Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study: 4 semesters (2 years)
ECTS credits: approx. 120
Language of instruction: English; some courses are taught in German
Foreign 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: €160.40 (more)
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-to-faculty 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.
Excellent career prospects
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.
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 you enroll in the program; it is not possible to provide proof of those requirements at a later date.
We take a variety of criteria into account in our selection process:
Foreign language requirements
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).
The application period for the fall semester is from March 15 to May 31. You can also start your program in the spring semester; the application period is from October 1 to November 15.
Admission to an advanced semester
If you want to apply for an advanced semester, please contact Ms. Dörr in the Admissions Office.