- Practical AND theoretical: Do you worry that a university degree programme won’t be of any practical relevance to you? We’ve got good news for you: What we teach is closely linked to the practical sphere. The case studies we work on with you are highly relevant. What we offer is nothing out of this world, but rather we allow you to take flight!
- International setting: More young international people study at Klagenfurt University than at other universities. Spanish, Russian, English, Chinese – we offer a wide range of language classes to help you prepare for your career, wherever you choose to live and work. The Master’s degree programmes available to you following your graduation are all taught in English.
- We will accompany you on your journey. Are you nervous about disappearing among the masses of students at a large university? That won’t happen to you here in Klagenfurt. For us you are not just one among many, you are special. We want to know who you are, what moves you and what you want to achieve. That’s why we offer very good supervision arrangements, small seminars and compact working groups.
How we are seen
- We excel in rankings!
The University of Klagenfurt is one of the top 2 % universities worldwide.
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings)
- We are distinguished by our students!
The University of Klagenfurt is the only university in the world to win a Global Student Satisfaction Award twice in a row
(Studyportals – the Global Study Choice Platform)
- Our study programmes come highly recommended!
The University of Klagenfurt is recommended by 97 % of its students.
- Top quality is our standard!
The University of Klagenfurt places high value on comprehensive quality standards. Our quality management is EVALAG-certified,
we maintain the highest environmental standards (EMAS certification) and are a family-friendly university.
(State quality label “hochschuleundfamilie”)
- Business Administration: Roughly one-third of the subjects in the Bachelor’s programme will help to ensure that you will become an irreplaceable all-rounder in all matters of business: Finance & accounting, law, marketing, HR management, innovation management, sociology, economics and lots more is included in the package we have put together for you.
- Software Development: We will show you how to develop sound and trouble-free software, across all development stages: You plan, you develop, you implement and you test. At the same time your business skills give you an extra edge!
- Information Management: We live in a world of data. We will teach you how to manage and use them properly.
- Business Information Systems: Nowadays, companies have to adapt to the demands of digitalisation at lightning speed if they want to stay up to date. Many need customised technical solutions tailored to their requirements. IT security is absolutely essential today. Here in Klagenfurt you will become an expert for business information systems!
We help you to acquire scientific skills, and you can use them to good effect: While some people become mere users of PCs, we will turn you into a visionary thinker, designer and, with plenty of freedom and scope for action in your professional life. The unique combination of business & IT will transform you into an indispensable employee!
- Everything you need for the practical setting. Around 40 percent of our lecturers are highly successful in the professional field. They know what you need for a stellar career.
- Triumph with soft skills. The world of work needs team players who can work creatively and purposefully, regardless of subjects and cultures. In our seminars you will learn how to boost inspiration and efficiency in group work. Here you will learn to become a moderator and manager of projects.
- Reaching for the sky after graduation. Many of our graduates enter professional life straight after their Bachelor’s degree. However, others are eager for more. At the University of Klagenfurt, we are able to offer you Master’s degree programmes (taught in English), which are specially tailored to you: The direct successor programme is the Master’s degree programme in Information Management. You can also attend the university’s Master’s degree programmes in Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity or Media and Convergence Management. The choice is yours!
If you think all of this sounds too difficult for you…
…you’re mistaken: You can easily get started ! Although some do find it a bit challenging to get used to “thinking algorithmically” at the very beginning of their studies, and to understand the maths behind the computer science: Still, our students later tell us that it was well worth the effort to master the difficulties.
If you ever get stuck, or if you feel that the knowledge you learned at school is not enough, we can help you! We have dedicated preparation courses for this purpose: These focused workshops in maths and computer science will bring you up to speed and help you launch your studies. Taking advantage of these voluntary and free offers will also provide benefits later on: The preparation courses qualify as free elective subjects.
In Klagenfurt you can study at your own pace. To help you follow your path with confidence, we keep it clear of (bureaucratic) stumbling blocks and barriers. If you wish to reach your goal quickly and efficiently, we will always be there to support you. Our recommended course of study will guide you through the semesters. You work your way through the curriculum – making the most of opportunities to broaden your horizons and without wasting time. If you would like to know which courses await you before you start, take a look at the wide range of seminars and lectures.
Programme structure: a tabular overview
|Principles of Business Administration||40|
|Principles of Informatics and Software Development||42|
|Principles of Information Management and Research Methodology||11|
|Business Information Systems||23|
|Introduction into Gender Studies||1|
|Basic scientific competences||4|
|Mathematics and Statistics||12|
|Specialisation in Applied Informatics||6|
|Specialisation in Business Administration||8|
|Freie Wahlfächer (Unrestricted electives)||9|
|Bachelor thesis||Must be done wihin a seminar. More information can be found in the curriculum.||6+2|
Introductory orientation period (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 listed in Section 9 of the curriculum. Prior to completing the introductory orientation period, additional courses worth up to 22 ECTS credits may be taken.
