Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find frequently asked questions and their answers.
Please note in general that statements made by the student advisory service have no legally binding effect!
The information provided by the examination board and the course-related regulations (http://www.uni-bamberg.de/wiai/po-sto/) are legally binding.
Theses (Bachelor / Master thesis)
Do I have to be enrolled at the time of submitting the Bachelor or Master thesis?
Yes. The thesis counts towards the examination period of the semester in which it was submitted, regardless of the time of the oral examination and the submission date in the registration form for the thesis. Therefore, enrolment is only required until the actual submission of the thesis. You may not be on leave to register or submit your thesis.
I am currently writing my thesis. Do I have to re-register with the student chancellery for the coming semester if I can't be sure that the grade is still available in the same semester?
The date of the actual submission of the thesis to the examination office is decisive. You do not have to be enrolled for the correction period.
Application for a thesis from another subject (AI, Inf, BWL)
At the request of the examination candidate, the examination board can also approve a topic from another subject, e.g. Subjects in the group of applied computer science, computer science and business administration. If the candidate would like to write a thesis from this subject area, an application must be submitted to prove that the subject is related to the current course of study.
For approval, you would have to submit an exposé on the content of the work, which shows the extent to which the work is related to business informatics / IISM / business education WI. This should be content-related and not only relate to acquired knowledge. In addition, you would have to tell the chairman of the examination board the final title of the thesis, as this is part of the approval and cannot be changed afterwards.
An application must be made independently by email to the chairman of the examination board.
Final theses with an external partner
If you would like to write a thesis in cooperation with an external partner, inquire early on whether a chair can supervise the desired topic accordingly. Approach the chair directly with the proposed topic and discuss whether supervision would be possible. All further steps regarding registration, title, etc. then also discuss this with your supervisor
Crediting of examination results
I changed the course of study. How can I have my previous work credited?
If the change between two courses takes place within the University of Bamberg, please send the grade sheet that you generate from FlexNow2 to the WI service desk. You also send a credit application.
If you have previously studied at another university, please make an appointment with the WI Service Desk. Further information can be found under Crediting of study times, examination achievements and course achievements.
I changed the course of study. How does the placement into the correct semester work?
Upgrading by one semester takes place when> = 30 ECTS points are credited. The upgrade is carried out together with the crediting. A separate application is not necessary. Please contact the Service Desk WI if you have any questions about crediting.
I changed the course of study. Until when do I have to have my previous work credited?
We recommend crediting already completed course achievements, e.g. from a previous degree, promptly and at the start of the degree. We want to avoid that e.g. Crediting is no longer possible (see next FAQ item) or the study progress control (study and subject examination regulations §34 of the bachelor’s degree programs) brings the studies into distress.
Are there deadlines for the recognition of academic achievements?
An application for recognition is no longer possible as soon as the student is in an examination relationship with the university (e.g. after registering for an examination) from which he or she is requesting recognition.
Please note the announcement 2018-01 of the examination board.
Crediting of apparent work
Modules from the University of Bamberg that can be taken into account without a certificate of equivalence
Have you already taken modules in your previous studies at the University of Bamberg and would like to have these credited? Here is a list of modules / module combinations that can be credited without a certificate of equivalence.
- BAEES1.1 + BAEES1.3 in combination can be counted as EVWL
- Wipäd-B-01 can be counted as ISDL-WAWI-B
- WiMa-B-01a (3 ECTS points) can be counted as WiMa-B-01b (4 ECTS points)
- WiMa-B-02a (3 ECTS points) can be counted as WiMa-B-02b (4 ECTS points)
Requirements for the master’s course BI / IISM / Business Education / IS
What do the requirements in the master’s degree mean
When it comes to admission to the WI, IISM, or Business Education / IS master’s course, the admissions committee may issue conditions (not to be confused with a bridge course).
Start of studies before summer semester 2019:
The requirements are modules that must be completed in addition to the modules of the master’s examination. The requirements must be proven by the end of the maximum study period. For this purpose, after successfully completing all requirements, submit the certificates and / or your FlexNow printout to the WI service desk.
Start of studies from summer semester 2019:
The requirements are modules that must be completed in addition to the modules of the master’s examination. The conditions can be proven within one year. To do this, after successfully completing all requirements, submit the certificates and / or your FlexNow printout to the WI service desk..
