Bachelor's Program in Business Informatics

Recognition of coursework and examinations

  • Which requirements must be met in order to have coursework and examinations recognized?

    • The competences acquired in the course you would like to have recognized must largely correspond to those of the module you wish to substitute in Mannheim.
    • Before you make a request for recognition, please verify that the course contents and workload are more or less identical. To this end, we ask you to compare the Mannheim module descriptions with the contents and workload of your courses abroad.

    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.

  • How do I request the recognition of coursework and examinations?

    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.

    Due to the ongoing Corona situation, you can submit your application via your university email address. Please send your documents to

  • Which documents do I need to submit for recognition?

    In order to have your coursework and examinations recognized, you need to submit the following documents:

    • a written, informal request for recognition of examinations stating which modules you would like to have recognized and which modules at the University of Mannheim you would like to substitute with these.
    • an original degree certificate or a current, officially notarized Transcript of Records. In case your degree certificate was not issued in German or English, please include an officially notarized translation (in German or English).
    • documents proving the competences you acquired and the contents of the course. Please bear in mind that we cannot process your request without proof of the competences you acquired in the course or module. Proof can be given in the form of excerpts of module descriptions with learning objectives, or learning outcomes defined in course catalogs, program handbooks, certificates, or lecture scripts with references. Please send us these documents both in written and in electronic form.
  • Where can I submit my 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.

  • Degree plans and course schedules

    Degree plan

    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):


  • Examination regulations and module catalogs

    Examination regulations

    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.

    Module catalog

    The module catalog for the fall semester 2022 gives you an overview of all courses and contents of your program.

  • Examination committee

    Members of the examination committee for the bachelor’s program in Business Informatics are:


    Prof. Dr. Atkinson

    Student representative

    Johannes Pohlmann

    Contact: pruefungsausschuss

  • Academic advising

    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:

    • course contents and degree planning (modules, final examinations, verifications and validations)
    • examination regulations
    • hardship / extension of deadlines

    Contact: studienberatung

    Birgit Czanderle, M.A.

    Birgit Czanderle, M.A.

    Student Success Coordinator, Study Coach Business Informatics and MMDS, Contact to Examination Committee
    University of Mannheim
    School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
    B 6, 26
    Gebäudeteil B – Room B 0.05
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    by appointment
    Lisa Wessa, M.A.

    Lisa Wessa, M.A.

    Program Manager B.Sc. Business Mathematics, B.Sc. Business Informatics, Mannheim Master in Data Science
    University of Mannheim
    School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
    B 6, 26
    Gebäudeteil B – Room B1.04
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    You can reach me Mondays 11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. via phone or via E-Mail. Online-Appointments are possible.
    Contact the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics

    Contact the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics

    University of Mannheim
    School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
    B6, 26
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    by appointment via e-mail
  • Bachelor's thesis

    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):