1 Dual Bachelor Degree Programme Business Informatics Study and work each week 20 hours of study support professional practice Benefitting students and companies 20 each week hours support of practice learning Company
2 Dual Study Guaranteeing success We train pragmatic achievers who, from the very beginning, are highly regarded for their valuable contribution within the company. Lutz Jaeger, study advisor, IBA Anyone thinking about studying for a degree also considers their subsequent employment market prospects and is glad when the future looks bright. Even today, the number of qualified professional business IT engineers needed by the economy stands at over 70,000 and counting (according to the IHK, 2012). The dual Business Informatics degree programme provides the ideal foundations for success in this situation. Here, the emphasis is not on abstract theory, but on the practical application of information technology in companies. Graduates are not computer nerds ; rather, they are experienced practitioners who use IT to tackle concrete business challenges. But this doesn t only occur after graduation. From the very outset, each week of the semester consists of 20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of practical experience in the company. In this way, theory and practice are closely dovetailed, so that each student is fully integrated into operational processes and can tackle tasks both autonomously and as part of a team. The benefit: with a bachelor degree in six semesters and a well-developed network within the company, graduates are familiar with key internal affairs and therefore no longer have to work their way up as a newcomer. The positive impact of this three-year head start is seen particularly in relation to salary and career prospects. At a glance Fast-paced degree programme with recognised qualification Optimal integration of theory and practice Outstanding career prospects Extensive networks Regular income
3 IBA Business Information Specialists Bridging the gap between theory and practice The dual degree programme is a classic win-win situation both companies and students profit. Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Nuremberg One of the most important success factors for companies yet often the scarcest commodity is qualified, trained staff. Successful employment in the company demands well-founded knowledge, methodological and social competence, as well as practical experience. The International University of Cooperative Education (Internationale Berufsakademie IBA) equips its graduates with each of these qualifications in the dual Business Informatics bachelor degree programme. This degree programme offers optional specialisations within the fields of business information technology systems, IT management and web technology/mobile computing. The six-semester programme leads to the award of Bachelor of Science (BSc). In each week of the semester, students spend 20 hours in lectures and 20 hours in their practice company. Students are therefore continuously and intensively integrated into operational processes; theory and practice are closely linked. The benefits: Highly motivated and committed employees apply the knowledge acquired during their studies to their work in the practice company with which they identify from an early stage. In the truest sense of business informatics, they are concerned with bridging the gap between theory and practice, in that they optimally adapt the company s information and communication systems in the interest of internal structures needs, as well as of market requirements. Dual study at a glance Companies value the fact that graduates already have good knowledge of operational processes (75.8%), work autonomously (63.7%) and have a high level of self-motivation (55.5%). Many also praise students extensive specialist knowledge (46.5%) as well as their ability to work in teams 45.9%). Almost every other company (45.6%) would like to retain all dual degree graduates and almost a quarter (27.6%) more than 75% of graduates. Three quarters of companies (74%) consider a dual degree programme to be qualitatively superior to a traditional degree. (Source: Survey carried out by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung BIBB,
4 Business Informatics at the IBA The dual study programme with prospects Information and communication systems play a central role in modern business life, also in administration. Without them, none of today s strategies, structures, functions or process could be developed or implemented. Business informatics forms the crucial interface between information technology and business studies. Its role is to optimise business processes and information flows by means of operational application systems. Semesters 3 and 4 Advanced modules include areas such as software engineering and database management, as well as information and IT service management. The Business Studies element of the course includes practice-orientated lectures and corporate strategic planning simulations dealing with themes including quality management, project management and controlling. In the specialisation subjects Business Information Systems, IT Management and Web Technology/Mobile Computing students become optimally qualified in subject matter that is both current and highly sought after by companies. The programme is structured in three parts: Semesters 1 and 2 Right from the first semester, in addition to the fundamentals of business studies, practically orientated knowledge of informatics and programming is taught and then further deepened in practical modules. Semesters 5 and 6 An essential foundation for the future career, the final section of the programme consists of further specialisations in compulsory and elective modules. The degree programme culminates in a bachelor s dissertation, written by students in cooperation with their practice company. The international Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree guarantees highly favourable domestic and international career opportunities and also opens the door to master s degree programmes. Fields of activity Interdisciplinary work at the interface between specialist and IT departments, as well as management, project management and consulting activities IT consulting and development of IT architectures Supervising the development of application systems from the client s perspective, particularly in terms of clarification of needs, continuous consultation and acceptance of results Business process management and logistics Configuring the use of standard software systems, such as ERP systems Interdepartmental analysis, concept, development, introduction and use of business information systems DP-Controlling Development, project leadership and consulting in a software company, in a consultancy company or with software users Application of mobile computing for secure and selective information provision and support of business processes
5 Qualification Goals Business informatics students are comprehensively qualified for various tasks and functions in the fields of analysis, configuration and application of business information and communication systems. Graduates are able to manage and evaluate the entire scope of business and administrative processes. They analyse and optimise business processes and represent these on hardware and software systems within the company. Students learn to configure the organisational environment within a company to produce the optimal communication and IT services. They are thoroughly equipped with the necessary knowledge of IT, business administration, economics and mathematics. Parallel to the specialist subjects, interdisciplinary key qualifications such as self, social and methodological competence (soft skills) are taught in corresponding courses. In this way, students prepare for their future management roles and gain the appropriate team and project leadership qualifications. Through the direct application of general and specialist methods in dealing with practical questions in the partner company, students successfully acquire the professional competence to act in a dynamic occupational environment. Within the Business Information Systems specialisation subjects, students gain a substantial insight into the structure and basic principles of integrated business information systems. Alongside a broad, basic knowledge of standard business software, students learn about current IT architectures such as service-orientated architectures and their management. The specialisations are rounded off with approaches to supporting business-to-business processes through supply chain management solutions. In the IT Management specialisation, students understand and master methods for configuring IT to support companies and their business processes. The scope includes key qualifications for working in IT management and consulting as well as within one s own company and for service providers. A broad knowledge of business performance management, business (re-)engineering and IT alignment also equips graduates for challenging consulting roles. The development and implementation of modern web-based and mobile IT solutions forms the focus of the Web Technology/Mobile Computing specialisation. Students learn the techniques necessary for the implementation of web-based and mobile services. Internet-based service provision business models are also presented. Furthermore, the specialisation considers the technical and economic potential of mobile communication.
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