The purpose of the adaptation studies is - depending on the undergraduate studies - to catch up on core subjects of business information systems. Since some subjects of the adaptation study are based on each other in terms of content, you are free to take courses from the adaptation study also in the second or even third semester. However, since the content of the adaptation studies is partly the basis for the courses from the regular semesters, we recommend that you take, if possible, the subjects of the adaptation studies within the first two semesters.
Business Information Technology
Do you find the area between computer science and business management exciting? Then open up the job market of business information systems after your business administration, industrial engineering or computer science studies - including the very good earning opportunities and future-proof career prospectives.
Degree: Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Accredited degree program
Department: Computer Science
Program Typo: Full-time
Language of instruction: German
Length of Studies: 4 semesters
Start of Studies: winter semester (WS) and summer semester (SS)
Standard Class Size: 10 in WS, 5 in SS
Application Deadline: June 01 for WS, December 01 for SS
Business Information Technology: Lateral entry into business information systems
Change field of study when entering the Master
Are you looking for an approach to business information systems? Open up this attractive and financially secure working environment for yourself with the Master degree in Business Information Technology (M. Sc.) and qualify yourself for a challenging position in the IT world, possibly with personnel responsibility.
Between computer science and business administration
In the Business Information Technology degree program, you will be trained as a generalist, so to speak as a bridge-builder between application, computer science and management. The study content is broad and interdisciplinary. You will gain a sound knowledge of both IT management and the use of IT in order to implement efficient business processes in companies - both theoretically and practically. In addition, you will expand your methodological and problem-solving skills as well as key qualifications.
Good reasons for master Business Information Technology at HTWG Konstanz
1. Lateral entry to business information systems
We offer you access to the area of business information systems and related fields of activity, given you have completed your bachelor degree in computer science or business administration or in a related field of study.
2. Excellent career perspective
The professional use of IT solutions is continuously increasing in all industries. The digitalization and optimization of processes and workflows in companies with the help of technical and business knowledge is therefore in high demand. This offers you outstanding career opportunities.
3. Practical relevance and digitization technologies of the future
Our professors offer several years of professional experience. That is why teaching and research are practice-oriented. You will learn about current and innovative technologies and implement them in a practical way. Optionally, you can write your final thesis in cooperation with a company.
4. Study where others spend their vacations
At HTWG Konstanz you study in a prime location: directly on Lake Constance. Within five minutes, you can walk downtown. In winter, beautiful ski resorts await you in the nearby Alps.
Course of studies in Business Information Technology
The study program comprises four semesters (120 ECTS).
- Compulsory and elective courses (20 and 40 ECTS) incl. a team project lasting two semesters
In addition to regular courses, the compulsory part includes a seminar course, which has the goal that you learn and deepen your scientific work, as well as a two-semester team project, in which you work together in a small group on a challenging project chosen by you.
In the elective area, you can individually compile your subjects from a wide range of current topics, such as ERP business processes, IT law or security management.
- Master thesis and examination (30 ECTS)
You will complete your master degree with a six-month thesis - at the university or in cooperation with a company - as well as an oral examination.
You have the possibility to integrate stays abroad into your studies. 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".
Career profile and perspectives
Skills: In the Business Information Technology degree program, you have gained in-depth knowledge of both IT management and the use of IT to implement efficient business processes in companies - both theoretically and practically. In addition, you have developed your methodological and problem-solving skills as well as key qualifications.
Occupations: You are trained as a generalist, so to speak as a bridge-builder between application, computer science and management, since the study contents are broad and interdisciplinary. As a graduate, you will be able to plan, create, introduce, use and optimize business information systems and thus support the creation of corporate value. In addition to activities in system analysis, planning and IT organization, you can also take on qualified tasks in IT sales, training and consulting as well as in IT management. The program profile is primarily targeted towards a career in business, but research is also possible.
Career: The degree program opens up excellent career opportunities as well as outstanding earning and development potential. Your skills are in demand at companies in all industries. The degree offers you a high degree of flexibility in the job market and also very good conditions for self-employment. The master degree also eligibes you to obtain a doctorate.
You need an undergraduate degree (at least 180 ECTS) in computer science or business administration or in a related field of study with a grade of 2.4 or better (according to the German system - for transfer please contact the so-called Studienkolleg). Excluded from this is the study program Business Information Systems / Business Informatics or a comparable study program in terms of content.
- 1. Degree in computer science
1. With a degree in computer science, at least 100 ECTS credits in computer science subjects must be credited. This must include:
a) Basics of computer science
c) Algorithms and Data Structures
- 2. Degree in business administration
2. With a degree in business administration, at least 100 ECTS credits in business administration subjects must be credited. This must include:
a) Basics of business administration
c) Supply Chain Management
- 3. Degree in a study field related to computer science and/or business administration
3. In the case of a degree in a degree program related to computer science and/or business administration, at least 100 ECTS credits in computer science subjects and/or business administration subjects must be proven, whereby this must include at least four from the subjects listed under No. 1 a to d and No. 2 a to d.
Admission to the program is granted on a selection process. This includes the final grade of the undergraduate university degree, special previous education as well as relevant professional experience in the application or creation of business information systems that you have gained after your undergraduate studies. The best applicants will be invited to a personal selection interview in which their motivation and personal impression will be evaluated. Details can be obtained in the document Master admission regulations.
to the admission regulations for master programs (in German)
You can start your studies in the winter and summer semester. The application deadline for the winter semester is June 1st of the respective year, for the summer semester it is December 1st.
For a complete overview of the application process, click "Apply Now."
You need personal advice regarding the study program itself?
If you have any questions about the Business Information Technology program (M. Sc.), please contact:
The program director will advise you on
- questions regarding program related content
- admission requirements in respect to business information technology content
- recognition of credits already obtained
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 coordinator master Business Information Technology
Room O 210
+49 7531 206-499
Questions regarding the study program: Sarah
Room O 203
+49 7531 206-656
Mon - Wed: office, Thu - Fri: via phone, email or video; by appointment: counseling in person, by telephone or video