The edition modules can be registered via FlexNow. The maximum length of study in a course with a standard study time of 3 semesters (90 ECTS points) is 5 semesters (3 + 2) regardless of the number of additional requirements. The maximum length of study in a course with a standard study time of 4 semesters (120 ECTS points) is 6 semesters (4 + 2) regardless of the amount of the requirements. You can find more information about the maximum length of study HERE.
The additional modules do not appear on the master’s certificate and the grades for these modules are not included in the final grade.
No separate certificate is issued for the additional requirements.
An overview of the grades of the additional modules can be created via FlexNow - data sheet.
I will soon study at a foreign university. What crediting options are there for modules?
There are two ways of crediting foreign work:
1. Module crediting: the module offered abroad (e.g. "Accounting") is credited towards an explicit Bamberg module (e.g. bookkeeping). To do this, you have to submit an equivalency test to the equivalent Bamberg chair (e.g. the Accounting Chair in Bamberg offers). If this confirms that the modules are equivalent, the foreign module can be credited instead of the respective Bamberg module.
2. Module group credit: The content of the module to be credited fits into the intended module group and can be credited to a Bamberg module without being equivalent. When crediting in the profile education course, it should be noted that
- the module is related to the course
- the module to be credited is not a basic module of the respective course.
The Service Desk WI will be happy to answer specific questions about module group crediting.
See also the pages of the examination board.
Please note that according to the study and subject examination regulations, "the examinations to be performed should be agreed with the responsible examination board before the start of the stay abroad".
Do I have to take a leave of absence to study abroad?
There is no general answer to that. Basically, there is the possibility of taking a leave of absence to study abroad. A vacation semester means that your number of semesters will not increase. If you have taken a leave of absence, one semester will be added to you for every 30 ECTS points that are credited to you from studying abroad.
If you are on leave, you can only take repeat exams at the University of Bamberg. If you have any further questions, please contact the student office responsible for leave of absence.
What is a learning agreement?
Do I need a learning agreement?
If you want to have courses that you have completed or will take abroad credit for your studies, these must be approved by the examination board. If this happens in advance of the study abroad, we will make a learning agreement. If you have not agreed a learning agreement and the examination of the foreign courses will only take place after the stay abroad, it may happen that not all of the courses you have chosen are taken into account.
With whom do I conclude the Learning Agreement and what do I need?
In principle, module descriptions of the foreign modules are required for a learning agreement.
If you want to replace a Bamberg module with a foreign module, conclude the learning agreement with the specialist representative.
If you would like to introduce foreign modules in compulsory elective areas (e.g. in the profile training course), conclude the learning agreement directly with the examination board. Please contact the WI service desk for this.
Forms for both module and module group crediting can be found on the website of the examination board.
Can I change a learning agreement?
If something changes in your choice of course at the foreign university, please contact the WI service desk. Additional modules or changes to existing modules can then also be issued by email to the Learning Agreement.
I have not concluded a learning agreement. Can I still get credit for courses from abroad?
Yes, as long as the foreign modules are technically appropriate. Then contact the Service Desk WI with module descriptions and the foreign certificate.
How are foreign modules recognized and how are grades converted?
After your studies abroad, please contact the Service Desk WI with your certificate and learning agreement (or module descriptions).
In the case of module group credit, the ECTS points that you have received abroad will be credited. If the module is credited, the ECTS points of the Bamberg module are recorded.
In some cases, there are recommendations for grade conversion, which are issued by the partner university. If this is the case, add this conversion recommendation to the credit application. If the conversion recommendations are accepted by us, we will take them into account. If there are no recommendations for conversion, the official "Bavarian formula" is used and the information from Anabin is used.
I have not earned enough ECTS points abroad for the profile training course. What now?
You can take additional modules in Bamberg. Which modules you can choose depends on your degree program:
Ba IISM 210 ECTS points: Ma WI 90 ECTS points (module group A1), Ba WI 210 ECTS points (module groups A1, A2), Ba IISM 210 ECTS points (module groups A4, A6)
Ba WI 210 ECTS points: Ba WI 210 ECTS points (module groups A1-A4), Ba IISM 210 ECTS points (module groups A4, A6), Ba AI 180 ECTS points (module groups A3, A6), Ma WI 90 ECTS -Points (module groups A1, A2)
Ba IISM 180 ECTS points: modules according to the module handbook
Ba WI 180 ECTS points: modules according to the module handbook
Selection of modules
I have already earned all ECTS points in a compulsory elective area. Nevertheless, I would like to take another module to improve my grades. Is that possible?
