The master's degree program in Information Systems is aimed at people who have already successfully completed a bachelor's degree or at least an equivalent degree program in business information systems, economics with a specialization in business information systems, or computer science with a specialization in an economics subject, and who wish to acquire advanced knowledge and all the necessary qualifications required for planning, designing, and developing operational information processing. The course content is composed of economics, business information systems, and computer science. The successful completion of the Master of Science in Information Systems qualifies students for attractive and responsible management positions at national and international companies. In addition, it also opens up the possibility of completing a doctorate.
- Degree: Information Systems (M.Sc.)
- Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
- Language: German / English
- Start: winter and summer semester
- Application deadline: winter semester: July 31st, summer semester: January 15th of each year
- Application: application portal (for SS2023: from the beginning of December 2022)
- Prerequisites: Proof of a Bachelor's degree or a degree recognized as equivalent with proven business information systems or computer science and business competencies as well as mathematics and statistics. Minimum subject matter competencies must be in place at the time of application. If you do not meet the minimum professional competencies, please contact us and we will check your options.
- Basic structure: 120 ECTS credits are divided into the compulsory area (25 ECTS - including project work with 15 ECTS), Fundamentals (10 ECTS), Tracks (40 ECTS) and Electives (15 ECTS) as well as the final area with the Master's thesis (30 ECTS).
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- Language requirements international students: Applicants who have not obtained the relevant first degree at a German-speaking institution are required to provide proof of sufficient German language skills. Please contact the International Office for further information.
The Master Business Informatics consists of different elements, which are illustrated in the following diagram.
Fundamentals describe the mandatory part of the modules that must be taken by all students of the Master in Business Information Systems.
Within the tracks, students specialize in two specific fields of study with different emphases. You can choose two specializations from five different tracks, each of which requires the completion of two modules and the writing of a seminar paper.
The electives allow you to choose from a wide range of topics within the master’s program offered by the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Würzburg.
In the project seminar, you will work in a team with other students on practical business information systems tasks such as developing an application in the form of a start-up or a comprehensive analysis of ERP systems.
At the end of your studies, you will write your master’s thesis, for which you can propose your own topics, cooperate with a company or work on topics provided by the chairs.
In addition to a relevant degree (Business Administration, Business Informatics, Computer Science or Business Mathematics), proof of the following competencies is required:
- Modules amounting to at least 20 ECTS credits in the fields of business informatics or computer science or modules amounting to at least 15 ECTS credits in the fields of business informatics or computer science, and at least 5 ECTS credits in the fields of mathematics or statistics.
- Modules amounting to at least 35 ECTS credits in the field of economics, in particular from the following core areas: Fundamentals of Business Administration (Introduction); External and Internal Accounting; Procurement, Production and Logistics; Investment and Financing; Market-Oriented Management, Innovation and Business Creation and Fundamentals of Economics (Introduction).
Modules worth at least 15 ECTS credits in mathematics, statistics and econometrics.
The application including proof of the above competencies must be submitted by July 15th if applying for the winter semester or by January 15th if applying for the following summer semester.
The final degree with binding proof of the final grade must be submitted by September 15th or March 15th. of a year in order to be admitted to the admission-restricted procedure for the following semester (please read the legal regulations in the subject-specific regulations).
Admission to the Master's program without the above competencies is not possible.
Apply via the online application portal of the university!
The 4-semester program is divided into individual modules. The modules have a total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). The ECTS points serve as an international measure of the associated work intensity (= workload). One study semester is estimated at 30 ECTS points - one ECTS point corresponds to a workload of 30 hours.
As a rule, the subject-specific regulations (FSB) that were in force when you began your studies apply to you. The subject-specific regulations (SFB), which are included in the appendix, contain all the modules that you can take in the course of your studies.
The module manual relevant to you is based on the study and examination regulations applicable to you (see FSB and SFB).
Some tips for creating your personal timetable can be found at the central student advisory service. As a rule, you do not need to register for the courses offered by the Faculty of Economic Sciences, but simply attend them. You can find more information on WueStudy or on the page of the chair to find out whether, for example, prior registration is necessary for additional courses.
All current information, e.g. on the assignment of theses and seminar papers, on additional offers and teaching assignments or on the inspection of exams, can be found in the WueCampus course "Wiwi-Studienberatung". You are automatically registered there for your course of study. You can also subscribe to additional news from the tab "Job and Career / External Events".
Business informatics specialists design business information systems. For a long time, the focus was on processes within the confines of the company. Today, the focus is on automating 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 their customers, requires people who can 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.
Fields of activity are for example:
- System analysis and application development
- IT controlling and project management
- Information management and data processing
Feel free to take a look at open job advertisements.