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Bachelor's Program in Business Informatics

For me, the bachelor's program in Business Informatics constitutes a successful combination of Business Administration and Computer Science, which could hardly be more in line with current demands. I chose this program to seek the best possible preparation for my future professional career and with one goal in mind: to do my part in promoting digitalization. The fact that the University of Mannheim is one of Germany's best universities makes studying here very appealing. In addition, as a competitive athlete, I have access to extensive support granted in the framework of the Elite Student Athletes Scholarship Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, which helps me perform better at university while practicing top-class sports.

Serafin Schefold, student of the bachelor's program in Business Informatics (world champion in artistic cycling) / Credit: Daniela Haupt

Nowadays, no business transaction can be concluded without large amounts of data and information being involved. Using computer software to handle this data efficiently and having a machine perform the task autonomously is fascinating to me. The degree program stands out from others because it equips you with skills that have a diverse scope of application. This variety makes for an exciting study experience.

Philipp Ulm, student of the bachelor's program in Business Informatics / Credit: Leonie Kopetzki

I really liked how the program combined Computer Science, Business Administration and Business Informatics with a wide range of soft skills seminars. That exact combination is required in my current job as an IT consultant. The key competences, presentation techniques and rhetoric, are also very useful in my daily work.

Rusen Gül, graduate of the bachelor's and the master's program in Business Informatics / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica
  • Program facts and information

    Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

    Standard period of study: 6 semesters (= 3 years)

    ECTS credits: at least 180

    Language of instruction: German, English

    Language requirements: You must prove that you are very proficient in English. For more details, please see the selection statutes.
    If you are not a German citizen or do not have a German university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent school leaving certificate), you must prove German language proficiency at C1 level.

    Program start: Fall semester (September)
    Academic calendar

    School: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics

    Semester fee: EUR 204.30 (more information)
    Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: EUR 1,500
    Tuition fees for a second degree: EUR 650

  • Program overview

    The bachelor’s program in Business Informatics teaches students the basic principles of business informatics, computer  science, business administration, and mathematics. Special emphasis is placed on computer science skills. Exercise courses, seminars and programming courses give students the chance to extend and apply their theoretical knowledge in practice.

    Students then choose to specialize in one of the disciplines in the fifth and sixth semesters. The interdisciplinary structure of the bachelor's program in Business Informatics, its practical orientation, and the inclusion of soft skills seminars mean that graduates of the program are sought-after on the national and international labor markets.

  • Why study Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim?

    Thanks to the interdisciplinary cooperation with the Business School, which is among the leading of its kind in Europe, the program is characterized by an ideal combination of computer science and business administration. For students, this has the advantage that they acquire skills in both disciplines at the highest international level. The school is also partners with numerous international universities and has connections to leading companies and up-and-coming startups. It is able to provide its students with a solid foundation for starting their career.

    The compact size of the program means that students are guaranteed personal support. The professors at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics are the best in their fields both in Germany and abroad.

    Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics can go down a variety of routes. For example, you can pursue a master’s in Business Administration, Informatics, or Business Informatics.

    Program flyer (in German)

  • Career opportunities

    Graduates of the program have excellent career prospects. Thanks to their IT skills and their knowledge of the sector, they usually take on positions at companies that involve working with managers and the IT department.

    Our graduates work at start-ups, medium-sized companies, and at large organizations such as SAP, BASF, Microsoft, and Deutsche Bank. You can become a software developer, web developer, IT consultant or IT project manager.

    Graduates who pursue an academic career analyze social and technological topics such as big data, industry 4.0, and machine learning.

  • Required interests and skills

    Students of Business Informatics should

    • like IT (but you don’t need to have any prior knowledge in this area),
    • find logical and abstract thinking fun,
    • be interested in economics, business administration and programming,
    • like working in a team,
    • be good at English.
  • Program structure

    Module catalog
    The module catalog, which is only available in German, gives you an overview of the courses and their content.

    Degree plan
    When it comes to planning your degree, note that the bachelor's program has a predetermined structure. The degree plan gives you an overview of when you should ideally plan to take your different courses. However, you are not obliged to keep to this order.

    Studying abroad

    The University of Mannheim is partners with 450 universities around the world. In collaboration with the International Office, the school can help you plan a period of study abroad. We recommend that our students spend a semester or year studying abroad.

    Doing an internship is optional. You can find a list of available internships in Germany and abroad on our website.

    Sample course schedule
    This is how your course schedule for the first semester could look like.

  • Continuing Education

    Certificate programs
    Strengthen your potential, deepen your knowledge, find solutions for challenges we will face tomorrow – there are many good reasons to think outside the box, get to know and try out new things even during your studies.

    At the University of Mannheim, you can do this in the “Studium Oecologicum” which focuses on sustainability. In our certificate program, you will acquire interdisciplinary expert knowledge which can help you to act ethically and to make holistic decisions.

    Continuing education services in academics

    Language courses
    Making language learning easier: No matter if you want to learn Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish or Norwegian, take the Graduate Record Examination Test (GRE), The European Language Certificates (telc) or the TOEFL test – each semester, the University of Mannheim offers language courses and language certificates in more than 16 languages for students and non-university members, online and on campus!

    Language courses at the University of Mannheim

    Studium Generale
    Are you interested in IT or communication trainings or theater, music, or drawing courses? Studium Generale has a vast range of courses available to all.

    Current Studium Generale program

  • Further study

    The following degree programs are partly or fully available in English:

    Master’s program in Business Informatics (M.Sc.)

    Mannheim Master in Data Science (M.Sc.) 

    Mannheim Master in Management (M.Sc.) (at least 36 ECTS credits in Business Administration are required) 

  • Application and selection

    At the University of Mannheim, a traditional numerus clausus (within the meaning of a minimum grade required for admission) does not exist. In our selection process, we take numerous criteria into account. For more details, please check the selection statutes (see below). Be bold! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

    In our selection process for the Bachelor's Program in Business Informatics, we take the following criteria into account:

    • the grade average achieved in your university entrance qualification,
    • the grades achieved in German, Mathematics (double weighting), your best foreign language, and either your best scientific subject or informatics. If informatics is counted as best scientific subject, it cannot be additionally recognized. The best combination for you will be chosen automatically.
    • solid knowledge of English
    • relevant work experience and extracurricular activities.

    German language proficiency
    If you are not a German citizen or do not have a German university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent school leaving certificate), you must prove German language proficiency at C1 level.

    Selection statutes
    Under “Application and selection” we have compiled the most important selection criteria of the program for you. For more detailed explanations of the selection process and the legally binding requirements of the degree program, please refer to the selection statutes.

    If the program of study is currently not selective, you will receive a study place if you fulfill all admission requirements and apply in due time and form.


    • The application deadline for our bachelor's programs for the fall semesters starts on 1 June and ends on 15 July.


Lisa Wessa, M.A.

Lisa Wessa, M.A.

Program Manager B.Sc. Business Mathematics, B.Sc. Business Informatics, Mannheim Master in Data Science
University of Mannheim
School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
B 6, 26
Gebäudeteil B – Room B1.04
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
You can reach me Mondays 11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. via phone or via E-Mail. Online-Appointments are possible.
Student Advisory for the Business Informatics Degree Program

Student Advisory for the Business Informatics Degree Program

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