You can take additional modules in the voluntary additional area. After you have completed the exam and your grade has been determined, you can arrange for the module from the optional additional area to be exchanged for a module from an elective area at the examination office by email.
Please note that an exchange is no longer possible if you have already earned all ECTS points for your degree, as in this case the degree has already been completed. To get around this, you can e.g. Register / postpone a module of the compulsory elective area in the additional voluntary area, so that the total amount required for graduation is not reached despite passing it or is only reached by postponing it.
Which language courses (foreign languages) can be counted towards my degree?
For the WI and IISM bachelor programs:
Modules according to the offer of the Language Center Bamberg (module manual of the Language Center) can be selected, with the exception of the modules in the areas of German as a Foreign Language and Business German.
For the master's programs WI, IISM, Business Education / IS:
In the master’s degree courses, specialization modules in foreign business languages can be included, provided that the study and subject examination regulations allow it.
This corresponds to the following modules:
- Business English 3 and 4 (6 ECTS points each)
- Business French 3 and 4 (6 ECTS points each)
- Business Italian 3 and 4 (6 ECTS points each)
- Business Russian 3 and 4 (6 ECTS points each)
- Business Spanish 3 and 4 (6 ECTS points each)
General / exam registration:
You can register all foreign language modules listed in the Language Center's module handbook via FlexNow.
If you cannot register the module via FlexNow (because the connection may still be missing), please write to the WIAI Examinations Office which language module you would like to bring in, in which course and in which study regulations you are studying and in which module group you want the module want to bring in.
If the module is to be credited with a certificate, have the following form signed (certificate credit for language modules).
Please note that both sub-module examinations must be passed successfully for foreign business languages so that the 6 ECTS points can be credited. E.g. For Business English (Arabic) 1, Business English (Roman) I and Business English (Roman) III must be successfully completed.
I am studying for a bachelor’s degree in WI / IISM and would like to expand my knowledge of economics. In addition to an introduction to economics, may I also take micro and / or macro 1?
Which modules can I choose in the optional additional area?
If you want to take additional modules of your course (from compulsory elective areas), you can register for the exams in these modules in the optional additional area. An additional certificate can be issued at the end of your studies.
I would like to have modules moved. How do I proceed?
Would you like a e.g. module
- from the compulsory elective area to the additional voluntary area or vice versa,
- from the profile area to another elective area or vice versa,
postpone, please write this to the examination office using the following form.
Which module handbook is valid?
Only the most recent module handbook according to your study and examination regulations (these can be found in FlexNow) is always valid and must be used for studying. You can find the module manuals HERE
English-language module handbook
Bringing bachelor modules into the master’s course
Can be applied for for all master’s courses at WIAI.
In principle, it is possible to include bachelor modules in the master’s program, provided that the necessary requirements for completing a master’s module are met.
The contribution (within the framework of a maximum of 12 ECTS points) is only approved if the person responsible for the master module for which you want to create the prerequisites has explicitly declared the respective Bachelor module as necessary prior knowledge. Modules that convey the necessary professional prerequisites are listed in the module handbook under the heading “Recommended previous knowledge”. You would have to inform the chairman of the examination board, Mr. Overhage (WI, IISM, WipädWI) and Mr. Raab (assistant to the PA WI / IISM / WipädWI) or Mr. Henrich (AI, CitH, ISoSySc) and Ms. Stange (assistant to the PA AI / I), send a written application by e-mail, in which it is proven that the module from the bachelor's degree represents basic knowledge for a master’s module that you want to take in the master’s program. The previous knowledge for the respective master module can be found in the module manual in the module description under "Recommended previous knowledge". For modules that are not listed in the "Recommended prior knowledge", a certificate is required from the person responsible for the master module you are taking, stating the extent to which the knowledge of the bachelor modules you mentioned is specifically required for the master module.
