Business informatics builds on the findings of computer science and links them with the requirements of business, especially business administration. It thus represents a classic cross-sectional discipline. In terms of content, the business informatics bachelor's degree essentially deals with information and communication systems that are used to support business processes and for decision-making in companies and in public administration.
While computer science is essentially geared towards the development and programming of these systems, business informatics, for example, examines how these systems should be designed in order to be able to meet the requirements of various users in everyday business.Type of study: Full time Duration of study: 6 semesters Lecture language: German Graduation: Bachelor of Science ECTS: 180 next start of studies: each winter semester Application deadline: 07/15/2021
Business informatics as a key and cross-sectional disciplineThe computer science than modern science for display, storage, transmission and processing of information more and more sustainable impact on our lives, our work and leisure in recent decades than any other science. As a key discipline, it encompasses a wide range of tasks, such as the structuring of processes, the establishment of networks and the conception, development and implementation of hardware and software systems.
The business informatics builds on the knowledge of the computer science and connects them with the requirements of the economy, especially the business administration. It thus represents a classic cross-sectional discipline. In terms of content, the business informatics bachelor's degree essentially deals with information and communication systems that are used to support business processes and for decision-making in companies and in public administration. While computer science is essentially geared towards the development and programming of these systems, business informatics, for example, examines how these systems should be designed in order to be able to meet the requirements of various users in everyday business. Business informatics thus plays an important role as a consultant and mediator between the wishes of system users, who generally have little computer science knowledge, and the requirements of skilled programmers and system developers. Further contents of business informatics range from questions of economic system design, the management of implementation projects to the financing and marketing of hardware and software solutions. For these far-reaching, interdisciplinary tasks, both in-depth knowledge from the field of computer science and from the field of business are required.Course of studies for the business informatics bachelor's degreeThe distinguishing feature of the business informatics bachelor's degree at the Hochschule Schmalkalden Sciences is the imparting of well-founded methodological competence in core IT subjects, which includes extensive programming and training in common application systems such as SAP. Our students learn to develop software systems themselves and to adapt them to user requirements (customizing). In addition, we impart business knowledge, which includes an assessment of business processes according to economic aspects and techniques for decision-making. This wealth of experience at the interface between IT and business administration enables our graduates to make well-founded decisions in the context of the design, use and maintenance of information systems.Course content in the business informatics bachelor's degreeThe 6-semester bachelor's degree is structured in such a way that the students in the first two semesters of the business informatics bachelor's degree are taught the basics of computer science, mathematics and statistics and business administration. In the 3rd and 4th semester, selected areas of business informatics can be deepened and supplemented by further elective subjects, which can be deepened in the 4th semester by an elective module, depending on individual interests.
The 5th semester includes a practical phase that is completed in an external company. During the 15-week internship, our students already get an insight into professional practice in the business informatics bachelor's degree. The consistent practical orientation is an important plus point for university graduates, which is highly valued by employers. In the final 6th semester, additional subjects from the compulsory elective must be chosen and the bachelor's thesis must be written as a thesis.
Compulsory subjects business informatics bachelor's degree:mathematics
Introduction to Business Informatics
object oriented programing
Data structures and algorithms
Introduction to IT and business law
IT security and data protection
Key qualification presentation technique / social aspects
Introduction to scientific workYou can undertake the individual specialization of your business informatics bachelor's degree yourself by selecting three elective areas from the areas of corporate management, application systems, database systems, multimedia and communication systems and information management with a total of 30 ECTS points (10 ECTS points per area).
Elective areas for the individual specialization in the business informatics bachelor's degree:Specialization in corporate management
Specialization in application systems
Specialization in database systems
Multimedia and communication systems
Information managementfauxels / pexlesMaster's degree as a perspectiveCompared to the previous diploma course, which currently comprises 8 semesters at universities, a business informatics bachelor's degree leads to a first professional qualification after just 6 semesters. Concentration in terms of content and a conscious interplay of basic qualifying course content, technical specialization and the integration of practice-relevant issues mean that you are ready to start your career at the end of your Bachelor's degree. The compulsory internship in the business informatics bachelor's degree also makes it easier to start your career because you have already been able to experience certain fields of a profession up close.
A good bachelor's degree also allows for a postgraduate master’s degree. The “Applied Media Informatics” master’s course is designed to deepen scientific qualifications in the field of interactive multimedia services and applications and to expand them in relation to the thematic focuses of interest. Research-led study according to areas of interest is encouraged by a high degree of freedom of choice. Graduates of a master’s degree can then work as specialists in a wide variety of practical areas. The master's degree in "International Business and Economics" can also be pursued at the Faculty of Economics at our university. With a qualified master’s degree, they can also start a doctorate at a university and embark on an academic career.admission requirementsIf you want to take up a bachelor's degree in business informatics, you should have a general or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification and be interested in computer science and economic issues. In addition, it is advantageous if you enjoy designing and organizing practical problem solutions in an interdisciplinary work environment. In addition, you do not need any special prior knowledge or experience.Areas of employment in business informaticsAs a result of the high dynamics of technological developments in the information and communication sector and the resulting economic pressure to adapt, the fields of business informatics are constantly expanding. For our graduates of the business informatics bachelor's degree, who are trained in new technologies, economic methods and social techniques, this opens up a wide range of attractive career prospects in industry, trade, software houses, banks and insurance companies, in public administration, management consultancies and, last but not least, in research. The interdisciplinary business informatics course also opens up the opportunity to find employment in a core profession in computer science or business administration if you are interested and have the appropriate knowledge.
Some typical areas of application for business IT specialists are:Organization and IT consultant
IT project manager
IT marketing and sales manager