Business informatics is an interdisciplinary subject at the interface of business administration and computer science. Business informatics graduates have the economic expertise and IT skills to create computer-based information systems that meet the requirements of commercial enterprises.

Students on the Master's degree programme "Business Informatics" are taught how to use the conceptual approaches of business informatics to solve business and commercial challenges. Graduates from the M.Sc. programme have not only acquired a thorough grounding in business informatics, economics, computer science and academic and research techniques, they have also demonstrated that they can successfully undertake independent, self-organized learning and can apply appropriate methodological and analytical skills when solving challenging problems.

Business informatics at Saarland University combines the disciplines of economics and informatics and the department collaborates closely with a large number of respected institutions located on the Saarbrücken campus, including the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII). The department also maintains fruitful cooperative ties to universities in Australia, the USA and other countries. The staff scientists and research teams in business informatics are engaged in application-driven research projects and in knowledge-sharing activities with academics and scientists in neighbouring disciplines.

Für die Abschlussarbeit nach New York

Das letzte Semester ihres Masterstudiums hat die Saarländerin Saskia Wachs am Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, USA verbracht und dabei nicht nur New York erkundet, sondern auch an der Business School ihre Masterarbeit im Fach Wirtschaftsinformatik geschrieben. "Thema meiner Arbeit war die robotergesteuerte Automatisierung von Prozessen in Unternehmen", erklärt die 24-Jährige. Dafür führte sie Interviews mit Herstellern und Anwendern einer bestimmten Software und untersuchte dabei unter anderem, ob und inwiefern sich die IT-gestützte Anwendungen positiv auf Unternehmensprozesse auswirken. [mehr...]

Course of study Business Informatics
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Language of instruction German
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester
Restricted entry No
Application deadline 31.03.2020 for summer semester 2020
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
Tuition fees Not applicable
Semester fee See current fee structure
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page Master's programme web page