A mere interest in the subject is unfortunately not enough. If you can justify your request with the organization of your master’s degree, the application can be granted. If approved, registration will not be possible through FlexNow. Register as a certificate participant at the chair's secretariat and submit this certificate, including the confirmation email from the chairman of the examination board, for crediting to the assistants of the examination boards.
Study progress control
Depending on the bachelor's degree, you must have successfully completed a specific number of ECTS points at the end of a subject semester, otherwise you will be de-registered from the degree.
The respective regulations of the study progress control can be found in §34 of the respective study and subject examination regulations.
In the 6-semester Bachelor's degree programs (180 ECTS points), a total of at least 12 ECTS points in module groups A1 and A2 must be achieved by the end of the second subject semester. The following variants are possible, for example:
- 12 ECTS points in A1 and 0 ECTS points in A2
- 0 ECTS points in A1 and 12 ECTS points in A2
- 6 ECTS points in A1 and 6 ECTS points in A2
If you do not know which study and subject examination regulations you are studying, you can look up this information in FlexNow.
Note that you usually You should successfully complete 24 ECTS points per semester in order to successfully complete the course within the maximum period of study!
There is no progress control in the master’s program! Please note that additional modules (not bridging modules) in the 4-semester master’s courses (120 ECTS points) starting in the summer semester of 2019 must be successfully verified within one year. See also requirements.
Maximum duration of study
I have not completed all of the required ECTS by the end of the maximum period of study. What can I do? (Semester after the end of the maximum study period)
§ 20 Definitely failed
(1) If, after the end of the maximum period of study in accordance with Section 30, Paragraph 2 of the StuFPO, not all of the examinations to be taken in the course have been passed, the remaining examinations must be completed within the university semester following the end of the maximum period of study (semester after the end of the maximum period of study). The candidate is requested in writing to do so. If not, all required examinations have been passed after this period has expired, the respective course of study is not passed. In this case the examination procedure is over. Examinations that are still outstanding or a bachelor's or master's thesis in progress can no longer be performed as an examination within the meaning of these examination regulations.
If a bachelor's or master's thesis has already been registered, it must be submitted by the end of the maximum period of study. The deadline is stored in FlexNow. A failed bachelor's or master's thesis can be repeated once in accordance with § 18.
So that the semester can be granted after the maximum period of study has expired, you must re-register accordingly for the coming semester (an application does not have to be submitted separately). No leave of absence can be taken in the semester after the maximum duration of study has expired.
How is the final grade calculated?
The overall grade of the course is the arithmetic mean of the grades of the individual modules according to the StuFPO, cut to one decimal place and weighted according to ECTS points. The examination subjects of the individual module groups are defined in Appendix 1 of the study and subject examination regulations for the degree programs.
The regulations of the bachelor’s degree programs can stipulate that basic modules and modules of context studies as well as general qualifications and general competencies are not taken into account when calculating the overall grade. In the six- and seven-semester bachelor’s degree programs, modules from the contextual study are not included in the final grade, and only in the seven-semester bachelor’s degree programs are basic modules not included in the final grade.
The grade shown in the certificate is cut off after the first decimal place. Example: The calculated grade 2.18 is shown as 2.1 on the certificate.
If you have passed your studies in total, you will receive a ranking certificate on request, in which your overall grade, the examination date and your relative rank in comparison to the graduates of an examination date in the same course is given. You can request the ranking certificate from the WIAI examination office. Ranking certificates for individual partial exams, examination subjects or modules cannot be issued.
Certificates of a ranking can only be issued once the examination results of all graduates of a semester have been assessed and entered in FlexNow. As a rule, this can take place at the earliest on the following dates:
- For exams after the winter semester: 15.06.
- For exams after the summer semester: 15.12.
If you want to collect the ranking certificate in person, it is best to send an informal application to the examination office by email. Please include your name, address, matriculation number and the course you are taking in the application.
Internship at Ba IISM or Ma IISM
How do I find an internship?
I would like to do an internship. Is there help from the university?
What are the criteria for the internship?
The full-time internship of at least 4 months must be completed in an international context. The content of the internship must match the course of study. Thus, the tasks of the internship must be in IS management.
The content of the internship is checked by the academic advisors for the respective Ba IISM or Ma IISM courses.
