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.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
German (Level B2)
Full-Time or Part-Time
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:
You not only plan, design, evaluate and optimize information systems, but also master organization-specific tasks in these areas.
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.
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.
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:
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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.).
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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:
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following subject areas:
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.
In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program in Business Informatics, you must fulfill the following requirements.
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.
After completing the Bachelor's degree program, you can opt to pursue a graduate degree:
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?
If you want to learn more about the program, accompany a student in the program for a day (see: "Study for a Day"). You can also contact the Austrian Student Union representative for Business Informatics and get answers to any questions you may have.
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: email@example.com or send an e-mail to the Austrian student union representative for Business Informatics: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about credit transfer, please contact the committee by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com.
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:
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