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.
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.
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.
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters (3 years)
ECTS credits: 180
Language of instruction: German, English
Language requirements: This program requires proof of proficiency in German on C1 level.
You must prove that you are very proficient in English.
You can find further details under section five, sentence 1d of the selection statutes (only available in German).
Program start: Fall semester (September)
School: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
Semester fee: €194.30 (further information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: €650
The bachelor’s program in Business Informatics teaches students the basic principles of business informatics, computerscience, 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 B.Sc. 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.
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. This enables it to give its students a solid foundation upon which they can start 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 B.Sc. 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)
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 investigate social and technological topics such as big data, industry 4.0, and machine learning.
The module catalog, which is only available in German, gives you an overview of the courses and their content.
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.
Doing an internship is optional. You can find a list of available internships in Germany and abroad on our website.
Admission to the degree programs at the University of Mannheim is not selective within the meaning of a tradional numerus clausus (NC). Instead, we take the following criteria into account in our selection process:
German language proficiency
If you are not a German citizen or do not have a German university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur or equivalent school leaving certificate), you must prove German language proficiency at C1 level.
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.