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CHE University Ranking
Business Computing, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Institut für Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,900
Number of master degree students 168
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 7/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 4/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 64.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 71.4 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/11 points
International orientation, master's 8/11 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 20.0 %


Publications per professor 2.1
Doctorates per professor 0.8

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.2 *
Exams 2.6 *
Research orientation 2.6
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad rank group not assignable
Rooms 2.0
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.3

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation 1.7
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.5

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    individual specialisation possible in the Bachelor's course in the fields of Software/Modelling, IT Management/Company Start-Up and Network/Security; application-oriented project and practical case study in the final academic year; extensive freedom of choice in the Master's course; option to acquire certifications relevant to practice (e.g. for SAP or IT management) alongside academic studies; Bilingual Master's degree course (German/English); Own international exchange network IS:Link with over 20 partner universities; Own teaching staff for Mathematics classes.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Extensive network of partner universities; Increasing number of English-language courses; Regular courses by renowned international visiting researchers.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; University of Borås, Sweden; Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea; Deakin University in Victoria, Australia; Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea; Griffith University, Queensland, Australia; University of Jönköping, Sweden; University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal; Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Several large PC pools; campus-wide WiFi; Lecture theatres and seminar rooms with projectors; Large computer hall for IT-based examinations; Central programme portal.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Largest Business Informatics course in Germany; wide range of topics; Close link to Applied Computer Science and Business Administration in the same faculty; variety of collaborations with practice in applied research.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    There are dedicated courses related to e-entrepreneurship and e-intrapreneurship; Seminars (“Entrepreneurs’ Camp”), projects and theses address the development of business plans, and students can develop and discuss their own ideas; Student start-up projects are encouraged and supported; The university also offers further services to which reference is made.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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