|Degree awarded||Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)|
|Duration and credits||6 semesters; 180 ECTS credits|
|Starts in||October (winter semester)|
|Language of instruction||German|
Information technology has never been more important for organisations than today – and not only because they need to be able to process ever growing volumes of increasingly complex information. Reliable, high-performance IT is crucial for companies who wish to maintain their competitive edge, while the increasing relevance of data for digital business models requires rigorous knowledge of business administration and computer science. The B.Sc. Information Systems programme, designed to be interdisciplinary, provides thorough training in both subject areas. Studying this programme you will learn how modern information and communication systems are designed and used in a business context. You will also acquire methodological knowledge in the areas of data analysis, processes optimisation, digital business model design and IT management. On top of that, you will learn to work confidently with a wide variety of media and develop communication and presentation skills.
The School of Business, Economics and Information Systems also offers the research-oriented M.Sc. Information Systems degree, which builds on the knowledge gained in this degree programme. When studying this degree programme, you will have the option of completing an English-taught double master's programme in Digital Enterprise Management (DEMA) at the University of Turku, Finland.
- Top ranking result for the degree programme Information Systems in the categories Study situation, Courses offered, Tutoring, Support and Duration of studies (CHE Ranking, ZEIT-Studienführer 2017/18)
- Methods-oriented training with a focus on questions and challenges of practical relevance
- Students can set their own individual study focus by choosing from a total of eight specialisation areas
- International outlook: study abroad for a semester, e.g. at one of the University's worldwide partner universities
- This degree gives you access to related master's programmes
When you graduate from this degree programme, there are many possible career paths open to you, e.g. in private-sector companies, public administrative bodies or non-profit organisations. You will be able to work in the fields of information and data management, systems development or electronic commerce, where you will typically liaise with IT experts, executive management and customers. Your area of work may also include business-process planning, redesign and optimisation; knowledge management; system integration as well as the strategic use of IT for competitive advantage.
The programme covers the following areas:
You will study introductory modules related to information systems, business administration and economics. You will also complete the project seminar Team-oriented Software Development.
Compulsory information systems elective modules
You will choose four elective modules from the areas of IT management, enterprise resource planning systems (ERP systems) and software development.
You will, moreover, be given a choice of additional modules from the following focus areas:
1) Internet Business
2) Data and Knowledge Management
4) Accounting, Finance, and Taxation
5) Management, Innovation and Marketing
7) IT Law
8) Computer Science & Mathematics
9) General Studies
Elective modules (foreign languages and key competencies)
You will choose one foreign language to study from the offering of the Language Centre. The subject-specific language programmes allow you to develop language skills, technical vocabulary and gain fundamental knowledge of the economic system in the relevant region of your chosen language. You will also complete at least one course offered by the Centre for Careers and Competencies.
In addition, all students take part in an information systems seminar. A written bachelor's dissertation completes your degree programme.
You will need German language skills at level B2 CEFR or higher to study this degree programme, as that is the main language of instruction for this programme. Therefore, you will have to provide a recognised German language certificate such as DSH-1 or TestDaF 3×4 with your application, unless German was the language of instruction for your secondary school education (e.g. Abitur at a German international school).
The University of Passau has set up a German language teaching unit, German Courses Passau, which offers a selection of preparatory language programmes tailored to the needs of international students. These range from summer courses to a full academic year and cater to learners of all levels.