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More than 10 reasons for Information Systems at the University of Cologne...

The University of Cologne has a top rank in the national and international comparison.

  1. Information Systems as a future-oriented subject: The emerging networking and penetration of the world we live and work in with information systems requires qualified specialist and management staff. Information systems specialists have the much sought-after dual qualification in computer science or information technology and business administration. They are quite diversified and can be used in different business units. They take on an important translation function between the business administration sector and the information technology system structure.
  2. Ex­cel­len­t Job Opportunities: The covering of a wide range of the task spectrum and the interdisciplinary orientation at the University of Cologne ensures that the qualified alumnis have great and long term opportunities at the job market. Figures drawn from recent experiences prove the (financial) attractiveness of the information systems career path. Plenty of students have good business contacts before obtaining their degree.
  3. In­ter­es­ting Professional Fields: The degree program imparts the basics for ambitious and well-paid jobs in the areas consulting, management of software and system development and information management. In addition the students work in Start-Ups, Spin-Offs or establish their own company. They are supported in this task by funding measures (for instance CENSET).
  4. Many Design Possibilities during the degree program: The Bachelor-of-Science degree course offers a large amount of differentiation possibilities (19). They range from company taxes, marketing, finance, supply chain management over media management, international management to theoretical computer science and economic psychology. The Master-of-Science degree course offers 22 differentiation posibilities ("Minor").
  5. Highly Practice- and Application-oriented: The Information Systems degree course is highly practice- and application-oriented. The lecturers are involved in practical projects and often have years of on-the-job experience. The curricula often includes several presentations by experts with high experience in business practice. This offers an insight in business practices and the following informal discussion offers the opportunity for networking and building contacts. In cooperation with companies complementary seminars are offered (for instance time management, soft skills, ITIL, ...). The networking between degree program and business practice is supported by the Career Service and the Professional Center at the University of Cologne. Outstanding students are additionally supported by the high-potential-program "supported by business practice".
  6. At­trac­ti­ve Se­mi­na­rs: In the seminars real and authentic situations from consultation projects are often discussed. Under supervision the students learn the theoretical basics and develop proposals for solutions. With a presentation the company representatives try to convince the students of their solution. Some seminars in collaboration with international scientists focus more on research.
  7. Offer of Research-related Theses: The students theses can play part in the instutes research-areas and projects. This avoids drawer works and allows students to get more insight in the research and developing processes.
  8. Offer of Research-related Theses in Practice: Many theses are carried out with companies. Students analyse procedures and practices, develop proposals for solutions or improvements, verify the feasibility, escort the changes, shape business ideas or develop prototype systems.
  9. Ef­fi­cient Study Conditions: Rooms for (group) work equipped with WLAN provide a good working atmosphere for efficient studying. Internet platforms for timetable management and E-Learning simplify the education. An annual or semester cycle of offered courses offers flexibility at choosing lectures. Information material and the expansion of the student advisory service provide a good overview of study choices and options.
  10. At­tractive and Innovative Course Content: Information Systems students are allowed to participate in projects of the "Emer­ging Tech­no­lo­gies Edu­ca­ti­on and Busi­ness La­bo­ra­to­ry (EEB-La­bor)". With assistance from the scientific staff and the cooperation with competent networks of researchers the students can use the EEB-Lab-devices for implementing innovative projects and developing business ideas. The connection between the business applications and mathematical problem solving is discussed during the "Decision Support"-course.
  11. Close Contact with the Lecturers: Regular consultations and conversations after lectures or exercises facilitate flexible co-ordination and "short communication paths".
  12. Study abroad at renowned Universities: The integration of study periods abroad at renowned universities is supported. The crediting of equivalent exam achievements is uncomplicated. In germany the CEMS master study course is only offered at the University of Cologne. This master course took first place in the Financial Times Deutschland european master courkönnen sich mehr zeit nehmenses ranking.
  13. Flexibility in Duration of Study: The information systems bachelor and master study programmes are designed as full-time study programmes. Most of the students successfully graduate within the planned period of 6 or 4 semesters. Students who work part-time while studying can take more time studying.
  14. International highly-trained established Scholar with practical Experience: Most of the lecturers of the University of Cologne are international highly-trained, have often been awarded and have extensive hands-on experience.
  15. At­tractive Environment: The city and surrounding area offers attractive living space. Cologne has a colourful history and culture and a diversified economy. There are many opportunities to do practical training or side-jobs. 
  16. And many more as well...