Why study business informatics?
You learn to ensure digital transformation with suitable information and communication systems and to turn data into valuable knowledge. Companies need experts in the fields of business informatics, data management, business intelligence and data science. Whether it's about efficiently optimizing production, gaining knowledge from data sets or launching smart products on the market. As a business information scientist, you ensure that information technology provides valuable insights for the company and further develops digital business models. So if you want to apply IT and digital to the problems of tomorrow then business informatics is exactly the right program for you.
The study program in Germany combines a solid grounding in computer programming, complex information systems, mathematics, and statistics with business management. On the labour market Competences in Business informatics, which combine the requirements of business administration and information technology, are in demand more than ever.
Program facts and information
Bachelor of Science
- Degree: Bachelor of Science
- Standard period of study: 6 semester (7 semester with the Global Track)
- ECTS credits: 180 ECTS (6 semster)/210 ECTS (7 semester)
- Language requirements: English
- Campuses: Dortmund, Munich or Hamburg
- Program start: March (spring term) and September (fall term)
How can data be organized and used for innovation? In the information systems bachelor's degree program, you learn to combine knowledge from business administration with current trends in business informatics.
Modules such as Web Engineering, Computer Science, Programming and Business Information Systems are integrated with modules such as Business Administration, Marketing and Economics. Programming courses and hacking seminars to uncover security gaps, prepare you for the interfaces between IT and management in the company.
Master of Science
Business Intelligence & Data Science
- Degree: Master of Science
- Standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester thesis
- ECTS credits: 180 ECTS (6 semster)/210 ECTS (7 semester
- Language requirements: English
- Campuses: Dortmund, Munich or Hamburg
- Program start: September (fall term)
How can data be provided and analyzed within a company? What data processing techniques are available (e.g. SQL) and how can business models be planned and controlled by using data systems? Learn how to make sense of data with efficient queries, automations and intelligent analysis.
Develop optimization and planning techniques and learn to work with artificial intelligence and machine learning. In your studies, you will learn how to approach problems as a Data Scientist, and you will develop the ability to simplify complex circumstances and get on point. The analysis of information according to trends, patterns and forecasts for smart business decisions goes hand in hand with the trend of digitalization. You will earn all this in your Master Degree.
Digitalization, Industry 4.0, Cloud, Cyber Security, Data Security - there is a lot to do for the future. With the B.Sc. Information Systems at ISM, students lay the foundation for becoming a shaper of these topics. Well-founded training combined with practical exercises and a clear international profile optimally prepare students for the challenges of the future at the interface of business and IT.
Carl Stolze, Honorardozent
Your Career opportunities
In the area of business informatics, versatile occupational fields are emerging in the global economy in almost all industries in which IT systems and data are used. By combining the necessary application knowledge with the business consulting skills, business informatics specialists and graduates are becoming important drivers of change projects.
What jobs and functions do graduates perform?
- Data Consultant
- Big Data Engineering
- Data Scientist & Data Analyst/Chief Data Officer
- Project manager/Chief Information Office
- System architects in Management/System consultant
- Forecasting Consultants
- Machine Learning Engineers
- Process optimizer
- Business Information Scientist
- E-Business Manager/E-Commerce specialist
- IT-Management (IT-Consultants/IT-Strategy IT-coordinator)
Typical job tasks and activities
Your expertise is in demand in independent data-driven problem solutions in international consulting projects. You are the interface between business and IT experts and independently solve data-driven problems in international consulting projects. After graduating in business informatics, you will have the opportunity to work as a business informatics specialist, developer, product manager, IT-Consultant or in marketing, among other positions.
- Analyze, optimize and implement information and communication systems
- Analyze IT requirements taking customer needs
- Communicate with technical and non-technical professionals
- Present technical information in a way that is also understandable for non-technical personnel
- Evaluate and develop application software
- Holistic project management in the implementation of IT-heavy projects
- Identify, model and optimize business processes and workflows
- Developing innovations from data (Smart Data)
- Develop strategies and concepts for a data-driven corporate culture
Interview with Ashraf Elzoheri
Student Master of Science Business Intelligence & Data Science
What made you decide to study in Germany?
Quality of education, relative low cost of education compared to other countries, International theme of education and closeness to my home country (Egypt).
Why did you choose to study that course at ISM?
Very good students’ reviews available in internet, reasonable cost of education, I liked the selection criteria, Great history of ISM as a private University in Germany.
What do you like the best about ISM?
Practicality of programs, support received from ISM staff and instructors and few numbers of students in class.
What do you enjoy most about your experience?
Learning new knowledge which I like, learning new language and getting new friends and learning more about Germany and the German culture.
Study business informatics in Germany
Benefit from a high-quality educational system to help you advance in your career. At the private university in Germany, you do not need to fulfill an NC (numerus clausus). We get to know you and your motivation and skills in an admission process. The program is 100% in English and it is a face-to-face program on campus. The small learning groups allow direct exchange with professors and fellow students as well as practical partners from the business world. Insights into companies and lectures by CEOs as well as an integrated semester abroad broaden your experience.
For more tips and information on financing your studies and visas, please contact your student advisor.
What do you need to study business information systems?
You do not have to be a math genius to study business informatics. You should have a good basic understanding of mathematics and you do not have to be able to program right at the beginning of your studies. You will learn it during your studies. Organizational and communication skills are other good prerequisites.