Business Information Systems

    Using information technology to digitally optimize and design processes in organizations: Business Information Systems combines IT and business administration. We offer you a practice-oriented degree program that offers you a multi-faceted career with a future as well as excellent salary prospects.


    Degree: Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
    Accredited degree program

    Department: Computer Science

    Program Type: Full-time
    Language of Instruction: German
    Length of Studies: 7 semesters

    Start of Studies: Winter semester (WS) and Summer semester (SS)
    Standard Class Size: 45 in WS, 40 in SS
    Application deadline: July 15th (WS), January 15th (SS)

    Study language

    All study programs of the faculty of Computer Science are conducted in German (C1 German language proficiency).

    Further information on language requirement

    For exchange students, selected classes are offered in English.

    Further information for exchange students

    Studying Business Information Systems: Computer Science and Business Adminstration

    Where processes in companies or organizations are digitized and where processes are to be optimized economically and technically through IT solutions, that is where Business Information Systems is in demand. This means that the focus is on operational applications, such as in logistics or the energy market. Business Information Systems combines competencies from different disciplines, especially computer science and business administration.

    Would you like to analyze, manage, improve and innovate processes or develop suitable software solutions? Are you a communicative person interested in technical and business solutions and processes? Then contribute to shaping your digital future and bring in your ideas!

    Good reasons for Business Information Systems

    1. Business Information Systems – the best of IT and business administration

    Is "pure computer science" too technical for you? Do you find it fascinating to understand how you can use IT to optimize modern operations / processes in companies, such as in logistics or production? As a Business Information Systems graduate, you will combine the worlds of computer science and business administration. You combine communication, technical and economic understanding as well as organization / management.

    2. High practical relevance and future digitization technologies

    Our professors have practical experience and know exactly what is important. They teach you the latest and future-oriented technologies, the implementation of which you practice right away - that motivates!

    3. Individual support

    You will study in small practice groups of about 15 students. Support is face-to-face, and your professors and upper-level students will answer your questions quickly and directly.

    4. Excellent career perspectives

    In all industries, there is a growing need for professional IT solutions that companies can use to automate and accelerate their processes, such as shipping or sales. Therefore, you have excellent career perspectives and you can contribute to shape future topics.

    5. Study where others spend their vacations

    At HTWG Konstanz you study in a prime location: directly on Lake Constance. The university offers you the opportunity to take the sailing license. Within five minutes, you can walk to the old town with its bars. In the winter, you can quickly reach many attractive ski resorts.

    Course of studies in Business Information Systems

    The program lasts seven semesters (210 ECTS).  The basic lectures in the areas of business information systems and business administration, computer science and mathematics, theory, technology and processes are continued, for example, by topics such as modeling, software development, e-business, IT (project) management and IT security.

    In semester five, you will work in a company or institution of your choice (internship semester).

    • Semester 1 & 2

      In semesters 1 and 2, you will receive a broad basic education. The focus is on IT systems, mathematics, programming as well as business administration and accounting. The voluntary "preliminary course in mathematics" makes it easier for you to get started. Mathematics is a means to an end for you - for example, it helps you optimize business processes with software.

    • From Semester 3 onwards

      From Semester 3 onwards you will dedicate yourself to software development, deepen your mathematical knowledge, work with database and information systems, and gain knowledge in (business process) management and IT project management.

      In semester 4, you decide on a specialization of your choice:

      • Business process management
      • Software and system engineering

      Semester 5 is a practical study semester (internship) in which you work in a company of your choice. There you practically apply what you have learned from your studies. The company pays you for your work. You get to know your area of responsibility and the professional field and you can already build up your professional network.

      The team project (in semester 6) allows you to work out a topic of your choice in a practical way.

      The elective courses (semesters 6 and 7) can be arranged individually.

      You complete your bachelor degree with a bachelor thesis at the university of applied science or in a cooperation with a company.

      You have the possibility to integrate stays abroad into your studies. It is also possible to spend the practical semester (internship) abroad. Comparable study achievements can be recognized after prior approval.

    Documents incl. manual of courses and links to further documents (in German): Please select the German web presence and choose the tab "Dokumente".

