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)
School: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
Semester fee: € 204,30 (further information)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: €650
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Applicants need to have a bachelor’s degree in Business Informatics to be admitted to the master’s program in Business Informatics. A degree in a different field is sufficient if it is recognized as equivalent by the admissions committee. The following requirements must be met:
You must fulfill these requirements by the time of the first examination registration. The University of Mannheim does not offer preparatory courses to get the ECTS credits to meet the admission requirements.
We take a variety of criteria into account in our selection process:
You must be very proficient in English. We accept the following as proof of language proficiency:
If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s program by the application deadline, you may still be admitted to the master’s program as long as you provide proof that you have obtained at least 130 ECTS credits. In this case, your admission to the program is subject to receipt of your degree certificate by a specified point in time (refer to 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.
The application deadline for fall semesters starts on 1 April and ends on 15 May.
For spring semesters the application is possible from 16 October until 15 November.
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