The „Master of Business Informatics“, held in English, offers a university education at the interface between computer science and business administration. The goal of the study concept is to equip the students with basic knowledge of a business informatics specialist, combined with the opportunity to specialize in key areas of business informatics as well. The seminars and projects aim at going beyond a basic skill set: the goal of the seminars is to learn scientific argumentation in discussion, presentation and writing; the team project simulates real world situations in project management and team work.
The program comprises five blocks:
1. Fundamentals Computer Science (18 ECTS):
In this area, the core competencies of a business IT specialist are further developed based on the knowledge gained from the Bachelor's degree. Here you can choose courses that will prepare you and will be necessary for the specializations.
2. Fundamentals Business Administration (at least 18 ECTS):
In this area, you can select at least 18 ECTS of courses in Accounting and Taxation, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Management, Marketing and Operations Management. These lectures are offered by the business administration faculties and offer you a great opportunity to either gain expert knowledge in a certain domain or to gain broad knowledge about different areas in business administration.
3. Specialization Courses (36 ECTS):
In this area, you can choose 6 courses from the specializations offered from all of our chairs about many different topics. You are consciously given the freedom to put together lectures according to your own interests.
4. Projects and Seminars (18 ECTS):
In addition to the expertise you acquire during your studies, it is important to us that you also develop social skills and soft skills. What matters is your personal qualities, attitudes, skills and abilities, especially in the field of communication and motivation. Although these are also a matter of life and work experience, you can train and develop them.
The course „Scientific Research“ (2 ECTS) teaches key qualification of basic tools and methods for scientific conduct. The course is offered several times a semester as a block course. In the seminar (4 ECTS) you will use these tools to learn to discuss, present and write about current research questions in business informatics.
The team project (12 ECTS), which is an integral part of the program, can be taken for 6 months or can be stretched out for 12 months. It not only provides students with technical skills, but also social skills in project management and team work.
5. Masters Thesis (30 ECTS):
With your thesis, you demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and abilities to independently handle a subject-specific problem using scientific methods.
Team projects, seminars and thesis topics are offered by the individual chairs of the Faculty of Business Informatics and Business Mathematics and the Faculty of Business Administration. Current topics of business informatics are offered in practical application or in research.
Members of the examination board for the course Master of Science (M.Sc.) Business Informatics :
Prof. Dr. Ponzetto
You can contact the examination board via pruefungsausschuss(at)wim.uni-mannheim.de
The official address is:
The student advisory (run by the study coach and the academic advisor) is a combined offer for the Master Degree of Business Informatics
You can consult us in questions regarding:
You can contact the advisory service via studienberatung(at)wim.uni-mannheim.de.
In order to find a supervisor and a topic for the master thesis, early planning and initiative is necessary. First and foremost, as a student, you are responsible for finding direct contact with a chair that fits your study profile. This means that you proactively contact several chairs / professors to get a topic for your Master's thesis. It is most common that you find an agreement in this way and this way is desired by the faculty of you as a student.
Master students of business informatics are allowed to write their thesis either in the field of business informatics or informatics. Please inform yourself about the requirements of each chair.