Business Information Technology

Shape the digital future of your organisation.

Our Master’s in Business Information Technology qualifies you to play a key role in the digital transformation of organisations and in the implementation of digital business models. Your skill set will equip you to facilitate sustainable and responsible digital networking. You will benefit from our cooperation with four Swiss universities and the expertise of the various lecturers.
The programme is designed to be taken part-time while working. Teaching sessions, which take place near Zurich’s railway station, are held on Mondays and Tuesdays.

This degree programme is conducted in German. 

Begin your studies in autumn 2024!

Degree programme in German


  • Title/Degree Master of Science (MSc) in Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Specialisations None
  • Mode of study Part-time (4 semesters)
    Lessons Monday and Tuesday
  • Start date calendar week 38
  • Application deadline 15 May
  • ECTS credits 90 ECTS
  • Teaching language German (strong English skills required)
  • Location Zürich, Bern
  • School Business School

Areas of study

Our Master of Science in Business Information Technology prepares you to be an active driver of digital change in your organisation. You will develop and design digital business models, manage complex IT structures and acquire expertise in the fields of business intelligence and big data.

What you stand to gain from this degree programme

On completing our Master of Science in Business Information Technology, you will be in a position to build an agile, process-oriented business organisation, take a methodical approach to introducing complex programs and projects and use IT architectures and digital business models to create a sustainable business structure.  

Our cooperation with HSLU (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts), OST (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences) and FFHS (Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences) means you will benefit from a wealth of different strengths and specialisations within the Swiss university landscape. 

The profiles

Tailor your degree course to your interests.

If your educational background is in a closely related field (e.g. Bachelor’s in Business Information Technology, Computer Science or Industrial Engineering and Management Science), you can select one of the industry profiles. If your educational background is more distantly related (e.g. Bachelor’s in Business Administration), you can choose to acquire additional skills in the field of business information technology. The modules you take will be decided on during your admission interview.

You will

  • explore the specifics of the healthcare market in Switzerland and the requirements of the digital healthcare system

  • gain an overview of applications that are widely used in healthcare 

  • develop an awareness of data security and cybersecurity 

You will

  • recognise the potential of Industry 4.0 and develop your ability to implement concrete solutions 

  • explore concepts, processes and tools designed to promote interactive value creation 

  • develop concrete application scenarios for customised mass production 

You will

  • explore technologies currently used in the financial sector and technologies that will be relevant in the future (e.g. decentralised finance, cryptocurrencies, smart customer advice)

  • examine the potential that digital information and communication technologies offer the financial sector and the challenges involved 

  • gain insight into aspects of data protection and data security that are relevant to the industry 

You will gain an indispensable skill set in the fields of 

  • requirements engineering and requirements management 

  • process modelling and process analysis 

  • software engineering 

  • databases 

You will also have the option to select further compulsory-elective modules focusing on e.g. human-computer interaction, low code, consultancy or new work.

Combining theory and practice in research projects

Teaching, practice and research are closely connected at BFH. During your Master’s degree programme, you will be able to gain experience in a range of research fields.

Career prospects

The Master’s in Business Information Technology will enable you to design innovative IT and communication systems and create a sustainable and strategic digital architecture for your organisation.

You recognise the potential of new information technologies and are eager to forge ahead with complex, yet economically viable IT architectures. A Master’s in Business Information Technology prepares you to play a central role in the digital future of your organisation.  

Ready for challenging leadership and expert roles?

Tailor business models to changing digital market constellations – for example as an IT manager 

Our graduates work in the following fields: 

  • Business Architect 

  • Project Manager 

  • Business Analyst 

  • Process Manager 

  • Software Developer 

Duration + Content

You should have no difficulty balancing the Master’s in Business Information Technology with your career. We recommend a 60–70% FTE during this four-semester programme.

Work-study programme

In-person sessions are held in Zurich on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Study schedule

The core modules centre on the following subjects:

  • Digital Transformation 

  • Digital Enterprise Management 

  • Data-Driven Enterprise 

You will also have the chance choose a profile for your studies and focus on one of the following subject areas: 

  • Digital Health

  • Digital Manufacturing

  • Digital Finance

  • General Business IT

Over the course of various projects, you will also develop practical solutions and familiarise yourself with the techniques of academic work. To complete the programme, you will produce a master’s thesis, which comprises a preparatory study and the master’s thesis itself. 

Curriculum MSc in Business Information Technology Enlarge image

What makes this programme different?

The BFH Business School offers three different master’s degree programmes. The table below compares the three programmes and shows how they differ in terms of content and format.

      MSc in Business Information Technology  

MSc in Business Administration with
specialisation in Corporate/Business Development

  MSc in Digital Business Administration  
Underlying idea     Direct the implementation of digital transformation, mediating between business and technology, IT management  

Adopt an entrepreneurial, digital and sustainable approach. Actively help to shape current and future transformations in businesses and take on challenging leadership roles.

