2019 / 20
Business Computing, Department
Fachbereich 4: Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften, Wirtschaft und Informatik
Institut für Betriebswirtschaft und Wirtschaftsinformatik
- Marienburger Platz 22
- 31141 Hildesheim
- Phone: +49 5121 883-0
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
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Special features regarding teachingBalance between practice and sound theoretical knowledge; obligatory company practical placement included in the Bachelor's degree, ten weeks, supervised and quality-controlled; internal practical placements/projects; around 35 partner companies, continual feedback from industry; already considerable freedom of choice in the Bachelor's degree course (no "school-oriented" studies); Extensive freedom in the choice of Master's course; Small groups, good staff-student ratio. Direct contact with lecturers, e.g. with individual course guidance.
Special features regarding the international orientationThe Faculty has implemented a new programme with the international Master option “Data Analytics”. It is taught entirely in English and is aimed primarily at international students from all over the world. In Business Informatics (MSc) students can take courses on Business Intelligence, Big Data, AI, etc. in cooperation with “Data Analytics” in the specialisation and elective. This alone accounts for over half the programme and can be studied from an international angle. Further courses may be offered in English if necessary.
Common partner universities for exchangeAbo University, Turku, Finland; University of Zagreb, Croatia; HTW Chur, Switzerland; Universidad de Jaén, Spain; Univ. de las Islas Baleares, Spain; Universidad de Sevilla, Spain; Gazi Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey; Pai Chai University, South Korea
Special features regarding the equipmentExcellent centralised and decentralised infrastructure (fibre optic network, campus-wide WiFi, GroupWare), IT teaching (LearnWeb, forums), 181 computer workstations available for students (Windows or Windows/Unix). Computer pools can be used at any time, 24h a day; multimedia rooms, video conference rooms, media centre in the main library; Media lab, especially for the use of mobile computers, innovation lab for prototyping, collaboration with SAP Centre of Excellence.
Special features regarding research activitiesNeeds-based coordination of hybrid value-adding networks, development of sustainable business processes, link between enterprise modelling and sustainability, process management for product-service systems, development of research portals for accompanying academic research, algorithms for data mining and machine learning as well as recommender systems, product line development and requirements engineering, marketing, logistics and decision support systems, information retrieval and text mining, e-mobility, IT and law.
Support for foundersOrganisation of Entrepreneurship Week (in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week); Option for additional certificate “Company Organisation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”; Specific relevant courses are already integrated into the WI programmes: “Design Thinking” practical, “Corporate Decision-Making and Entrepreneurship”, “Corporate Simulation”, “Company Management”, specialisation option “Service Management and Innovation”. Separate innovation lab for prototyping and separate internet portal for Design Thinking; Additional events, such as hackathons, jointly with companies and innovation incubators.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsRepresentative for students with disability/chronic illness; regulations for disadvantage compensation in the examination regulations.
Characteristics of diversity advancementProgramme for the advancement of women professors, promotion of participation in conferences and coaching for female academic staff; Special mentoring programme for Business Informatics female students as part of the MINT project for women’s advancement, regular participation in Girls’ Day and think-tank project to raise awareness for business informatics among pupils; Research activities for the professional and academic orientation of women in the IT sector; Enshrining diversity at the highest levels of the university’s strategy, regular reporting on equality, welcoming culture.
Other special featuresAround 35 partner companies allow for an extensive exchange between industry and academia – for teaching and research; student projects/practical placements and much of the Bachelor's and Master's work is carried out in cooperation with industry; Faculty-wide strong involvement of female students: Regular feedback sessions and discussions; Opportunity for study periods abroad, within Europe (ERASMUS programme) and beyond; Special campus features: family-friendly university, extra-curricular studies, foundation university with several sponsorship programmes (including the "Germany Grant).
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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