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.
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.
Level of qualification:
Bachelor's degree programme
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Language of instruction:
General university entrance qualification
German, some courses are taught in English
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.
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.
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.
|Grundlagen der BWL||40|
|Grundlagen der Informatik und Softwareentwicklung||45|
|Grundlagen des Informationsmanagements und Forschungsmethodik||20|
|Betriebliche Informationssysteme und IT Management||26|
|Mathematik und Statistik||12|
|Freie Wahlfächer (Options)||9|
|Bachelor dissertation||Must be done wihin a seminar. More information can be found in the curriculum.|
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.
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.
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 (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.