  • Transform existing companies digitally
  • Extend existing business models digitally
  • Develop new digital business models
Career prospects    
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Consultant/Analyst
  • Manager of demanding, complex projects
  • General management roles in SMEs or in business units/profit centres of major corporations
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Digital Business Architect
  • Digital Strategist
  • Digital Project Manager
  • Digital Business Analyst
  • eBusiness Manager

Target group & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science
  • Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and related degrees

Bachelor’s in Business Administration and related degrees

  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s in Business Information Technology
  • Related study programmes


    Zurich (classroom teaching)
Bern (coaching)

Bern (individual modules in St.Gallen as an option)

  Bern and asynchronous virtual learning  

Time frame

  • 4 semesters as standard (extension available)
  • Mondays/Tuesdays
  • 60-70% FTE recommended
  • 4 semesters as standard (extension available)
  • Fridays classroom teaching/Saturdays online teaching
  • 60-70% FTE recommended
  • 4 semesters (standard) or 6 semesters (with extension)
  • Hybrid study: 4 on-campus classroom blocks (Thursday to Saturday) per semester, plus 6 flexible virtual learning cycles
  • 60-70% FTE recommended
Language     German   German   English  
Learning methodology    
  • Focus on classroom-based teaching
  • Case studies
  • Practical projects
  • Study trip (Europe)
  • Combination of classroom-based and online teaching
  • Case studies
  • Practical projects
  • Simulations
  • Study trip (Asia, Europe)
  • Company visits
  • Combination of virtual ‘learning cycles’ and on-campus days
  • Experiment-centred
  • Hands-on (e.g. AI, app)
  • Live cases
  • International (virtual) cooperation/study trip
Cooperation     FFHS (Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences), OST (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences) and HSLU (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts)  

OST (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences)

Double Degree     -   USC Australia   USC Australia
SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea


Admission requirements

There are many paths leading to the Master of Science in Business Information Technology. A bachelor’s degree in business information technology, business administration, industrial engineering and management science or computer science is a prerequisite. The head of the degree programme makes the final admission decision.

The basic requirements are as follows:

  • A good BSc with an average mark of at least 4.5
  • A high level of motivation and ability

Do you have a university degree in another discipline that relates to business information technology? You may also be eligible for admission to this programme. You will be asked to work on relevant areas that were not covered in the course of your previous degree. The specifics will be defined in your admission interview.

Professional prerequisites

You will ideally already be working in a profession related to the programme. Combining your studies with a professional life will put you at an advantage but is not a requirement for this programme.

Supplementary information on admission

You must demonstrate proficiency in both German and English.

The programme is conducted primarily in German. If German is not your native language, you must demonstrate at least C1-level proficiency (e.g. Goethe-Zertifikat C1).

Once you have applied, we will arrange an advisory interview for you with the head of the degree programme.
We can also hold the interview before you apply. If you would prefer this, please contact us directly.

No results match your request.


Secure your place early.
You can always submit any missing documents later.

Application deadlines

Application deadline: 15 May 
Start date: calendar week 38 (Monday)
Deadline to withdraw application: 31 July

Start your studies this autumn semester.

Apply by 15 May. 

Brief explanation of the online application

Online applications only.
Our Online Application Guide explains how it works, step by step.

Application documents

You will need to make PDF or JPG copies of the following documents:

Mandatory requirements:

  • Passport or ID card (front and back) 
  • Passport photo that meets international passport requirements

Additional documents: 

  • Diplomas and leaving certificates (e.g. vocational baccalaureate/specialised baccalaureate with grades, university entrance qualification, Abitur or upper secondary level qualification)
  • Federal certificate of proficiency EFZ with grades
  • Work and/or internship certificates
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Depending on previous education, additional documents must be submitted

The costs per semester are CHF 1100 (incl. max. CHF 750 semester fees or CHF 950 for foreign students* and other compulsory contributions). Teaching materials are not included in the price. 

*Foreign students are all persons with foreign citizenship who, at the time of obtaining their university admission, did not have their place of residence under civil law either in Switzerland or in the Principality of Liechtenstein. This regulation applies from the autumn semester 2018/19.

There are two ways to finance your studies: loans and grants. More information here:

Advice + Information

Still have questions about the programme? Get in touch or visit one of our information events.


Choosing an education or training programme is an important decision when planning your professional career. During an individual counselling interview, we will be happy to answer your questions and clarify with you the personal requirements for the desired educational programme.

Information event

Visit one of our information events and find out all about the degree programme, the admission requirements and your career prospects. Our students will share their experience of life at the university.

Location + Facilities

The in-person classes for this cooperation programme are held at the FFHS Gleisarena campus in Zurich. It is centrally located alongside Zurich’s railway station.
Other elements of the programme, such as project work on applied research and development and the master’s thesis, are based at BFH in Bern. Additional deadlines for projects and the master’s thesis will be set in consultation with the supervising lecturers.

Zurich Gleisarena

The FFHS campus is centrally located, right alongside Zurich’s railway station.

We strongly recommend that you use public transport when attending the in-person classes.

Gleisarena, Zollstrasse 17, Zürich

Brückenstrasse 73, 3005 Bern

We generally recommend travelling by bus or on foot.

There are no parking spaces available for students. Please use the public parking facilities.

Travel by bus and on foot:

  • Brückenstrasse is an approx. 10-minute walk from Bern railway station.
  • The «Marzilibahn» funicular descends into the Marzili district from the upper station (Bundeshaus-West). Brückenstrasse is around 450 metres from the lower station.
  • In the evening (from 8.37pm), bus line 30 runs between the railway station and the Marzili district (Dampfzentrale stop).

Our green campus offers a wide range of facilities.

  • Library: self-checkout is available to students around the clock.
  • Cafeteria: the cafeteria is open to students year-round. There is a full range of food and drink on offer during the semester, while vending machines are available during breaks.
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