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Faculty of Business Management and Economics

Information Systems

Information Systems (M.Sc.)

The Master's degree programme in Information Systems is aimed at people who have already successfully completed a Bachelor's degree or at least an equivalent degree in Business Information Systems, Business Studies with a specialisation in Business Information Systems or Computer Science with a specialisation in a business subject and who wish to acquire advanced knowledge and all the necessary qualifications required for the planning, design and development of business information processing. The content of the programme is made up of business and economics, business informatics and computer science. The successful completion of the Master of Science in Information Systems qualifies students for attractive and responsible management positions in national and international companies. It also opens up the possibility of a doctorate.


Structure of the Master's programme Information Systems

The Master's degree programme in Information Systems consists of various elements, which are illustrated in the diagram above.

The mandatory courses consist of a module in Information Systems and a project seminar, which is carried out in the advanced study programme; ideally in the third semester. This allows you to apply the knowledge you have acquired during your studies to a project and work in a team with other students to realise practical business informatics tasks such as the development of an application in the form of a start-up or the comprehensive analysis of ERP systems.
The Fundamentals Informatik consists of a selection of computer science modules.
Within the Tracks, you specialise in two specific fields of study with different focuses. You can choose two specialisations from four different tracks.
You will also take a further seminar

At the end of the programme, 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.

Brief overview

  • Degree: Information Systems (M.Sc.)
  • Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
  • Language: German / English
  • Start: winter and summer semester
  • Application deadline: winter semester: 15 July, summer semester: 15 January of each year
  • 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. Further information in § 4 of the subject-specific provisions. Minimum subject matter competencies must be in place at the time of application. If you do not meet the minimum professional competencies, please contact the office of the Dean of Studies and we will check your options.
  • Basic structure: 120 ECTS credits are divided into the mandatory courses (20 ECTS), Fundamentals Informatik (20 ECTS), Tracks (40 ECTS) and seminar (10 ECTS) as well as the final area with the Master's thesis (30 ECTS).
  • 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.
  • Numerus clausus (NC): All suitable applicants with an average of 2.5 or better will be admitted. The current average at the time of application counts. There is no succession procedure.

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Miriam Sasse
Miriam Sasse
Master coordinator and subject advisor

Consultation hours: Tuesday, 9-11 a.m.
Building: New University / Room: 292
Phone: 0931 31-89968



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