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Our Master's programme in Business Information Systems gives you in-depth methodological understanding and comprehensive practical knowledge that optimally prepares you for a leadership position in IT management or in a specialist department of companies as well as in IT consulting. Current and relevant research content will enable you to develop innovative solutions and question the usual approaches.



Summer and winter semester


4 semesters


CHE-Ranking: Degrees within a reasonable time (Master's programme)/ Support during studies - top group

AIS Research Ranking: Business Information Systems Research Group in 16th place in Europe and 6th place in Germany


Limited admission (application to the faculty)




120 Credits


Our Master's programme in Business Information Systems qualifies you for management positions and activities that require a high level of analytical and decision-making skills. During the research-oriented study programme, you will work with current publications and conduct your own research beyond the current state of knowledge. Through events held by practitioners, you will gain first-hand practical knowledge. In the project seminar, you solve the real challenges of a company and develop a prototype. In this way, you gain theoretical as well as practical expertise and methodological skills that enable you to question common approaches and develop innovative solutions. Our degree programme places a strong focus on innovative topics such as electromobility, digitalisation of production processes, artificial intelligence, big data, platforms and the development of digital business strategies. This opens up many career paths for you - whether in management positions, as a consultant for digital strategies or in research.

  • Basic module: Building crucial knowledge

    The Master's programme starts with basic modules that provide you with the crucial fundamental knowledge for designing digital processes in companies.

    • Modeling and System Development: Learn to graphically model a company's business processes, for example, in order to be able to digitise them.

    • Information Management: Learn about the role and tasks of the IT organisation within companies and what requirements are placed on the management of IT solutions.

    • Integrated Application Systems: Learn how processes and technologies are merged into overarching information systems in value chains between companies.

    • Digital Platforms: This course explores the specifics of business models, user motivations and trust systems of platforms such as Amazon.

    18 Credits

  • Term paper seminar: Deepening knowledge

    The term paper seminar is part of the elective area. It gives you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding, to improve your argumentation and discussion skills, and to further develop your communication skills on business informatics topics.

    12 Credits

  • Project/ Research seminar: Independent research

    You conduct the project seminar, for example, in cooperation with a partner from industry. You do a literature study, develop hypotheses, collect data and evaluate them. You can also develop a prototype. Finally, you present your results. In the process, you work with real data and solve real, business problems. This gives you practical experience and creates a network of high-quality contacts that will help you start your professional life.

    18 Credits

  • Electives: Building your own profile

    In the elective area, you can freely choose additional modules from the faculty's range according to your interests and thus develop an independent profile for your later professional life. You can take modules from the Master's programmes of the Faculty of Business and Economics in the fields of business information systems, business administration, economics and quantitative methods, as well as modules from the Master's programme in Applied Computer Science. Furthermore, you may take selected modules from the field of law as well as modules to sharpen key skills such as languages or leadership and communication skills. In addition, you can have a voluntary internship credited in the elective area under certain conditions.

    Max. 42 Credits

  • Master's thesis: Applying acquired skills

    This is where your skills in research methods, critical thinking, independence and time management converge to enable you to pursue a research question autonomously. You will have the opportunity to research current and practically relevant topics in business informatics and work with real data. In addition, you have the option of writing your Master's thesis in cooperation with a company to gain direct insight into entrepreneurial practice.

    30 Credits

  • Study plan and additional links


  • Career relevance

  • Career planning

  • Critical knowledge

  • Career network

All content is designed to relate to practice with a good theoretical and research basis: Case studies give you the opportunity to work out independent solutions. In term papers and your final thesis, you work on current, practice-relevant issues. And during the project seminar you will solve real challenges of our project partners - examples are Volkswagen, PricewaterhouseCoopers or Zalando.

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Our Master's programme gives you great freedom in choosing the content. The elective area gives you the opportunity to get to know different subject areas in order to discover new interests. Specialisations allow you to develop your own profile and stand out from the crowd. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to participate in our research topics such as Digital Health, Smart Mobility, Digital Twins or Artificial Intelligence Applications.

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We prepare you optimally for the rapidly changing professional field of business informatics by giving you both practical and cutting-edge content as well as timeless methods and concepts for managing digital change, such as designing platforms. You will not only learn the theoretical concepts and work on current research questions, but also put your knowledge into practice.

