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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Business Computing, Department

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Dep. 3 Wirtschaftsinformatik - Business Information Systems

  • Warburger Straße 100
  • 33098 Paderborn
  • Phone: +49 5251 60-4484
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Basic information

Total number of students 530
Number of master degree students 131
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 5/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 12/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 8/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 52.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 40.0 %

International orientation

International orientation 3/11 points
International orientation master's 9/11 Points

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 7/10 Points
Contact with work environment master 7/10 Points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 62.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 67.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 14.0 %


Publications per professor 2.1
Doctorates per professor 1.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.6 *
Exams 2.1 *
Research orientation 1.8
Job market preparation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 1.5
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.4
Overall study situation 1.5

Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses

Teacher support 1.3
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.4
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Research orientation 1.5
Job market preparation 1.5
Support for stays abroad 1.6
Rooms 1.3
Library 1.3
IT-infrastructure 1.5
Overall study situation 1.2

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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Very good support ratio and broad range of topics covered by five fully developed academic chairs and three junior professors in Business Informatics. Excellent education in computer science by renowned Paderborn Computer Science. Master's in Business Informatics and Master's in MIS enables individual specialisations to be selected with technical or business-related content. Integration of current research topics and new, IT-based teaching formats for exciting and varied teaching; Excellent networking with industry. Integration of practitioners in teaching; study abroad is possible without problems.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Bachelor/Master in Business Informatics is offered as a joint programme of the Department of Economic Sciences and the Department of Computer Science; Business Informatics students can use the international programmes of both institutions. Special focus on Asia through the ASBE programme; Curricula allow for time windows for stays abroad; Credits earned abroad are generally recognised without any problems; Numerous regular courses provided by international visiting professors both for the Bachelor and the Master.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil; Tongji University in Shanghai, China; Tohoku University in Miyagi, Japan; Université Catholique de l'Afrique Centrale, Cameroon; Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John´s, Canada; University of Science and Technology UST in Daejeon, South Korea; Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in Lock Haven, USA; University of Barcelona, Spain; University of Helsinki, Finland; University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The latest technical equipment; In addition to modern, well-equipped lecture theatres, campus-wide WiFi coverage, SAP HCC connection with five ERP clients & one BI client and hardware offerings on special terms, numerous pool rooms are available. There is also a broad range of options for gaining additional IT skills and certificates through free training. Common software products such as Microsoft Dreamspark Premium can be used free of charge. The notebook café is a point of contact for competent, quick and free IT support for students.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research topics in the Paderborn Business Informatics course mainly come from regional, national and international industry contacts. Numerous research results are incorporated into the process of generating innovative products and services via partner companies, e.g. as part of the "it's OWL" Excellence Cluster. At the same time, the subject areas relating to Business Informatics are incorporated into project networks in a number of ways, publicly funded (German Research Foundation (DFG), EU), such as the SFB 901 special research area “On-the-Fly-Computing”, or organised in Public-Private Partnerships.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    The Paderborn University has a technology transfer and incubator centre (www.tecup.de), which provides infrastructure, subject-specific guidance, financing partners and a wide variety of networking opportunities. In addition, many (Business Informatics) professors offer courses in preparation of start-ups, and the professors act as mentors for start-up teams. The large number of approved EXIST start-up grants are proof of the entrepreneurial spirit among Paderborn’s Business Informatics students.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The University of Paderborn is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities or chronic illness receive the necessary support, so that they can enjoy a university education on equal terms and autonomously. The central student advisory services provide advice in this respect.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    There are special qualification programmes (for students, doctoral students and researchers in the post-doctoral phase) as well scholarships for young women academics. In addition, there are sessions for female students where doctoral students, professors and industry representatives show up career paths for women in business informatics, research and business. Doctoral students also have access to a mentor programme.
  • Other special features
    Business Informatics offers courses with the best career prospects; Efficient study management provides for short study durations; Paderborn tops the German statistics in terms of the number of IT companies per citizen. The close cooperation between industry and Business Informatics professors as well as the good technical and human resources provide the ideal setting for academic success. A variety of services to support start-ups. Campus university with short distances.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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