Business Informatics, Department
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Potsdam
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Special features regarding teachingThe department offers students a lot of freedom to compile their own course content for profile building in a modern modular system. To start with there are learning tasks that reflect different forms of digitisation. Students are then involved in real research and practical tasks in seminars. Students can work on current teaching research projects in Industry 4.0 (e.g. augmented reality), examine the digitisation of entire industries (e.g. banks, insurance companies) and empirically research the causes and consequences of social media.
Special features regarding the international orientationIn 2019 and 2020, we will be able to offer a total of six Bachelor students in Business Informatics the opportunity to complete a fully funded stay abroad at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The resulting costs are borne by a full ISAP scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) (flight, tuition fees, monthly flat rate for accommodation, etc.). In addition, 71 other universities abroad are available for an exchange.
Exchange universities for stay abroadsStellenbosch University, South Afrika; NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal; University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Rumänien; University of Bergen, Norwegen.
Special features regarding the equipmentSeveral computer pools are available; research and application centre 4.0; SPSS licenses, Stata licenses, SmartPLS licenses, etc. can be acquired for Master's theses; access to additional software at IT workstations at the university: MS-Office 2016, LibreOffice, Scribus, LaTeX-Tools, Adobe Acrobat Prof., GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Dreamweaver; Electronic exam and test systems; business simulation software licenses.
Special features regarding research activitiesThe department researches digitisation in ongoing projects from three perspectives: It combines the process and system view (e.g. use of digital technologies in the Internet of Things, in the smart factory), the value creation perspective (e.g. effects of digital technologies on entire industries such as banks, insurance companies and digital health) as well as the social / human perspective ( e.g. implications of social media on people and society). In addition, digitisation projects in politics, society and administration are ongoing.
Support for foundersMentoring by professors, courses on business start-ups and business plan competitions integrated in the curriculum, close cooperation with "Potsdam Transfer": Start-up service, start-up grants, provision of co-working spaces; "Potsdam International Transfer Collaboration Hub" (PITCH), "Potsdam Entrepreneurship Experience Lab" (PEELx); Leading position of the University of Potsdam in relevant start-up rankings
Other special featuresProjects at the interface between practice and research as well as opportunities for participation (e.g. in teaching, practice and research) inside and outside the curriculum (e.g. at the Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society in Berlin; design and implementation of social media campaigns).
Further information on research activitieshttps://www.lswi.de/forschung
Further information about study entry phasehttps://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/wiso/studium/erstsemesterstudieneingangsphase.html
Information on access restrictionshttps://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/studium/zugang/bewerbung-master/vorbereitung-masterbewerbung.html
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