How is the internship approved or credited?
As soon as you have the prospect of an internship, please contact the academic advisor for your BA IISM or MA IISM course. The academic advisors check whether the internship meets the professional requirements.
Initially, the examination is only based on the job description of the internship. A final confirmation of the crediting of the internship can only be made after the internship, when the internship report is available. So, if there are any changes to your tasks during your internship, contact your academic advisor immediately.
You can also apply for a leave of absence for your internship at the student office.
After your internship, please submit the internship report and the internship certificate to your academic advisor. This will do the examination and crediting.
Can professional experience or an already completed internship replace the internship in the course?
In the IISM bachelor's degree program, the internship must generally be completed during the course. Therefore, previous internships or professional activities cannot be considered.
In the IISM master’s program, an internship that has already been completed can be credited if it meets the criteria.
In principle, the same criteria are applied to professional activities as to the mandatory internship.
If you have already completed an internship or are working alongside your studies, please contact your academic advisor. He will check whether crediting is possible.
How often can I repeat an exam?
An examination that is taken as part of a degree program at the WIAI, e.g. the modules DSG-EiAPS-B or BSL-B-00 in the business informatics course can be repeated as often as desired within the maximum duration of the course.
The Bachelor / Master thesis can only be repeated once.
I have found that contrary to expectations, a certain elective module is not my choice. Can I replace the module with another one?
If it is a compulsory elective module, you can choose another module from the compulsory elective area. Please inform the examination office (contact form) for which module you will not take any further exams. Please give this information to the examination office before the examination registration phase. If you do not announce this before the examination registration phase, you may not be able to register for exams in FlexNow or FlexNow will refuse to register for exams.
Are exams that I failed listed on the certificate? Are voluntary additional services listed in the certificate?
Failed achievements are not listed in the final certificate. If voluntary additional services have been completed, an additional certificate will be issued on which all voluntary additional services passed are listed. You can obtain further information on the final certificate from the examination office.
Exam registration / problems with registration
I forgot to register for the exams. What can I do?
The registration deadlines are binding for every student. If you miss this, the registration cannot be made up for. Remember to register for exams in good time in the coming semester.
Module selection and exam registration in FlexNow
If you register a module using the FlexNow search during the exam registration phase, this module will be booked in the additional voluntary area and not in the module group intended for it. Modules that are booked in the additional voluntary area do not count towards the study progress control.
You should therefore register the tests via the tree view so that these modules are assigned to the corresponding module group.
I took an exam and failed. Do I have to repeat the exam at the next regular exam date?
No. Modules do not have to be repeated in the following semester. However, you have to register yourself for the next desired date if you want to take a repeat exam. If it is a compulsory elective module, you can also choose another module from the compulsory elective area.
I took an exam and failed. Will I then be compulsorily registered for the exam at the next regular exam date?
No, you have to re-register for the exam independently.
I'm having trouble registering for an exam. Why do these problems occur? What can I do?
Problems can occur again and again when registering for the exam, in particular it may not be possible to register via FlexNow, although you still have to perform in the respective module groups.
How does this problem come about?
Let us assume that you have registered the following modules in the profile area (30 ECTS points have to be taken here) in WS18 / 19 via FlexNow:
- IIS-E-Biz-B (registered)
- ISDL-eFin-B (registered)
- MI-EMI-B (registered)
- PM-B-01 (registered)
However, only the following modules were passed:
- IIS-E-Biz-B (passed)
- ISDL-eFin-B (passed)
- MI-EMI-B (passed)
- PM-B-01 (failed)
In SS19 you would like to take the following modules:
You no longer want to take module PM-B-01 (keyword change of partial examination).
In this case FlexNow will result in an error when registering, as more than 30 ECTS points are booked in the profile creation.
Reason: The failed module PM-B-01 counts towards the 30 ECTS point limit.
How can you still register for exams in FlexNow without an error message?
Write to the Examinations Office that you (in this constructed example) no longer want to take module PM-B-01, apply for a change in the partial examination accordingly.
When should you contact the examination office?
Report these points before registering for the exam at the start of the respective semester!
Contact at the examination office:
If you have problems registering for an exam, please contact the WIAI Examination Office (contact form). Give a detailed description of the problem and how you think it would normally be presented in FlexNow.
