The Master's degree program in Business Informatics Online provides you with the qualifications required to develop solutions from a strategic, entrepreneurial perspective and through the use of scientific findings. The program also prepares you for a career as a consultant or entrepreneur in the IT industry. In addition, the degree program gives you access to the higher civil service.
Master of Science
Online, part-time continuing education program
Standard period of study
Start of study
Winter semester and summer semester
Online & attendance days at partner universities
You need a bachelor's or diploma degree in business informatics, computer science or business administration or in a subject-related suitable course of study. The admission procedure is regulated in the admission regulations.
- Bachelor's degree in business informatics, computer science or business administration with 210 ECTS credits.
- Admission is already possible from 180 ECTS. Missing ECTS points can be acquired e.g. through professional experience, acquired professional certificates, the attendance of further lectures or the completion of homework. We will be happy to advise you on this
- One year of qualified professional experience
- Details are regulated by the admission regulations
currently being accredited
The main areas of application for graduates of this degree program are diverse. For example, the design and management of processes in the area of organizational development, software development, implementation, system operation and the management of relevant IT projects. Business informatics specialists are also responsible, for example, for developing the architectures of modern information systems.
Anyone who aspires to a management position in a company or institution will be professionally and personally prepared for this task in this degree program. General knowledge and experience in business information systems are required.
You could work in the following industries after your studies, these are for example:
- Production companies
- IT companies for information development
- Financial service providers
- Public administration
The more theory-oriented first part of the program consists of ten modules whose topics represent essential areas of competence for leaders in business information systems. In each of these modules, the current state of knowledge is comprehensively taught as an orientation framework.
In the research project, which takes place in the third semester, you will work in small teams to test the methodological skills you have acquired on a suitable topic of your own choice. You will be supervised by experienced teachers in terms of subject matter and didactics. The systematic project structure supports you in regularly reflecting and reporting on your approach and learning success. Here, too, special emphasis is placed on learning with and from each other, as well as on the ability to communicate facts convincingly and precisely. In the master's thesis, which takes place in the fourth semester, you prove that you can independently and purposefully apply the acquired skills to practical problems and lead them to success.
The study program is designed to be part-time and is explicitly aimed at students who, for professional, family or other reasons, need more spatial and temporal flexibility than a classroom study program can offer. Studying online means that you have access to the individual modules via the Internet learning platform of the university network "Virtual University of Applied Sciences". The modules are usually completed with exams or presentations.
Communication and support are provided individually or in small groups by lecturers of the virtual university of applied sciences VFH. Via the learning room system, which is used by all students, you can exchange information via e-mail, chats, web conferences and forums, as well as discuss group work. The lecturers are also available by telephone and during office hours for questions, explanations, etc. E-mails are usually answered within 24 hours. Attendance phases include events, laboratories and exercises on a maximum of two weekends per semester. Thus, the teaching material is deepened in the rooms of the universities of the VFH - if necessary also online. Students and teachers can exchange ideas in personal contact.
Tuition fee: the tuition fee is 1920,- € per semester (no payment in the 5th-8th semester).