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Master Business Informatics

    General Questions

  • Why is it important to read the examination regulations?

    The examination regulations (Prüfungs­ordnung) state your rights and duties as a student of business informatics at your university.

  • How can I register for my seminar?

    The registration for the seminars of the chairs of the School of Business Informatics and Business Mathematics is centralized via Portal 2. You can register one time in the semester. The registation is possible until the first Monday of the lecture period. The allocation will be on the following Tuesday. The seminars start in the second week oft the lecture period. More informations you will find in Portal 2 when registration is opened.

  • What about the Scientific Research Course?

    The Scientific Research Course is a compulsory course counting 2 ECTS. The course takes place two times a semester. The exact date in every semester will be announced via mailing-list to all students. Notice that there are the following rules:

    1. It is NOT possible to interrupt and leave the course for appointments, lectures or other enterprises, unless you have a vitally important and unforeseen reason to do so.

    2. You will need to bring a LAPTOP. iPads, Android-Pads or other devices will not suffice.

    3. If you do not show up on ALL THREE DAYS, you will receive a 5,0 „fail“ for the course unless you hand in a doctor's note within three days after the course has finished.

    4. If you fall ill and cannot participate, you immediately need to inform me and you need to hand in a doctor's note to the Studien­büro. Details can be found here.  If you do not show up for class and fail to hand in a doctor's note, you will receive a 5,0 „fail“ for this class.

    5. If you want to cancel this class you can do so by withdrawing via Portal2 or by informing the study coach via email (czanderle(at)

    Please also note the following notification from the lecturer:

    „During this course, it is possible and preferable to do the practical exercises on your own topic, e.g. the topic of your upcoming master's thesis or some other topic within business informatics that is of a special interest for you. You do not have to prepare anything in advance, but maybe you want to think about a topic before the course to get the most out of it.“

  • Can I do a Module Change?

    Notice, that only students enrolled before FSS 2018 can do a module change.

    Applications to the examination board must be submitted in writing. Please remember to provide your address, matriculation number and e-mail address if any queries become necessary. Please also state the semester in which you started your Master's degree program, so that we can assign your request directly to the valid examination regulations.

    Changing of a not yet passed module

    If you have chosen the wrong module, you have the opportunity to apply for a module change. The application must be submitted in written form using the form „module change request“ to the responsible examination board.

    To do this, use the following form:

    Please also note that any unsuccessful attempts  will be transferred from the original module to the new module!

    Please note furthermore that a module change does not influence the requirements of your examination regulations. In particular, the rules about the required credits in the different disciplines are still valid.

    You will remain registered for the original module until the end of the exam registration period. In case you are still registered for the original module after the exam registration period please contact Studien­büro I.

  • Why am I still registered for the original exam after a module change?

    In case you are still registered for the original module after the exam registration period please contact Studien­büro I.

  • Do I need to finish all of my exams before starting my Master's thesis?

    You have to finish at least 60 ECTS before starting your thesis, although some chairs might check whether you completed all your exams. Nevertheless, we clearly advise you to finish all exams first. Writing a master's thesis is a full time job, and it takes a lot of coordination and organization to take exams and write a thesis in parallel.

  • Is it possible to study a semester abroad and how to apply for it?

    It is not mandatory to spend a semester abroad but we are happy to give you all support organizing it. Please find more information on our international pages.

  • Studyplan and Timetables


    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.

  • Examination regulations and module catalogue

    The module catalogue 2019/2020 (Appendix)  (for those studying under the examination regulations of 2013 please refer to this module catalogue (Appendix)) gives an overview of the courses and contents of the program.

    Please read the examination regulations of your program carefully.

  • Examination Board

    Members of the examination board for the course Master of Science (M.Sc.) Business Informatics :


    Prof. Dr. Ponzetto

    Student representative

    Michael Timpelan

    You can contact the examination board via pruefungsausschuss(at)           

    The official address is:

    Prof. Dr. Simone Paolo Ponzetto

    Prof. Dr. Simone Paolo Ponzetto

    Examination Board M.Sc. Business Informatics
    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
    B 6, 26 – Raum B 1.14
    68159 Mannheim
    Di 13:30–14:30 Uhr
  • Advisory Service

    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:

    • the study program
    • the module catalogue
    • the examination regulations
    • cases of hardship
    • questions about module changes
    • contents of courses
    • your study plan (modules, tracks, thesis)

    You can contact the advisory service via studienberatung(at)   

    Samuel Broscheit

    Samuel Broscheit

    Fach­studien­beratung Wirtschafts­informatik und Lehr­amt Informatik
    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
    B 6, 26
    Gebäudeteil B – Raum B 0.10
    68159 Mannheim
    nach Vereinbarung
    Birgit Czanderle, M.A.

    Birgit Czanderle, M.A.

    Studien­erfolgskoordinatorin, Studien­coaching Wirtschafts­informatik und MMDS, Kontaktstelle zum Prüfungs­ausschuss
    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
    B 6, 26
    Gebäudeteil B – Raum B 0.05
    68159 Mannheim
    nach Vereinbarung
    Mo–Mi 10–13.30 Uhr
    Lisa Wessa, M.A.

    Lisa Wessa, M.A.

    in Elternzeit
    Kontakt zur Fakultät WIM

    Kontakt zur Fakultät WIM

    Universität Mannheim
    Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
    B 6,26
    68159 Mannheim
    bis Fr., 13.12.2019 telefonisch: Di, 12.30–13.30 Uhr und Fr, 10–11 Uhr
  • Master’s Thesis

    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.

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