Problems with exam registration: With this registration you will exceed the maximum volume of subject group X.
Please report to the examination office. Apparently FlexNow is blocking the registration because you already have more than the eigl in a module group. have achieved the required ECTS or will be obtained by registering. The Examinations Office can tell you the most elegant way to deal with the problem. A sham registration is therefore not necessary. Please also note the previous FAQ notice "Why are these problems occurring? What can I do?"
A module cannot be found for registration in the profile creation area / additional voluntary area in FlexNow? Do I have to write the exam on certificate?
No! If a module that you would like to take in the profile development area / voluntary additional area and is part of the curriculum cannot be registered via FlexNow, please contact the WIAI examination office (contact form).
Please describe in detail which module you would like to introduce. In most cases, the module can be activated accordingly, so that registration via FlexNow is possible and you do not have to write the exam on a certificate. Write to the WIAI examination office which module you would like to introduce, in which course and in which study regulations you are studying and in which module group you would like to introduce the module.
I no longer want to take a compulsory elective module and instead want to introduce another compulsory elective module (change of part of the examination) How do I have to proceed?
If it is a compulsory elective module, you can choose another module from the compulsory elective area. Please inform the examination office (contact form) for which module you will not take any further exams.
Please give this information to the Examinations Office before the examination registration phase. If you do not announce this before the examination registration phase, you may not be able to register for exams in FlexNow or FlexNow will refuse to register for exams because the module group limits are exceeded.
Modules that have already been registered and that have not been passed are also incorrectly assessed by FlexNow with the corresponding ECTS points, thus preventing registration if the module group limit is exceeded.
You can find further information under the FAQ item "I have problems registering for an exam. Why do these problems occur? What can I do?"
Should I deregister from an exam if I am sure that I do not want to take the corresponding exam this semester?
Yes, you should either not register for the exam at all or deregister again during the exam de-registration phase.
A module was found in the wrong module group, e.g. "Voluntary additional area", registered / booked.
If a module was registered in the wrong module group, contact the WIAI Examination Office (contact form) to postpone it.
Make sure to select the correct module group for the next examination registrations. If you select an exam using the "Search" button, the exam is usually assigned to the wrong module group.
Seminars (research seminars) and BI projects
Which seminars can I take in my degree program?
1-2 seminars must be attended in each course. Exactly how many and from which subject areas these are to be selected can be found in the study and subject examination regulations valid for the respective degree program or in the respective module handbooks. Here is an overview of the subject groups.
Ba BI (210 ECTS points):
BaWI-Sem-B - Bachelor seminar from one of the subject groups BI, Inf, AI or Business Administration
Ba BI (180 ECTS points):
WI-Seminar-B - Bachelor seminar from the subject group BI
BA IISM (210 ECTS points):
BaIISM-Sem1-B - Bachelor seminar 1 from the subject group BI or Business Administration
BaIISM-Sem2-B - Bachelor seminar 2 from the subject group BIor Business Administration
Ba IISM (180 ECTS points):
WI-Seminar-B - Bachelor seminar from the subject group BI
Ma BI (90 + 120 ECTS points):
MaWI-Sem1-M / BI-Seminar1-M - Masters seminar 1 from the subject group BI
MaWI-Sem2-M / BI-Seminar2-M - Master’s seminar 2 from one of the subject groups BI, Inf, AI or Business Administration
Ma IISM (90 ECTS points):
MaIISM-Sem1-M - Masters seminar 1 from the subject group IISM and BI
MaIISM-Sem2-M - Masters seminar 2 from the subject group IISM and BI
Chairs of the IISM subject group can be found here.
Ma IISM (120 ECTS points):
IISM-Seminar1-M - Masterseminar 1 from the subject group BI
IISM-Seminar2-M - Master’s seminar 2 from the subject group BI or Business Administration
Ma Business Education / BI (90 + 120 ECTS points):
WiPäd-M-05 oder WiPäd-M-06
Where can I find information about the seminars | Which chair offers seminars?
Each chair in the WIAI Faculty offers a Bachelor and Master seminar at least once a year. Information on whether a seminar is offered can be found either in Univis or on the chair's website, although many seminar topics are announced at least 2-3 weeks before the start of the semester.
