Business Informatics deals with questions at the interface between computer science and business administration.
The study field at a glance
Business computer scientists develop and design commercial application systems for administrative tasks in the enterprise. These include e.g. Order processing, procurement, warehouse and material flow monitoring, cost accounting or payroll. They also perform distributive tasks such as manufacturing preparation and control, production planning and control, marketing and sales, online customer service and strategic issues. They have a broad business knowledge and know the structure and structure of system software, e.g. Operating systems and databases, as well as local and worldwide communication systems and networks.
Bachelor's and Master's programs in this area are mainly offered by universities of applied sciences, but also by individual universities. Possible study titles are e.g. Business Informatics, Business Information Management or Business and Information Systems. Business Informatics can be studied at some universities as part of a business administration degree or a computer science degree program as a focus or deepening.
Contents of the course
The highly interdisciplinary study course teaches the basics of business administration, including mathematics and statistics. On the other hand, application-related knowledge in computer science is acquired. This includes subject areas such as software programming, computer communication, databases, data networks and IT security, as well as the latest developments in mobile media.
Possible careers after graduation
Employment opportunities for business IT specialists are diverse and can be found in almost all sectors, from the computer industry (e.g., software houses, management consultancies, computer manufacturers) to manufacturing, credit institutions and insurance companies to service and consultancy firms. Qualified activities and management tasks in IT or business administration dominate, preferably in the fields of organization / system analysis, programming / software development as well as consulting and sales.