Business Informatics (Master of Science)

Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas  The Master program Business Informatics („Wirtschaftsinformatik“) is designed as a consecutive master program for students who have achieved a Bachelor’s degree either in Computer Science (with Economics as application focus) or Economics (with an IT-oriented focus). In a build-up phase basic knowledge in Computer Science or Economics is provided to guarantee sufficient knowledge in both areas.

Advanced courses in Business Informatics, Computer science or Management are chosen in the second phase of the program. Specialization areas include Information Systems, Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, E-Business, Process and Supply Chain Management, E-Finance. It is obligatory for students to take part in a project seminar (or a seminar and a practical course) within the program. The last component of the program is a Master Thesis.
Detailed information Information from the department
Study regulations
Degree Master of Science in Business Computer Science
Duration The standard length of study for the Master of Science is 4 semesters.
Languages of instruction German (and English)
Start of the programme The programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester or at the beginning of the summer semester.
Student advisory service Link to the student advising

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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree either in Computer Science (with Economics as application focus) or Economics (with an IT-oriented focus) or comparable degree
  • Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.
Provisional admission Applicants currently enrolled on a Bachelor’s programme for Computer Science can be admitted provisionally on the basis of a preliminary transcript of records, provided that they have:
  1. at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (normally 144 credit points) in Computer Science with an average grade of 2,6 or better, and
  2. have already finished the Bachelor’s thesis, or if the thesis is about to be finished and the tutor has written a letter of recommendation
  3. sufficient basic knowledge of  economics, computer science and mathematics
Provisional admission is valid for 6 months. 
Mode of admission Admission is restricted.

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Documents to be submitted
  • If you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt:
    a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Certified copy of the Bachelor degree
  • Diploma Supplement or comparable document
  • Course description of all courses stated on the undergraduate degree
  • If the final certificate has not yet been issued:
    - a Transcript of Records or provisional certificate (please see the instructions given under “provisional admission”)
    - letter of recommendation from the thesis advisor (Download in the online application portal or here)
  • CV
  • Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification, nor do they have a degree from a German higher education institution, are obliged to submit proof of adequate German language skills
  • you may need to submit other documents depending on your country of origin and your previous education; please see the general information about applying for a Master’s degree
Deadline for applications 01.04. - 15.07. for the winter semester
01.12. - 15.01. for the summer semester  
Address for applications Online application portal for Master's study programmes

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