Business Informatics (Bachelor)
|Degree||Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)|
|Department||Münster School of Business|
|Special type of study||practice-integrated|
|Standard period of study||6 semesters|
|Semester fee||€293.44 / semester|
Requirements and application
|Admissions restrictions||No local entrance restrictions|
|Additional entrance requirements||A combination of a grade-based point system and a selection interview.|
|Application||The closing date for applications for the aptitude assessment procedure is 15 June. You should apply directly to the degree programme (for the link, see above). As soon as your programme-specific aptitude has been assessed, apply for enrolment at Münster University of Applied Sciences online by 15 August.|
Detailed description of the degree programme
Software systems allow companies to improve their business processes and create new business models. As an IT business engineer, you will design and develop these applications on the basis of modern (web) technologies, always taking into account specific professional practices and integrating an economic perspective.
After obtaining your degree, you will be able to analyse and design business information systems. You will be conversant with the most up-to-date database and programming languages and know how to develop, integrate, test, provide, improve and maintain software systems and web-based systems, as well as database and application systems. In addition, after completing your studies, you will be able to analyse and create structures and processes relevant for businesses. You will also know the mathematical concepts required for these (for example, analysis and linear algebra) and how to use them for applications in business administration. Furthermore, you will have the skills to plan and manage projects and to communicate the results comprehensibly. You will be a results-oriented member of the team.
Your qualifications will put you in demand for companies in a wide range of sectors and of all sizes. After completing your degree, various options will open up to you as you enter the job market. You might work as a software/web/application developer, or as a system or data analyst in a bank or an insurance company, a commercial enterprise, an energy supplier, a telecommunications company, a software firm or an internet service provider, or as an IT consultant in a management consultancy. IT business engineers are also in high demand in the civil service.
Content and course sequence
Our degree programme in Business Informatics is divided into a basic, an advanced and an expansion stage. Each stage lasts two semesters, allowing you to obtain your degree after three years.
In the basic stage, you will acquire basic IT and business knowledge. Typical subjects are programming, web development, database systems, and economics and business administration. In addition, we offer interdisciplinary modules, in which you learn the academic techniques needed for your studies.
In the advanced stage, you will enhance your knowledge, enabling you to design software systems and develop prototypes. Moreover, you will learn how to analyse how businesses operate internally as well as with suppliers and clients. Your curriculum will include software and web engineering, business application systems, and accounting, operational business processes, and business law. In additional modules, you will improve your communication and presentation skills, as well as your knowledge of English.
In the final expansion stage, you will become familiar with application-oriented aspects of business informatics in subjects such as business engineering and project management. In addition, you will have the chance to select additional modules from a wide range of elective courses, tailoring your profile to your own interests and in a well-focused manner. After six semesters, you will conclude your degree programme with a Bachelor thesis.
Business Informatics is a practice-integrated degree programme and includes two blocks of practice, lasting 11 and 24 weeks. The first block of practice takes place at the beginning of the fifth semester in one of our partner companies. Here, you will gain a first impression of your future career. In the second block of practice in the sixth semester, you will then perform complex tasks within a project.
Why choose us
- Integration of practice: You will apply the knowledge you have acquired in two blocks of practice. Our numerous partner companies will offer you relevant work placements.
- Interdisciplinarity: To ensure an interdisciplinary qualification, our degree programme combines approaches and methods from computer science, business administration and other subject areas.
- Supervision: A qualified industry supervisor and a university lecturer will guide you during the blocks of practice.
- Infrastructure: To provide all students with virtual machines for exercises, seminars and project work, we operate our own server cluster.