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Bachelor's Program in Business Informatics

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 B.Sc. and M.Sc. 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: 180

    Language of Instruction: German, some courses are taught in English

    Foreign Language Requirements: 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)
    Academic Calendar

    School: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics

    Semester Fee: €156.70 (more)
    Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
    Tuition fees for a second degree: €650

  • Program Overview

    The bachelor’s program in Business Informatics teaches students the basic principles of Business Informatics, Business Administration, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Students then choose to specialize in one of these 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.

  • Why Study Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim?

    International links: The School is partners with numerous international universities and has connections to leading software companies. This enables it to give its students a solid foundation upon which they can start their career.

    Small but mighty: 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.

    Flexibility after graduation: 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.

  • 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 investigate 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.

    Studying Abroad
    We recommend that our students spend a semester or year studying abroad. For advice, please contact Juliane Roth, the exchange coordinator at the School.

    Internships
    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.

  • 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

    We take the following criteria into account in our selection process:

    • 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,
    • relevant work experience and extracurricular activities.

    You can find the exact requirements for the program in the selection statutes, which are only available in German.

    Application
    You can apply between May 15 and July 15.

    Apply

    Aptitude Test
    Applicants are required to take an aptitude test, such as What shall I study? or the SIT orientation test, which are both only available in German. They must then submit proof that they have completed the test with their application.

    Admission to an Advanced Semester
    If you want to apply for an advanced semester, please contact Ms. Dörr in the Admissions Office.

Contact

Samuel Broscheit

Fachstudienberatung Wirtschaftsinformatik
Samuel Broscheit
Universität Mannheim
Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften
A5, 6
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment

 Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle

Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle
Universität Mannheim
Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle
L1,1
68131 Mannheim