Master’s Degree Programme in Business Information Systems

as a specialisation in the Master’s Degree Programme in Computer Science (teaching language: German)

Overview (WIF)

Career profile: IT Business Consulting
  • The Master of Science specialising in Business Information Systems prepares graduates to take on positions of responsibility in shaping the digital future of companies.
  • The career profiles range from strategic and implementation-oriented IT / ERP consultants, to leading IT managers, right through to digital transformation managers, the digital transformation specialists who focus on the implementation of digital innovations.
  • The recommended courses will give you a detailed understanding of the processes in companies and their optimal IT support, as well as current technical and economic trends and their implications for both management and the operational level.
  • You decide for yourself on your main focus: either more focus on IT strategies and the process-oriented design of business management IT systems, or more focus on the systematic design of digital innovations and supporting enterprises in the context of the digital transformation. Regardless of your focus, you will further develop your consulting skills as well as your capacity for agile work and for scientifically well-founded action.

Career profile: IT / ERP consultant

Business Information Systems

Career profile:
IT / ERP consultants support the Chief Information Officer (CIO). They

  • take care of the management of information systems and deal with the individual application systems as well as the application landscape.
  • are responsible for managing the information and communications technology and ensure the required infrastructure.


  • Planning and designing IT architectures with due consideration of cost effectiveness, quality and feasibility
  • Coordinating and implementing customisation projects in the ERP field
  • Developing and further developing ERP modules
  • Adapting standard business software
  • Planning, managing, implementing and testing release updates for standard systems
  • Analysing the corporate strategy and deriving the IT strategy
  • Developing, maintaining and communicating the IT strategy/architecture
  • Performing audits and design reviews
  • Consulting on IT projects

Career profile: IT manager

Business Information Systems

Career profile:
IT managers

  • ensure that the resources for IT are deployed in a target-oriented, beneficial and cost effective manner.
  • ensure that the organisational knowledge is used effectively and efficiently, and
  • are responsible for the information management.


  • Deriving the IT strategy from the corporate strategy
  • Keeping track of new technological developments and jointly shaping the corporate strategy
  • Designing and implementing information system architectures
  • Operating and monitoring IT systems
  • Planning and managing IT projects


Career profile: digital transformation manager

Business Information Systems

Career profile:
Digital transformation managers assist the Chief Digital Officer (CDO). They

  • initiate and design the controlled shift towards an organisation which strategically harnesses the new digital technologies.
  • manage and coordinate the digital transformation across the departments and specialist areas.
  • provide support with the further development of employees, cultural change and value creation structures.


  • Exploring innovations which may arise through the use of new digital technologies
  • Assisting with the development of transformation strategies and structures
  • Planning and managing digitalisation projects to change value creation structures (products, customer interfaces, processes and business models)
  • Coordinating cross-functional teams
  • Supervising communication platforms


Overview of the modules (with their allocation to module groups)

Module overview with assignment to module groups

Additional information:

The faculty determines the binding allocation to module groups and the range on offer for each semester at the beginning of the semester and publishes this with the curriculum. (see course structure > important documents (german site)).

This includes:

  • the binding allocation to module groups,
  • the updated modules on offer for the respective semester,
  • the current curriculum

and the detailed descriptions of the individual modules in the module handbook.

Course structure and organisation

We have put this on the "Computer Science (Master)" pages for you in more detail.

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