Course contents and curriculum
The curriculum consists of 3 semesters with 30 credit points each, allowing students to begin the course either in the summer or winter semester as the modules can be completed independently of each other. The flexible organization of the modules allows students to complete them as a part-time course to suit their individual needs.
Classes are held both in German and in English. The course contents are divided into four parallel module groups:
- Business Process Engineering (BPE)
- Business Application Systems (BAS)
- Business Management (BM) and
- Quantitative Methods (QM).
The Business Information Systems master’s degree course builds on Augsburg UAS’s bachelor’s degree program Information Systems. It offers the Business Information Systems bachelor graduates the opportunity to gain further qualifications in this subject area with an academically-based master’s program. This allows them to apply for high-level positions in the fields of planning, selection, development or project planning of business-related IT applications. Students deal with complex questions and develop the ability to realize both business-related concepts and concepts in the field of information technology.
Information about admission requirements
To qualify for admission to this degree program, students need to have completed a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or a comparable university degree with an above-average grade. As a rule, they should have studied for 7 semesters and have attained 210 ECTS credit points.
Selection will be based on the grade the student attained for his/her bachelor’s degree. Currently, the required grade is an average of at least 2.5.
Applicants with a bachelor’s degree who have attained less than 210 ETCS but at least 180 ETCS can also be admitted. These students are required to make up the missing credit points to 210 ETCS within the first year of the course.
Graduates with a B.Sc. in Information Systems can make up missing credit points by completing elective courses offered by the Faculty of Computer Science for its bachelor’s programs, or by completing electives offered as part of the master’s program. For graduates of other degree programs, the examination board can stipulate individual courses that must be attended in order to make up the missing credit points. Courses taken as part of the first degree program cannot be repeated.
The syllabus of the Business Information Systems course at the Faculty of Computer Science stipulates that the (compulsory) classes are to be held in German. Examinations are also held in German. Students therefore require German proficiency of at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (corresponds to DSH-1 and TestDaF level 3) in order to complete the course successfully.