Study programme Business Information Systems

What is Business Information Systems?

Business Information Systems (known in German as Wirtschaftsinformatik) has interfaces to economics and informatics. Information technologies play a central role. Business Information Systems is more than the intersections with business, informatics and (information) technology.

The design of information systems that sustainably enhance a company's competitiveness is associated with considerable challenges. To counter these effectively, Business Information Systems develops concepts and methods that support the analysis, planning, design, implementation and management of efficient information and communication technology.

We do not only design IT systems and software to improve the efficiency and quality of processes in organizations. At the same time, the relevant activities, work processes and distribution of tasks must be critically analyzed and frequently reorganized.

What are the special advantages of the University Duisburg-Essen?

The University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the largest universities in Germany. Through a large number of professorships in our field, we can offers a large selection of specialisation opportunities. At the same time, our students enjoy a very good mentoring relationship.

We are internationally networked with a number of universities. Thus, there are also numerous opportunities for our students to gain experience abroad.

Through our cooperations, students also gain access to a number of non-university qualification opportunities (such as ERP4 students, business start-ups, and much more).

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of Business Information Systems can look forward to excellent career prospects and a wide range of possible jobs. Companies in all industries are looking for graduates, and this will not change in the foreseeable future. The wide range of qualifications enables Business Information Systems specialists to access attractive tasks and different career paths: In management consultancies, in IT management or in the controlling of large companies. This flexibility and the high demand offers excellent earning opportunities, as recent studies have shown. A growing number of our graduates set up their own start-ups, so they dare to start their own business immediately after completing their studies.

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Bachelor's Programme

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Master's Programme

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Trial lecture

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Information day for pupils

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