Recommended course of study
Important note regarding lecture courses scheduled on a cyclical basis: Although certain lecture courses are only offered once a year, the corresponding examinations can be taken year-round on specific dates.
1. Semester (Starting in the winter semester)
|SUBJECT||ECTS||Course number + title||Course type|
|4||Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre||VO|
|0||Tutorium Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre||TU+|
|2||Einführung in die Informatik||VO|
|4||Einführung in die Informatik||UE*+|
|0||Tutorium zu Einführung in die Informatik||TU+|
|§ 9 (1) Principles of Business Administration||2||Externes Rechnungswesen I: Grundlagen der Buchhaltung und Bilanzierung||VO|
|0||Tutorium Externes Rechnungswesen I: Grundlagen der Buchhaltung und Bilanzierung||TU|
|2||Internes Rechnungswesen I (Grundlagen der Kostenrechnung)||VI*|
|§9 (2) Principles of Informatics and Software Development||2||Einführung in die strukturierte und objektbasierte Programmierung||VO|
|4||Einführung in die strukturierte und objektbasierte Programmierung||UE*+|
|0||Tutorium zu Einführung in die strukturierte und objektbasierte Programmierung||TU+|
|§ 10 (7) Mathematics and Statistics||4||Methoden I: Mathematik||VO|
|2||Methoden I: Mathematik||KS|
|0||Tutorium zu Methoden I: Mathematik||TU|
|§ 10 (8) Legal Principles||4
||Grundzüge des Rechts der Datenverarbeitung||VP*|
* compulsory attendance
+ choose only one course
|SUBJECT||ECTS||Course number + title||Course type|
|§ 9 (1) Principles of Business Administration||4||Financial Accounting||VO|
|0||Tutorium Financial Accounting (Bilanzierung)||TU|
|4||Externes Rechnungswesen II: Management Accounting I (Bilanzierung)||KS*+|
|4||Internes Rechnungswesen II (Management Accounting II)||KS*+|
|0||Tutorium Internes Rechnungswesen II (Management Accounting II)||TU+|
|§ 9 (2) Principles of Informatics and Software Development||2||Objektorientierte Modellierung und Implementierung||VO|
|4||Objektorientierte Modellierung und Implementierung||UE*+|
|0||Tutorium zu Objektorientierter Modellierung und Implementierung||TU|
|§ 9 (5) Introduction into Gender Studies||1||Einführung in Gender Diversity||VO|
|§ 10 (7) Mathematics and Statistics||4||Methoden II: Statistik||VO|
|2||Methoden II: Statistik||KS*+|
* compulsory attendance
+ choose only one course
There are no limits to your personal development. Enjoy the freedom that only a university degree can offer you and expand your horizons beyond your academic studies. You can pick and choose which competences will set you apart in the future. We have lots to offer, for instance:
- Do you want to learn a new language and prepare for an international career? You can learn Russian, Spanish or Chinese (and many other languages besides) at the University of Klagenfurt.
- Are you interested in collaborating in groups, teams and organisations to achieve the best possible results? In the extension programme “Social Competence and Organizational Learning SCOL“ we will show you how project and conflict management, mediation processes and moderation techniques can succeed.
- You want to optimise the world through mathematics? Which goods are produced where and in which order are they delivered to which destination? If you are interested in challenges such as these, you should complete our extension programme “Optimisation for Technology”. If the Bachelor’s degree programme in “Management Information Systems” does not include enough computer science for your tastes, you can expand your knowledge even further with the extension programme in “Digital Competences”.
Continue to browse through this overview of all the elective subjects.
Admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the general admission period (winter semester: 5 September | summer semester: 5 February).
A late admission until 31 October (winter semester) or 31 March (summer semester) can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
You do not have to go through a special admission procedure to start the Bachelor‘s degree in Management Information Systems in Klagenfurt. Simply enrol and get stuck in!
You only have to meet the following conditions, which also apply to all other programmes:
- General university entrance qualification (e.g. Matura)
- German language skills at level B2 (CEFR)
.Prospective students who apply for admission to a German-language degree programme and whose first language is not German must provide evidence of German language proficiency no lower than level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at the time of application
German courses and exams are offered as part of the VAAU preparatory course by the Language Center German in Austria.
