Contents of studies Business Informatics - Digital Transformation
Strategic and immediate research-practice transfer
This part-time studies program combines business, technical and social science content of studies. You will acquire the ability to view digital innovations on a meta-level, to recognize their opportunities and risks, and to implement them in a way that creates value for a company. You work on your personality and never lose sight of the business transfer of the contents you have learned.
The broad approach to the degree emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach. You need a completed bachelor's degree in Business Informatics, Business Administration or Computer Science or an equivalent degree (this is decided by the programme director). We balance the different prerequisites of the students in the first semester in the course Fundamentals of Business Informatics. The Contextual Studies in the second and third semesters offers you further leeway for the individual design of your studies.
The core areas of study are:
- Digital Business Management and Development
- Leadership and Organizational Development
- Data and knowledge processing
- Management and development of information systems
- Academic skills and business transfer
Study programme structure
|M1 Research-Practice-Project - Needs Analysis and Synthesis||4||2|
|M2 Strategic Management||3||2|
|M3 Personal and interpersonal skills||3||2|
|M3 Organizational development||2||1|
|M4 Data management||6||3|
|M5 Information management||3||2|
|K1 Fundamentals of Business Informatics||9||3|
|M1 Research-Practice-Project - Idea generation and concept development||3||1|
|M2 Digital Transformation Management||6||3|
|M3 Change Management||3||2|
|M4 Applied Statistics||3||2|
|M5 Data analytics||6||3|
|M5 Application architecture||3||2|
|K1 Contextual Studies Choice of 1 or 2 modules *K||6||4|
|M1 Colloquium for the master's thesis||3||1|
|M2 Business model development||3||2|
|M2 Technology and Innovation Management||2||1|
|M4 Artificial Intelligence||3||2|
|M5 Requirements Engineering||3||2|
|M5 Information systems development||6||3|
|K1 Contextual Studies Choice of 1 or 2 modules.||6||4|
|M1 Research-Practice-Project - Prototyping||6||3|
|M1 Master's thesis seminar||1||1|
|M1 Master's thesis||21||0|
|M1 Master final examination||2||0|
*E | Courses in English
*K | Fundamental and Contextual Studies
M1 - Academic Skills and Business Transfer
M2 - Digital Business Management and Development
M3 - Leadership and Organizational Development
M4 - Data and Knowledge Processing
M5 - Information systems management and development
ECTS: Performance points according to the "European Credit Transfer System". According to international standards, 120 ECTS points are to be earned over 4 semesters.
SWS: One hour per week (SWS) corresponds to 15 educational components of 45 minutes each.
Learning content in detail
Study and career: yes, it's possible!
The time model of the study program is very well adapted to working professionals. With a maximum of 17 semester hours per week (30 ECTS per semester), you can optimally combine studies and work. The block system with a high proportion of immanent examinations means that examinations do not pile up at the end of the semester. Ideally, you should be employed between 50 and 80 percent of the time and plan approximately five vacation days per year for your studies.
These measures allow you to combine your studies, work and private life well:
Courses are held in blocks mainly on Thursdays from 1 to 10 pm and on Fridays from 8 am to 6 pm.
We conduct a significant portion of class time online (approximately 50%, depending on semester and specific class schedule).
Exams and deadlines are spread out over the semester as best as possible.
- The course is scheduled to be completed by the end of the semester.
Preview of class times and exam dates several months in advance, changes only in exceptional cases (e.g. lecturer:in ill)
Electronic media (scripts, e-books, etc.) will help you achieve your learning goals.
Our extended hours (e.g., library, laboratories) allow for study groups outside of class time.
We record selected courses with complex theoretical content for review.
Small groups ensure personalized supervision.
Thinking ahead with Contextual Studies
The Contextual Studies at the FHV is a flexible part of your master's degree programme and a special feature among Austria's universities of applied sciences. It allows you to pursue personal questions of interest, to work independently and explore new territory: in research, in other cultures or disciplines.
Master's degree programmes at our university of applied sciences are characterised by three elements:
1. Core Studies:
The compulsory fundamental subjects in core studies establish the specialist skills and support your professional competences.
2. Specialisation Studies:
In the chosen field of specialisation, you will enhance and specialise - depending on the degree programme - your professional access based on your interests and career goals.
3. Contextual Studies:
In a selection of more than 40 modules, you cross the boundaries between:
- disciplines and schools of thought (interdisciplinarity)
- cultures, languages and countries (internationality)
- current knowledge and the future (research and development)
Your degree programme takes you through all three basic elements. This process allows you to deepen and broaden your skills while letting you incorporate your personal interests in your programme of study.