Business and IT
Not just for nerds: exciting fields of activity await you in Business and IT!
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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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Study programme & degreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 180 ECTS
Full-time or part-time
Application & starting dateStart immediately or anytime
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension36-72 months, depending on model
Extension possible free of charge
LocationsStudy 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 feesStarting at 229€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
180 ECTS - English
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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.
As a software developer, you will develop and implement software, from single building blocks to complete applications. In coordination with users from various departments, you will programme solutions that are tailored to the respective needs and requirements. In doing so, you will also keep the economic conditions in mind at all times and ensure compliance.
As a business analyst, you will examine business processes and take care of requirements management. This means that you will identify, analyse, prioritise and formulate the requirements for processes and IT systems. In doing so, you will have an excellent eye for identifying challenges and risks, as well as new opportunities. You will coordinate with the IT department regarding implementation while also considering cost-efficient product solutions that match the business strategy. You will ensure that all participants work together efficiently until implementation.
As an IT consultant, you advise companies on IT projects. For example, you support the implementation of a cloud infrastructure or the introduction and maintenance of IT systems. You will accompany the projects from planning to implementation. Your goal: Applications and processes to make IT-based workflows more effective.
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:
Duration 36 Months
Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.
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.
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.
The total price includes a one-off graduation fee in the amount of €699. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
We charge 5€/shipment within Europe* and 10€/shipment for the rest of the world if you require the printed study scripts to be delivered outside of Germany.
*This includes the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom, Cyprus.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
Cloud-based open source tools: in order to make use of cloud-based open source tools during your studies, you will need a desktop PC or laptop. Neither is included in the package of services we provide.
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
If you have your A-levels or a vocational diploma, you can start your bachelor’s programme right away without additional examination.
Graduates of Waldorf schools and the “Berufskolleg Baden-Württemberg” may have to have their diploma approved by their school and show proof of additional achievements to be able to study in another federal state. Please contact your school for an approval.
You can also study at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) without a high school diploma. To do so, you simply need:
- A master craftsman's certificate or
- Advanced professional training (e.g. as an IHK business administrator) or
- At least two years of recognized vocational training in Germany, followed by at least 3 years of professional experience (full-time)*: Depending on the focus of your training and professional activity and what you want to study, you can start directly with a trial phase or prove your aptness in other ways.
*If you have completed your vocational training and professional experience within Europe, but outside of Germany, the university will carry out an equivalency assessment. EU qualifications can be accepted as equivalent if your vocational qualification is comparable to a German vocational qualification at level DQR 4.
For the English-language study programme, we require proof of your English language skills. We accept the following:
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. grade B)
Please note: The proof must be submitted before the start of the study programme and must not be older than five years. If you have already completed your first degree in English or if English is your native language, you no longer need to prove your English language skills separately.
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