• Department/School
  • Fernfachhochschule Schweiz
  • Head of course
  • Oliver Kamin
  • Qualification awarded
  • Bachelor of Science in Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Course type
  • Flexible distance learning:
    - 80% online;
    - 20% attendance in class.
    180 ECTS in 9 semesters.
  • Admission
  • Free
  • Language
  • German
  • Application fee
  • 150 CHF
  • Course fee
  • 1'800 CHF
  • Centre
  • Zurich, Basel, Bern, Brig.
  • Start date
  • 15 August 2020
  • Application deadline
  • 31 May 2020
  • Description
  • The ICT industry is growing more rapidly that its surrounding environment. Well-qualified specialists are few and far between. Information Technology in Business specialists have excellent career prospects in the field of intersection between IT, business administration and management. The aspects of interdisciplinarity, the constant focus on the needs of the professional world and Knowledge Based Business are particularly significant.
    Information Technology in Business specialists work in the analysis, development and support fields, and also in the commerce of IT systems for businesses, and in the provision of consulting services. The Business Information* Management competence profile provides a solid grounding in the traditional tasks related to information technology in business, and, thanks to the majors in E-Business, Knowledge Management or Information Security, provides specific training in the desired operational sectors.
    In the course of these IT studies, FFHS also provides the opportunity to acquire a broad range of internationally-recognised professional certifications, such as SAP or ITIL.


The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Wirtschaftsinformatik, conducted in parallel with professional working activity, imparts the skills required for taking on challenging project management tasks and high-level managerial responsibilities in the intersection field between IT and business.
The degree awarded by this Bachelor programme qualifies holders to develop and manage professional business communication and information systems. It also confers the ability to find and implement innovative solutions to problems related to business management and information technology.

  • Graduates understand companies and their operational areas and processes, from an economic-business aspect.
  • They can explain fundamental micro and macroeconomic models.
  • They understand the software project development process, both from the project management aspect and in terms of software engineering. They understand the principles of object oriented software design.
  • They are familiar with the architectures of software, hardware and networks, and are aware of the problems associated with data and network security.

Admission requirements

Applicants possessing the following qualifications are admitted to the Bachelor programme:
- vocational high school leaving examination;
- high school leaving examination with one year of work experience*;
- diploma from a vocational high school (HF)*: Complementary examination certificate (Passerella) granting access to the 3rd or 5th semesters.
Direct admission to the programme may be granted to applicants who have completed tertiary-level studies* (federal vocational qualification, Federal Diploma, or who are aged more than 25 and who have significant training and work experience; applicants belonging to this category must sit an admission examination.
In order to prepare properly for the admission examination, applicants are advised to complete the Admission Examination Preparation Course.

*In the same field of study or in a related field of study (subject to approval).

Career prospects

This specialist qualification in Wirtschaftsinformatik opens the door to a range of sectors. Graduates can therefore find employment in diverse professional fields and roles.
- Software developer.
- Controller.
- IT consultant.
- Project management leading to full managerial responsibility.