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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
Degree
Bachelor of Science
Duration
6 Semesters
Credits/ECTS
180
Teaching language
German
Tuition fee
None
Semester contribution
€ 266,10
Start of studies
Winter semester, Summer semester
Part-time possible
No
Application & Deadlines

Content of the study programme

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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Structure

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 study programme shape up?

1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester 4th semester 5th semester 6th semester
Accounting
(3 ECTS)
Statistics
(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)
Seminar
(6 ECTS)
 
Mathematical and Logical Foundations
(6 ECTS)
  Choice of specialization module from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
(3 ECTS)
E-Commerce
(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 catalogue.

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
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

Master of Science
Master of Science

What are the personal requirements?

  • 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

Detailed information on the necessary skills  de

Admission requirements

University entrance qualification Expand entry

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 Expand entry

Admission and language requirements for applicants of foreign nationality and without German Abitur: www.uni-jena.de/en/study-orientation-international

Contacts

Office of Student Affairs / Internship Office - Florian Kiel
Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 08:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Examination Office
Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 08.30 to 11.30
Wednesday: 14.00 to 16.00
Thursday: 08.30 to 11.30
Friday: 08.30 to 11.30
Departmental International Office
Student council economics
Central Student Advisory Service
Office hours:
We offer consultations and the handling of your concerns in person, via video chat or telephone. Appointments can be made by phone or via service desk.

Consultation hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 to 12:20, Tuesday 14:00 to 18:00 and on Wednesday and Thursday from 14:00 to 16:00.
Video chat:
Videochat Zeiten
Monday to Friday 12.30 to 13:00
Videochat Passwort
ZSB2020
Student Service Centre
Opening hours:
Monday 10 - 12
Tuesday 13 - 15
Wednesday 10 - 12
Thursday 13 - 15
Friday 10 - 12

Updates / adjustments may occur at any time. Thank you for your understanding!

We currently provide advice and handle your concern solely also via phone and service desk.

You can reach us by phone
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 11:00
Postal address:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Studierenden-Service-Zentrum
07737 Jena
International Office - Stay abroad
University Main Building
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena