Admission requirements and selection process

Admission to the Master’s degree programme in Business Information Systems is competitive. Admission into the programme is based on proof of relevance of previous studies:


Proof of relevance of previous studies

  • A course of study at least six semesters long culminating in a bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree with at least 180 ECTS credits in the fields of economic sciences, business information systems, information systems, or in a different but closely related field.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 150 of the 180 ECTS credits at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications that do not meet this requirement.
  • Credits in at least two of the three fields of business administration, business information systems or information systems with at least 20 ECTS credits from each field. A minimum of 30 ECTS credits from the modules must be from coursework that is of intermediate or advanced levels.



Proof of relevant language skills

  • If German is not your native language, you will need to submit proof of your German language skills (for a list of accepted documents, see: "Required application documents").




Please note

  • If you have not completed your degree at the time of application, the current average score will be calculated.
  • Determining the relevance of previous studies for the Master's degree programme in Business Information Systems will be based on the documents enclosed in the application (see: "Required application documents").
  • The following knowledge is highly recommended: Sound knowledge of Mathematics, Statistics and Information and Communication Systems (ICS). Students whose knowledge in the areas of Mathematics and Statistics were unsatisfactory during their studies and whose knowledge of ICS is poor are recommended to improve their proficiency before beginning with the Master's programme.



The selection process is a two-stage process. The initial selection round will evaluate candidates based on their written application. The second round will evaluate candidates based on personal interviews. Further information on the application process and eligibility requirements can be found in the admission regulations ("Ordnung über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen und über die Zulassung") for the Master’s degree in Business Information Systems (see: "Admission regulations").