The master's programme in Business Informatics is conceptually and methodologically well founded, as well as career and labour market oriented. The content of the M. Sc. Business Informatics can be easily adapted and individualised.
The Master's degree in Business Informatics consists of four semesters (two years). The programme has been devised in such a way that students are free to design their own programme. They also have the option of developing their academic profile by following one of the specialization tracks. Lecturers issue recommendations about which specialization track best fits the academic profile that the student wants to create. These tracks usually comprise five modules or 30 ECTS,and also bridge the gap between the content covered during the project group component and the Master's thesis. The department issues a certificate for completed tracks upon request, as long as all the requirements have been met. In order to make sure that students reach the minimum attainment levels for the Master’s programme in all areas of business informatics, they are required to take business informatics and economics modules. Students can also take modules from the Master’s degree in computing science. The project group and the Master’s thesis are core components of the degree; they are mandatory for all students enrolled in the programme. The details of the individual modules are outlined in the degree-specific appendixes to the Master’s examination regulations.
Specialization tracks The Master's degree has deliberately been devised in such a way that students can design their own personal programme, without necessarily having to specialize in a particular direction. However, students also have the option of specializing in one of the following three tracks:
Operational Environmental Information Systems (BUIS)
One of the most important objectives of this degree programme is that students acquire and fine-tune essential problem-solving skills. Specific products and case studies are used throughout the programme to illustrate various approaches and to help students implement those approaches. In addition to regular lectures, students also have the opportunity to attend practicals and seminars. The project group element represents a unique form of teaching; it is an intense practical component in which students work as a team to develop software and systems.
A particular research and teaching specialisation in Business Informatics at the University of Oldenburg concerns Very Large Business Applications (VLBA) and business engineering. Business Informatics can, alongside research projects, also feature numerous cooperative projects with regional businesses and with public bodies, in which active technology transfer can be carried out.
This is an open admissions degree course, and applications are accepted for both the winter and summer semesters. The application deadline for the winter semester is 30 September. The application deadline for the summer semester is 31 March.
Please note For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester and before 15 January for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester. This may result serious problems (German document).
The career field of a Business Informatics specialist includes the following individual points:
Design and introduction of business application systems,
Further development and introduction of organisational concepts
Development and introduction of application systems (especially for business related challenges),
Implementation of theoretical and applied research to the application of information technology,
Developing new methods and procedures for the development of information systems,
Marketing of hardware and software products and user support in product planning,
Product implementation as well as product operation,
Designing and carrying out training sessions for the use of operational information systems (also includes training and further education measures for manufacturers, users, and private or public education institutions) and
Determining managerial responsibilities for IT divisions, technical departments, projects, or for IT companies and consultants.
A degree in computer science with a specialisation in business informatics allows for further scholarly work in the area of applied and practical computer science, and may also make alternative qualification for public school teaching possible.