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Business Informatics, Department

Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik at the HS Furtwangen


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

Total number of students 570 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 % *

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 87.1 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 94.7 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/13 points
International orientation, master's 9/13 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 63.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 66.7 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.6
Job market preparation 1.6
Support during practical semester 1.5
Support for stays abroad 1.5
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.2
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 1.6

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Mentor programme in which students are assigned a mentor from business who coaches and is the contact person during their studies; Excellence module, in which the five best students from the third and fourth semesters learn about scientific work with the aim of achieving a PhD degree and entrepreneurship with the aim of founding a company; "Expand your knowledge, extend your network" series of lectures to intensify the collaboration between teaching and practice during your 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.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Murdoch University Perth, Australien; Eastern Institute of Technology, Neuseeland; Southern Illinois University, USA; Southeastern Louisiana University, USA; German University of Cairo, Ägypten; Capital University of Economics and Business Bejing, China; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea; Hanoi FPT University, Vietnam; Linnéuniversitetet, Schweden; Edinburgh Napier University, Schottland.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Current high quality laboratory equipment; notebook clinic for immediate help with technical problems; various laboratories to strengthen the link between theory and practice; SAP laboratory with university's own SAP systems (core, BI); usability laboratory; logistics laboratory; eShop design laboratory; client-server laboratory; database laboratory.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Further information on research activities
    http://www.hs-furtwangen.de/studierende/fakultaeten/wirtschaftsinformatik/forschung.html
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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