Career prospects after graduation
Demand for IT specialists
The demand for IT specialists remains high. In 2019, the demand for IT specialists peaked at 124,000 vacancies. This represents a 51 percent increase over the previous year1. IT software developers, IT application administrators, data scientists and IT project managers are particularly in demand. At the same time, the number of unemployed people seeking IT work is falling. In 2018, the figure will be 2.7 percent, which is a very low figure. Compared to the previous year, it has fallen by 23,000 or eight percent2. The statement by Mr. Achim Berg, President of Bitkom, underlines the current situation for IT specialists in Germany: "The shortage of IT experts has long since affected not only the IT industry, but the entire economy as well as administration, public authorities and science. As digitization accelerates, the demand for IT specialists will continue to grow strongly in the coming years "3.
Potential occupational fields
The following three are only examples from an even wider range of professions:
- IT Consultant: They advise companies on digitization and support them in the introduction and further development of modern IT systems. In the process, you will develop new business models or uncover weaknesses in IT, for example.
- IT Project Manager: You plan, monitor and control complex IT projects. Such projects can include, for example, the digitalization of business processes or the agile development of new IT systems.
- IT system architect: You will design functional IT systems and specify them based on the respective requirements. Using the knowledge you have acquired during your studies, you will, for example, grasp business management structures and mediate between the specialist departments and the development department.
Quotes from the business world
"In Bamberg, the balanced education between business and technology is impressive and offers excellent preparation for a successful and future-proof career." Dr. Björn Münstermann, McKinsey & Company
"Business IT specialists are still in great demand. In Bamberg the relationship between individual support, internationality and excellent chair work is just right. That produces outstanding talents, which the job market is looking for." Dr. Falk von Westarp, personnel consultant
Business IT specialists earn an average of € 44,389 at the start of their career. After two to five years of work experience, this figure rises to 48,433€4, but with even more work experience, the salary can also rise further. Over 60.000€ and more are then no rarity.
Importance of the study program
Thanks to the skills acquired during their studies, graduates of the WI Master's program are ideally equipped to successfully shape the digitization of business and administration. For this purpose, students with the Master WI lay the foundation for a successful professional future and receive an excellent education in Bamberg. According to the CHE Ranking 2020/2021, Business Information Technology at the University of Bamberg is one of the best courses in Germany, especially in the categories study situation, course offerings, support, internationalization and contact with professional practice5. In order to support its commitment abroad, the faculty WIAI offers a large, worldwide network of universities and practice partners.