The degree programme qualifies students specifically for the planning, design, optimisation and handling of the Internet-oriented interface of an organisation or company to (potential) customers, interested parties, other companies as well as all relevant organisations. Students not only have the ability to design systems for operational information processing and supply are also able to implement them in an operational environment. In addition to the structured collection of operational requirements, this includes the development of sustainable implementation concepts and the implementation of suitable software solutions.
Specific learning outcomes
In the first four semesters, students acquire sound specialist knowledge, particularly in information technology and business-oriented subjects, but also in mathematical, scientific as well as legal subjects. In the context of technology, they learn about web technologies, web-oriented programming, the application of data base/web application/development systems and also software/content/usability engineering. In the area of business studies, they gain competences in the basics of business studies, project management, online marketing, but also the basics of accounting and starting as well as managing a business. Additionally, students acquire special capabilities for positions that build an interface to commercial management, IT departments and external service providers, especially agencies.
The 5th semester is dedicated to the supervised internship and students spend the whole semester in a company where they can transfer and apply their theoretical knowledge acquired to specific real-life challenges. They will actively contribute to the design of the company’s information systems.
Personality and social competences are taught by dedicated modules, but also by other means that accompany modules as well as by the programme’s structure itself. The module Soft and Professional Skills, which serves to prepare and accompany the internship semester, teaches personality competences, communication and presentation techniques to small groups. Moreover, the general elective that may be completed during the first semesters also serve the personality formation as well as students’ personal development. Despite its professional orientation, we can tell from experience that the internship semester strongly impacts the students’ social skills and their personal development.
Furthermore, the high proportion of seminar-like courses promotes presentation and argumentation skills, which lead to the development of personal and social competences.
Methodological skills are taught by a mixture of different course types (seminars, seminar-like lectures, projects, small groups etc.). They are trained during practical courses, projects, lab courses and deepened during the specialisation phase in the 6th and 7th semester.
The ability to work scientifically is taught in parallel with the technical skills in the programme’s modules. This ability will be trained in particular by accompanying courses for preparing seminar papers and project papers. The bachelor's thesis, finally, undergoes a strict assessment process that takes into account not only efficiency, but also work’s the scientific character.
The degree programme focuses explicitly on tasks relevant to professional practice. Students know procedures and processes in the trade and industrial environment and can solve problems under these conditions.
On application by the FHWS Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems, the accreditation agency with STEM focus ASIIN e.V. has accredited the bachelor's degree programme E-Commerce until 30 September 2028 by awarding the seal of ASIIN e.V. as well as the seal by the German Accreditation Council.