Bachelor of Science

Business Information Systems - Digital Business and eCommerce

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The world behind the "Buy now" button

Sorry, we're not training you to become a professional online shopper. Quite the opposite – with us you will get to know the world of digital business processes! We'll teach you how to set up web stores or develop new apps. Whether modelling or optimising, you'll become an expert in digital processes. You will also learn everything you need to know about traditional business information systems, i.e. business administration, databases, ERP systems such as SAP and software engineering.

  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Furtwangen
  • Faculty: Business Information Systems
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March), winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester), 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Theory, practice and more Both theory and practice are very important to us. You'll already be working on a business and software project during your studies and can apply the knowledge you've acquired. You'll learn how to present and formulate and can also improve your foreign languages!
  • We're there for you With us, support begins even before you start studying! Bridging courses make you fit for your studies. You can also borrow the necessary equipment from us. During your degree, experienced students will help you with tutorials, we offer coaching sessions and are always available.
  • We know what we're doing The Faculty of Business Information Systems has been at Furtwangen University for 50 years. You'll benefit from our experience in digitalisation. We're constantly developing our course content to prepare you for the topics that are currently in demand.
  • Get out of the lecture hall We want to give you as much practical experience as possible. This includes using our good contacts with companies to provide insights into business processes. That's why we go on excursions and offer a series of lectures with companies and on exciting topics.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

From the basics to specialist areas

The name says it all. During your foundation course, your first two semesters, we focus on the basics of business informatics. In the fourth semester, you will then spend six months in your practical semester immersed in the professional world in a company and apply what you have learned so far! After that, you will specialise further - you choose in which direction!

Not for non-voters

Electives allow you to tailor your studies to your interests. You can choose from topics such as eShop Design, Business Process Optimisation using Hyperautomation, Web Programming React or IT Security in Companies.

To our current list of electives

Subjects & learning outcomes

In the Study and Examination Regulations (SPO) you'll find a detailed description of all lectures (modules) and the qualification objectives. So you know exactly what to expect during your studies.

Download file:WIE SPO

Study with an income?

If you would like to earn money in a permanent job while you are still studying and want to gain a lot of practical experience, you should seek advice on the possibility of a trainee program. You'll find our contact addresses at the bottom of this page.

What's included

WIE Study and Examinations Regulations (SPO):

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Your career prospects

Your way up the career ladder

You can probably already guess the huge role that eCommerce plays in everyday social life. And the development continues! Accordingly, companies are urgently looking for specialists in this area. Your field of application? Huge. Everywhere.

Don't worry, over the course of your studies you'll discover which area you are most passionate about.

To help you successfully master the last step of your studies, we'll support you in writing your thesis, applying and starting your career in our "From thesis to successful career entry" course.

The portal wrote the following about us - "According to recruiters, the best UAS graduates in business informatics come from Furtwangen". And in Germany's largest university ranking (CHE), we are a TOP 10 player!

Faculty of Business Information Systems

At the Faculty of Business Information Systems we offer you two exciting subject areas in one – our degree programmes combine aspects of business administration with computer science – making our students sought-after experts in digitalisation and cutting-edge areas such as data science, artificial intelligence, mobility, robotics automation and sustainability.

Find out more about the Faculty of Business Information Systems (WI)

Furtwangen University is one of the strongest research universities in the country. We have a dedicated research focus on computer science.

Find out more about Internal link opens in the same window:current research projects in this area.


WIE Study and Examinations Regulations (SPO):

Information brochures:

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Questions about the exciting world of eCommerce and Co? We're happy to advise you!

Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr. Peter Mattheis
    Prof. Dr. Peter Mattheis Dean of Studies
    Business Information Systems - Digital Business & eCommerce (BSc)
  •  Annette Peuse-Rink
    Annette Peuse-Rink Member of academic staff