Short profile

Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
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Standard period of study
4 semester
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Start of studies
April 1 or October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Credit points
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Teaching language
possible throughout the year


Graduates of Business Information Systems Engineering are working at the interface between computer science and economics, especially in business economics. This concerns among others engineering science, communication science and operations research. There is a close relation to Industrial Engineering and Management, especially in the fields of materials management, production planning and controlling and logistics.

Business Information Systems Engineering deals with principles, models, methods and tools for information systems. Business Information Systems Engineering considers the planning, development, implementation, the running and progression of information systems that are applied for the formalized support of business procedures and for the structured strategic and operational decision-making in companies and public administration.

The goal of this program is to enable graduates to responsibly and interdisciplinarily cooperate with computer scientists, economists, merchants and other specialists to develop and design computer-aided information systems, to implement, introduce and use them and to adapt them to changing requirements. In the medium-term, students are enabled to successfully take over managing positions in the surroundings of Business Information Systems Engineering.

Content of study

Business Administration profile (profiles at choice: financial management, corporate accounting, taxation | strategic management)

10 %

Optional courses Economics and Law (e.g. empirical research, industrial economy, civil law, competition/strategy/institution)

10 %

Optional courses Computer Science (e.g. mobile communication networks, data bank systems, computational intelligence, data-warehouse-technologies, network security)

14 %

General Information Systems Engineering (e.g. enterprise knowledege management, simulation, quantitative business planning, IV-strategies)

16 %

Special Information Systems Engineering (concentrations) (see concentrations and detailed overview)

21 %

Graduate seminar

4 %

Master thesis

25 %
Detailed subject overview: Business Information Systems Engineering (Master)


  • Application systems in industrial enterprises
  • Information Systems Engineering for services
  • Information Management
  • Quantitative methods
  • Enterprise knowledge management
  • IV-oriented management consulting

Fields of work

  • Product management in technology companies
  • Process and IT management, IT project management
  • Data Science, Data Analysis
  • Software development and architecture
  • App development
  • Consulting

Isabel and Johannes study Business Informations Systems Engineering at the TU Ilmenau

Further information


Student advisory service

Dr. rer. pol. Daniel Fischer

+49 3677 69-4053


Study organisation

Heide Röseler

+49 3677 69-4054