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Business Informatics (Bachelor's Programme)

Orientation and Goals

Today's business world, it is essential for people in leading positions to have a broad knowledge not only of business but also information technology (IT). This can be obtained through the bachelor's programme in Business Informatics. At the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, there is a special focus on computer science related themes, which offers graduates a good basis for entering IT careers. The master's programme in Business Informatics expands and specialises these skills. The conception, development, introduction, use, and maintenance of operational socio-technological application systems is central to computing science. With regards to this, technological, economic, organisational, and psychosocial aspects are all taken into account. Business Informatics is interdisciplinary and utilises approaches borrowed from business and computer science that expand, integrate, and supplement its own specific approaches. All of the basics of informatics, business administration, and operational applications are covered in this course of studies. These encompass, among other things, the following thematic areas: business informatics methods, procedural models, tools, and systems in solving practice-relevant problems, development of systems in a team.

Teaching and Learning

Seminars and practical modules are offered alongside regular lectures with exercises. The software project falls under the scope of the practical modules, during which students gain intensive practical experience in software and system development by completing a smaller software (group) project. The entire programme is also designed to ensure that they learn how to work as part of a team.

Reasons for Studying

A degree programme is the best way to learn about business informatics in an interdisciplinary way. The two issues at the heart of business informatics research and teaching at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg are Very Large Business Applications and system analysis and optimization. Besides research projects, business informatics also plays a significant role in a large number of cooperation projects with parties in the local economy as well as public institutions, in which active technology transfer takes centre stage. Not only can the skills acquired throughout this programme be applied in a professional environment, they also ease the transition from university to the world of work.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

The business informatics specialist's job description includes in particular the following points:
  • Designing, developing, and introducing operational application systems
  • The further development and introduction of organisational concepts
  • Developing new methods and procedures for the development of information systems
  • Marketing of hardware and software products and applications
  • Support in product planning, product implementation, and product operation
  • Designing and carrying out training sessions for the use of operation information systems. This also includes training and further education measures for manufacturers, users and private or public education institutions
  • Determining managerial responsibilities for IT divisions, technical departments, projects, or for IT companies and consultants.
Further qualification with regards to research activities is possible through the master's programme.

Find out more about the professional field of Computing Science and the professional field of Business Administration, Economics and Law (in German).

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