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Business Informatics, B.Sc.

Faculty of Computer Science

At the Interface between Business and IT

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The study of business informatics combines the advantages of the classic courses of study in business administration and computer science. As a business informatics specialist, you work at the interface between business administration and information/communication technology. For your job, you need both technical knowledge and business know-how. You plan and develop the business information and communication systems that improve the flow of a company's business processes or make them possible in the first place. From an IT point of view, you can perform administrative tasks such as payroll accounting, production control or customer relationship management (CRM). After completing your studies, you will be able to analyse practical tasks and prepare them in such a way that they can be processes by an information or communication system.


Fact Sheet Business Informatics

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Duration: 7 semesters (3.5 years)

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Course language: German (see language requirements)

Admission requirements: General university entrance qualification

Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of basic economic or scientific subjects is an advantage
  • Basic programming knowledge desirable

Postgraduate opportunities:

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student services fee per semester

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Career Prospects

Business IT specialists plan and develop operational information and communication systems that improve or enable the flow of business processes in organisations. For example, administrative tasks (e.g. payroll accounting), production control or customer care (CRM) are mapped in IT terms. Business IT specialists work at the interface between business administration and information/communication technology and must bring both technical knowledge and business know-how to their profession.

The development of software solutions begins for the business IT specialist with consulting and planning discussions with the client and a detailed analysis of the initial operational and organisational situation. On the basis of the information obtained in this way, the requirements for the IT system are compiled in a requirement specification and a target concept is drawn up. Depending on any existing information technologies, adjustments are made or a completely new system is introduced.

Business IT specialists are employed in companies in almost all sectors, authorities and institutions that use information technologies to handle their business processes. But they are also in great demand in companies that develop IT-supported information systems.

Related professions are computer scientist, business economist, business administration graduate, industrial engineer and business mathematician.

Occupational fields

    Analysis and conception of business processes as well as operational information and communication systems
    Development, adaptation and introduction of operational information and communication systems
    Performing management tasks for IT departments or IT companies and consulting companies

Study objective

The study of Business Informatics at the Technical University Deggendorf combines the advantages of the classical study courses Business Administration and Computer Science with special and modern business information topics. In addition, two further specifics will be of great benefit to students of business informatics.

On the one hand they receive the possibility of a study with deepened practice . Thus already during the study time closer contacts to business enterprises can be developed.

On the other hand they can profit from international university and restaurant contacts, which were attached to the THD. A good general education is expected from the preparatory school. The subjects German and Mathematics are particularly important in this area. The preliminary capacity of the Business Information Systems course is 68 students per year.

Because of the unique profile of the study course at South Bavarian universities, this offer of the Deggendorf University of Technology attracts lively interest beyond the region. The graduates will carry the academic title Bachelor Science (short form B.Sc.). The bachelor's degree proves a performance of 210 ECTS credit points. After the Bachelor study experienced computer scientists can study the economical informatics master course of studies at the university Deggendorf or another university.


Alumni Profile

Josef Seidl

2014 | Business Informatics

Josef Seidl reports about his studies in Deggendorf and the fulfillment of his big dream: The foundation of his own business.

Career Development

After I completed my Bachelor's degree in Business Informatics in Deggendorf, I was drawn to nearby Munich. I had a very specific goal in mind: to start my own company. I wanted to find out whether the vision of my own future really suited me - a kind of prototyping for my own career profile.

As usual with prototyping, I tried to find out as quickly as possible and at the same time with as little risk as possible. Parallel to the foundation of the company, I enrolled in the consecutive Business Informatics Master at the TU Munich. In the end, I even completed it with very good results, including an interim stay for my master's thesis at the renowned Stanford University in Silicon Valley. However, we liquidated the company after almost two years.

The end of the story? Although the company didn't work out, it was clear that nothing suits me better than entrepreneurship. Setbacks are the rule rather than the exception - I had to learn. Dealing with them is a personal challenge that makes your own life journey so varied and exciting.

After completing my master's degree, I therefore fully committed myself to self-employment and founded INNOSPOT GmbH, a company that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics to make the global start-up landscape transparent and accessible for companies. We scale innovation worldwide by bringing companies together with the best start-ups to jointly drive innovation and create positive value for our world. I have been doing this since 2017 as founder and CEO together with a team of 12 employees.

Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

My studies in Deggendorf were an incredibly defining time for me, during which I learned a lot about myself. Originally, it was a great dream - and many years before that a very distant dream - for me to be able to study in Deggendorf. During my time at BOS, I often strolled along the dam of the university and imagined how I would study here one day. The dream came true and opened doors for me that I hadn't even dared to dream of as a teenager.

During my studies I tried to absorb everything possible. I remember the educational and fantastic time in the student convent of the university, in the faculty council, in the board of directors of WI-Project e.V. and great evenings with fellow students in the Deggendorf nightlife. I especially remember the time during the flood of the century, when I founded the student aid organisation "Deggendorf tidies up" together with a fellow student. The students of the university made an extremely valuable contribution to the city and the people of Deggendorf.

I have very intense and positive memories of my semester abroad at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The time in liberal California changed my view on many things once again and, in addition to all the other activities during my studies, gave me the great confidence that I could make a difference in the world.

What advice would you give to today's students?

1: Do it! Far too many really intelligent people I have met along the way can imagine founding a company, but are still waiting for "the idea". My own experience with INNOSPOT: To realise your dreams as an entrepreneur you don't have to have "the idea". Much more important than the actual idea is the team with which you turn the idea into reality. That is why we have taken a completely new path in founding INNOSPOT: First the team, then the idea.

2: Reflect. Only when I have really done something and then reflect on it do I get a solid assessment of what I enjoy and whether I have (developed) a passion for it. Life is a large collection of experiments and just like in chemistry, many experiments go wrong, some succeed and some are groundbreaking. But I can only make these experiences if I try out as many things as possible - be it internships, student jobs, semesters abroad, starting my own business - and evaluate things honestly for me later. That is why I can only encourage everyone: Try out as much as possible during your studies. Use this unique playground to discover what really fulfills you without any risk for you. And always have fun doing so :) 

 

Subject Overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Bachelor's degree Business Informatics.

 

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Mathematics I 4 5
Programming I 4 5
Informatics 4 5
Operating Systems and Computer Networks 4 5
Basics Business Administration and Informatics 4 5
Technical English I 2 -
AWP 2 -
     
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Mathematics II 4 5
Software Engineering 4 5
Data Bases 4 5
Statistics I (descriptive) 2 -
Marketing 2 -
Production und Logistics 4 5
Accounting and Cost Accounting 4 5
     
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Technical English II 2 5
Academic Work 2 5
Statistics I (inductive) 2 5
Financing and Investment 2 5
Programming II 4 5
IT Management 4 5
Corporate Management / Controlling 4 5
Scientific Compulsory Elective I 4 5
     
4. Semester SWS ECTS
IT Law and IT Compliance 4 5
Data Visualisation 2 -
Data Management 2 5
Operations Research 4 5
Business Applications 4 5
E-Business and Internet Technologies 4 5
Information Security and Data Protection 4 5
     
5. Semester SWS ECTS
Internship - 30
Internship Accompanying Course (PLV) I 2 -
Internship Accompanying Course (PLV) II 2 -
     
6. Semester SWS ECTS
Statistics II and Machine Learning 4 5
Social Competence 4 5
Project Management 4 5
Artificial Intelligence 4 5
System Design 4 5
Scientific Compulsory Elective II 4 5
     
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Scientific Compulsory Elective III 4 5
Process Management 4 5
Programming Project 4 6
Ethics and Sustainability 2 2
     
Bachelor Thesis  - 12
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