The deadline for registering for the seminars is set by the lecturer providing the seminar and registration is usually required. possible via FlexNow or the chair homepage.
Therefore, inform yourself in good time before the semester starts on the websites of the chairs after the seminars offered.
For seminars from the business administration department, please see the next entry.
Which seminars can I choose from the business administration department?
Seminars (research seminars) that can be brought in from the business administration subject group are not specified in more detail in the module tables. Whether a business administration seminar can be included in the course is regulated by the study and subject examination regulations of the respective course.
Therefore, a business administration seminar has to be approved by the examination board for crediting. The combination of term paper and presentation is intended as the form of examination for the business administration seminar. Please note that some business administration modules have the course type seminar / seminar-like instruction, but a written examination is intended as the examination form. Furthermore, a current research question from the field of business administration must be dealt with in the seminar.
If you would like to attend a bachelor's or master's seminar in business administration, please email the course description - or a link to it - to the WI service desk. If the type of examination and the research question are not clear from the description, please ask the offering chair first.
The business administration seminars are generally credited with 3 ECTS points, as noted in the module manuals.
The following seminars are possible, for example:
- BFC-B-04: Current questions on banking and insurance management (bachelor's degree)
- ORG-B-06: Grand Challenges (Bachelor's degree)
- Inno-M-02: Innovation and Collaboration: Management of intra- and inter-organizational innovation interfaces (master's degree)
- Inno-M-05: Research Seminar on International Innovation Strategies (Master’s course)
- Inno-M-08: Strategic Technology Management (Master's Degree)
- VM-M-05: Research Seminar International Marketing (Master’s course)
- PM-M-04: Research seminar Human Resource Management (Master's degree)
- IRWP-M-04: Research seminar on international accounting and auditing (master’s course)
- ORG-M-03: Organization Theory and Research Methods (Master’s course)
- ORG-M-06: Strategic Renewal and Organizational Transformation (Master's degree)
- ORG-M-07: Strategic Practice and Process (Master’s course)
For the crediting of the modules from the Business Administration you will most likely have to register as a sham participant via the chair's office. You can pass the certificate on the passed performance for crediting. The respective lecturer will decide whether you can take part in the seminar.
Which BI projects can I take in my degree program and where can I find information about the projects?
A project from the business informatics subject group must be completed in the bachelor's degree courses in WI and IISM.
In the winter semester, the IIS chair offers a BI project on "system development".
In the summer semester, the IIS chair offers a BI project on "Business Application Systems".
Information on the registration deadlines for BI projects of the IIS chair can be found under the news of the IIS chair.
Both projects are open to all students of the Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems and International Information Systems Management. Projects from the VC "Central WIAI project registration" cannot be selected.
Information on part-time studies
Information on part-time studies can be found under "Interested in studying"
A change between full-time and part-time studies is possible every semester and can be requested from the student's office from the start of re-registration to the registration deadline of the respective semester.
The standard period of study for a part-time course is twice as long as the standard period of study for a full-time course. Please note that the study progress control will still be checked. You can earn a maximum of 18 ECTS points in a part-time semester. If this maximum number of points is exceeded, two part-time semesters are counted.
If you want to enrol for part-time study at the beginning of your studies, you have to enrol online and apply for part-time study when you enrol in person at the student registry.
For whom is part-time study suitable?
The part-time study offers an opportunity for all those who cannot take part in full-time study due to a time or other additional burden. It is therefore particularly attractive for
- Students with part-time jobs
- Students with children as well
- for disabled or chronically ill students
- and employed people.
The maximum possible processing time is doubled for the processing time of the thesis:
- in the Bachelor from 4 to 8 months
- in the master’s from 6 to 12 months
Transition from Bachelor to Master
Can I already take master’s modules in my bachelor’s degree and credit them in my later master’s degree?
Yes, you can also book master's modules in the voluntary additional area in the bachelor’s program and have these recognized by the examination board as soon as you are enrolled in the master’s program at the WIAI faculty and you have received your bachelor’s certificate. Make sure that the chosen master’s modules can be credited in the desired master’s course according to the module handbook. To do this, send the WI service desk a corresponding credit application.
