HNU | Master of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics (BIA)

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Quick Facts


Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Type of study


Standard period of study

3 semesters, incl. 1 semester abroad



Course start

Winter semester

Admission requirements

  • Successfully completed Bachelor degree (equivalent to 210 ECTS credits)
  • Minimum average grade of Bachelor's degree: good (equivalent to 2,3 or better on German scale)
  • Provable IT management and Computer Science skills obtained during undergraduate studies equivalent to at least 30 ECTS credits
  • Fluent English language skills (Level B2, TOEFL certificate or equivalent)
  • Fundamental German language skills (Level A1), to prove until enrollment

Tuition fees


Application period

May 2 to August 31

Other rules and deadlines may apply for incoming international students


Special features

The obtained master's degree (M.Sc.) will qualify the graduates according to international standards also for obtaining a Ph.D. in the field of Information systems Research (ISR), e.g. in cooperation with Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences or Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Mendoza.


The Master's degree programme in Business Intelligence and Business Analytics covers both organisational knowledge and technological know-how. Besides more advanced knowledge of administration systems, students also gain a thorough insight into management concepts and supporting information technologies that ensure and improve companies' business efficiency. The special focus here is on Corporate Performance Management (CPM), which uses Business Intelligence (BI) for support in all corporate areas.

The degree programme also looks at quantitative methods and analytical applications with the aim of using the flood of business data profitably.

A compulsory semester abroad at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional San Rafael  in Argentina helps raise students' awareness of international specifics.

The costs for travel, accommodation and living expenses during the semester abroad have to be covered by the participants themselves. For a limited number of students, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) provides limited funds for travel and accommodation expenses.

Career options

Career Options

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Curriculum and Structure

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Application and Admission

Application and Admission

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Professor Dr.
Olaf Jacob View Profile

Vice President for Research and Digitalisation
Head of the degree programme Master of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics
Head of the Centre for Data Science & Business Analytics

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Main Building B,B.1.19


Peter Marquetand View Profile

Deputy Head of Studies Office

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