‘Master of Science’ (M.Sc.) in Business Information Systems


In order to implement new business ideas and improvements, business information systems must continually be developed. Students therefore learn how to actively create business information systems by means of internet-based solutions and to constructively implement their own concepts in the operative system. A balance of theoretical and practical knowledge and methodical competence as well as the integration of research content provides students the tools they need to question the traditional methods and develop innovative solutions.

General information

  • The master's programme in business information systems is accredited by ZEvA Hannover (Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency).
  • Language: German
  • Enrolment is possible every semester (both summer and winter).


Application deadline

  • The application period for beginning studies in the winter semester is from April 1 to May 15 of the same calendar year
  • The application period for beginning studies in the summer semester is from October 1 to November 15 of the previous calendar year

An application to a master's programme is possible even if you have not completed your current programme of study at the time of application, but have acquired at least 150 credit points in a related bachelor's programme. You will find the online application form and detailed information on the application and admission procedure under Application and Admission. This deadline is also valid for international applicants. International applicants must also complete the online form.

The objective of the programme is to equip students with a sound understanding of business information systems and to prepare them for working in positions with analytical demands in the IT branch and other industrial and service companies.

In order to implement new business ideas and improvements, business information systems must continually be developed. Students therefore learn how to actively create business information systems by means of internet-based solutions and to constructively implement their own concepts in the operative system. A balance of theoretical and practical knowledge and methodical competence as well as the integration of research content provides students the tools they need to question the traditional methods and develop innovative solutions.
The master's programme in business information systems is four semesters in length during which 120 credits are to be acquired. It is divided into the course phase (1st-3rd semester) and a master's thesis (4th semester).

The master's programme in business information systems is divided into the following sections:

  • In the compulsory section, students complete three courses: Integrated Application Systems, Modelling and System Management as well as Information Management, worth six credits each.
  • In the "Hausarbeitenseminar" (seminar with a written paper), 12 seminar credits must be completed. Students can choose one of the following seminars: Crucial Topics in Information Management, Seminar about Business Information Systems, Seminar "Innovative Informationssysteme" (Innovative Information Systems).
  • In the project/ research seminar, 18 credits must be completed.
  • In the optional area, students can acquire a total of 42 credits from the thematic areas of business/ economics, business information systems, methods or free selectable areas (key competencies), whereby a maximum of 18 credits may only be earned in this latter area.
  • The remaining 30 credits must be earned by completing a master's thesis.

The following diagram provides an overview of the structure of the master's programme in business information systems:

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The Faculty of Business and Economics offers you many opportunities to study one or two semesters at an international partner university. There are three different programmes, each with different partner universities and application deadlines:

  • Erasmus+: You will study at one of the more than 60 partner universities of the Faculty in other European countries (only students of the Faculty of Business and Economics can apply for these programmes).
  • Worldwide faculty programmes: You will study at one of the numerous partner universities of the Faculty of Business and Economics abroad, e.g. in the USA, Latin America, South Africa, Japan, China, South Korea and Thailand (only students of the Faculty of Business and Economics can apply for these programmes).
  • Worldwide university programmes: You study at a partner university of the University of Göttingen, e.g. in Australia, India, the USA, Canada or China (all students of the University can apply for these programmes).

If you go abroad within the framework of one of the above-mentioned programmes, you usually do not have to pay tuition fees for studying at a foreign partner university (the University of Mississippi charges reduced tuition fees). Some programmes even receive additional financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service. Comprehensive information about the programmes, application deadlines and contact persons can be found here.

In our Database you can see which achievements/modules of other universities in Göttingen have already been recognized (in German). In order to keep your choice of course abroad as flexible as possible, we recommend that you complete modules from the elective area of your respective degree programme abroad.

If you would like to get into contact with other international and German students during your studies in Göttingen, please take a look at our Study Buddy Programme and our Exchange@WIWI events: www.uni-goettingen.de/de/613540.html. Both programmes serve to network international and local Göttingen students.

In order to apply the acquired knowledge in practice, to gain first work experience or to get to know possible relevant professional fields - the Faculty of Business and Economics welcomes students to gain practical experience during their studies. Therefore, you have the possibility to have a voluntary internship in the elective area of your studies credited under certain conditions. You can find detailed information here.
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Our master's graduates are prepared to enter the workforce in positions in national and international companies. The individual design of the course of study, in which advanced economic core competencies are deepened in an applied context allows students to acquire key market qualifications. Our graduates are prepared to form supply chain management concepts in industry and retail, to further develop sales lines, to implement multi-channel marketing, to implement management information systems and to attain managerial positions in these areas later on.

At the same time, the degree is an excellent starting basis for doctoral studies at a university in Germany or abroad. Graduates can also enter well-known research institutes.