M.Sc. Education in Business and Information Systems

Programme Abstract

This degree programme, which is the only one of its kind in Germany, was introduced under the heading “Business Education / IT” in the 2001/02 winter semester. It is meant to accommodate the high demand for teaching staff at vocational schools with an emphasis on information technology. The core content areas of the degree programme, aside from Economics and Business Education, are Information Systems and Computer Science.

A master’s degree in Education in Business and Information Systems is recognized by the state of Bavaria as equivalent to the state examinations for vocational school teachers and therefore qualifies students to enter the postgraduate traineeship (Referendariat).

The degree programme at a glance

The degree programme at a glance
Final ExaminationMaster's Examination (accompanying the programme)
TitleMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
ECTS-Points120 | 90
Regular Programme Duration4 | 3 Semesters (after a 6 | 7 semesters bachelor)
Programme StartPossible in both winter and summer semesters
Type of StudiesFull-time and part-time studies possible

Accreditation and system accreditation

The system accreditation of the University of Bamberg has been successfully completed in June 2019, when the ACQUIN Accreditation Commission determined that all requirements have been met. Since then, the University of Bamberg has been responsible for the quality management of the study programmes.

The master’s degree programme in Education in Business and Information Systems was last accredited in 2013. For the students, this means that the study programme with its structures and contents fulfils the required quality criteria of the Accreditation Council. Currently, all study programmes of the Faculty WIAI are in the process of re-accreditation.

Further information on all accreditation processes can be found in QM ServiceNet.  

Interactive Education in Business and Information Systems

Current discussions and news concerning the degree programme can be found in the corresponding Virtual Campus course:

VC-Kurs Wirtschaftspädagogik / WI (M.Sc.)

This course can be accessed without a password.