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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.

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

Key Facts

Degree

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration

6 Semesters

ECTS

180 Credits

Language

German

Location

Linz

Program

Full-Time or Part-Time

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

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.

Software Engineering

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.

Communications Engineering

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

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

Recommended Study Plan

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

SEMESTER S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Fundamentals of Business Informatics 6 12 6 - - -
Fundamentals of Computer Science 9 9 - - - -
Fundamentals of Business Administration 6 - 6 6 - -
Supplementary Base-Knowledge Courses (English/Law/Mathematics/...) 9 6 3 6 6 3
Business Informatics Core Skills - Information Engineering - - 6 6 - -
Business Informatics Core Skills - Software Engineering - - 6 6 - -
Business Informatics Core Skills - Data & Knowledge Engineering - - - 6 6 -
Business Informatics Core Skills - Communications Engineering - - - - 6 6
IT Project in collaboration with a company - - - - 6 -

Specialization (elective *BusAdmin or **BusInformatics / autonomous courses /...)

and Bachelor's Thesis

- 3 3 - 6 21
ECTS Credits (Total: 180) 30 30 30 30 30 30

* WiWi: Business Administration  ** WIN: Business Informatics

Additional Information

Preparation Courses

These courses have been designed for new students and provide a condensed review of material taught at higher levels schools in order to prepare students for initial university-level lectures. Attendance is optional.

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Multimedia Study Service

Students may complete some sections of the program online MuSSS (Multimediales Studien Service SOWI).

International Accreditation

The Agency for Quality Assurance through the Accreditation of Study Programs (AQAS) has presented the JKU’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Business Computer Science with a quality seal (without conditions) for the past seven years. The accreditation agency (AQAS) finds the program's interdisciplinary nature, the combination of theory and real-world practices, and the wide range of hands-on specializations exceptionally impressive. Graduates are highly sought after and in high demand!

Click here for additional information: Press Release_Accreditation (79,7 KB)

Admission Requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian “Matura” diploma)

    Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.

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.

Are there preparation courses?

These courses have been designed for new students and provide a condensed review of material taught at higher levels schools in order to prepare 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.

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?

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 general questions, please contact the Austrian student union representative for Business Informatics at: win@oeh.jku.at. If you have questions about credit transfer, send an e-mail to: praeses-win@jku.at.

 

Still Have Questions?

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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