Dual Bachelor's programme at the interface between business studies and IT
With a comparatively large share of practice-based content for a business informatics degree, the study programme is geared to activities on the interface between traditional business functions on the one hand and IT on the other. While all important aspects of business (finance, marketing, accounting, economics, human resources …) will be dealt with in the business administration part of the programme, the business informatics part will focus on software (design, programming, software engineering and project management). Other central areas of informatics, for example database systems, will round off the course schedule. Students can use electives to specialise either in business administration or in business informatics.
Dual Bachelor's programme in business administration with alternating theoretical and practical phases
Extensive financial independence through monthly remuneration
Extensive range of options and focal points
Digital Toolbox @ HSBA
Lecturers with extensive practical experience
Attractive career prospects at the interface between business administration and information technology
Stays abroad possible
Campus in the heart of Hamburg
The dual programme integrates phases of theory at the university (on average 32 weeks a year) and practical phases of training in their training company (on average 20 weeks a year).
With the study programme Business Informatics, I have chosen a future-proof course of study that optimally reflects the inseparable interdependence of business and IT. The course is not only in demand on the job market, but also offers me the opportunity to work in exciting and varied professions in a wide variety of companies.
At EY I advise both CEOs and CIOs of internationally operating top companies in order to prepare them safely and flexibly for the challenges of the future. With my degree in BI from HSBA, I have the ideal prerequisites to make companies fit for the future.
Because I believe businesses and information technology will shape my future, your future, our future.
The dual study programme at HSBA was the ideal basis to continue my career in one of the big four auditing companies. The university has a very dynamic character and I am happy to have been a part of it – three very significant years.
Students acquire an in-depth knowledge of informatics in combination with a wide range of business knowledge. In the first two years of study, students will be taught the fundamentals in the core business subjects and introduced to the basics of informatics and programming. They will complete several independent programming projects alongside their studies. Methodology modules, business English and law will complete the course schedule. In the second year of study, the share of informatics modules will increase. The third year of study features extensive elective options (required electives).
More in-depth and broader knowledge and methodology is taught in the required electives. Elective 1 is predominantly business-focused, while Electives 2 and 3 give students the opportunity to choose topics from business administration or informatics. For example, possible business administration electives could include topics such as quality management, change management or corporate finance, while informatics topics could include data security, computer networks or theoretical informatics. This allows students to specialise either in business administration or in informatics. During the study trip (abroad), the students apply their know-how in an international context.
The general electives give students the opportunity to develop their individual knowledge and skills further. The offering ranges from social skills and IT seminars to studium generale events and smaller electives where students can tackle selected business administration content in a more in-depth manner. Foreign language courses are also on offer on an extracurricular basis.
The tuition fees are EUR 630 per month. The companies generally pay most of the course fees, at least if the student remains with the company after finishing his/her degree. In addition, students generally receive traineeship remuneration, the amount of which depends on the industry and company in question.