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
Why This Degree is Particularly Attractive
- Sound technical and business education with a strong focus on real-world applications
- Cutting-edge topics such as cloud and mobile computing, social media, digital business
- Outstanding student-faculty ratio and supportive student community
- Excellent career prospects
- Internationally accredited degree program
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:
Graduates have the required expertise to plan, design, evaluate, and optimize information systems as well as the ability to apply what they have learned in the program to master methods, concepts, and design models for use in information systems. Graduates are experts in mastering and organizing specific tasks.
Graduates can expertly initiate, execute, supervise and manage software projects (acquire, produce and maintain software products). In addition, graduates have a strong understanding of constructive and analytical measures in support of quality management, concepts, methods and specification techniques, design, implementing and testing software systems. As part of a software development team, our graduates are not only familiar with state-of-the-art software engineering and the underlying theories, they are effective members of software development teams.
Data & Knowledge Engineering
Graduates have a strong understanding of information and communication technologies and recent developments in the field of database systems, particularly in the field of Data & Web Engineering. They are familiar with the way knowledge-based systems work, can apply subject-specific expertise in a team to design and implement database systems as well as integrate applications.
Graduates learn to not only master concepts and methods to design distributed, interactive IT systems in an organizational context, they learn to differentiate between organizational, technical and HR requirements when designing IT systems, differentiate procedures and methods as part of distributed information processing. Graduates acquire analytical skills as well as the ability to work in a contemplative and integrative manner.
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...?
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.).
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
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following subject areas:
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
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.
- You can get academic credit for certain courses taken at school. Please contact the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services at the JKU.
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, you can start taking courses from the first semester of the Master's degree program.
Can I study abroad for a semester or a year?
Both the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs have subjects that qualify for credit transfer, making the process easier. If you are going abroad, you should select a university that offers similar subject areas and courses such as Information Systems, Business Informatics or something similar. Students in the Business Informatics program can apply for a number of grants and scholarships to help make a stay abroad at one of the JKU's partner universities possible.Click here to learn more about transferring academic credit from a study abroad program.
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?
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 2pm - 6pm, Wednesday 9am - 12pm, Thursday 12pm - 2pm.
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