Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Dual

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Dual

If you are fascinated by the professional use of IT solutions in companies and would like to gain further qualifications either parallel to or after your vocational training, this degree program is exactly the right one for you.

Mainz University of Applied Sciences offers you the opportunity to study alongside your vocational training or job. In this way, you document your determination and commitment beyond your interest in business information technology. The combination of business and information technology opens up numerous opportunities for you on the labor market.

We specifically prepare you to design sustainable solutions for economic and technical problems and to shape innovative changes in the company.

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Standard period of study: 7 semesters
ECTS credits: 180
Starting semester: winter semester
Lecture periods:
1 September to 31 January, 1 February to 15 July
Lecture days: Thursdays 1:30 pm to 8:15 pm, Saturdays 8:15 am to 3:15 pm
Application deadline: 15 July
Languages: German and English

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The aims of the degree program

Information technologies in companies and the creation of competences for the handling of complex, integrating business processes with modern IT systems are the focus of the dual course of studies in Information Systems.

The curriculum includes IT/Informatics as well as economics, enriched by specific core subjects in information systems. By imparting scientific foundations, methodological competence and professional qualifications, you will be able to design information and communication systems and use them effectively and efficiently.

In the dual degree program in Information Systems, studies are closely linked with a career start. In this way, you acquire both a university degree and a qualification in a vocational occupation.

Who is this degree program interesting for?

Your goals are:

  • studies in the field of information systems at a university of applied sciences
  • the combination of theory and practice
  • the application-oriented acquisition of knowledge
  • a qualification in an occupation requiring vocational training parallel to studies
  • or the qualification after a completed apprenticeship

The course is aimed at those interested in training for the following IT occupations:

  • IT specialists
  • IT system specialists
  • Information technology specialists and similar training occupations

You can also apply with an already completed IT apprenticeship in the above-mentioned or comparable professions.

What's in store for you

  • Sound teaching of scientific basics of computer science and IT, economics and information systems
  • Studies parallel to or after the apprenticeship
  • Dual qualification at a company and the university
  • Part-time studies combine academic experience with practical work experience
  • Integration of project- and case-oriented work
  • Development of methodological and professional competencies
  • Strengthening social skills such as the ability to manage oneself and work in groups
  • Teaching and learning in manageable groups

The study plan

The modular degree progam can be divided into the following study blocks, which in turn consist of individual modules:

  • Fundamentals
  • IT/Informatics in-depth block
  • Business administration in-depth block
  • Information systems in-depth block
  •  Information systems project (practical part)
  • Soft skills

In two required elective modules you can choose the options that best suit your interests.

In the practical modules in Information Systems, subject-specific questions are deepened. Your academic success will be evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) during your studies. Each module of the study blocks ends with an independent examination. You will be able to document these by means of examinations, written papers, presentations, project studies and reports. In the last semester you will write your bachelor's thesis.



The modules of the degree program are divided up thematically as follows:

Basic modules:

  • Introduction to business administration, mathematics, basics of information systems, basics of economics, English, statistics, law.

IT/informatics modules:

  • Programming I, Programming II, Software Engineering, Databases, Computer Networks and Architectures, Options

Business administration modules:

  • Accounting, investment and financing, materials management/logistics/production, marketing, personnel and organization as well as corporate management including business planning, options

Information systems modules:

  • Business process management, business intelligence systems/knowledge management systems, eBusiness, ERP systems, project management, options

Study competence subjects:

  • Methodology/systematics/presentation, social interaction  

An extensive practical module ensures that the degree program is application-oriented and enables students to combine studies with vocational training or a career. You can present your experiences on a practical module day.

The modules are designed so that you can plan a stay abroad in the 6th semester. The trainees among you will have already completed their final examinations at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) at this point.

A semester at a university abroad can be important for your career planning. In addition, your stay abroad offers you good opportunities to acquire or deepen your language skills and gain important experience. If you are interested, please contact the International Office team at the School of Business. They can answer all your questions about the semester abroad, for example: Which country, partner university or accommodation is right for me?

Lecture periods

The standard period of study comprises seven semesters, including the bachelor's thesis. The program begins in the winter semester, on September 1st of each year.

Each week includes 12 to 14 hours of classroom instruction. The courses take place on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 pm and on Saturdays. At the beginning of the semester there is also an introductory course.

The lecture period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 31 January and for the summer semester from 1 February to 15 July. The usual lecture-free time does not apply to this degree model.

Introduction in Business Administration
Principles in Economics
Investments & Finance
Management incl. Business Planning
Material Supply/ Logistics/ Production
P&O (incl. Change Management)
IT Security
Principles in Information Systems
Business Process Engineering
Option I
Information Management
Programming I
Programming II
Software Engineering
Networks & Architectures
Project Management
Option II
Bachelor's Thesis

Methodology/ Classification/ Presentation
Applied Project in Statistics
Social Interaction
Applied Project

Your professional prospects

As a future specialist in Information Systems, you have the best career opportunities in national and international companies that use IT.

The course is designed to enable you to quickly familiarize yourself with complex, IT-specific problems. In teams or independently you will find solutions and implement them.

Depending on your interests and thematic focuses, you can either gear your activities towards a more technical area, or more closely to the business issues of companies.

The program provides you with a solid foundation for IT-related activities in companies in a wide variety of industries. At the same time, it can also serve as the basis for further academic careers, such as a master's degree program.


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Dates and examination schedules

The examination schedules of the degree programs of the School of Business are completely available under HIP.

Possible career paths

What opportunities does the bachelor's program in Information Systems offer you in the labor market? Here we would like to introduce you to current students and former graduates as examples of the diverse opportunities.

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Special features of this degree program

What distinguishes the dual bachelor's degree program in Information Systems at our University

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The most important questions and answers about the bachelor's degree program in Information Systems.

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General Information (only available in German)

Module guide
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Cooperation contract
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Examination regulations (only available in German)

Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Jens Reinhardt
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-3248
jens.reinhardt (at)
Prof. Dr. Gunther Piller
Examination Board
T +49 6131 628-3244
gunther.piller (at)
Julia Schneider
Degree program coordinator
T +49 6131 628-3415
julia.schneider (at)