The degree programme comprises six semesters (three years), beginning in the winter semester and ending with a vocational Bachelor of Science degree. The Bachelor in Business Information Systems concerns itself with the interfaces of economics and management science and computer science. More information about the contents of the degree programme, the course of studies and how to apply for this programme can be found on the following page.

enlarge the image: Studierende der Wirtschaftsinformatik üben verschiedene Szenarien in IT-gestützten betrieblichen Logistikprozessen.
Information Systems students simulate logistics processes. Photo: Christian Hüller / Leipzig University, SUK

Bachelor of Science in Information Science

This interdisciplinary degree programme enables its graduates to effectively support processes within and between companies with information technology (IT). Almost every company uses IT systems and often competitive advantages can only be achieved with the aid of IT systems. To this end, Information Systems combines relevant content from the fields of computer science, economics and management science, law, statistics and mathematics.

The focus is on methods for the development, selection and implementation of operational application systems, knowledge of the functionality of these systems as well as knowledge of the Internet, system architectures and software development. The degree programme opens up a broad spectrum of work activities from software development to working in companies in a wide range of industries and management consultancies. Furthermore, it represents the necessary qualification for the corresponding Master's degree programme.

  • Completed qualification: Bachelor of Science
  • Accreditation: accredited within the framework of the system accreditation of Leipzig University
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters
  • Scope: 180 credit points
  • Start: Winter semester

The Bachelor's programme in Business Information Science is modularised and follows a clear structure. It is recommended that you complete your studies in the following order. The recommended study schedule that has been graphically prepared can be downloaded here.

1st semester

  • Business Information Science I
  • Basic Programming Paradigms
  • Introduction to Economics and Management Science
  • Accounting technology
  • Mathematics for Economics and Management Science I
  • Civic and Public Law

2nd semester

  • Advanced Programming Paradigms and Contemporary Programming Concepts
  • Web technologies
  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economics and Management Science II
  • Commercial and company law

3rd semester

  • Software technology
  • Database systems I
  • Algorithms and data structures I
  • Business Information Science II
  • Statistics and probability

4th semester

  • Development of distributed applications
  • External and internal accounting
  • Algorithms and data structures II
  • Database systems II
  • Information Science II

5th semester

  • Internship
  • Inter-faculty key qualification (internship)
  • Subject-related key qualification (internship)


  • Subject-related key qualification (elective range)
  • Inter-faculty key qualification (see offer)

6th semester

  • Compulsory elective modules
  • Machine Learning for Business
  • Bachelor thesis

Application requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification (or certificate recognised as equivalent by the competent state authority)
  • Language skills: English B2


Please refer to the Application section for the relevant application deadlines.


If more applications are received than there are places available, admission depends on an internal Numerus Clausus (NCU) of the final grades of the general university entrance qualification.

We strongly recommend that you use the online self-assessments for our Bachelor's degree programmes before applying. Using this self-test, you can check your expectations, skills and interests and receive detailed feedback on how well the degree programmes suit you.

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