Dual Study Program Business Informatics

In your free time you are interested in economic relations, but also in computers and programming languages? Then turn your hobby into a profession and complete your Business Informatics dual studies with us! In the following, you will find all the information.

Key facts


Study course:

Business Informatics


Duration of study:

3 years (210 ECTS intensive program)



Bachelor of Science



Mosbach and Grafenrheinfeld

What do you learn in the Business Informatics dual study program?

In the Business Informatics dual study program, you will particularly deal with business management software of companies. You will learn how to analyze operational processes and structures and then provide efficient digital support through software like SAP. This is why you will acquire not only distinct business administration knowledge during your studies but also knowledge of the theoretical principles and practical applications of modern information technologies. You will find subjects like the basics of information processing or programming but also mathematics, law and business administration on your timetable. At the end of your studies at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), you will obtain a Bachelor of Science degree.

3 reasons why you should complete a dual study program

Studying and working at the same time? A dual study program may be challenging. But there are good reasons to do it anyway!

#1 Gaining professional experience

As a student of the dual study program, you can immediately apply your theoretical knowledge during the practical phase and also gain valuable professional experience during your studies.

#2 Financial independency

What student can make a living without a part-time job? Instead of working as a waiter, you can gain future-oriented practical experience as a dual student and earn your own salary from day one.

#3 Good opportunities for an open-ended position

As a student of the dual study program, you will learn everything you need for your future working life. It goes without saying that, if you perform well, we would like to offer you a permanent position after your studies.

What are the prerequisites for the Business Informatics dual study program?

School leaving qualification

You need a university entrance qualification for the dual study program, such as the university-entrance diploma. If you have a vocational diploma, you must take an additional qualifying examination at DHBW. This is a prerequisite for us as a company to be able to conclude a DHBW study contract with you.


As the name suggests, you should have an interest in the fields of economics and computer science. Good grades and fun in the computer science, mathematics and economics school subjects may be helpful during your vocational training. But you don't have to know how to program yet, you learn the basics in your studies.

Soft Skills

As a future business data processing specialist, you are characterized by a logical way of thinking paired with good abstraction skills. You carry out your tasks in consultation and as part of a team with your colleagues and customers, so team spirit and communication are among your strengths.

How is the Business Informatics dual study program structured?

Your bachelor studies take place at DHBW in Mosbach and during the practical phases you will be at the FIS headquarters in Grafenrheinfeld. The dual study program consists of six semesters, with each semester being divided into theoretical and practical phases. About every twelve weeks, you alternate between the two phases. You always take the exams at the end of the respective theory phase.

First academic year

This is an excerpt of courses you attend at DHBW:


  • Introduction into business informatics
  • IT basics
  • Communication and operating systems
  • Programming
  • Introduction into business administration
  • Marketing
  • Cost and activity accounting
  • Business and corporate law

This is what you learn in your first academic year at FIS:


  • Getting to know the company in the form of departmental rotations
  • Attending in-house training courses
  • First contact with the SAP system through training courses and assisting the customer support as well as smaller programming activities in the JAVA environment
  • Basic knowledge of the IT area
  • Completion of the first project thesis, which always contains a practical reference to FIS

Second academic year

This is an excerpt of courses you attend at DHBW:


  • Project management
  • Databases
  • Web and ABAP programming
  • Distributed systems
  • Investment and financing
  • Balancing
  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics
  • Statistics

This is what you learn in your second academic year at FIS:


  • Getting to know the core departments of your dual study program: Development and (in-house) consulting
  • Getting to know the different FIS products concerning consulting and development by means of departmental rotations
  • Practical application and deepening of your programming knowledge gained at DHBW at FIS
  • Further training in the form of additional DHBW offers, such as the training supervisor qualification or SAP certification
  • Completion of the second project thesis, also with FIS reference


At the end of the second year, you are involved in the decision concerning your specialization. After you have got to know all potential (in-house) consulting and development departments, you should now decide on one, which of course should also be interesting for you after your studies.

Third academic year

This is an excerpt of courses you attend at DHBW:


  • Business process management
  • Project conception
  • Project implementation
  • Business management
  • Selected management aspects
  • Company simulation


Oral examinations conclude the final theory phase. There are no final exams, but all grades from the first to the sixth semester form the final grade.

This is what you learn in your third academic year at FIS:


  • You will spend your third year exclusively in your department preferred at the end of the second year
  • Involvement in real IT projects and responsibility for small work packages
  • Completion of the bachelor thesis on a topic from your department.


As these are mostly innovative approaches or generally new topics, you can already build up a wealth of knowledge and be a contact person for your colleagues beyond your studies.

Further information can be found on the DHBW Mosbach website.

What are your career opportunities after completing your studies?

After completing your dual study program in the field of business informatics, you have acquired all the skills and knowledge you need for your future work as a business data processing specialist in IT consulting. If you perform well, you will be offered an open-ended employment. Depending on whether you enjoyed IT consulting or software development more, you can work at FIS either as an SAP (In-house) Consultant or as an SAP Developer.

This is why you should complete your business informatics dual study program at FIS

Challenging practical phases

During your practical phases at FIS, you are not only allowed to look over the shoulder of your colleagues, but also help out yourself. This way you can apply your newly acquired knowledge right away.


Additional certification

If you want to participate in an SAP TS410 course incl. certification, qualify as a training supervisor or make an ITIL certification, we will cover the costs for you.



Training courses

During your dual studies, you can expect interesting soft skills training courses and useful foreign language courses.



Interesting department rotations

During the rotations through all departments, you will get a comprehensive insight into our company.

Comprehensive assistance

Our experts assist you during your project / bachelor theses. We also provide you with your own work area so that you can work undisturbed.



Valuable experience abroad

If you would like to spend a semester abroad at a DHBW partner university, you can count on our financial support.




Modern equipment

We provide you with modern technical equipment (e.g. company notebook) shortly before the start of your studies



Apartment search

We support you in finding an apartment at the university campus.

What benefits do you get as a student of the dual study program at FIS?

Attractive salary and travel allowance

An attractive student salary is a matter of course for us. We also subsidize your travel costs to university.


Flexible working times


Within the scope of a 40-hour week, you can structure your working hours flexibly. This is the ideal way to combine work and leisure.


Training camp


At the beginning of each academic year, you can get to know the other dual students of the different academic years as well as the trainees and instructors better at the training camp.


Sounds interesting? But that is not all!


more benefits

This is what our students say about their Business Informatics dual study program at FIS

"After my graduation, I was looking for a company offering the Business Informatics dual study program. During my research, I found out about FIS and heard many positive things about the company from friends. Furthermore, it was important to me in my decision to work in a future-proof industry, such as the IT sector. What I particularly like about FIS is the friendly way they treat each other. In case of questions, I can always ask my colleagues and they will be happy to help me. At the beginning of our practical phase, for instance, we were supposed to create a presentation about the FIS products and each head of department took an extra hour for us to answer all our questions in a comprehensible way."


Jonas, student of the Business Informatics dual study program

"Since October last year, I have been studying Business Informatics as part of the dual study program at FIS. We alternate between theoretical phases, which take place at DHBW in Mosbach, and practical phases, which are completed at FIS in Grafenrheinfeld. During the practical phases, the department rotations give us a very good insight into the different areas and departments of the company. Towards the end of my studies I can then decide on a department in which I would like to work after finishing my studies. In this department, I will also write my bachelor thesis. At FIS, I particularly like the pleasant working atmosphere and openness of the colleagues. In case of questions, I can always ask my colleagues and feel in good hands."


Niklas, student of the Business Informatics dual study program

Your contact person during your dual study program at FIS

Stefanie Hartmann

is responsible for the organization of the dual study program and the application process.

What is the application process for your dual study program?

Application, job interview, contract. Your application with FIS is very easy!

Do you still have questions about the application process? You will find the answer in our applicant FAQ!



You can apply for your university place from mid-March until September 15 for the start of your studies on October 1st of the following year. You can send us your application online via our applicant portal. When applying, please also send us your last two school reports and, if available, certificates of your pupil internships. After the deadline for applications has passed and your application documents have been examined, you will receive an invitation to the job interview. If you could convince us, you will receive your study contract shortly afterwards. This also means that you are automatically enrolled as a dual student at the university.

The tasks sound exciting and you would like to get to know the job profile in more detail before starting your studies? Do not hesitate to register for the "Taster Afternoon" for information on the dual study program and apply for a pupil internship!

You'd rather do a vocational training? Start a vocational training as an IT specialist for application development (m/f/d) or as aIT specialist for system integration (m/f/d) at FIS!

The aforementioned corporate roles, such as consultant or employees, are not gender-specific and apply for all male/female/diverse consultants and employees.

Do you have questions? Please contact me!

Stefanie Hartmann
Human Resources