First of all: Excellent job prospects lie in store for you when you graduate from the Bachelor‘s programme in Management Information Systems. Doubly qualified experts in business administration AND computer science are highly sought after on the job market and the headhunters working for major companies recruit graduates through our numerous career projects. After completing your studies, you can work in the following fields, among others:
- Software developer or Quality engineer: You will become an expert for the entire development process: from design to testing. Your business skills give you an extra advantage here!
- Interface expert between business & IT: Some want to maximise profits and optimise processes, others want to create great software. In many cases, business administrators and computer scientists don’t really “get” each other. We will transform you into an interpreter and interface manager who can speak both languages and thus drives IT projects forward.
- Project management in marketing, production, logistics or controlling: Today, it is impossible to imagine any business activity without digital tools. As a “double” all-rounder you can be deployed in all areas of the company.
- You want to be able to work independently? What if you have a brilliant technical business idea that the world is just waiting for while you are studying for your Bachelor’s degree? No other degree programme will prepare you as comprehensively for self-employment in the IT environment as the Bachelor’s degree programme in Management Information Systems. The neighbouring Lakeside Science & Technology Park and the business incubator build! also provide the ideal infrastructure for your entrepreneurial growth.
You’ll soon discover this: Graduates and students from the University of Klagenfurt have many interesting careers.
- Here in Klagenfurt, you will get to know your fellow students during the Welcome Days – and you will make new friends in the very first week; friends you will share memorable experiences with in the years to come.
- You will never be a mere (matriculation) number here: Our courses have a limited number of participants and so our lecturers will soon get to know you. We encourage and challenge you, in every way you need!
- Your degree starts with the so-called “Introductory phase (STEOP)”. No matter which school you attended or which qualifications you bring with you to the university: We will get you to the level you need in order to study successfully in the semesters ahead. In addition, the technology preparation courses will help you to rapidly progress on the road to success in your studies!
- During the first semester, our students are coached in small groups by mentors, making it easier for you to get off to a good start.
The information and communication technology industry is global: So, whether you want to or work in e-commerce product development in Silicon Valley after graduation or support European companies in making better use of Big Data, the world is yours to explore. Complete a semester abroad during your studies and spend it at one of the university’s 250 or so partner universities. You won’t need to worry about your finances – we have plenty of scholarships on offer.
Once you have completed the Bachelor's degree programme in Management Information Systems you can continue straight on to the successor programme “Information Management”. You can also choose from one of the following alternatives:
Can I start my studies even if I don’t have any prior knowledge? How can I prepare for my degree programme?
What is most important when starting your studies is that you have an interest in and a curiosity about the field of study and the subject area. No prior knowledge is required. If you are still unsure, simply attend one of our technology preparation courses. Here, you can refresh your knowledge of computer science and mathematics along with other first-year students. The course is free of charge and will be credited as part of your studies.
Is the degree programme in Management Information Systems the right one for me?
Are you interested in digitalisation, in particular the technical and economic aspects of digitalisation in companies and do you see this as a potential career opportunity? Are you interested in software development, project management and the implementation of IT projects in companies? If you would like to study a blend of computer science and business administration, then this degree programme is perfect for you.
What career opportunities or career prospects do I have after graduating?
The career profiles are many and varied and there are plenty of doors open to you after your studies. For instance, you could work in the production and development of information technology systems, IT services and software production, the sale and marketing of information technology systems, or in public administration, such as the maintenance and monitoring of the systems currently in use.
How do I start my academic studies at the University of Klagenfurt?
Our check list will help you to get started. We have compiled everything you need to know here – from registering online right up to enrolling for a degree programme.
I am attending a secondary technical school (HTL). Is it possible to get academic credit for subjects I have taken at school?
Students at a HTL who have passed certain subjects at secondary level may be able to transfer credit so that it counts towards certain courses run by the university. If you have any questions about a credit transfer, the Programme Director responsible for your chosen programme will be happy to help (e-mail: spl-infmgt [at] aau [dot] at).
Where can I find additional information? Who can I contact with questions?
Can I work while I study?
The degree programme in Management Information Systems is, just like all other programmes of study at the University of Klagenfurt, a full-time programme with a large share of attendance-based classes. However, in lecture courses, for example, you are not required to attend, and the teaching and learning materials are often available electronically via our campus system. For most other types of courses (e.g. seminars, introductory seminars, exercises) attendance is mandatory. The courses usually take place on different days and at different times. You can arrange your own individual schedule.
So, if you are already in an advanced semester, it is quite possible to work part-time at the same time – this may delay the overall duration of your studies slightly. We therefore recommend that you keep any part-time work as limited as possible during your first few semesters.
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