Business Informatics (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Science (M. Sc.)
DepartmentMünster School of Business
SiteMünster
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Semester fee€ 276,21 / semester

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions Local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

First professional degree:
As a general rule, you will need to have completed an undergraduate degree in Business Informatics, Computer Science or Business Administration with an overall grade of 2.5 or better. You must also demonstrate the following:

  • 20 credit points in software development/engineering (including web and database development),
  • 15 credit points in business administration (including business law, but excluding key transferable skills and languages),
  • 10 credit points in maths (including statistics)
  • proof of sufficient knowledge of English corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

In exceptional cases, demonstration of your undergraduate degree may also be furnished by:

- Outstanding achievements in your professional activities after completing your undergraduate degree
- Outstanding achievements in the second half of your undergraduate degree
- An outstanding final thesis.

The Examination Committee will decide whether or not you qualify for the programme following the submission of the relevant documents and, possibly, a technical interview.

Aptitude test:
The admission procedure consists of a selection procedure undertaken by the university and a subsequent restricted entry (numerus clausus, NC) procedure. During the selection procedure, we will hold a discussion with you. The assessment results from the interview will be combined with the average grade you earned during your undergraduate degree. A ranking list of all applicants will then be drawn up on this basis. This ranking list governs the allocation of available places. For more detailed information, please consult our departmental website, where you can also register for the selection procedure. Please note that registration for the selection procedure does not take the place of the subsequent online application with Münster University of Applied Sciences.
ApplicationApplication period:
For the winter term: 01. April - 15. June

Detailed description of the degree programme

Software systems improve business processes, enabling companies to create new business models. As a business IT specialist, you will design and develop such software on the basis of modern (web) technologies. At the same time, you will understand the business logic behind its everyday use.

Objectives

After obtaining your Master’s degree, you will be able to develop internal and inter-company information systems for business and the internet. In the context of systems analysis, you will be able to create company-specific concepts; in system design, you will specify the architecture; and in systems implementation, you will develop individual software systems and/or adapt standard software systems. You will have the capability to develop and provide web-based application systems, taking into account aspects such as security, stability and usability. You will be conversant with the most up-to-date programming, markup and database languages. You will be able to design and implement complex databases, as well as evaluate large volumes of data. The configuration and use of the necessary infrastructure will also be one of your abilities. In the process, you will take into account business concepts and apply IT-related management methods. You will also be able to comprehensibly translate your specialist IT knowledge to non-specialists and to plan and manage projects. Moreover, you will have the skills required to contribute effectively to teams and to deal with challenging issues in a solution-oriented manner.

Occupational fields

These qualifications are extremely valuable to companies. As a graduate of this Master’s programme, you will have the knowledge required to solve complex tasks on the modern IT job market that firms are looking for. Thanks to your interdisciplinary education and skills profile, you will be able to take on a wide range of tasks in areas of activity such as software/web architecture, IT consultancy, IT project management or IT management. Of course there are also other spheres of activity open to you – including industry-specific areas – where you, a Business IT specialist with a Master’s degree, will be able to apply your knowledge successfully to your own profession.

Content and course sequence

The study programme is divided into two consecutive stages: the specialisation stage (in the first and second semesters) and the research and development stage (in the third and fourth semesters).

During the specialisation stage, you will gain a detailed knowledge of IT (e.g. mobile engineering, big data, and IT management) as well as business (e.g. controlling, accounting, and organisational psychology). During the second stage, you will work on complex, innovative tasks from the realm of applied research. In this way, you will enhance your skills and prepare to use them in the business world and academia.

In the third semester, you will be able to choose from several practical and research projects from various subject areas and sectors in the core elective module Research and Development Projects. Working in a small team, you will deal with challenging assignments, such as those in the context of a funded research project.

Why choose us

  • Digitisation skills

In our Master’s programme, you will gain the core competencies that will enable you as an ‘architect of progress’ to help shape digitisation. For this purpose, we offer numerous modules, such as Big Data, Mobile Engineering, and E-Services.

  • Interdisciplinarity

In our programme, you will gain application-oriented knowledge from business informatics, computer science, business administration and other supplementary subject areas. We merge these areas, their approaches and their methods into a seamless whole, giving you interdisciplinary training.

  • Practice and research orientation

You will implement research-oriented projects as well as ‘real-world’ solutions. You will have numerous partner companies to choose from.

  • Infrastructure

We operate our own server cluster to ensure that all students have use of virtual machines for assignments, seminars and project work.