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Economics and Business Administration – Focus: Information and Management Sciences

What are the requirements for new software? How can we optimize information systems? And how can we develop intelligent processes? If you are interested in these questions, this is the programme for you!​​
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Key facts
Bachelor of Science
Admission restriction
without admission restriction (without NC)
6 Semesters
Teaching language
Tuition fee
Semester contribution
€ 272,80
Start of studies
Winter semester, Summer semester
Part-time possible
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Economics chairs
Application & Deadlines

Programme content

The combination of information technology and business forms an essential part of the bachelor’s programme in ‘Information and Management Sciences’. You will focus on the key areas of mathematics, statistics and computer science. This programme with a focus on ‘Information and Management Science’ is mainly concerned with computer science, programming and software development – much more than the other programme with a focus on Business Information Systems.

You will also come across Business Administration and Economics. But do you know the difference? Business Administration mainly deals with processes involving companies, such as planning, logistics, marketing and computational models for decisions and actions. Economics looks at the bigger picture by studying macroeconomic relationships. All this content is taught alongside a range of concepts in computer science, enabling you to actively shape the digital transformation of businesses and society.

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Our bachelor’s programme is the first degree qualifying graduates to work in their profession. The standard length of the study programme is six semesters, and different types of courses are offered for each module (e.g. seminars, lectures or exercises).

In this single-subject Bachelor’s programme, the focus is on one subject comprising 180 credits (ECTS for short; 1 ECTS = 30 hours for attendance, preparation and follow-up work, private study, assessed coursework and examinations).

You can choose from eight focus areas within the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The focus is structured as follows:

Overview of the study profile
Overview of the study profile
Picture: Sophie Bartholome

You can complete the internship either before the start of your studies, during one of your mid-term breaks or during a semester (by applying for a semester on leave).

Our University also offers the following focus areas: Standard Focus, Business Administration, Economics, Business Analytics, Business Information Systems, Business and Economics Education Studies I and Business and Economics Education Studies II. You can change your focus during your studies.

By the way: There is a mathematics bridging course to help you prepare for your studies. We strongly advise all students to attend.

How might your degree programme shape up?

1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester 4th semester 5th semester 6th semester
(3 ECTS)
(6 ECTS)
Foundations of Marketing Management
(6 ECTS)
Investment, Financing and the Capital Market
(6 ECTS)
Data, Information and Knowledge Management
(6 ECTS)
Management Science
(6 ECTS)
Financial Accounting and Controlling
(6 ECTS)
Choice of basic module*
(6 ECTS)
Planning and Decision-Making
(6 ECTS)
Software Development for Business Informaticians
(5 ECTS)
Choice of specialization module from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
(6 ECTS)
Bachelor’s dissertation
(10 ECTS)
Operations Management
(6 ECTS)
Introduction to Business Information Systems
(6 ECTS)
Databases and Information Systems
(5 ECTS)
Intelligent Systems
(5 ECTS)
Integrated Information Processing
(4 ECTS)
Introduction to Economics
(5 ECTS)
Computer Networks and Internet Technology
(5 ECTS)
Discrete Modelling
(5 ECTS)
Choice of specialization module from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
(6 ECTS)
Choice of specialization module from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
(9 ECTS)
Structured Programming
(6 ECTS)
Foundations of Algorithms
(5 ECTS)
Foreign Languages for Economists
(6 ECTS)
(6 ECTS)
Mathematical and Logical Foundations
(6 ECTS)
  Choice of specialization module from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
(3 ECTS)
(6 ECTS)

Vocational learning content (14 ECTS)

Abbreviations: ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (credit points)

* You can choose from the following basic modules: Organization, Leadership and Human Resource Management; Taxation / Auditing; Management; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Market, Competition and Regulation; Finance; Empirical and Experimental Research in Economics; or Foundation of Economic Policy.

You have to take four elective specialization modules worth a total of 18 ECTS, three of which have to be from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. The other module can be anything offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. 

More detailed information can be found in the module catalogueExternal link.

Why study in Jena?

  • High flexibility: Shape your studies according to your personal strengths and interests. You can always change direction during your studies by choosing a new focus or switching to a similar study programme.
  • Research focus: The chairs of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration de conduct research in various areas that are covered by the degree programme, such as ‘Accounting, Taxation and Capital Markets’, ‘Corporate Governance: Management and Corporate Control’ and ‘Decision and Risk’.
  • Close cooperation: Make the most of our extensive network of business contacts in Thuringia, e.g. by completing an internship during your studies.
  • Adventures abroad: The University and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration de promote and encourage intercultural exchange through a wide range of programmes and initiatives. The faculty has a global network of over 50 renowned partner universities de, and more first-class institutes are added on a regular basis.
  • Excellent supervision: As we want our new students to feel comfortable and find their feet right from the start, the Orientation Days at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration de provide more information on the organization of studies, institutions and university services.

A look behind the scenes

Gruppenfoto der Professoren und Professorinnen
Leading the way!
The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration always does well in inspections. Why’s that? It’s simple: Our students have a great relationship with their supervisors, and our faculty has highly qualified specialists in teaching and research. You can see our professors here.

What can you do after your studies?

Areas of employment for graduates

  • in the IT sector (e.g. as a business analyst, data analyst, software developer or IT consultant)
  • in all areas of the private sector with a high demand for analytical skills (e.g. consulting firms, banks, insurance companies)
  • in commerce (e.g. logistics, production, controlling, management)
  • in the public sector (e.g. administration, statistical offices, authorities and ministries, associations, chambers)
  • in science and research (e.g. as a teaching associate at a university, generally with a master’s degree)

Postgraduate master’s programmes at our University

  1. Business Administration Master of Science
    • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  2. Business Information Systems Master of Science
    • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
All degree programmes

What are we looking for in prospective students?

  • An interest in current affairs in business and economics
  • Good knowledge of German (language of instruction: German) and Mathematics
  • A general interest in computer science and programming
  • Good organization skills and time management

Admission requirements

  • University entrance qualification

    A university entrance qualification, such as a general secondary school leaving certificate, is required for admission onto the study programme.

    More information on university entrance qualifications can be found here.

  • Language requirements

    Admission and language requirements for applicants of foreign nationality and without German Abitur:


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