What are the requirements for business analytics

Business analytics

Description of the course

Business analytics is the increasingly sought-after ability to support management decisions through quantitative and data-driven algorithms.

The course is intended to provide students with the necessary specialist knowledge and methods, taking into account the requirements and changes in the professional world, in such a way that they enable them to reflect scientifically, to apply scientific findings and methods and to act responsibly in the relevant professional fields.

Graduates of the course are able to analyze company data and give recommendations for action on this basis. For this purpose, a quantitatively oriented training takes place with method emphasis in optimization, algorithms and data science, which also includes programming and software practice.

The students acquire the knowledge to ...

  • Systematically analyze and design operational decision-making processes.
  • identify the determinants of well-founded decision-making and differentiate between the different decision-making situations
  • Systematically analyze and design operationally relevant technologies.
  • to recognize and evaluate fundamental business, engineering-scientific and mathematical technologies of the present in the business environment.
  • Assess business problems from a data science perspective.
  • apply the transfer of current research results (theory and methods) to solve practice-oriented problems.
  • Write advanced programs in a programming language such as Python, Java, or C ++. Despite the most attractive working conditions, experts in the field of business analytics are in great demand on the job market. Typical professional fields for graduates include work as a business analyst or data scientist. The proximity to current research issues also enables graduates to further shape content in research and development.

Study structure

entry requirements

Access to the course is granted to anyone who has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, computer science or mathematics at a university within the scope of the Basic Law or a comparable degree with a share of at least 90 credit points from the fields of economics, computer science and mathematics. The degree must be proven to be at least satisfactory (3.0).

All applicants must have completed at least 12 CP in the fields of technology management and / or operations research (comparable to the modules 3BWLBA025 Operations Research in Logistics, 3BWLBA026 Technology Management and 3WIBA008 Specialization Economic Analysis).

For applicants who have acquired their first higher education entrance qualification at an exclusively German-speaking institution, a certificate proving English language skills at level B2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(GER)" is recognized as proof (Allgemeine Hochschulreife / Abitur). Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at an exclusively English-speaking institution or who learned English as their mother tongue must submit appropriate proof of English language skills at level B2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR)".

Admission restriction
There are currently no local admission restrictions.

Application process
This link takes you to the application process on the website of the Examinations Office of Faculty III.

Important information

An internship or stays abroad are not mandatory.

Study organization

Subject examination regulations / curriculum vitae / module manuals / internship regulations

Subject-specific examination regulations (FPOs) define the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and content to be studied). For students enrolling in the first semester, the current version of an FPO automatically applies. This means that even if the FPO is changed in the course of your studies, the original version according to which you have enrolled remains valid (provided this FPO does not expire).

The respective course plan represents the recommended exemplary course of study in the individual subjects and is part of an FPO. Additional regulations and detailed information for each module to be studied can be found in the appendix to the subject examination regulations (e.g. requirements for taking a written examination or information on the content of the modules / events, ...).

The internship regulations define the conditions under which the mandatory or optional internships must be completed. Before the start of the lecture period, we recommend that you at least take a look at the curriculum for your degree program so that you know which modules are planned for the start of your studies.