Business Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)

Due to an increasing spread of IT, the interaction of people and information systems becomes more and more important for our society. Having graduated in the bachelor's programme Business Information Systems, our students will be able to solve complex issues regarding operational information processing and supply.

Business informatics is the crucial link between modern information and communication technology and their efficient use in businesses. 

Today and in the future, our graduates look forward to various tasks in different specialist and management areas of businesses. Our comprehensive academic education provides skills to solve problems and to quickly familiarize with the numerous application areas of business informatics, comprehensive basic knowledge as well as interdisciplinary methodological and social skills.

What our students say

Justin S., 4th semester, Business Information Systems bachelor’s student

Studying at FHWS is fun. The lecturers are highly competent in their respective fields of activity and during their courses they show real interest in the students. With interesting seminars, some of them take place abroad, FHWS offers many opportunities to gather some international experience.


Overview

  • Full-time studies for seven semesters in German with numerous optional modules in German and English.
  • There are about 100 places per year available. Selection is made by numerus clausus, a procedure for programmes with restricted admissions.
  • During the programme, a total of 210 ECTS credits must be achieved.
  • FHWS location: Sanderheinrichsleitenweg 20 in Würzburg 
  • Studies start in the winter semester each year, i.e. on 1 October.
  • Academic degree Bachelor of Science

International activities

  1. One core module to improve one’s English skills.
  2. Offer of field trips abroad.
  3. Students can go to a partner university to study abroad during their 6th semester.
  4. From the 6th semester, students can take modules taught in English, for example during the International Week.

Requirements

In order to be able to take up studies in Business Information Systems, the following is required:

  • general higher education qualification
  • subject-specific higher education entrance qualification
  • an entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or
  • an entrance qualification for a bachelor's programme at universities of applied sciences that is being recognised by law or the public authority responsible as being equal to the ones mentioned above.

For more information, please refer to the Department of Student Affairs (HSST).

Your contact there is
Mr Sebastian von der Weide
phone 0931 3511-6139
e-mail sebastian.vdweide[at]fhws.de

For more information about an application, please refer to the website of FHWS.

Application

Each year, the application for the next possible start date of the bachelor’s programme in Business Information Systems in the winter semester (starts on 1 October) is from 1 May to 15 July. The application procedure takes place exclusively online.

Programme structure

  • During the first four semesters of a bachelor’s programme, you will learn the basics of the discipline. This includes courses in core areas such as computer science, mathematics, business informatics and business studies.
  • The 5th semester is dedicated to the mandatory internship.
  • For your 6th and 7th semester, you can select an area of specialisation where you then have to complete a specialisation seminar as well as two specialisation modules.Opens internal link in current window
  • During the 6th semester you will complete a comprehensive project, the so called research project.
  • You will conclude your studies by writing a bachelor’s thesis.Opens internal link in current window
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Topical overview of contents during studies in the bachelor's programme Business Information Systems

Possible specialisations

Before starting your 6th semester, you can select your area of specialisation where you than have to take three modules. By specialising, you can set a certain focus within your bachelor’s studies. A specialisation module earns 15 ECTS credits and consists of a seminar and two more core modules which are described in the study plan.

In the Computer Science programme, you can choose from the following areas of specialisation:

Questions?

The programme advisor is responsible for advising prospective and current students on programme-specific matters and covers a broad spectrum:

Contact: Prof. Dr. Eva Wedlich

FAQs

Application & Admission

What is the enrolment procedure?

Please follow the link for information about the application procedure for the E-Commerce bachelor’s programme.

What is the numerus clausus for Business Information Systems?

3.3

Do I need a finished vocational training in order to study?

In order to be able to take up studies in E-Commerce, the following is required:

  • general higher education qualification
  • subject-specific higher education entrance qualification
  • an entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or
  • an entrance qualification for a bachelor's programme at universities of applied sciences that is being recognised by law or the public authority responsible as being equal to the ones mentioned above.
Do you expect practical experience when I start studying?

We do not expect any existing practical experience.  

Questions on the start of studies

Who is my contact for questions about studying Business Information Systems Science?

 

The programme advisor is responsible for advising prospective and current students on programme-specific matters and covers a broad spectrum:

Contact: Prof. Dr. Eva Wedlich

 

How much is the semester ticket for public transport?

For more information, please visit the Studentenwerk’s page on the semester ticket

Are there car parks at FHWS?

There is a car park for about 250 vehicles below the building. It is closed with a barrier. If this barrier is open, feel free to use the car park. The barrier will open automatically when you drive out.

If the barrier is closed, please use the public parking along the street opposite the building.

FHWS staff, students of our Faculty as well as sessional lecturers can open the barrier with their FHWS Card. There is a separate area within the car park designated for staff and sessional lecturers which is closed with an additional barrier.

From the car park you can reach the Lecture Building via the lift near the entrance/exit. You can reach the Institute Building via the lift in the staff area of the car park.

You can park your bicycle or motorbike

  • in the area outside and left of the Lecture Building
  • in the car park under the building (spaces are limited)

For more information about routes and directions, please go to the page

Directions to the Faculty Building

Are there any online offers I should know and make myself familiar with?

 

For current news on studies in general and semester dates and deadlines, please visit the homepage of the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems.

In order to register for courses, please go to our Moodle platform.

Specific programme-related questions

Where can I find information about a semester abroad and projects abroad?

Please contact the FIW International Affairs Officer Prof. Dr. Peter Braun, if you are a student at FIW and interested in our offerings regarding internationalisation.

If you are a student of one of our partner universities, please first have a look at our catalogue of modules taught in English which are offered each summer semester.

What are ECTS credits?

ECTS credits (also known as credit points or just credits) have been introduced to Germany in the context of the Bologna Process, i.e. the change from country-specific degrees to international bachelor’s and master’s degrees. They measure the workload an average student has to complete for his/her studies. You will get ECTS credits for completing courses. One ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of about 25 to 30 hours. This means: If you get 5 ECTS credits for a module, you will have to spend about 125 to 150 hours on course attendance as well as independent study.

 

Where do I find information about possible scholarships?

Follow the link for information about scholarships.

General programme-related questions

In which areas can I specialise during my studies?

In each degree programme (Computer Science, Business Information Systems, E-Commerce), you can focus on various fields in order to specialise.

Follow the link for an overview of specialisations you can choose from:

List of possible areas of specialisation

What is in the programme’s curriculum?

During your studies, you will have to complete the following courses:

1st semester

  • Programming 1
  • Basics of Computer Science & E-Commerce
  • Mathematics 1
  • Basics of Business Informatics
  • Surface Design & Usability
  • Basics of Economics

2nd semester

  • Marketing & Production Management
  • Databases
  • English for IT
  • Mathematics 2
  • Programming 2
  • Accounting and Taxation

3rd semester

  • Data Communications
  • IT Organisation & IT Controlling
  • IT Project Management
  • Logistics
  • Software Development
  • Company Management & Organisation

4th semester

  • Business Software
  • Business Technologies
  • Information and Technology Management
  • Software Development Project
  • Statistics & Operation Research
  • Commercial Law & IT Law

5th semester

  • Internship phase & Soft and Professional Skills

6th semester

  • Specialisation 1
  • Specialisation Seminar
  • Research Project
  • FWPM (core elective module)

7th semester

  • Specialisation 2
  • Commercial Law & IT Law
  • Bachelor’s Thesis
  • Bachelor's Seminar
  • FWPM (core elective module)