Please note: The conversion ratio of credit hours to ECTS credits is about 1.5. This means, for instance, that a module with a workload of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to approximately 4 credit hours. It is also possible to combine several courses or modules to cover equivalent contents.
Requests must be made to the examination committee in writing. Please make sure to indicate your address, student ID number and e-mail address in case we need to contact you for follow-up questions.
Coursework and examinations that you completed in the course of a degree program at an official or officially recognized higher education institution (in Germany or abroad) or at a public university of cooperative education (Berufsakademie) can be recognized upon request, provided the competences acquired largely correspond to those taught in the Business Informatics program in Mannheim.
In order to have your coursework and examinations recognized, you need to submit the following documents:
Please hand in your complete documents to the secretary’s office of the head of the examination committee.
Please note: We cannot make a final decision on recognition until after you have enrolled at the University of Mannheim. Please understand that we are therefore unable to give you any definite information on this matter beforehand.
To obtain your bachelor’s degree, you need to collect a total of 180 ECTS credits (according to the European Credit Transfer System), usually within a standard period of study of six semesters.
The courses set in the first four semesters will teach you the fundamentals of computer science, business administration, mathematics, and business informatics. During your fifth and sixth semester, you will have the chance to specialize in an area by choosing specialization courses in business administration, informatics, or business informatics. From the fourth semester onwards, the acquisition of soft skills will form an integral part of the curriculum, as these important key competences are highly sought after by employers.
You can view the degree plan for the bachelor’s program in Business Informatics here (in German):
The examination regulations lay out all the regulations governing your studies. To see the examination regulations applicable to your program, please visit the Student Services pages.
If you have any questions about the examination regulations, please contact the examination committee.
Students enrolled in a Business Informatics program can seek advice from our academic advisor and our student success coordinators at any time.
You can consult us in questions regarding:
In your fifth semester, a seminar will be offered to prepare you for your final thesis. You will then write the bachelor’s thesis over a period of three months, during which you will scientifically work on a given topic.
Finding a supervisor and topic for your bachelor’s thesis requires early planning and initiative on your part. It is primarily your responsibility as a student to contact a chair that fits your study profile. This means that you need to contact several chairs or professors on your own initiative in order to find someone who will agree to supervise your thesis. It is the norm that students contact the chairs personally, and something we expect from students at our school.
Students of Business Informatics have the option to write their thesis either at an Informatics chair or a Business Informatics chair.
You can find an overview of all Informatics chairs at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics here.
Listed below are all Business Informatics chairs at the Business School (Area Information Systems):