschaft (Departmental Students` Representative Committee) organises a Mathematik-Vorkurs (supporting mathematics course for beginners).
Alternatively/additionally it is recommended that beginners participate in the online mathematics pre-course offered by the Department of Mathematics.
Please do also check the general information on pre-courses.
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
Studying Business Information Systems is suitable for everyone who is interested in a business-oriented as well as an information-technological education. The interdisciplinary skills and knowledge taught within this framework aim at enabling the students to communicate with experts of Business Studies as well as Informatics on problems and their solutions.
Informatics is a modern form of solving problems and an interface science at the same time, as practically no modern area of life can function without informatics – be it in automotive and mechanical engineering, in the financial industry, or in bio and medical engineering.
Due to a close connection to Mathematics and Logic, the Informatics and Business Information Systems programs are suitable for everyone who has a basic understanding of logical, systems-oriented, and complex questions. Existing experience with data structures, text processing programmes, or programming languages is advantageous but not a requirement for admission.
A solid mathematical basis is absolutely essential for a successful course of study, as mathematical contents make up a large proportion of the programme.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
Merely enjoying “working with computers” can be useful in some cases; however, past experience has shown that it does not always suffice for pursuing a degree.
As the area of application of software and information technology is practically unlimited, Business Information Systems experts can be employed in a variety of different companies and sectors. Therefore, they must be willing and able to think in an interdisciplinary way for which in turn good communication skills are required.
In Business Information Systems, the study programme, research, and teaching as well as the entire sector are extremely internationally oriented. Thus, solid English language skills are important and strongly recommended.
Furthermore, students should be open to work in an autodidactic manner, as they are required to work on solutions to problems independently throughout their course of studies as well as in their future working life.
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General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
General Information: Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. Regarding further questions please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Business Information Systems (M.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsinformatik, M.Sc.)|
Business Information Systems graduates work at the interface of information-technological and business needs. Development, marketing, and product life cycles, for example, are much shorter today than only a few years ago. Therefore, business and production procedures must be concluded simultaneously more often than before. For this interface requirement, Business Informatics graduates are equipped with the necessary skills in both fields.
Within this framework, the field of activity for Business Information Systems graduates consists of the design and development of information and communications systems. They can find employment in companies of nearly all industries, in public administration, or they become self-employed.
In companies, for example, Business Information Systems graduates examine existing IT systems for their security and effectiveness, and are responsible for their maintenance as well as for the introduction of new software solutions. They also apply their skills and knowledge to, for example, the technical reproduction of administrative tasks and production controls, and the development of databases and web-based information systems.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Fachgruppe Wirtschaftsinformatik und Informationsmanagment im Bundesverband Deutscher Volks- und Betriebswirte (bdvb) (Expert group Business Informatics and Information Management within the Federal Association of German Business Administrators and Economists)
Fachbereich Wirtschaftsinformatik innerhalb der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) (Business Informatics Department within the German Informatics Society)
Berufsverband der deutschen Wirtschaftsingenieure (Association of German Industrial Engineers)