Business Informatics Dual BSc Degree Programme at HSBA

Business Informatics (BSc)

Study Profile BSc Business Informatics

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.

Highlights of the Study Course

  • 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 

Facts on the study course

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc) with 180 ECTS
Language: 75% Deutsch, 25% Englisch
Accreditation: FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation)
Programme start: The programme starts on 1 October each year. In 2020 it starts with a theoretical phase.
Study duration: 3 years

Success Stories of our Graduates

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.

Julia Klages
HSV Fußball AG

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.

Kimberly Griffith
Ernst & Young GmbH

Because I believe businesses and information technology will shape my future, your future, our future.

Kai Okamoto
Leser GmbH & Co. KG

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.

Felix Peleikis
Assurance, Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Study Organisation and Programme Structure

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).

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).

Plan of Study

Study Content Semester 1
  • Fundamentals of Business Informatics
    2 ECTS
    12 Contact hours
    German
  • Theoretical Informatics
    5 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Methods and Fundamentals of Business Administration
    4 ECTS
    36 Contact hours
    German
  • Microeconomics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Mathematics for Business Informatics
    9 ECTS
    64 Contact hours
    German
  • Business English
    5 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 2
  • Basics Programming & Frontend Design
    5 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Programming I
    4 ECTS
    36 Contact hours
    German
  • Modelling Operational Infomations Systems
    3 ECTS
    24 Contact hours
    German
  • Database Systems
    4 ECTS
    36 Contact hours
    German
  • Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Statistics
    7 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
Study Content Semester 3
  • Architecture of Operational Informations Systems
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • Programming II (Part 1)
    11 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Investment and Finance
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Marketing Management
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Quantitative Methods
    5 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Project Management
    5 ECTS
    24 Contact hours
    German
Study Content Semester 4
  • Project Management Business Informatics
    1 ECTS
    12 Contact hours
    German
  • Programming II (Part 2)
    11 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Organisation
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Operations Research
    5 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Law for Business Informatics
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Elective
    3 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    German
Study Content Semester 5
  • Software Engineering
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Strategic Management and Controlling
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Specialisaton (Part 1)
    96 Contact hours
    German
  • Study Trip
    2 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    German
  • Bachelor Thesis
    German
Study Content Semester 6
  • Workshop: Digital-Labor
    6 ECTS
    60 Contact hours
    German
  • Specialisation (Part 2)
    20 ECTS
    42 Contact hours
    German
  • Bachelor Thesis
    German
Inter-semester contents
  • General Electives
    3 ECTS
    75 Contact hours
    German
  • Digital Toolbox
    5 ECTS
    125 Contact hours
    German

Electives

HSBA has integrated various options into the study programme so that the study programme can be designed more individually:

Digital Toolbox: With the Digital Toolbox you have the possibility to prepare yourself for the digital transformation by choosing a profile during your studies. There are a total of six digital profiles:

  • Business Process Innovation
  • Data Business
  • Digital Communication and Marketing Technologies
  • Digital Strategy
  • Intrapreneur
  • Programming

 

Elective: The compulsory elective subject, which takes place in a block week across all study programmes, enables students to deal intensively with a business management problem of their choice.

 

General Electives: 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.

 

Study Trip: A special highlight for all students is the study trip. The excursions, which span several study programmes and include numerous company visits and lectures, are organised independently by the students. Current topics such as digitalisation, the start-up scene in Silicon Valley or emerging countries frame the content of the individual destinations.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are EUR 665 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.

Funding