Established degree programme

In the oldest degree programme of its kind at a German university (est. 1971), we train specialists who can use their sound knowledge of systems and software technology to analyse and optimise the flow of goods, money, information and business processes both within and between companies.

The programme, a combination of business administration, computer science and soft-skills training, is continually updated in line with the current market situation and our professional expertise.

Quick Information

Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Undergraduate / postgraduate degree undergraduate
Duration of programme 7 semesters (incl. 1 integrated internship)
Delivery full-time
Campus Furtwangen
Programme begin summer semester (March) and winter semester (October)
Application deadline(s) 15 January & 15 July
Restricted intake 10% of places are reserved for international students
Language of instruction German
Academic entry requirements university entrance qualification
Language requirements fluent German
Pre-sessional or foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements none
Tuition fees none
Programme accreditation ACQUIN accredited
Contact SDek-WIB@hs-furtwangen.de

Programme Structure

Areas of focus on the programme are:

  • Business intelligence: data evaluation for companies
  • Logistics process management: business processes for production and logistics companies
  • Software development for business applications
  • eTourism (a new and growing field): business information systems for the tourism industry

The areas of  business administration looked at include innovation management and business budgeting. In line with our international outlook, English and soft skills courses are also part of the curriculum and a semester abroad at one of our more than 100 partner universities provides international experience.

The programme structure is modular, with each module covering an area of business information systems, concluding with an exam in that area. Depending on the specific module, a mix of different instruction methods is used, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and projects. Work is often in small groups with a strong focus on project work. Two comprehensive projects undertaken in the sixth semester are an important part of the programme. Teams of students apply theory to practice to solve problems in real-world settings, in some cases in cooperation with external companies. One of the projects is business related, while the other focuses more on software-related issues. The two projects may also be combined.

Further Information in German

Please note that our Business Information Systems programme (Wirtschaftsinformatik) is taught entirely in German.

You will need excellent German skills in order to apply for the programme. If you have sufficient language skills, you can find more detailed information on the programme as well as details on how to apply on our German pages.

Contact Information

For more information about programme please contact: SDek-WIB(at)hs-furtwangen.de