At the University of Duisburg-Essen, Business Information Systems falls within a large faculty that also teaches Business Administration and Computer Science. This enables our Bachelor students to learn – first-hand – basic computer science and economics competences from the representatives of each discipline. This gives them a sound qualification, which they can expand with the in-depth studies in the last two semesters by including core competencies in Business Information Systems. Bachelor students can choose whether they want to deepen their knowledge about the modelling and implementation of business information systems, e-entrepreneurship, and IT management or whether they want to deepen their knowledge about the technology and security of business communication systems.

Our students about a study with a future

Flexibility in studies

The Bachelor's program has a modular structure. In the third and final year of their studies, the students can choose from a wide range of courses to pursue their individual interests in one of the following three subject areas:

  • Modelling and implementation of business information systems;
  • Entrepreneurship and IT Management; and
  • Technology and security of operational communication systems.
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Ruhr metropolis, Essen

Situated in the heart of the Ruhr Metropolitan Region and in close proximity to the Rhineland, the city of Essen offers numerous possibilities for leisure activities. No matter whether you like jogging, cycling, or simply want to be outdoors: The green areas along the Ruhr, as well as in and between the cities, are an invititation to participate in activities with friends. Moreover, you also have the advantage of a wide range of clubs, theatres, museums, and concert halls, which compare very well with those of other metropolitan regions in the world. And what about the transition to a career? In Essen you benefit from a multitude of internationally successful companies. This gives you the opportunity to complete interesting internships during your studies, whereby you should achieve good insight into possible jobs.

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Optional: English lectures

Bachelor students, if interested, have the option to attend courses and lectures in English.

Further information for students and prospective students


Read what our students and graduates themselves have to say about their experiences during their studies.

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Trial lecture

Get to know us by watching a short introductory trial lecture on Business Information Systems.

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Application Bachelor's Programme

Find out all important information about the application procedure for a study place.

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Study entry

Find out about our offers for first semester students.

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