Career prospects after graduation

Demand for IT professionals

The demand for IT specialists remains high. In 2018 there was a peak in the demand for IT professionals. 20,000 more job offers were advertised than in the previous year. This corresponds to an increase of 16 percent over the previous year. IT application consultants, among others, are particularly in demand. At the same time, the number of unemployed people seeking IT work is falling. In 2018 it was 2.7 percent, which is a very low value. Compared to the previous year, it fell by 23,000 or eight percent 1. The statement by Mr. Achim Berg, President of Bitkom, underlines the current situation for IT specialists in Germany: “In Germany, it is becoming more and more difficult to find the urgently needed IT specialists. The economy needs experts such as software developers, specialists for IT security and IT consultants in order to successfully shape digitization2.

Outstanding student ratings in the CHE ranking

In the 2018 student survey, a part of the CHE evaluation, Bamberg's computer science department scored excellently: it achieved very good marks in two thirds of the indicators. This popularity is particularly evident in the overall assessment of the study situation, which received a school grade of 1.6 - while the average value for all universities surveyed was 2.1. Computer science also occupies top positions with its range of courses (1.8), its support for studying abroad (1.8) or its academic feasibility (1.6). (to the ZEIT Campus website).

Potential occupational fields

For graduates of the IISM course, there are many different professions that can be taken up. The following three are just examples from an even wider range of professions:

  • Outsourcing manager: You monitor and design business relationships with your company's IT service providers.
  • IT Service Manager: You manage the planning, provision and improvement of IT services, take care of the "roll-out" of new information systems in the company and organize the necessary training courses for users in the various countries.
  • IT controller: You plan and manage the company's IT organization. This includes, for example, portfolio management, budgeting and personnel requirement planning, but also the control of IT projects.

Quotes from the economy

"A course that we have been waiting for a long time," Dr. Wolfgang Faisst, Vice President, SAP AG

"In Bamberg, the balanced training between business and technology is impressive and offers excellent preparation for a successful and future-proof career." Dr. Björn Münstermann, McKinsey & Company

"Bamberg as a top university for business informatics in Germany offers an excellent ratio of individual support, internationality and excellent chair work." Dr. Falk von Westarp, HR consultant

Starting salary

Business IT specialists earn an average of € 44,389 at the start. After two to five years of professional experience, this value increases: It is then € 48,433 3. With even more work experience, the salary can also continue to rise. Over € 60,000 and more are no rarity.

Importance of international courses

For more than half of the companies, it is important that graduates have international experience 4. With an internationally oriented training with a focus on IT management, IISM students lay the foundation for a successful professional future and are offered excellent training in Bamberg. According to the CHE ranking 2017/2018, business informatics at the University of Bamberg is one of the best offers in Germany, especially in the categories of study situation overall and international orientation. In order to support your activities abroad, the WIAI faculty offers a large, worldwide network of universities and practice partners.