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Details of programme

Faculty mission statement: "We provide the know-how and key qualifications required for digital business and computer and data science in the 21st century." Our professors have the extensive management and research experience necessary for work-related teaching.

Programme structure & content

Programme structure & content
Programme structure & content

Programme structure & content

The International Business Information Systems bachelor's degree programme at Furtwangen University is designed to take 7 semesters (3½ years).

Each 6-month semester consists of lectures and a three-week exam period followed by a break of several weeks. The teaching language is English. German language courses at the University are available at no extra charge.

In the first three semesters students take foundation courses and learn the fundamentals of business management and computer science.


In the 4th semester they gain practical experience in a paid internship — 6 months in a company to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills learned.

In the final three semesters students take advanced courses. Five elective courses may be chosen to acquire deeper knowledge of special subjects of individual interest. Electives can be taken, for example, in marketing, data analytics or logistics. Elective courses may be also taken at a partner university abroad.

The study programme is completed in the 7th semester with the bachelor's thesis. The thesis is dedicated to research in a topic of the student‘s special interest. The bachelor's thesis may be carried out in cooperation with a company to develop a solution for a real-life task. A successful thesis carried out in cooperation with a company at the end of a study programme is an advantage for our students, as it might be easier to gain full-time employment in the company afterwards.

Study environment

Content

The Bachelor of International Business Information Systems (Bachelor of Science = B.Sc.) is designed for bright, curious and highly motivated students who wish to gain core knowledge of digital business and computer science in order to benefit from excellent job perspectives worldwide.

Professional know-how with an academic approach and work-related learning, small classes and a supportive teaching staff with an interactive teaching style based on case studies and project work, as well as a curriculum with a strong methodological focus, all provide an outstanding learning environment where students can develop their analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.

Teaching language: English
The study programme takes 7 semesters (3½ years).

  • In the foundation courses of the first three semesters, students are taught the fundamentals of business management and computer science.
  • Practical, workplace learning is the focus of the 4th semester. The paid, 6-month company internship enables students to gain experience while putting theory into practice.
  • The advanced courses of the final three semesters require students to take five electives, deepening their knowledge in areas of special interest. Electives can be taken, for example, in marketing, e-commerce, data analytics or logistics.
  • Electives can also be taken at a partner university abroad.
  • The bachelor‘s thesis, written in the 7th semester, is dedicated to research in an area of special interest to the student. The bachelor‘s thesis can be carried out in cooperation with a company in order to develop a solution for a real-life problem.

Electives

Students may choose five elective courses by their individual interest or talent to archive a deeper knowledge may be chosen to achieve deeper knowledge. For example:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Supply Chain Management
  • Web Programming
  • Search Engines and Information Retrieval
  • Corporate Finance
  • Innovation Management
  • IT Architectures and IT Management
  • SAP ERP Customization TERP10 Certificate

Various elective courses may be also taken in English at a partner university abroad. The Faculty of Business Information Systems cooperates with more than 25 Universities worldwide, such as:

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - Korea
  • University of Economics, Prague – Czech Republic
  • Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro - Brasil