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Management Information Systems M.Sc.


Master of Science

Program structure

The program consists of two compulsory modules of 18 credit points each, two specialization modules, each of 24 credit points, an elective module of 24 credit points, a seminar, a practical seminar, and a master's thesis. Courses from the economics faculty or other faculties can be taken within the elective module, as can foreign language courses or an internship of at least six weeks.

Special features

Semesters abroad are recommended.
With appropriate qualifications, honors study is possible.


Management Information Systems focuses on the possibilities of new, innovative technologies (e.g., mobile technologies and mobile business or social media) in business and public administration. The focus here is on internal information systems (e.g., enterprise social networks) as well as inter-company systems (e.g., Web-/Internet-based systems). Management Information Systems considers information systems from a holistic perspective, i.e., business models, processes and workflows, technologies and application systems and, especially, the people which use these processes and systems (e.g., employees in companies). The knowledge objectives relate to all questions of recognizing new potential through innovative technologies (e.g. new business models on the Internet or through innovations in areas such as IT security) as well as the analysis, design and use of information systems throughout their entire life cycle.

Professional prospects / competencies

Due to the wide range of possible professions, graduates of the Business Informatics program are not limited to one field of activity, but can look for a job according to their own interests and preferences. This diversity is a big difference to other computer science majors, such as bioinformatics, geoinformatics or media informatics. The main work areas of business informatics specialists are: Internet and electronic commerce, management of business processes, groupware and workflow systems, data protection and data security issues, introduction and operation of standard software, Internet business, new business models and Internet technologies, consulting, project management, organizational design, data analysis (e.g. Big Data), management of information systems, consulting and training, and development and design of information systems to meet new challenges of the information society. Furthermore, a business management orientation is also possible. In this job profile, the focus is on issues relating to the development of new, innovative products and services (e.g., through the use of big data).

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

Internships are recommended. An internship can be credited to the elective module.

Disciplines involved

Fundamentals of Business Management (General Management), in particular Strategic Management and IT.

Information Technology: Customer Relationship Management and Business InteIligence, Information Systems - Developments and Trends, Security Management.

Management of Information Systems (Business Information Systems): Business engineering, security of data-intensive applications, enterprise architectures, workflow management

IT Security: Cryptography, Practice of IT Security, Multilateral Security in Distributed Systems, Security of Data-Intensive Applications, Security of Mobile Systems

Internet Business: Big Data Analytics: Methods and Applications, Digital Commerce and Finance, Service Orientation: Web and Mobile Services, Enterprise Architectures

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 4 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

120 ECTS credits

Language of instruction

German (some lectures in English)

Program can be started

In the winter and summer semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Interest in new technologies and their implementation in companies, business thinking and acting as well as interdisciplinary issues

Restricted admittance

No, this program does not have restricted admission. Please note, however, that you have to take part in an eligibility test.

Legal requirements for admission

In order to be able to enroll in the master's program "Management Information Systems", students have to participate in a so-called qualification procedure, which means that they first have to apply at the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Requirements for the study program is a relevant university degree, e.g. a bachelor's degree in the respective study program (if bachelor's degree not yet completed, official grade record of examinations amounting to at least 150 credit points), subject-specific knowledge amounting to 12 credit points and a grade point average (overall grade or weighted average of individual grades) better than 2.5.

Application deadline(s)

May 1st - June 1st, for the following winter term

November 1st - December 1st, for the following summer term

To submit an application please use our online application

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

After a successful application you can enroll. Information about the dates for enrollment and the required documents can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

No language certificates are required

Information regarding German language proficiency for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

The application has to be submitted online with the relevant university certificates (bachelor's degree certificate or current proof of grades), a detailed curriculum vitae with certificates (all certificates referenced there incl. high school diploma) and, if applicable, a letter of motivation.

Faculty's homepage

Information for international applicants

Contact within the faculty

Academic Counseling of the Faculty of Business, economics and management information systems

Markus Lang (Degree Program Coordinator)
University of Regensburg - Faculty of Economics
Phone: +49-941-943-3209

Email: studien.info@wiwi.uni-regensburg.de

Homepage of the Student Advisory Service of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Management Information Systems


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