There is also the option of enrolling in the bachelor's and master's degree programs at the same time, so that you can complete your last examinations in the bachelor's degree and your first examinations in the master's degree in the same semester. The prerequisite for this, however, is that you have already been admitted to the master’s degree.
Can I already apply for a master’s degree even if I have not yet passed all the exams for a successful bachelor’s degree?
You can apply for a master’s degree, even if not all grades for successfully completing the bachelor’s degree are available. Even if you are only missing a few ECTS points in your bachelor's degree, you can still apply. If the certificate for enrollment is not yet available, the missing certificate must be submitted to the student office within one year.
By when do I have to submit my bachelor thesis if I want to study for a master’s degree in the coming semester?
If you want to complete your Bachelor's degree in WiSe (SoSe), you must complete your last examination by March 31st. (30.09.) Have provided. If your last examination was the bachelor thesis, the last day of the semester is also the last possible submission date.
It is possible to enrol in the bachelor's and master's programs at the same time, so that you can only submit your bachelor's thesis in the semester in which you want to take master's modules. The prerequisite for this, however, is that you have already been admitted to the master’s degree.
Until when is it possible to enrol in the master’s courses with 90 ECTS points?
Enrolment in a WI / IISM or Business Education / BI master’s course with 90 ECTS points is possible for the last time for the winter semester 2022/23.
In my Master's WI - with a bridge course, I can take modules of my choice from A1 / A2. Which module handbook is valid for this?
Since you are enrolled in the 3-semester Master WI - with bridging studies, the module handbook for the 7-semester Bachelor WI is relevant. To be found under Module Handbook Bachelor Business Informatics - Study Start Before WS 2018/2019
I have already started studying in an equivalent subject at another university, but was de-registered due to an ENB decision. Can I still study at the University of Bamberg?
Since there is no ENB clause at the University of Bamberg, you can easily enrol in the business informatics, international information systems management and business education courses with a focus on business informatics.
I completed my bachelor's degree at another university. I am not sure whether I meet the entry requirements for a master’s degree.
What deadlines do I have to observe when applying / enrolling?
Registration for a bachelor’s degree: central deadlines.
Application for a master’s degree: The following application deadlines apply to applying for a master’s degree (see announcement of the student office). Please note, however, that for organizational reasons, applications for the winter semester by August 31, and for the summer semester by February 28. should be done one year. After receiving your application, it will be processed immediately, and the application process will be completed within a short time. You will then receive an acceptance or rejection and can thus plan your master’s degree at an early stage.
Which admission requirements do I have to meet for admission to a bachelor's degree at the WIAI Faculty? Do I have to do internships or similar do in advance?
You do not need an orientation or company internship for the course.
Good German, English and mathematics skills are expected as entry requirements. However, you can prevent insufficient knowledge at an early stage, e.g. Supplement with a math preparatory course or an English course.
I previously studied abroad and am now interested in studying at BI / IISM. Can I apply for this course?
If you meet the admission requirements, you can enrol or apply for the degree program that interests you. In the case of special deviations (foreign university entrance qualification, etc.) and for other concerns of foreign students, the International Office will help.
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the introductory days (EETs) and have now not created a timetable. Which courses should I take in the first semester?
The recommended curriculum, which is presented at the EETs, can be found on the student council's website in the first-semester brochure for your degree program. In addition, the latest brochure also summarizes all the important information that is presented at the technical introduction.
Further information on how to create the timetable in Univis can be found here. Further practical information for starting your studies can be found on the website of the student office. (Lecture times and deadlines, study grants, internet services, semester ticket, student ID, re-registration, change, leave of absence, de-registration).
I have completed all of my bachelor's or master's degrees. How do I get my certificate and when will I be de-registered?
As soon as all grades of your Bachelor's or Master's examination have been booked in FlexNow, the certificate will be issued by the examination office. This must then be signed by the dean of the faculty and the chairman of the examination board. In addition, the certificate of your academic degree will be created and signed by the President. Once all of this has been done, you will be notified, and you can pick up your certificate at the examination office. As a result, you will then be de-registered.
If you are still completing additional voluntary services, the creation of the certificate will be delayed until the end of the respective semester.
If you would like to improve your grades, see FAQ note "I have already earned all ECTS points in a compulsory elective area. Nevertheless, I would like to take another module to improve grades. Is that possible?"