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Business Information Systems
Co-operative Bachelor’s Programme

Business Information Systems, Co-operative Programme

The HfTL’s co-operative bachelor’s programme Business Information Systems offers students an opportunity to earn a first degree while starting a career at Deutsche Telekom. The university works in close cooperation with the company, allowing students to learn in both environments. The programme focuses on business applications and IT systems as well as information and knowledge management. Actively integrating students into the work processes at Deutsche Telekom guarantees an optimal learning experience.

Employability and Careers

There are many exciting jobs in store for business information systems graduates, experts responsible for developing IT and communication systems used for creating or improving business processes. Examples include accounting, production control, and customer support processes. Business information specialists often work on multidisciplinary projects in international teams. They are able to rapidly respond to changes in market demand by optimising IT systems accordingly. Business information specialists speak the language of economists and are also familiar with the terminology used in computer science, allowing them to act as “interpreters” between these two environments. This is why the programme also aims to improve students’ communication skills in English and German, and includes an introduction to law.
In today’s world, information and communication systems are needed in all sectors, from economy to public services. This opens up a broad spectrum of job opportunities for computing experts.

Here are a few examples:
Process managers keep a close eye on key figures and on customers. They analyse business processes in order to make them more efficient and customer-oriented. All this is done in close cooperation with other divisions in the companies.

Online marketing professionals plan, coordinate, and use internet marketing instruments, for example in professional marketing campaigns. 

Business analysts make data come alive by interpreting them to gain insights into market, customer, and competition behaviour. This makes them important assets for managers and means that they help shape the future of the companies. 

Modul Manual

In the module manual of the bachelor course of studies Business Information Systems you find all relevant information about the contents of the single modules, qualification objectives and quantitative and qualitative demands.

Degree Bachelor of Science
Course Language German
Duration 6 regular semesters (36 months), 
 + Bachelor’s thesis with a company (approx. 3 months)
Credits 180 Credits
Application deadlines To apply for this co-operative programme online, go to Telekom Ausbildung
There will be a selection process. If you are selected, please send the application form to the examination office. 

If you do not fulfill one of the admission requirements listed below, you may take an entrance exam to qualify for admission.
Beginning of lectures Start of the winter semester
Admission requirements You will need to provide proof of: General or specialized higher education entrance qualification + Technical college diploma + Master craftsman certificate + Certificates recognised by the state of Saxony as equivalents to the above.
Language Admission requirements For foreign students interested in German B2
The proof about the submitted linguistic qualification may not be older than two years and must be presented accredited.
Fees No fees are charged for this co-operative programme.
Certification Accreditation certificate (German)
The third-party certification verifies the quality of the HfTL’s co-operative bachelor’s programme Business Information Systems and its compliance with the Bologna process regulations.
Curriculum General basic courses
(mathematics, statistics, project management, technical & business english, law) 
(general business studies, marketing & CRM, macroeconomics, accounting and controlling, network-based business models) 
Computer science
(programming, hardware and software systems, communication networks, distributed computing, IT security) 
Business information systems
(process management, data management, IT services and supply chain management, enterprise software, software engineering, business intelligence)
Program structure The programme takes place as a blended learning scenario, which means that the learning model includes classroom teaching, supervised online courses and private study. 
One academic year includes 6 to 7 weeks of classroom lectures, seminars, and tutorials for which you must be present at the university. Additionally, 3 weeks per academic year are spent reviewing subjects and completing practical exercises at the Deutsche Telekom training centres.