Hey, I’m Jan, the program ambassador for the bachelor’s program in Business Informatics. I started studying in the fall semester 2019 and I’m also a member of the departmental student committee. If you have any questions about the program at the University of Mannheim you’re welcome to contact me!
The program in Business Informatics provides you with broad and fundamental knowledge of informatics, economics, and mathematics. It focuses on the field of informatics, though. You will first learn the theories and then apply them during hands-on programming classes and seminars. Later in the program you also get the opportunity to specialize in the areas you like most.
I decided to enroll in the program because I’ve always enjoyed working with computers. Studying pure informatics would have been too much, though. The economic courses complement the program in Business Informatics well and provide you with excellent career opportunities.
Why study Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim? The University of Mannheim has a very good reputation for the area of Business Informatics, and offers many other advantages. For example, you can get involved in student organizations, the departmental student committee, or in political groups, thereby gaining practical experience. In addition, the university has close ties to different companies, and provides you with the opportunity to do internships during your studies and get a job at these companies after completing the program.
Thanks to the several student organizations, there are always various interesting scientific presentations and workshops on economic topics and informatics. If you’re interested in sports, you’ll benefit from the variety of sports offered at the Institute of Sports. Mannheim is an attractive city for students, not only for its university but also for its many museums, theaters, bars, and clubs, which provide you with a great balance to your daily studies.
In the end, these advantages made me want to start my studies at the University of Mannheim. The university’s collaboration with companies and the opportunities students have to do voluntary work, in particular, were decisive factors. As a member of the departmental student committee, I was able to organize talks of companies such as SAP and KPMG in my first semester already.
Once you have successfully graduated, you are confronted with the question of what to do next. Should you continue your studies or start your career? The bachelor's degree in Business Informatics opens all doors for you.
The University of Mannheim’s master's program in Business Informatics is the perfect program for students who would like to expand their knowledge of business informatics. But you also have the option of studying another master’s program, the Mannheim Master in Data Science program, for example. With a master's degree you can either start your career or pursue a doctorate. You can do the latter at the University of Mannheim, of course.
If you don’t want to do a master’s program, you are already well prepared for the professional world with a bachelor's degree in Business Informatics. There is a high demand for graduates of the University of Mannheim in various fields. Consulting or IT are but two interesting sectors. With a degree from the University of Mannheim you hold all qualifications needed to find a worthwhile job.
Only nerds study Business Informatics? People generally associate informatics with nerds who never leave their room. Reality looks different, though. Most people I met here are very nice and communicative, and have many different interests and backgrounds. My peers don’t just stare at their computers all alone, but are usually very funny and enjoy going out.
So there’s no need to worry about meeting new people. Business Informatics is for everyone!
Would you like to learn more about the program in Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim?
Then have a look at the program descriptions: