Bachelor-Distance Learning
Business and IT

180 ECTS English

Not just for nerds: exciting fields of activity await you in Business and IT!

Distance Learning

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As a Business and IT expert, you work at the interface between technical ideas and their professional implementation. Our revised curriculum for Business Informatics prepares you specifically for this key role with updated content.

During the online study programme, you will acquire comprehensive business knowledge in addition to IT expertise, for example, in Requirements Engineering or in the field of Data Modelling and Database Systems. These include, for example, the basics of Investment and Financing, Purchasing or Marketing. In addition, you will deal with IT and ERP systems, as well as Data Analytics and Big Data in the Bachelor's of Business Informatics. The contents of our study programme are aligned with the recommendations of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).

Your interdisciplinary know-how will make you a sought-after expert on the job market after graduation, with the ability to recognise technology potential and make optimal use of it for your company.

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Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 180 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 229€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    180 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 154113c
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Programme overview

The focus of the study programme is on imparting practice-oriented knowledge as well as skills in the field of Business and IT. The teaching content of the programme is structured according to the recommended 4-pillar model of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). It includes the disciplines of Fundamental Economics, Business Informatics, Foundation Computer Science and other basics, each of which makes up about 25% of the curriculum.

The Foundation Computer Science subjects include courses such as Requirements Engineering, the basics of Object-Oriented Programming with Java, Data Modelling and Database Systems, as well as programming industrial information systems with Java EE. Foundation Economics includes the areas of Financing and Investment, Transaction and Cost Accounting, Purchasing, Procurement and Distribution, as well as Marketing. In the field of Business Informatics, you deal with IT and ERP systems, Data Analytics, Big Data and IT Project Management. You will also receive an introduction to Process Management. In terms of additional basics, you will acquire knowledge in Statistics, Collaborative Work, IT Law and Organisational Behaviour, for example. In addition, you take three elective courses (10 ECTS each) with at least one module from the computer science elective and one module from the business informatics elective.

Our Bachelor's online study programme is modular, i.e. you study based on subject areas that are divided into so-called modules. After successfully completing the modules, you will be credited with ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System), which document your achievements. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and, of course, recognised.


Career prospects with the Bachelor of Business and IT

Almost all economic processes are closely linked to IT systems. Due to advancing digitalisation, the demand for IT professionals – especially with business administration skills – is, therefore, consistently high. Depending on your choice of elective module, you will be ideally prepared for a role as a expert or manager after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems: for example, in software development, business analysis or process management and IT consulting. This opens up excellent prospects for you in various sectors of the economy. These include start-ups and technology companies that act as providers of IT solutions, as well as the user companies that deploy them. You can also start your career at a consulting firm or work in public administration. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to work as an independent entrepreneur.

Software Developer
Business Analyst
IT Consultant
Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Bachelor's online study programme in Business and IT

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.

Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:

Only until 08.06.2023


Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

369€ /mtl 390€ Enrol by June 8th with the voucher code FEELING23, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 08.06.2023

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

309€ /mtl 325€ Enrol by June 8th with the voucher code FEELING23, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 08.06.2023

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

229€ /mtl 239€ Enrol by June 8th with the voucher code FEELING23, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following services
  • Free trial phase of four weeks*

  • Access to online libraries

  • Personal assistance from lecturers

  • Online campus with innovative study tools

  • Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning

  • Individual study and career coaching

  • Online exams around the clock

  • License for Microsoft Office and Teams

  • Flexible extension of study duration

*The fees for this period only apply if you continue your studies with us.
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Recognition of Achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.

Send an email to to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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Do you need support with your application for recognition? We have summarized all the important information for you in our guide to recognition. Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.

Entry requirements

We make it happen: At IU you can easily start your desired study programme at any time. There is no limited amount of students we admit and your degree will be globally recognised!
Vocational diploma or A-levels
Without Secondary School Diploma
English language skills
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