Business Information Systems Dual (B.Sc.)

Would you like to combine your studies with a job in a company and earn money while you are still studying? Are you interested in earning two degrees? Then the dual Bachelor's degree programme in Business Information Systems in coordination with the Trier Chamber of Industry and Commerce at the Business School is just right for you.

In the training-integrated variant, the dual business degree programme combines vocational training in the IT field with academic training in the subject of business informatics, so that within four years you acquire both a vocational qualification in the IT field and an academic degree. In the practice-integrated variant, the degree programme combines practical work with academic training.

The dual study programme offers you the opportunity to combine theory and practice. For your employer, the dual study programme also offers the opportunity to recruit particularly motivated and qualified employees who aspire to more than a traditional commercial apprenticeship.

You can apply for the programme if you have a university entrance qualification and a training or internship contract with a cooperating company for the duration of your studies. If your company does not yet have a cooperation agreement with the university, it is possible to conclude one with the university.

Additional information

What career opportunities are there?

As business informatics specialist you work at the interface between people and machines. You have to understand user requests - from superiors as well as customers - and implement them into information systems. The business IT specialist is employed in various industries and business areas. The professional field in business IT is very diverse. The interdisciplinary orientation of this course and the associated coverage of a wide range of technical tasks ensure that you have very good long-term chances in the IT job market.

Specifically, the course prepares you for the following professional fields:

  • Planning (modeling) and implementation of commercial information systems
  • Adaptation of standard software such as ERP systems, content management systems, database systems to specific tasks
  • Advice for customers, implementation of user needs in IT strategies
  • Support of classic business areas such as accounting, marketing, human resources, etc.
  • Assumption of management tasks in small and medium-sized companies and in middle management

Possible employers after graduation are:

  • Software companies, from global corporations to medium-sized companies to start-ups
  • Companies in all sectors in which operational information processing is of great importance
  • IT service providers, advertising agencies, internet companies   
How is the study programme structured?

In the first year, the training-integrated dual study program focuses on practical training in the company, which is supplemented by theoretical training at the vocational school.

The study phase at Trier University of Applied Sciences begins in the second year. You attend courses in business informatics during the lecture period, while in-company training takes place during the lecture-free period.

The practical phase takes place in the fourth semester in the training company and ends at the end of the third year with the final vocational examination at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

In the fourth year, you practice their profession in the IT sector during the lecture-free period in the company and attend the courses of the study programme again during the lecture periods.

Which degree is achieved?

During the dual course of study, the training integrated variant completes both vocational training in the IT area and the academic degree "Bachelor of Science". The latter entitles you to a subsequent master’s degree.


Which cooperation partners are there?

For a dual study programme, a cooperation agreement must be signed between the selected company and Trier University of Applied Sciences.


How do I apply?

If you are interested, you have to apply to a company for a training place (training integrated) or a job (practice integrated). The company enters into a cooperation agreement with Trier University of Applied Sciences. After the contract has been concluded, you are registered at Trier University of Applied Sciences.


What contact and counselling options are there?

If you have any general questions about studying at the Business School, please contact our departmental student advisory service.

The study service at Trier University of Applied Sciences answers general questions about application, admission and enrollment.


At a glance

  • Goal: profound academic and information technology / practical training in the core areas of business administration and informatics
  • Study models: usually training integrated: Studies + commercial training or practically integrated: Study + practical phases in the company
  • Start of studies: usually in the winter semester (October), possibly also in summer (March)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science - Business Informatics + degree in a recognized training occupation with training integrated studies
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters (180 ECTS), plus a practical year in the company beforehand for a training integrated model
  • Teaching language: predominantly german
  •  Requirements: general higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or special access for professionally qualified persons; training contract or employment contract with a cooperating company; practical training is compensated by the practical phase in the training company
  • Admission: no admission
  • Tuition fees: none, but student fee (including semester ticket)
  • Note: The degree programme is concuted in German (except maybe a few elective modules)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Biesdorf
Prof. Dr. Andreas Biesdorf
Professor FB Wirtschaft


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