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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: € 204,30 (further information)
    Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
    Tuition fees for a second degree: €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!

    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:

    • a total of 30 ECTS credits in informatics (8 of which must have been obtained in programming),
    • a total of 30 ECTS credits in economics/business administration or business informatics,
    • a total of 18 ECTS credits in mathematics or statistics.

    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:

    • (current) grade average achieved in your bachelor’s degree,
    • relevant work experience in the fields of business and commerce, informatics and computer science, or comparable areas,
    • period of study abroad.

    Language requirements
    You must be very proficient in English. We accept the following as proof of language proficiency:

    • continuous attendance of English classes throughout the German secondary school education with a minimum average of 7 points,
    • a university entrance qualification from a school with English as the language of instruction,
    • the successful completion of a program of study at a higher education institution with English as the language of instruction and examination,
    • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 500 points,

    Conditional admission
    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).

    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 1 April and ends on 15 May.

    For spring semesters the application is possible from 16 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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