Are you interested in the planning, design and development of business information processing?
Then the open admission Bachelor of Business Informatics at the University of Würzburg is just right for you!
The Bachelor's degree program in Business Information Systems combines the methodological fundamentals of...
... Business Administration
... and Business Informatics
Structure of the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Business Informatics at the University of Würzburg starting WS2023/24
The 6-semester program is divided into individual modules. The first two semesters are the foundation and orientation phase. You will learn methodical basics and acquire a basic knowledge of business and economics. In addition, you will gain a comprehensive insight into central business informatics issues and gain an impression of theoretical concepts that will occupy you in the further course of your studies.
The following ECTS points must be achieved in the orientation phase:
- 15 ECTS points after the examination periods over the compulsory courses of the first semester.
- 30 ECTS points, i.e. another 15 ECTS points, after the examination periods over the compulsory courses of the second semester.
All students must complete the compulsory modules amounting to 100 ECTS points.
In the area of compulsory elective modules, you can choose according to your own areas of interest, in which areas you would like to specialize. A total of 50 ECTS points must be completed here, 5 of which must be in a seminar in Business Information Systems or Computer Science. There is a fixed pool of elective modules that change every semester as well as changing additional offers, e.g. from lecturers. In addition, the acquisition of general and subject-specific key qualifications to the extent of 20 ECTS points, such as courses on language and regional studies or the holding of tutorials.
The fifth or sixth semester is particularly suitable for a stay abroad, for which the faculty and the International Office maintain a variety of exchange programs.
In the last semester, a written thesis must be completed. The thesis covers a processing period of 8 weeks.
Basic and Orientation Examination (GOP)
At the end of the first semester, the student has to pass 20 ECTS credits from the modules assigned to the first semester. If this requirement is not met, the GOP is failed for the first time and can be repeated once by the examinee acquiring the missing ECTS points from the aforementioned modules at the next possible examination date, usually at the beginning of the following semester. If this requirement is also not met, the GOP is definitively failed, resulting in a final failure of the Bachelor's degree program in Business Informatics.
Further Control Examination (WKP)
The student has to pass 50 ECTS points from the modules assigned to the first and second subject semester by the end of the second subject semester. If this requirement is not met, the WKP is failed for the first time and can be repeated once by the examinee acquiring the missing ECTS points from the aforementioned modules at the next possible examination date, usually at the beginning of the following semester, and proving this to the examination office. If this requirement is also not met, the Further Control Examination is definitively not passed, which leads to a final failure of the Bachelor's degree program in Business Informatics.
By combining courses from the Faculty of Business Management and Economics and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, this interdisciplinary program was created to be just right for IT-savvy business graduates.
You can flexibly choose your courses from the different areas, allowing you to either specialize in one area early on or look into many different areas and find out what you really enjoy.
Professional life: After graduation, there are a variety of opportunities and fields of work that you can follow up your Bachelor of Business Informatics at the University of Würzburg with.
What are possible career fields and employers after graduation?
- Software planning and development
- Organizational and consulting tasks
Business informatics specialists design business information systems. For a long time, the focus was on processes within the boundaries of the company. Today, the focus is on the automation of inter-company cooperation: data exchange with customers and suppliers, project-related, dynamic networks between different companies and much more.
Electronic commerce, understood as a generic term for any form of electronic business transaction between companies and to their customers, requires people who combine business knowledge and social competence with technical skills for implementation. The subject Business Informatics imparts exactly this combination of knowledge from the sub-disciplines Business Administration, Economics and Computer Science.
Some possible fields of activity are shown by our graduates:
The successful completion of the Bachelor's degree in Business Informatics also qualifies you in particular for the following Master's degree programs at the Faculty of Business Management and Economics at JMU Würzburg:
Prerequisites: Admission requirement for the study program is a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, FOS/BOS 13), no aptitude test.
Admission: the study program is open admission without a minimum grade point average, from ~ July 20th, 2023 you can easily enroll online
Enrollment: enrollment will be handled completely online (possible from mid-July)
Study and examination regulations
As a rule, the subject-specific regulations (FSB) that were in force when you started your studies apply to you. The subject-specific regulations (SFB), which are included in the appendix, contain all the modules that you can take during your studies.
General Study and Examination Regulations (ASPO)
Subject-specific regulations for the ASPO with the degree BACHELOR (FSB)
Supplementary regulations for the pool of general key qualifications (ASQ pool)
Module descriptions and module handbooks
The module handbook relevant to you is based on the study and examination regulations applicable to you (see FSB and SFB).
The module examinations in the compulsory subjects of the Faculty of Business Management and Economics take place twice a year for each course. You have the possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester in which you attended the course or at the beginning of the following semester.
The module examinations for elective subjects and key qualifications can usually be taken at the end of each semester.
Studying abroad is not only a good opportunity to get to know the people, culture and language of another country - it is also very valuable for the academic education as well as for the personal development of the students.
Studying at a foreign university is therefore actively encouraged by the Faculty of Business Management and Economics. For example, students receive support through:
- an information event at the beginning of each semester
- a dedicated contact person at the faculty for study abroad: Michaela Briglmeir
- individual advice in the search for a suitable partner university
- tips for finding an apartment
Best of all: after prior consultation and review, many courses taken abroad can be recognized within the Bachelor of Business Informatics.
You can find more information about studying abroad on the International page.
You'll find further testimonials from our students about their stay abroad on our Instagram channel. Have a look!
In addition to economics content, computer science-specific content also forms the foundation of the Business Information Systems degree program. The goal is to prepare students in the best possible way for future changes. Current studies show that graduates of business informatics are in demand on the job market, so that entry into numerous professional fields is possible.
Take the interest test at the University of Würzburg and find out!
The subject is open admission, i.e. anyone can enroll in the program regardless of their Abitur grade. In the first two semesters, students must show whether they are up to the demanding course of study. Those who are sure - "Business, that's my thing." - their performance at school will not stand in their way.
If you want to get involved besides your studies, the student organizations such as the student initiative ADF WiWi e.V., the student council, AISEC or the student stock exchange forum as well as working as a student assistant or tutor offer you the opportunity to actively participate in a lively campus.
The successful completion of the Bachelor's program in Business and Economics qualifies you in particular for the following Master's programs at JMU Würzburg: