Details of programme

Business Information Systems specialists...

... what exactly do they do?

Business Information Systems specialists ...
Business Information Systems specialists

... what do they do exactly?

This "word cloud" opposite shows quite clearly the various facets of business information systems. Clearly the tasks are many and varied!

Let's get straight to the point:
no company, no administration today can solve business and administrative tasks efficiently and effectively without the use of modern information and communication systems.
Large volumes of data have to be analysed and operational processes digitalised. Analytical, creative, technical and communicative skills are particularly in demand here - the skills of business information systems specialists.

You are the link between the developers of these information systems and their users. You speak their language, and manage IT projects - no matter what industry you are working in.

How do you acquire these skills:
We bring structure to this cloud and give you know-how in the areas of computer science, business administration, organisation and soft skills in courses such as programming, databases, business process design, logistics and supply chain management, software engineering, business administration, economics and business intelligence.

Depending on your abilities and interests, you can choose your own focus during the advanced semesters based on specific topics in business information systems, e.g. Business Data Science or Digital Business & eCommerce.

Our offer: A Business Information Systems degree at Furtwangen University prepares you for exactly these many and varied tasks.


Do you want to gain as much workplace experience as possible while you are still at university? Are you still wondering how to finance your studies? Then the Internal link opens in the same window:HFU Cooperative Trainee programme could be right for you – because it can be combined with your degree programme.

Programme structure and goals

Learning outcomes

Programme objectives

The aim of Business Information Systems is to solve business and administrative problems in companies and organizations efficiently through the use of modern information and communications systems. Because these are used in every aspect of modern business, business information systems play an important role in helping companies and organizations to prepare themselves for the future and are central to competitive strategy planning.

Our 4 areas of specialization plus other electives allow students to customize their courses, enabling them to assemble a portfolio of specialist skills to prepare themselves for a future career in one of many diverse and exciting career pathways.

Business Information Systems is an interdisciplinary programme combining various aspects of business, organization, psychology and IT. The programme is human-oriented with analytical, planning, technical and communicative skills all playing an important role.

Learning outcomes - subject knowledge and skills

  • Fundamental theory and practice of business studies and computer science
  • Software technology and engineering of business applications
  • Logistics process management  
  • Set up of ERP systems
  • Business intelligence
  • Marketing or e-tourism

Learning outcomes - transferable skills

  • Ability to to formulate, present and discuss specialist topics and solutions to problems for colleagues in specialist areas and customers
  • Project management and teamworking skills
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills, scientific methods
  • Proficiency in English at Level 6 (see Language Center, Furtwangen University)

Learning outcomes - employability skills

  • Project management for the planning, development and introduction of business information and communications systems
  • Applications and process counselling
  • Management of business information and communications systems
  • Software development of business information systems
  • Entrepreneurial skills necessary to start own business in one of the above-mentioned areas


We offer a variety of electives. Click here to see the Internal link opens in the same window:electives for Business Information Systems.