Business and IT, Bachelor of Science

Distance learning program @ IU International University of Applied Sciences 

The Bachelor's program in "Business and IT" combines business knowledge with solid IT skills. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to integrate information technologies into business processes, to plan and develop IT systems, and to make business decisions based on data analysis. The program thus offers a wide range of career opportunities in various industries and companies, as IT systems and processes play an important role in almost all areas of the economy and administration. Graduates can work, for example, in IT consulting, project management, or corporate management.

At a Glance

University IU International University of Applied Sciences, UAS based in Erfurt
Field of Study Information SciencesBusiness Informatics
Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Duration 6 Semesters
ECTS 180 Credit Points
Language of Instruction German or English
Course contents Introduction to Business Informatics, Business Administration, Introduction to Academic Work, Basic Mathematics I, Requirements Engineering, Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming with Java, Collaborative Work, Investment and Financing, Data Structures and Java Class Library, Statistics, Data Modeling and Database Systems, Introduction to Process Management, Basics of IT and ERP Systems, Programming of Web Application Interfaces, Programming of Industrial Information Systems with Java EE, Cost and Performance Accounting, Intercultural and Ethical Action Competencies, Quality Assurance in Software Processes, Data Analytics and Big Data, Purchasing, Procurement and Distribution, IT Law, IT Project Management, Project Software Engineering, Marketing, Personnel and Company Management, Seminar Software Engineering, Digital Business Models, Organizational Behavior, Elective Module A, Elective Module B, Elective Module C, Bachelor's Thesis.
Electives No-Frills Software Engineering, Mobile Software Engineering, IT-Service Management, Business Intelligence, Software Engineering with Python, User Interface Design, Machine Learning, Augmented, Mixed und Virtual Reality, IT-Sicherheit, Data Engineer, Salesforce Platform Development
Location online
ZFU Approval The Central State Office for Distance Learning (ZFU) has approved the course Business and IT under the number 154113c.
Enrollment Anytime
Fees
from 259 € monthly
from 15063 € total
More Info https://www.iu-fernstudium.de
  • flexible distance learning without mandatory attendance at Germany's largest university
  • start of studies possible at any time, no semester system
  • no Numerus Clausus, no admission restrictions
  • interesting specializations, such as in No-Frills Software Engineering

These are the requirements for the Bachelor Business and IT

With your Bachelor in Business and IT, you can work, for example, as a software developer, business analyst, or IT consultant.

You can be admitted to the part-time distance learning program Business and IT at IU International University if you have either a high school diploma (general higher education entrance qualification), a technical college entrance qualification, or a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification.

In addition, you can study Business and IT without a high school diploma. To be admitted to the IU distance learning program without a high school diploma, you need to provide evidence of a completed advanced training program, such as becoming a certified business economist, or a master craftsman's certificate. You can also be admitted if you have completed a vocational training program and have worked full-time for at least 3 years after completing this training.

These are the study contents in the online study program Business and IT

This Bachelor's degree at IU consists of approximately 32 modules that you will take and complete over a standard period of study of 6 semesters. Each module is worth 5-10 credit points (ECTS) and concludes with an examination such as a term paper or an exam. In total, you will accumulate 180 credit points from module to module and from semester to semester.

The typical course schedule for full-time study in Business and IT looks as follows:

  • Semester 1: Introduction to Business Informatics, Business Administration, Introduction to Scientific Work, Basic Mathematics I, Requirements Engineering, Basics of Object-Oriented Programming with Java
  • Semester 2: Collaborative Work, Investment and Finance, Data Structures and Java Class Library, Statistics, Data Modeling and Database Systems, Introduction to Process Management
  • Semester 3: Basics of IT and ERP Systems, Programming Web Application Interfaces, Programming Industrial Information Systems with Java EE, Cost and Performance Accounting, Intercultural and Ethical Competencies, Quality Assurance in Software Processes
  • Semester 4: Data Analytics and Big Data, Purchasing, Procurement, and Distribution, IT Law, IT Project Management, Project Software Engineering, Marketing
  • Semester 5: Personnel and Corporate Management, Seminar Software Engineering, Digital Business Models, Organizational Behavior, Elective Module A
  • Semester 6: Elective Module B, Elective Module C, Bachelor's Thesis

What sets the Business and IT Bachelor's program at IU apart are the many opportunities to specialize in elective areas according to your interests and professional fields.

As the first specialization, you can choose from these exciting modules: No-Frills Software Engineering, Mobile Software Engineering, IT Service Management, Business Intelligence, Software Engineering with Python, User Interface Design, Machine Learning, Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality, IT Security, Data Engineer, Salesforce Platform Development.

For the second specialization, you can select one of these study modules: International Management, Advanced Leadership, Applied Sales, Supply Chain Management, Social Media Marketing and Analytics, Global Technologies and Processes, Business Consulting, Smart Services, Smart Factory, Organizational Development and Change Management, E-Learning, E-Commerce, Industry 4.0, Digital Media - Platforms and Workflows.

As the third specialization, you can enroll in one of these modules: IT Service Management, Business Intelligence, User Interface Design, Machine Learning, IT Security, Data Engineer, Advanced Leadership, Applied Sales, Management, E-Learning, E-Commerce, Industry 4.0, Business Consulting, Smart Factory, No-Frills Software Engineering, Mobile Software Engineering, Software Engineering with Python, Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, Salesforce Platform Development, Salesforce Platform Management, International Management, Social Media Marketing and Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Global Technologies and Processes, Organizational Development and Change, Digital Media - Platforms and Workflows, Smart Services, Apple Mobile Solution Development, General Studies, Algorithmics and Logic.

How flexible is the standard period of study in distance learning Business and IT

At IU International University of Applied Sciences, you can choose one of 3 study models for part-time distance learning:

  • In full-time study, the standard period of study is 6 semesters or 36 months. You can extend the standard period of study by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Full-time study in Business Informatics is particularly suitable for those who are not working or work only a few hours per week.
  • In part-time study I, the standard period of study is 8 semesters or 48 months. You can extend the standard period of study by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time study I is suitable, for example, if you work part-time alongside your studies.
  • In part-time study II, the standard period of study is 12 semesters or 72 months. You can extend the standard period of study by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time study II is particularly suitable if you are heavily involved in your professional career alongside your distance learning.

By the way, you can also take a semester off during your studies at no additional cost.

How does online learning work at IU?

A study program that adapts to your life: In online studies at IU, you learn flexibly and digitally whenever and wherever you want to learn.

In the distance learning program Business and IT at IU International University of Applied Sciences, there is no attendance requirement - you learn continuously from home, in the library of your choice, or wherever you can learn best.

You can enroll in your modules and courses whenever you want. This way, you can usually create your study plan and semester schedule flexibly.

Central to IU distance learning are your interactive learning scripts. You will receive the scripts both in printed form and digitally as PDFs and for tablets. Through the smart app IU Learn, you will have access to both the scripts for your Business and IT studies and scripts from all other distance learning programs at IU.

Additionally, via myCampus, the online campus of IU, you can access supplementary materials such as videos. You can interact with your instructors and peers in virtual live formats, such as through interactive courses.

And exams? You can choose to take online exams. You can take an online exam 24/7 once you feel adequately prepared for the course material. Alternatively, you can take the exam at one of the numerous exam centers of IU throughout Germany.

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