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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Computing, Department

Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik

  • Robert Gerwig-Platz 1
  • 78120 Furtwangen
  • Phone: +49 7723 920-1880
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Basic information

Total number of students 630
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 16.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 2/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 8/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 5/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 92.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 84.4 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 1/11 points
International orientation, master's 7/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 61.1 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 54.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 17.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.5
Study organisation 1.4 *
Exams 1.6
Job market preparation 1.5
Support during practical semester 1.4
Support for stays abroad 1.4
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.3
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.5

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Mentoring programme in which students are assigned an industry mentor, who coaches them and acts as a contact person during the course; Excellence model in which the five best students in the third and fourth semesters are introduced to the topics of Academic Work (with the objective of gaining a PhD degree) and Entrepreneurship (with the aim of starting up a company; "Expand your Knowledge, Extend your Network" lecture series to intensify the links between teaching and practice even during the academic studies.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Graduates with international experience are much in demand in a globalised world. This is why the Business Informatics department has a clear, international focus. One particularly attractive option involves taking an academic semester abroad. This is intended for the 6th semester, with recognition of subject credits having been simplified. The practical semester and the thesis can be completed abroad as well. In this case, the same rules apply to the practical and/or thesis semesters as back home. According to a survey among graduates, the experience gained during the semester abroad has been rated consistently as very positive.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Murdoch University Perth, Australia; Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand; Southern Illinois University, USA; Southeastern Louisiana University, USA; German University of Cairo, Egypt; Capital University of Economics and Business Bejing, China; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea; Hanoi FPT University, Vietnam; Linnéuniversitetet, Sweden; Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern, high-quality laboratory equipment; notebook clinic for immediate help with any technical problems; various laboratories for intensifying the links between theory and practice; SAP laboratory with the University's own SAP systems (Core, BI); usability lab; Logistics laboratory; eShop Design lab; Client-server lab; Database lab.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The faculty is an initiator of a cooperation programme with the University of Plymouth for the attainment of a PhD degree for academically interested and talented students. It supports students in the cooperative doctoral programme. 3 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    In the eBusiness programme, students develop e-business ideas already in the first semester and create business plans. These ideas can then be pursued and developed further in higher semesters in various lectures. In the ideal case, this may result in a start-up, e.g. in cooperation with the HFU business incubator.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Through the programme for women in eBusiness aims to attract young women to the STEM subject Business Informatics, we were able to increase the percentage of women at the department to over 50%. For a school of business informatics, this represents an unusually high proportion of women, which is well above the national average in this STEM subject, around 30%. What is more, a relatively large number of students with a migration background are enrolled in our Bachelor’s courses, who are supported through a mentor programme right from the beginning.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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