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Master's Program in Business Informatics

Studying Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim is a unique experience, especially so since there is an entire school dedicated to business informatics and mathematics. The broad range of courses offered in English demonstrates the university’s international orientation. And if you study in Mannheim, you will also have classes in a baroque palace, something few other universities have. Being a master’s student here therefore fills me with a lot of pride.

Arnold Pernoca, master’s program in Business Informatics / Credit: Ye Fung Tchen
  • Program facts and information

    Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

    Standard period of study: 4 semesters (2 years)

    ECTS credits: approx. 120

    Language of instruction: English

    Language requirements: English; for further information see "Admission requirements and selection"

    Program start: Fall semester (September) and spring semester (February)
    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 master’s program in Business Informatics, which is taught in English, is interdisciplinary in nature. It combines aspects of Informatics with aspects of Business Administration, and provides you with the opportunity to explore the two areas further. The decision which area you would like to focus on more strongly is totally up to you.

    The master’s program places great emphasis on putting theoretical knowledge into practice, and we cooperate with renowned partners from the corporate world. An integral part of the program is the team project. Students work on it for one or two semesters, thereby acquiring expert knowledge in their field and developing social skills, such as project management and team work abilities.

    The program is concluded with a master’s thesis, which can be written in cooperation with a company.

  • Why study Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim?

    The number of students enrolled in this master's program is relatively small. Therefore, they benefit from a superb student-teacher ratio.

    The University of Mannheim is part of a global network. The university’s ties to more than 450 partner universities all over the world do not only impact life on campus, but also open numerous doors to those students who wish to go abroad.

    According to a survey carried out by the Wirtschaftswoche magazine, graduates of Business Informatics are very likely to find a good job. Many large companies, including SAP, BASF, or Siemens, are headquartered in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. The school itself is also very well connected with the corporate world. Students can benefit from these connections when looking for a job or when writing their master’s thesis.

  • Career opportunities

    Our graduates have excellent career prospects.

    IT experts are highly sought-after in the private sector. Depending on your interests, you can opt for different career paths:

    You can work in one of the core IT occupations, for example as a software developer, software architect, system engineer, or web developer. Other occupations combine IT with other fields, such as IT consultants, in-house consultants, IT project managers, and IT controllers. If you choose an IT-related profession, you will usually carry out data processing activities or use available software applications.

    Graduates of the master's program in Business Informatics hold positions in start-ups or established companies, for example SAP, Deutsche Bank, or Microsoft.

    They are also qualified to pursue a doctoral degree, paving the way for a career in academia.

  • Required interests and skills

    Students of Business Informatics should

    • be enthusiastic about IT and (among other things) like programming,
    • have a keen interest in economics and business administration,
    • like working in a team,
    • be capable of abstract thinking,
    • have a good level of English proficiency.
  • Program structure

    Module catalog
    The module catalog gives you an overview of the courses and their content.

    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. In the master's program in Business Informatics, studying abroad is optional.

    Completing an internship during the master's program is optional. If you would like to do a voluntary internship, the school will be in the best position to assist you with the organization thanks to its first-rate corporate connections.

  • 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

  • Doctorates

    Graduates of the master’s program in Business Informatics can pursue a doctorate at a chair or they can apply for a structured doctoral program. The program managers will be happy to provide you with information on your options.

    Doctoral programs and opportunities at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
    General information on doctoral studies at the University of Mannheim

  • Admission requirements and selection

    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!

    Admission requirements

    If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s degree, you may still apply for a master’s program as long as will provide a proof that you have obtained at least 130 ECTS credits.

    • Completion of a bachelor’s program in Business Economics, or a bachelor’s program in Economics, Business Administration or Informatics recognized as equivalent at a German or national higher education institution (also Berufsakademie), corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits or a regular period of study of at least three years
      • A program of study is recognized as equivalent if it includes at least 30 ECTS credits in the field of informatics, 30 ECTS credits in the field of business or business informatics and 18 ECTS credits in the field of mathematics or statistics. At least 8 ECTS credits in the field of informatics must have been completed in the field of programming.
    • Proof of proficiency in English (may be submitted by 15 August or 15 January, respectively)

    Selection criteria

    • The final grade or – for students still completing their degree – the grade average of the bachelor's program
    • Professional activities in commerce, informatics or similar fields, in particular outstanding achievements or qualifications relevant to the master’s program
    • Semester abroad

    Selection statutes
    Under “Admission requirements 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.

  • Application

    Application deadline
    The application deadline for fall semesters starts on 10 April and ends on 15 May.

    For spring semesters the application is possible from 15 October until 15 November.


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.
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