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If you are already pursuing a B.Sc. in Information Systems and would like to find out about the specific details of your bachelor's degree programme, you will find information on the “programme structure" page.

Key Facts

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 6 semesters
Credits: 180 ECTS
Languages: German, English
Beginning: Winter semester
Content: Interdisciplinary discipline of business administration, economics and computer science, which deals with the conception, development and application of information systems in business, administration, and in our private lives.
International: Studies abroad, summer school, Business English course (optional)

This programme provides you with:

  • Comprehensive fundamentals and individual specialisation: A business information systems degree of the Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS) consists of a comprehensive basic training in the relevant disciplines of economics, computer science and business information systems. Throughout your studies, you will benefit from the exchange between and connecting of the various disciplines and departments within the WiSo Faculty and the University of Cologne.
  • Intensive supervision in small groups: We promote interpersonal exchange by organising small group work. Goal-oriented work in parallel small groups is not only offered in core courses in advanced semesters but also; in specific courses in the basic and advanced modules.
  • Strong practical relevance: Application-oriented project events such as the "Capstone Project" are an integral part of the curriculum and are formatted, in cooperation with companies and organisations. They expose you to the practical relevance of course material and enable you to apply the concepts and methods of digitalisation taught to solve practical problems.

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You should have the following knowledge and skills:

You should have the following professional, methodical and personal strengths and inclinations for the successful completion of a bachelor's degree:

  • interest in technical and mathematical issues
  • abstract and conceptual thinking skills
  • excellent analytical skills
  • good German and English language skills
  • independent, goal- and result-oriented way of working
  • motivation and the ability to work in a team

By taking the online math test in ILIAS, prospective students can compare their knowledge and skills with the requirements of most of the degree programmes at the WiSo Faculty (only in German).


I chose information systems because the theory-based and practice-oriented degree programme offers me excellent career prospects at the interface between business administration and technology in the course of digitalisation.

Lineira, Bachelor Information Systems student at the WiSo Faculty

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Programme overview

What is "Information Systems"?

As an application-oriented subject, information systems has its own methods and tools and draws on the disciplines of economics and computer science. Other important auxiliary disciplines are mathematics and statistics. Thus, research and teaching content from the listed disciplines is taught during the degree programme.

The study programme provides an overview of the design possibilities using information technology (IT) and conveys an understanding of possible areas of application in the context of companies or in everyday life. The focus is on the design and development of information and application systems to support processes and activities within and between organisations and households.

Possible questions

The B.Sc. in Information Systems programme prepares students to solve the following and other questions:

  • How can IT projects be carried out efficiently and successfully?
  • How are requirements for software products defined correctly and completely?
  • How is software implemented, tested and rolled out as economically and effectively as possible?
  • How are companies/business processes supported with the help of information systems?

  • What role do information systems play in the operations of companies?
  • What structures and system approaches exist in the area of IT systems?
  • How are processes and procedures correctly modelled within a company / IT system?
  • How can decision-making processes be supported with the help of data and IT?

Optimal preparation for future challenges

The aim of the programme is to enable you as a graduate to support people and organisations in carrying out and fulfilling a wide range of applications using IT. This includes both the research and professional world as well as private everyday life.

Prof. Dr Christoph Rosenkranz

The Bachelor's programme in Information Systems at the renowned WiSo Faculty and the Cologne Institute for Information Systems offers a broad basic education in the interplay of theory and practice at the interface of economics and computer science. You will be given the opportunity to put analytical structuring, thinking and acting into practice in research and application-oriented manner by using the knowledge and skills you have acquired to solve practical problems.

Prof. Dr Christoph Rosenkranz, Professor Information Systems and Integrated Information Systems and Academic Director of the programme

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International orientation throughout the entire course of study

We receive applications from a large number of different nationalities for the majority of our degree programmes, so a large international and intercultural environment exists both at the faculty and within your degree programme. A large number of courses are therefore offered in English, depending on the specialisation.    

Optional semester abroad

The WiSo Faculty is a member of several networks of international universities, which assists you in spending a semester abroad at a renowned partner university. The programme is designed so that you can spend a semester abroad in your fourth or fifth semester. We will be happy to advise you and provide you with organisational support before, during and after your exchange.                 

An opportunity for global networking

With its balanced theoretical and practical approach, the degree programme prepares you for entry into internationally oriented professions and enables you to work in an international environment. Additionally, the WiSo Faculty has a broad alumni network of former students who work in all business sectors around the globe.

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Career opportunities

B.Sc. Information Systems graduates possess the dual qualification of business management and computer science that is often sought after in the job market. As a graduate, you are eligible for employment in various sectors (e.g., business consulting, systems development management, and information management) and internal departments. You will function as an intermediary between business processes and the technically-anchored system world.

Successful completion of the degree programme offers you a springboard into the attractive (IT) job market through our existing wide-ranging network of top industry and business professionals. As a result, you will work in a variety of different roles across all sectors. The versatility of the possible degree applications can be seen in the potential job offerings, such as:

  • IT Manager / IT Project Manager
  • Founder / IT-Startup Founder
  • Management Consultant with a focus on "strategy consulting" or "IT consulting"
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Manager in technology companies
  • Data Scientist / Data Analyst
  • Software Architect / Software Developer
  • Process Manager in social research markets

Apply for a master's degree after your bachelor's degree!

With a good Bachelor's degree and an appropriate focus, the programme also prepares you for further academic education and a scientific career. Potential areas of further study are the M.Sc. Information Systems as well as the M.Sc. Business Analytics and Econometrics at the University of Cologne or similar programmes in business informatics, information systems, business analytics or data science at other universities.

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Worldwide alumni career network

By enrolling in the degree programme, you become part of a large network of current and former students, our alumni. This gives you exclusive access to the practical and business world during and after your studies. Multiple event series and special coaching programmes put you in contact with companies and other potential employers.

So that you can get an idea of student life at the WiSo Faculty, WiSo alumni from business, science and society report on their experiences during their studies as well as their professional careers and challenges.

Malte Hendriks

Through my studies, I gained a broad insight into the field of information systems, expanded my professional and personal network and even got to know my co-founders.

Malte Hendriks, Malte Hendriks, alumnus B.Sc. Business Informatics and Co-Founder / CEO of the start-up LOLOCO

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Application information

We are looking forward to your application!

Detailed information and contact

We are happy to support you in your ambitions:

Beratungssituation: Dialog im WiSo Student Service Point

If you are interested in or have questions about our WiSo degree programmes, the student advisors at the WiSo Student Service Point will be happy to help:

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