Learning areas and competencies

In the Bachelor's program in Business Information Systems at OST, you will develop competencies in the five learning areas that go beyond specialist knowledge. As a successful manager, you not only need to be professionally convincing, but also methodically fit, able to work in a team and know your strengths and weaknesses. In this way, skills such as critical self-reflection, competent conversational skills and the ability to work in a team are fostered. Combined with relevant specialist content, this makes the Business Information Systems degree unique.

Study contents:

  • Economics and law
  • Computer science fundamentals
  • Business information systems in the narrower sense
  • Culture, society, languages, mathematics and statistics
  • Practical projects and bachelor thesis

Economics and Law

In the learning area "Economics and Law", you will deal with selected theories, concepts, methods and instruments of management theory, accounting, economics and law. The study in this learning area follows a systemic approach and focuses on the design of organizations taking into account the relevant environment. The learning content of this area promotes your systemic and networked thinking..

This learning area covers, among other things, the fundamentals of software engineering, object-oriented programming, architectures of application systems, data and data structures for applications in business information systems, and the design and implementation of database systems.

In this learning area, you will deal with learning content that interactively combines subjects of business administration and computer science. This learning area includes topics such as requirements management, business process management, information and knowledge management, integrated business software, data science and artificial intelligence as well as topics of digital transformation.

In this area, you will develop understanding of ethical and political issues. You will acquire important mathematical and statistical basics and develop your communication skills. In English, the focus is on the language of business. You will expand your listening and reading comprehension and further develop your speaking and writing skills.

The practical projects are a special feature of the OST Bachelor's programs in the Department of Economics. We attach great importance to your intensive involvement in concrete practical issues. In this learning area, you practically apply the acquired professional, methodological, social and personal skills. The project work is carried out with coaching by experienced OST lecturers. You can find more information in the Practical Relevance section.