Master's Degree
Business Informatics.

The Master's degree program Business Informactics expands on the curricula from the JKU Bachelor's degree programs in Business Informatics, Computer Science or Business Administration. Students can individually select electives and combine subject areas in core disciplines such as Business Informatics, Social Sciences and Business as well as Computer Science and Engineering. The program gives you a unique opportunity to develop and deepen your studies by actively taking part in current research projects. Prepare for an exciting future in business or research by specializing according to your personal interests and work experience.

Why this degree is particularly attractive

  • Cutting-edge, hands-on areas of specialization and outstanding career prospects
  • Acquire real-world experience thanks to proven collaboration efforts with industrial companies
  • Accommodate working students by offering innovative digital learning support
  • Quality assurance by enrolling in an internationally accredited degree program
Akkreditiert durch AQAS, Akkreditierungssiegel

Key Facts


Master of Science (MSc)


4 Semesters


120 Credits


German (Level B2)


Full-Time / Part-Time

What You Will Learn in the Program

Graduates of the Master's degree program in Business Informatics are highly sought after and qualified to draft, design, and manage digitization projects by learning how to design human-task technology systems. The Master's degree program expands on the material taught during the undergraduate program, providing expertise by expanding on your qualification profile in interdisciplinary management and honing engineering skills. The program objectives include developing leadership and research skills as well as focusing on social skills and aspects of human resource management. As part of the program, you can develop individual and marketable job qualifications. We offer a wide range of special skills in business informatics.


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.).

Information Engineering & Management

Program graduates not only have the ability to coordinate the strategic potential of information technology with business process management tasks, they recognize essential strategic IT planning tasks and can choose the right methods and tools to use. Graduates are able to take the contribution of information technology to organizational value creation according to the organizational strategy into account, can understand organizations from a process perspective and use the corresponding methods and tools to reach organizational goals and implement changes. They are also able to manage companies in the software industry and to design and market software products and services.


Service Engineering

Program graduates understand the role of electronic and web-based services in commercial, industrial and private environments. They will be able to assess, implement and apply solutions to develop, operate and manage electronic services according to the various tasks, and understand technical and organizational fundamentals, business models, application areas, standards and representative web-based services in the field of service engineering.


Business Intelligence

Program graduates are capable of extracting, cleaning, transforming and integrating internal and inter-company databases into a data warehouse as well as carry out a systematic analysis of business processes and company data with the help of methods and tools used in data warehousing and data mining in order to mutually relate data sources and open up potentially new information about patterns or discontinuities. Using semantic methods and techniques, students can prepare and design data and business processes that can be automatically exchanged or networked between organizations. Based on their expertise in the areas of data warehousing, data mining and semantic technologies, graduates can design, implement and use decision-supporting information systems.

Business Engineering & Management

Program graduates can initiate information and knowledge processing in organizations and be a responsible part of the process. They are able to comprehend, specify and analyze knowledge-intensive processes as well as design and evaluate management instruments (i.e. a balanced scorecard) with regard to a corresponding context of use. Graduates can work multidimensionally or cross-dimensionally (human being - task - technology), to support virtual company networks according to domain, potentially develop methods and make them part of the work practice during the course of organizational change. You can develop new knowledge management methods to support or further develop business processes, pool together methods according to potential and problems, and plan, implement and manage business engineering projects according to corresponding technical and methodological requirements.


as well as skills and expertise in business and computer science. We offer 11 areas of specialization (German only) which pool together expertise and skills that are in demand in today's job market. Students can combine specialized areas according to their personal and professional interests. A conscious choice will set you apart from others in your professional field!


Your Career Prospects

JKU Linz graduates in Business Informatics are highly sought after for positions in management at companies and in government administrations. Some graduates create their own innovative companies, or pursue a research career.

Graduates can choose a career in many exciting professional fields:

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Enterprise Architecture Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Data Warehouse Management
  • Digital Innovation Management
  • Software Development Management
  • Strategic IT Consulting
  • (Applied) Research and Development

Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:

Subject Area ECTS Credits
Mandatory Courses 36
'Elective Courses 48
Autonomous Coursework 6
Master's Thesis (including the Master's thesis seminar and Master's examination) 30

Admission to Studies


In order to be admitted to the Master's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements.

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Program Details

If you would like to learn more about the Master'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

Graduates of the Master's degree program can pursue the following degree programs:


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)!