STUDY

Bachelor Information Management

Contents of degree programme

The Bachelor's degree programme Information Management establishes an interdisciplinary link between Business Administration contents and contents from the field of Informatics. It aims to impart the necessary tools to effectively manage modern computerized information and communication systems in businesses. The degree programme is comprised in four equal parts of economic subjects, principles of Informatics and software development (e.g. IT management, e-Business, and information systems), and supplementary subjects such as Mathematics, Statistics, or Business Law, or English communication and language skills. Practical experiences are contributed by lecturers with direct links to the industry, and are also acquired by working on projects. The degree programme offers students the opportunity to specialise either in the area of Business Administration or in the area of Information Management and operational information systems.

Particularities

The degree programme comprises elements from the field of Informatics and from Business Administration. The restricted electives offer students specialisations in the areas of Law, Business Administration, Mathematics, as well as Economics, Gender, English as business and technology language, Sociology and Technology Assessment.

If desired and following consultation with the competent supervisor, the Bachelor thesis can be written in English.

Fact Box

Duration:
6
Semester
ECTS:
180

Level of qualification:
Bachelor's degree programme

Degree:

Bachelor of Science (BSc)


Prerequisites:

General university entrance qualification


Entrance examination:

No


Language of instruction:

German, some courses are taught in English


Curriculum/Studienplan

Contact details

Study objectives

Students completing the Bachelor's degree programme Information Management ensure the smooth interaction between the system technology and the areas of application in the context of the use of business management information systems.

They are well-equipped to

  • accept the responsibility for the entire internal information system including the necessary Informatics solutions in small and medium-sized companies.
  • design, introduce, maintain, and develop corporate information systems.
  • adapt deployed systems to the economic and technical framework conditions and consequently to provide project-based support for development processes.
  • independently develop small-scale software applications for businesses.

Admission to the degree programme

The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the general admission period (winter semester: 9 July to 5 September | summer semester: 8 January to 5 February). A late admission within the extension period can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

 

Programme structure

Introductory phase (STEOP)

The introductory orientation period (STEOP) provides students with an overview of the key content of the degree programme and its further progression, and provides an objective basis for making decisions with regard to the choice of programmes of study. The STEOP courses take place in the first semester and are worth a total of 8 ECTS. The STEOP consists of the lectures "Introduction to Business Administration" (4 ECTS) and "Introduction to Informatics I" (1 ETCS) and the course "Introduction to Informatics I" (3 ETCS). Prior to completing the introductory orientation period, additional courses worth up to 22 ECTS credits may be taken.

Overview

Subject
Designation
ECTS
Pflichtfächer
(Required subjects)
Grundlagen der BWL
40
Grundlagen der Informatik und Softwareentwicklung
45
Grundlagen des Informationsmanagements und Forschungsmethodik
20
Betriebliche Informationssysteme und IT Management
26
Gebundene Wahlfächer
(Elective subjects)
Mathematik und Statistik
12
Rechtliche Grundlagen
12
Spezialisierung Betriebswirtschaft
8
Kompetenzerweiterung
8
Freie Wahlfächer (Options)

9
Bachelor dissertation
Must be done wihin a seminar.  More information can be found in the curriculum.

Total

180

Practical training

The Bachelor's degree programme Information Management does not include a compulsory placement. However, students can voluntarily complete a self-organised placement within the scope of the free electives. The Programme Director considers and confirms the recognition of the placement, and must be consulted before the placement can commence. The practical relevance of the Bachelor's degree programme is established through courses taught by lecturers with close links to the industry, and through the implementation of practical projects.

Periods of study abroad

During the Bachelor of Information Management degree programme, emphasis is placed on promoting the mobility of the students. Through intercultural exchange and the acquisition of language skills, graduates are prepared in the best possible way for careers in a globalised economy. It is therefore recommended that students spend one semester at an international university after completing their third semester.

Through Erasmus+ and Joint Study programmes, students have the opportunity to study at a numerous partner universities in Europe and across the globe.

Careers and occupational profiles

Graduates typically find their primary field of responsibilities in the design, construction, maintenance and development of computerised information systems in businesses and inter-company networks, with the aim to manage them effectively, both in terms of business administration and in terms of information technology.

Due to the significant business administration component of the degree program, graduates are ideally qualified for professional activities in a variety of fields, including

  • the production and development of information technology systems.
  • IT service provision and software production.
  • the selling and marketing of information technology systems.
  • in the public sector, for instance in the maintenance and monitoring of deployed systems.

What our graduates say

"I would like to emphasise two advantages in particular, which were especially significant for me in relation to the degree program. On the one hand, there is the combination of business administration know-how and of technical expertise. On the other hand, there is the "family" atmosphere that distinguishes this university in particular."

Mag. Ivana Boskovic, Bakk.Graduate

Continuing your studies

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme Information Management, students can continue their studies in the Master’s degree programme Information Management.

Specialist courses

Within the scope of the free electives and in accordance with the respective curriculum, students can receive credits for individual courses or for entire modules from other subject areas.

Extension curricula

Extension curricula (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.