Technische Universität Berlin
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Wirtschaftsinformatik, B. Sc.

Program overview

Are you interested in designing business processes using IT systems and in finding out how information can be efficiently collected, evaluated, and used in companies?

The bachelor’s program in Business Informatics is interdisciplinary in nature, combining a university education in computer science with the basic principles of economics. It is this combination which makes this program special and which helps prepare you for a successful start to your career or to continue your studies in a master’s program. The knowledge and skills acquired in subject areas such as software engineering, operating complex IT systems, or security and IT project management will enable you to develop complex solutions for businesses working as an IT or business expert. TU Berlin’s outstanding international business connections mean that you will have the opportunity to work with software developers, departmental heads, product managers, and finance controllers from all over the world while still studying. The program also teaches key soft skills for business.


DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. You can, however, also study at TU Berlin without a university entrance qualification certificate if you can demonstrate certain professional qualifications.

The Business Informatics bachelor’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission.

As much of the technical literature for this field is published in English, a good level of English is desirable. However, this is not a condition for admission to studies.

To succeed in the Business Informatics program you should have an aptitude for logical and abstract thinking, a strong interest in economics, and an affinity for mathematics as well as good communication skills and the ability to express yourself effectively.

Initiative and good self-management skills are also important to meet the demands of studying at university. 

Program structure

The bachelor's program lasts six semesters, consisting of four semesters devoted to acquiring basic principles and two semesters of specialization. The first phase of the program focuses on teaching the necessary basic knowledge and fundamental principles of computer science, business informatics, and business administration. The second phase of the program allows you to deepen your knowledge through compulsory elective modules and by completing your bachelor’s thesis. You also have the option to incorporate a stay abroad into the program. The standard period of study is three years at the end of which you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science, an internationally recognized degree qualifying you to work in your chosen profession.

The bachelor’s program is designed in close cooperation with leading companies and is supervised by an advisory committee made up of representatives from business.

A proposed course schedule is available to help you plan your studies. This shows you which modules need to be completed in which semesters to enable you to complete your degree within the standard period of study. The schedule is intended as a guideline and is not mandatory. You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

Examination regulations

Content and modules

The program is divided into individual modules usually consisting of several thematically linked courses. Modules often include a variety of different study and teaching formats, such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. The scope of a module is expressed in credit points (LP), reflecting the amount of time students are required to invest in order to successfully complete the module. One credit point corresponds to 30 hours. A module can be spread over a maximum of two semesters. As a rule, it is necessary to pass an examination or an assessed assignment to successfully complete a module.

A current overview of all modules in the program is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The module catalogue shows which courses are mandatory and which elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information on the content, learning outcomes, participation requirements, workload, assessment methods, and much more.

Questions concerning a specific module can be addressed to the module supervisor.


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Internships

You are not formally required to do an internship either before or during the bachelor’s program in Business Informatics, but we would strongly recommend that you do so. An internship provides you with an initial insight into future career areas and enables you to develop networks with potential employers.

Stays abroad

You can generally complete parts of the program abroad, either in the form of a semester abroad or internships. You are, however, not required to complete a stay abroad.

General information regarding stays abroad can be obtained from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and from the Career Service (internships abroad). For details of subject-specific cooperative projects and general support concerning studying abroad, please contact the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science study abroad section. Staff are available to help you prepare for your stay abroad as well as provide support during your time abroad.


Acquired skills

The aim of the bachelor’s degree in Business Informatics is to provide you with a thorough fundamental scientific basis to prepare you for a career as a technically skilled manager working at the exciting interface of corporate strategy and IT implementation. You have a firm grasp of the most important technical principles and methods of business informatics and are able to apply these in practice. The program also teaches you to work independently and responsibly, to be a good team player, to be able to think abstractly and creatively, and to present your findings effectively. These skills are just as important for your future work in developing solutions to problems. A Bachelor of Science enables you to start your career, set up your own business, or continue your academic studies by doing a master’s degree in an appropriate subject.

After your studies

As a graduate of this program you have a number of excellent opportunities. You will be able to undertake highly responsible, interdisciplinary work in industry and administration in the development, planning, implementation and management of complex projects. Typical careers are as IT managers, IT consultants, analysts, IT controllers, or CIOs. Or you could set up your own business! Your studies will provide you with many ideas for establishing a business and Berlin currently plays host to Europe’s liveliest start-up scene. 

And if you would like to continue your studies in a master’s program, your bachelor's degree qualifies you for a master's degree in Information Systems Management or Computer Science or you can apply for the international EIT Master's degree course ICT Innovation. 


Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board