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Through our Master’s programme, you will not only get to know company executives in lectures, but also debate with them in seminars and solve their real entrepreneurial problems together with them in a practical project. You can use these encounters to gain professional experience as an intern or working student. In this way, you create a network of high-quality contacts that makes it easier for you to start your professional life.

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  •  Portrait photo of Philipp Ballhausen and Markus Werner. They are both wearing white shirts and black jackets.

    “The University of Göttingen is perfect for studying. The subject of business informatics in particular offers a good mix of theory and practice, business and informatics, as well as the opportunity to meet many interesting people. We got to know and appreciate many people during our studies.“

    Philipp Ballhausen and Markus Werner,

    Business Information Systems

  • Portrait photo of Raimond Ratzlaff. He is wearing a blue shirt with a dark tie and a dark jacket.

    “The degree programme is characterised by a very broad and in-depth range of courses. It provides you with many tools that you can later use in your everyday professional life. It also offers a lot of flexibility in the choice of courses. In the Master's programme in particular, you can specialise in different areas thanks to a large elective area.“

    Raimond Ratzlaff,

    Bachelor and Master in Business Information Systems

  • Portrait photo of Stefan Christmann. He is wearing a white shirt, a dark tie and a dark jacket.

    “I landed in a larger project immediately after my doctorate, got to know the company and its processes within a few weeks and took on responsibility. The "tools" of a business informatics specialist are important here, of course, but also the presentation and analysis skills that were taught in practical modules.“

    Dr. Stefan Christmann,

    IT Project Manager, WINGAS GmbH

How to apply

How to apply

Three simple steps to apply to the faculty

  • 1.

    Fully fill out the online application form during the application period and send it to us via the send button at the end of the form.

  • 2.

    You will receive login-data in order to be able to access the upload portal via email. Go through the attached checklist and upload all necessary documents.

  • 3.

    You will receive a reply via email approximately six weeks after the application deadline.

Apply now!

Information Events

4-8 March / 4 April 2024

Welcome events for new international students

14:00 / 12:00
24 April and 6 May 2024

Information events on the faculty's master's programmes (in German)

One-hour events in the time slot 16:00 to 19:00 in each case

We accompany you through your studies

Your teaching team (selection)

  • Portrait photo of Manuel Trenz. He is wearing a black suit and a white shirt.
    Interorganizational Information Systems
    Prof. Dr. Manuel Trenz

    "I enthusiastically discuss the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation with students in my lectures and seminars. It's great to see how they can develop innovative solutions to the problems of our time by engaging with methods and concepts."

  • Portrait photo of Matthias Schumann. He wears a dark blue jacket and a light blue shirt.
    Application Systems and E-Business
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Schumann

    “I am motivated by teaching students the many different approaches to solving problems and how modern IT can improve business processes and support decision-making. It is particularly inspiring to develop and discuss solutions with students.“

  • Portrait photo of Martin Adam. He is wearing a black jacket and a blue shirt.
    Smart Services
    Prof. Dr. Martin Adam

    "For me, knowledge is the key to opening up the new horizons of digital change. I enjoy helping students to better understand the present and actively shape the future."

  • Portrait photo of Lutz Kolbe. He wears a dark grey jacket and a light grey shirt.
    Information Management
    Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe

    "I am satisfied when students develop an understanding of the basic principles of business information systems and business administration - happy when they sharpen their critical analysis skills, and excited when we experience the application of knowledge in business practice and projects together!"

  • Portrait photo of Michael Wolff. He is wearing a blue suit and a white shirt.
    Management and Control
    Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff

    "Supporting students in their transition to professional life always motivates me. And when I see the alumni again after a few years and they remember the course content, it makes me happy."

  • Portrait photo of Waldemar Toporowski. He wears a black jacket and a white shirt.
    Marketing and Retail Management
    Prof. Dr. Waldemar Toporowski

    “I want to make clear that the value of studying is not the accumulation of existing knowledge. Rather, it is about acquiring the skills to systematically question these findings, to formulate and justify the possible doubts and to find ways to confirm or dispel them.“

Do you have any questions?

Are you wondering whether a study programme at the Faculty of Business and Economics is right for you or do you have questions about the course of studies, placement in a higher semester or recognition of academic achievements? During our office hours, we advise you on site at the Oeconomicum, digitally via BBB and by telephone without prior registration.

Student Advisory Office

+49 551 39-28800

Oeconomicum, 1st floor, Room 1.135

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