    Specialization paths

    Do you want to push forward the digitalization of corporate processes through technically sound business process management or develop suitable software and systems for this purpose? And all this in a practical and application-oriented manner? At the beginning of the 4th semester you have the choice between two specialization paths.

    You can obtain detailed information on the different study contents by clicking on the fields of specialization:

    • 1) Business process management

      Within the specialization path of business process management, you will acquire special knowledge in the field of analysis, realization and optimization of business processes and for the use of business information systems. A combination of Web 2.0 technologies and Business Process Management (BPM) is required to collectively design and optimize business processes worldwide and implement them into IT systems. For this purpose, you need special software, so-called Business Process Management (BPM) tools, which you will get to know.

      In detail, during your training you will acquire knowledge regarding

      • precise methods that can be used to document, model and optimize complex business processes,
      • Standards in modeling and execution of business processes, concepts and procedures of business process management,
      • Application areas of business process management as well as practical experience in project and team work.
    • 2) Software and system engineering

      Within the specialization path of software and system engineering, you will deal with current methods and technologies for the development of distributed and web-based software systems.

    Job profile and perspectives in Business Information Systems

    The Business Information Systems degree program offers you access to industries with a strong future and a wide range of topics. As a graduate, you have excellent and secure career opportunities. In addition, the degree offers you very good earning and career perspectives.

    What you do professionally: As a business information systems specialist, you ensure that IT systems meet the requirements of users. You analyze, plan, optimize and design processes in and between companies or organizations. This means you can provide strategic, economic and technical support for the development of and decisions on business processes. In this process, you use existing or self-developed software and adapt it to the needs of the users. You use your broad technical and business knowledge, ranging from software development and requirements analysis to IT project management, to introduce and smoothly operate operational information systems.

    Where and as what you can work: Your skills are in demand at small and medium-sized companies as well as international corporations – and this in all branches. You can work in systems analysis, software development, sales, consulting, IT management or as manager. The degree program also offers you best prerequisites for self-employment.

    Master study program

    In case you would like to expand your knowledge after completing the bachelor program or you are aiming for a scientific career in the direction of a doctorate, you can, among other things, choose the master degree program in Computer Science at HTWG Konstanz.


    Apply now: By using our online application process, you submit an application for admission to our Registration Office. Please note that the transfer of your entrance qualification into the German system is necessary for the application, therefore contact the so-called Studienkolleg.

    Application deadlines

    You can start your studies in the winter and summer semester. The application deadline for the winter semester is July 15 of the respective year, for the summer semester it is January 15.

    Study prerequisites and admission

    • University entrance qualification, e.g. general university entrance qualification, subject-specific university entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification, a recognized advanced vocational training (e.g. master craftswoman or master craftsman, technician, etc.) or a vocational qualification in conjunction with an examination of aptitude as well as recognized foreign qualifications.
    • Admissions are made via a selection process.

    For a complete overview of the application process, click "Apply Now."

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    Further information needed?

    Information for degree-seeking students (Bachelor's or Master's degree)

    Special information for international applicants and contact persons for formal issues (excluding study programs)
    Information for international applicants

    For questions about your studies in general:
    Advising Guide and central Student Advisory Service

    You need personal advice regarding the study program itself?

    If you have any questions about the Business Information Systems program (B. Sc.), please contact:

    Student counseling computer science
    Are you interested in a consultation about the study program? Feel free to contact the student counseling of the department of Computer Science. Please note: Information on the recognition of credits already obtained can only be obtained from the program director.

    Program director
    The program director will advise you on questions regarding Business Information Systems content as well as on recognition of credits already obtained, e.g. for lateral entry (i.e. second semester or higher).

    Questions regarding the study program: Sarah Kunkel (M.A.)
    Student counseling
    Room O 203
    +49 7531 206-656

    Office hours
    Mon - Wed: office, Thu - Fri: via phone, email or video; by appointment: counseling in person, by telephone or video

    Prof. Dr. Christian Wache
    Program director bachelor Business Information Systems
    Room O 104
    +49 7531 206-9017

    Office hours
    by appointment

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