Details of programme

CHE Ranking 2017/2018

TOP PLACES

In the Germany-wide CHE Ranking of 2017/2018 the two bachelor programmes offered by the Faculty of Business Information Systems, Business Information Systems (WIB) and Business Networking (WNB) were given top rankings (green) in all of the following categories:

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What can you expect on the Business Information Systems programme?

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.

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 to prepare themselves for the future and are central to competitive strategy planning.

Our 4 areas of focus plus other electives allow you to customize your course, enabling you to assemble a portfolio of specialist skills to prepare yourself for your future career in one of many diverse and exciting career pathways.

Programme content

We have been offering the Business Information Systems programme for over 40 years - and during this time it has been constantly developed further. The programme offers a successful mix of business, computer science and soft skills. As Business Information Systems is becoming ever more international in outlook, some courses are also taught in English (part of the Business Communication course which also includes soft skills). Business areas such as innovation management and business finance planning are also part of the curriculum.

The two large projects in the 6th semester are an important part of the programme. Teams of students apply their theorical know-how to the solution of a related, large-scale realistic problem, partially in cooperation with companies.

Programme structure

Programme structure

Programme structure WIB ------- Foundation Studies ------- Introduction to Business Information Systems, Business Studies, Programming, Databanks, Mathematics and Statistics, Financial Accounting and Controlling, Business Process Design, System and Network Architectures, Rhetoric, Presentation and Moderation Skills, English, Integrated Standard Software, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Software Engineering, Formal methods and Data Structures, Internet Workung ------- Internship semester ------- Advanced Studies ------- Economics, Business Intelligence, Distributed and Mobile Systems, IT Management, Business Project, Elective Modules, Optional Semester Abroad, Bachelor's Thesis, Oral Exam -------

New programme structure from winter semester 2016/2017 on

Areas of specialization in advanced study period

Areas of specialization

It is possible to specialize in the following areas in the 4th and 6th taught semesters:

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

Electives

  • Business professional skills 3 ECTS (Jäger)
  • Digitalization in Germany 3 ECTS (Ernst + Hecht)
  • Energy industry 3 ECTS (Heindl)
  • Event management 2 2 SWS (Kolb)
  • Green belt - a practical introduction to SixSigma 3 ECTS (Issle + Mauderer)
  • Innovations which change the world 3 ECTS (Heindl)
  • Innovation management 3 ECTS (Stefanova)
  • Interactive web design with TYPO3 (Brotz-Gora)
  • IT project management: real time simulation 6 ECTS (Born)
  • Methods and tools for data analysis 6 ECTS (Ziekow)
  • Mobility in rural universities (Baier)
  • Corporate finance 6 ECTS (Betz)