BSc in Business IT

What does it cover?

Business IT helps businesses to structure their internal and external information and communication flows.

A classic cross-disciplinary subject, Business IT draws on contents and methods from the disciplines of business administration and computer science as well as from the social sciences and telecommunications.

Business IT specialists work at the interfaces between specialist and IT departments and need to be able to think in interdisciplinary terms.

Why choose this programme?

People who want to study Business IT should enjoy applying logical reasoning and be interested in business procedures. They should also be team players and good communicators with good social skill as projects are almost always conducted on a team basis. A sound knowledge of English is an advantage because most of the specialist literature is in English. No previous knowledge of computer science is required. All foundational principles are taught in the initial semesters.

Your profile

Personal requirements

  • You are a good communicator and enjoy using English.
  • You enjoy working in a team.
  • You are good at organising yourself.
  • You are quick to detect structures and essential issues.
  • You enjoy working with IT.
  • You are able to handle conflict and are solution focused.
  • You are interested in the business world and current affairs.

Academic requirements

  • University entrance qualification
  • No previous knowledge of the subject is required.
  • You do not have to be a computer freak!

What to expect

In the Department

  • Small groups in seminars, tutorials and practicals
  • State-of-the-art technical equipment
  • Approachable professors
  • Regular contact person for all questions related to the study programme
  • Student representation (Student Association Council)

At Fulda University

  • Compact, campus-based university
  • International contacts
  • High-quality menus in the Refectory
  • Broad range of free language courses
  • Extensive sports facilities
  • Varied student life (parties, Big Band, General Student Committee)

    How is the programme structured?

    The study programme is divided into six semesters. In addition to subject knowledge and soft skills, particular value is placed on the practical relevance of the course contents.
    As well as acquiring a firm grounding in business administration and IT topics, students can choose to take up an individual specialisation. The study programme’s distinct practice orientation is reflected not only in the contents of the tuition sessions but also in their form. Apart from lectures, the emphasis is on student presentations, group work and practical projects. In the sixth semester students first complete a practical placement (internship) at a company or an institution and then write their thesis. During their studies, students have access to up-to-date business IT software.

    Where does it lead?

    Today, there is no area of company business that can manage without IT applications. There are hardly any business processes that do not rely on IT. Business IT specialists plan and develop corporate information and communication systems, implement them and maintain them. To do that, they need to analyse business processes and organisational structures at companies and in administrative services.

    Business IT is one of the most interesting, multifaceted and developable subjects to study. According to leading business organisations and specialist institutions (e.g. the professional organisation BitKOM, the Association of German Engineers (VDI), the German Informatics Society (GI)) the need for well-trained computer scientists will continue to grow rapidly in the future, too.

    Curriculum - Lectures

    1st semester2nd semester
    Fundamentals of Mathematics for Computer ScienceProcedure modules of Software Engineering
    Programming 1Mathematics of Computer Science
    Business Administration 1Law
    Computer Architecture and Distributed SystemsProgramming 2
    Principals of Business ITBusiness Administration 2
    Communication Networks and ProtocolsAlgorithms and Data Structures
    3rd semester4th semester
    Operating SystemsElective Module 1
    Presentation and CommunicationElective Module 2
    Optimization for Business ITManagement and Marketing
    Methods of Software EngineeringData-Warehousing
    Project ManagementDatabases
    5th semester6th semester
    Controlling and IT ControllingInternship
    Elective Module 3Colloquium
    Data MiningBachelor's Thesis
    Bachelor Project Business Information Technology
    IT Security  
    Compulsory Elective Module Catalog
    Special Topics of Business Information Technology
    Development of E-Business Systems
    Cost Accounting
    Principals of Economic Policy
    CRM Systems
    Implementation of Business-Processes
    Introduction to ABAP Programming
    Business English
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    At a glance

    • Degree: Bachelor of Science
    • Type of programme: On-campus
    • Standard duration: 6 semesters
    • Start of study's programme: Winter semester
    • Language: German
    • Practical project: 12 weeks
    • Application deadline: 15 July

    Head of the study programme

    Markus Göltenboth

    Prof. Dr.

    Markus Göltenboth

    Pro-Dean, Department of Applied Computer Science

    General Business Administration

    Building 46, Room 138
    Prof. Dr. Markus Göltenboth +49 661 9640-3032
    Consultation hours
    During the semester break arrange appointment via email.


    Merete Hirth

    Merete Hirth

    Study Programme Coordinator

    Building 43, Room 102
    Merete Hirth +49 661 9640-343
    Consultation hours
    During the semester break arrange appointment via email.