Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
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Business Information Systems (M.Sc.)

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Structure of the program

The standard period of study for the Master’s program in Business Information Systems is three semesters. 

In the first two semesters,
demanding courses deepen the fundamentals. In addition, topics in modern business informatics are covered, which you can supplement with qualifications in leadership and social skills.

In the third semester,
you will write your Master's thesis. For this purpose, workplaces and topics are available to you at the university, or you can take the opportunity to write your thesis in cooperation with an industrial partner or an external research institution.


Faculty Office
Miriam Semling
Nicole Bregulla

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-2966
sekretariat.wi.iwispam prevention@h-ka.de

Office hours:
Mon.-Thur. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Building E, room 109
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

Study content

The Master's program in Business Information Systems enables you to independently carry out or lead the selection, planning and development of IT systems for strategic and operational business management. To this end, you will acquire the necessary technical and interdisciplinary skills in the areas of designing corporate processes, setting up, using and integrating IT systems and systems for decision support in companies.

Module descriptions

The module handbook provides a detailed description of the individual course contents covered during the three semesters.

Modules in winter semester
Social Collaboration & Knowledge Management
Big Data & Advanced Database Concepts
IT Security
Strategic Management & Risk Management
Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship



Modules in summer semester
Processes Design & Implementation
Service & Solution Design
Data Science
Business Management
Process Integration & Organizational Development
International Accounting/Finance
Customer Management & Leadership
Modules in winter and summer semester
Academic Research and Writing
Elective module

Master’s thesis






Acquiring skills

For your future career in management, you will acquire, in our courses, the necessary abilities:

Problem-solving skills

You will master the selection and development as well as adequate application of suitable methods and procedures for the analysis of IT systems in companies.

This is achieved, for example, in the lectures Integrated Business Applications, Risk Management, International Accounting / Finance, Application Architectures and Business Intelligence. 

Academic competence

You are capable of developing models, transferring models to concrete situations in companies and evaluating the results, abstracting from concrete problems and further developing models and methods.

The lectures Simulation of Business Processes, Risk Management, IT Security and Knowledge-Based Systems as well as the Master's thesis, for example, contribute to this.

Project management competence

Your and our goal can be to accompany and even lead processes for the implementation of strategic goals and project objectives in the company.

With the lectures Strategic Management / Innovation Management, International Accounting / Finance, Integrated Operational Applications, Risk Management as well as Application Architectures and the preparation of the Master's thesis, you will be well equipped to do so.

Oriented towards the future

Competitiveness plays an important role for companies. For example, it is necessary to evaluate development statuses and to assess new technologies with regard to their use in the company are necessary.

The lectures Business Intelligence, Strategic Management/Innovation Management, IT Security, Knowledge-Based Systems, Risk Management as well as Application Architectures and the Master's thesis will prepare you for these tasks, too.

Social and leadership skills

We want to enable you to work constructively in international teams and to lead them. 

To this end, we have included in the curriculum the attendance of language courses and the choice of further subjects, e.g. also from the General Studies program. Also, you can write your Master's thesis at one of our partner universities abroad.


The courses are taught in German as language of instruction. At the university's own Foreign Language Institute all students can deepen their own language skills in lessons with native speakers. 

Foreign Language Institute

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