Bachelor's Degree in Business Informatics.

The Bachelor's degree program is an advanced level of business studies and computer sciences.

By combining business and technical content, the JKU’s Bachelor’s degree program in Business Informatics provides students with a strong theoretical background in both fields as well as numerous opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge to address real-world problems. If you are interested in both business and technology - and aim to pursue a career in management and innovation - our Business Informatics graduates have outstanding career prospects. Business Informatics is at the interface of business and technology, designed to shape, drive, and responsibly take control of our digital economy and digital society.

The Bachelor’s degree program provides you with broad expertise in business informatics, general computer science, and business. Students are well-educated and highly qualified to either start a career or pursue an advanced degree after graduation.

Key Facts

Degree

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration

6 Semesters

ECTS

180 Credits

Language

German (Level B2)

Location

Linz

Program

Full-Time or Part-Time

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Why This Degree is Particularly Attractive

  • The Bachelor's program in Business Informatics is the only internationally accredited program of this kind in Austria.
  • Your education combines both engineering and business while focusing on cutting-edge topics that include cloud and mobile computing, social media, digital business, etc.
  • Hands-On Education & Support Services. Right from the start of the Bachelor's program you will be involved in real-world projects. Seminars are also often held in cooperation with companies and local businesses. At the JKU Linz you have direct contact with your university professors.

Areas of Specialization

Graduates of the Bachelor's degree program possess advanced theoretical and factual knowledge in the field of Business Informatics as well as the cognitive and real-world skills required to master their subject area, be innovative and solve complex problems in their field of expertise:

Information Engineering

You not only plan, design, evaluate and optimize information systems, but also master organization-specific tasks in these areas.

Software Engineering

Initiate, execute, supervise, and manage software projects (acquire, produce and maintain software products); acquire a strong understanding of constructive and analytical measures in support of quality management, concepts, methods and specification techniques, design, implementing and testing software systems; prepare for any and all roles required in order to be an effective member of a software development team.

 

Data & Knowledge Engineering

A strong understanding of information and communication technologies; recent developments in the field of database systems, particularly in the field of Data & Web engineering; familiarity with the way knowledge-based systems work; design and execution of database systems as well as how to integrate them into applications.

Communications Engineering

Master concepts and methods to design distributed, interactive IT systems in an organizational context; design IT systems and learn to differentiate between organizational, technical, and HR requirements; procedures and methods to distribute information processing; analytical skills, integrative and reflective work.

What You Will Learn in the Program

The degree program focuses on managing digitization by designing a human-task technology system. During the course of your studies, you will learn to plan, develop, introduce and optimize business processes as well as the required IT systems. The program conveys expertise in many core areas, including skills to:

  • Understand complex business and technical relationships
  • Think in a capacity to find solutions, be creative, innovative, and design-oriented
  • Depict and outline complex business situations and think in line with the market
  • Ability to assess and apply the most recent technological advancements
  • Organize and responsibly support IT-related projects
  • Strong social skills set and skills for human resource management
  • Create and hold presentations in English as well as negotiate in English

Did you know that ...

The Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in Business Informatics were awarded a quality seal by the Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Degree Programs (AQAS e.V.).

Videos about the Program

Information videos about the Bachelor's degree program in Business Informatics

  • Intro video as part of the virtual 2020 SIM (Studies Information Fair at the JKU)
    Length: 22 minutes
    Video on YouTube

Your Career Prospects

As a Linz graduate in Business Informatics, you are highly qualified to hold key positions in business and administration or even create your own business. You can pursue positions in a variety of interesting and demanding areas such as:

  • Design Innovative IT Systems
  • Manage IT and Cloud Systems
  • IT Consulting
  • Design and Market IT Products and Services
  • IT Controlling and Revision
„The Business Informatics program has an interdisciplinary curriculum and I was extremely well prepared for my current position in international sales.“
Andreas Neuhauser
Collibra
 

Program Structure

As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following subject areas:

 

Business Informatics Bachelor Program Structure Pie Chart

Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase (StEOP)

After enrolling in Business Informatics, you will be required to complete the StEOP requirements at the start of your studies. The StEOP requirements consists of certain courses that are outlined in the curriculum. Before completing the StEOP courses, you can only get limited academic credit when you take additional courses.

Admission to Studies

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program in Business Informatics, you must fulfill the following requirements.

  • Hold general higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma)
  • If your first language is not German, you will be required to submit proof of language proficiency in German, Level B2.

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Department

Admissions Office

Building

Bank Building

Room

1st Floor, Room 113A/B

Phone

+43 732 2468 2010

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Program Details

If you would like to learn more about the Bachelor's degree program in Business Informatics, we strongly recommend taking a look at the curriculum. In addition, we have separately summarized a few details for you.

Advanced Degree Programs

After completing the Bachelor's degree program, you can opt to pursue a graduate degree:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need for my studies?

To study Business Informatics, students should have their own laptop for use in various classes and to complete group work. The JKU will provide you with the software you need. Click here for additional information about the JKU's software. The Austrian Student Union has a cooperation agreement with Microsoft and as a student in the program, you can also downlaod various software for free. Click here for detailed information.

How can I prepare for the Bachelor's degree program in Business
Informatics? How can get off to a good start?

The JKU offers preparation courses to help new students prepare for their studies. The courses provide a condensed review of material taught at higher-level schools - perfect to help prepare new students for initial university-level lectures. Newly enrolled students who have no programming experience can learn the basics in order to take part in programming classes.  Attendance is optional.

Together with the Austrian Student Union, the JKU also organizes events to help new students get off to a good start.

During the undergraduate degree program in Business Informatics
can I take graduate level classes in the Master's degree program?

As soon as you have successfully completed a minimum of 150 ECTS credits in the Bachelor's degree program for Business Informatics, you can start taking courses from the first semester of the Master's degree program in Business Informatics (WIN) before officially completing the Bachelor's degree program. Click here to learn more.

Can I study abroad for a semester or a year?

The studies commission strongly recommends and encourages students to spend a semester or a year abroad studying at a university outside of Austria. Click here to learn more about studying abroad for a semester or a year.

What if I am not quite sure if Business
Informatics is the right program for me?

Can I work while I study?

The Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in Business Informatics have been designed to accommodate working students. For numerous reasons, many of our students in the program also work while completing a degree. Courses requiring attendance and examinations are often scheduled at times conducive to the students' work schedule (blocked weekend sessions, etc). The program has also been designed to be flexible and allow you to individually create your curriculum and better accommodate your working hours.

Who can I talk with if I have questions?

If you have questions about the program, please contact the program manager by sending an e-mail to: verena.leidl@jku.at or send an e-mail to the Austrian student union representative for Business Informatics: win@oeh.jku.at. If you have questions about credit transfer, please contact the committee by sending an e-mail to: praeses-win@jku.at.

Program Management

Are you interested in the Bachelor’s degree program in Business Informatics? You are welcome to make an appointment for an individual consultation or come by during the office hours:
Monday 1pm - 4pm, Wednesday 9am - 12pm.

Mag.a Verena Leidl
Management Center, 2nd Floor, Room 211 B 
+43 732 2468 3072
verena.leidl@jku.at

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Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!

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