Business Information Systems

  • Degree
    Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    7 semesters incl. compulsory Internship semester
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct), Summer semester (1 Apr)
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
    German / English
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Business and Economics

Degree programme

Business Information Systems professionals are required to develop and manage complex economic and business processes. IT and Telecommunica- tions are becoming ever-more integrated and in doing so, ensure the success of major industries. This increases industry requirements for qualified recruits able to work in the interface between Business Administration and IT and respond to its changing requirements.
As a mediator between development and application, those working in this area are required to combine the principles of Business Information Systems, Business Administration, the Social Sciences, Law and Economics, whilst being able to work as part of a team. They develop solutions central to company decision-making, provide services to applications companies and provide advice in questions of Information Processing and Communication.
The HWR Berlin has incorporated a wide range of co-operation partners into the provision of an interdisciplinary, practice-related and international degree course.

Professional field

Graduates of the degree programme Business Information Systems are awarded an internationally-recognized Bachelor of Science (Bsc.) degree which qualifies the holder to study on a Master’s degree programme. They find employment in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations involved in various development tasks such as Web Development, Software Programming or the development and further development of applications. They are also warmly received in areas involved in the conception, planning, implementation and management of complex IT projects supporting a range of company processes such as Application Developers, Application System Advisers, or IT Managers

Degree structure

Part One of the degree programme covers three semesters (foundation stage); Part Two (advanced study) comprises four semesters. The teaching of these two parts are supplemented by further subjects taught in English. The sixth semester is an internship semester. The last semester is dedicated to the Bachelor’s thesis.

Mobility windows are integrated into the degree programme to enable students to study abroad without losing any time

Part One

  • General Business Administration
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • IT in a Company Setting
  • Mathematics for Business and Economics/Statistics
  • Programming

Key qualifications

  • Foreign Languages
  • Communication Skills

Part Two

  • Software Engineering
  • IT in a Company Setting
  • Software Project

Specialization (3 of 4)

  • The Management of Application Systems
  • IT Solutions for SMEs
  • The Management of Support Systems
  • Decision Support Systems

Key qualifications

  • Project Management


  • University entrance qualification or an entrance qualification for a University of Applied Sciences
  • German language university entrance exam for foreign students.
  • Proof of very good English language skills at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1 level.

Applicants without a German qualification need to apply via uni-assist e.V.

  • Winter semester  until 15 Juli
  • Sommer semester until 15 January

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees


  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Guidance for prospective students

Student Counselling Services

Admission and enrolment

Office for Applications, Admissions and Enrolment

Office hours:

Mon 14.00–16.00
Wed 10.00–12.00
Thu 14.00–16.00