Business Information Systems

Master of Science

Wirtschaftsinformatik, M.Sc.


The Business Information Systems degree programme at the TU Darmstadt is defined by its distinct interdisciplinary nature. I contains parts of both the Business Studies (business administration and economics) and Law on the one hand and Business Information Systems on the other to nearly the same extent.

The Master’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 Information Systems attend the same courses as their fellow students who study Computer Science. Additionally, the students are trained in the fields of Business Administration and Economics, acquire fundamental knowledge of law, and learn Business Informatics.

The Master of Science programme Business Information Systems deepens and expands the skills and knowledge acquired in the Bachelor’s degree programme for planning, developing, and managing information and communications systems. Located at the interface of Business Studies and Informatics, the programme is particularly characterised by its research orientation. The Master’s degree includes various other forms of learning to work scientifically (seminar papers, research papers, Master’s Thesis) in order to gain initial experience in basic and applied research. The programme caters to personal preferences by offering numerous electives and areas of specialisation. Therefore, we recommend that you attend the introductory lecture “Introduction to the Master’s Degree Programme” offered by the department at the beginning of your Master’s programme.

An additional commercial internship serves the qualification of students. A completed commercial training or a completed vocational training in the field of information and communications technology may be taken into account completely or partially. If possible, the 12-week internship should be completed before the start of the program; it must, however, be completed no later than by the day of registering for the last subject exam. During the programme, it is possible to do the internship abroad as well as spend entire semesters in a foreign country.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Law and Economics

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German
Internship A Business Information Systmes internship of twelve weeks or more should be completed before the start of the programme. In justified exceptional cases, it is possible to make up the internship until the day of registration for the last subject exam. This requires the approval of the board of examiners; request for deadline extension at the Studienbüro.
  • Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) comprise a “Bachelor of Science” degree from the same programme or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
  • Internship: A Business Information Systems internship of twelve weeks or more should be completed before the start of the programme. In justified exceptional cases, it is possible to make up the internship until the day of registration for the last subject exam. This requires the approval of the board of examiners; request for deadline extension at the Studienbüro.
Procedure As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (without degree completion guarantee)
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application online application
Special Features TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

While the Bachelor of Science focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing students with more depth and breadth scientifically and more insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

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 Information Systems 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.

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 Economists 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)

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.

Business Information Systems, B.Sc.

Autonomous Systems, M.Sc.

Computational Engineering (CE), M.Sc.

Distributed Software Systems, M.Sc.

Computer Science, M.Sc.

Computer Science, M.Ed.

Computer Science, LaG

Information and Communication Engineering (iCE), M.Sc.

Information Systems Technology, M.Sc.

Internet and Webbased Systems, M.Sc.

IT Security, M.Sc.

Visual Computing, M.Sc.

Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, M.Sc.