Dipl. Wirtschaftsinformatikerin HF (degree in business information technology)

Combine information technology and business administration with an IBAW programme

As a qualified business IT specialist HF, you form the interface between IT, business and management. After completing your programme at the IBAW, you will have specialist knowledge in business administration as well as specific skills in the IT sector. A business IT specialist takes on demanding management tasks in companies. This means you are well equipped to analyse and subsequently optimise business processes. If you are already working in IT or in the IT environment and are aiming for a higher federal degree, the Business Information Technology degree is just right for you.
Price per semester: from CHF 2'850.00
(including course materials
including internal examination fees
including provisional cantonal contributions)
Lessons 992 lessons of 50 minutes each
Duration 6 semesters
Degree Dipl. Wirtschaftsinformatiker HF degree

Training with diverse learning objectives

One advantage of business IT specialists is that they have a sound knowledge of business administration and specific expertise in computer science as well as in business and information engineering. Thanks to these broad-based skills, you will be able to exert influence in a wide variety of areas of your company after the programme. In this way, you clarify simple legal questions independently, create project documentation and advise user groups. You conduct evaluation projects, evaluate the results and initiate the next steps. As a supervisor, you lead your employees and monitor the work in the projects. Thanks to the practice-oriented training, you also implement challenging tasks in the IT environment.

What do business IT specialists learn at HF?

  • Basic skills in business administration
  • Key competences for management and communication
  • IT competences in business engineering, project management, quality management, IT security and risk management as well as in IT service management
  • Networking modules: In various networking modules, the competences are linked to overarching topics (e.g. sustainability, gender equality, occupational health and safety, compliance, work-life balance, etc.)
  • Project and transfer work relevant to doctoral studies to ensure optimal transfer to practice

Benefit from previous knowledge in computer science

In order to start the training or further education to become a business IT specialist, you must have a relevant EFZ (computer scientist, media scientist, business administrator) or a degree from a federally recognised business school. If you do not have a relevant EFZ, you will be admitted if you have an EFZ from another profession with at least three years of basic training, a gymnasium-level Matura qualification or an equivalent foreign qualification.

Persons without a relevant EFZ, but with at least two years of proven professional experience in business administration and information technology, can gain access to the degree programme via the sur-dossier (or mature student) admission procedure.

If you have a Swiss federal diploma or a degree in IT, you can have these credited to you. You attend supplementary modules that you have not yet acquired. The IBAW’s clearly structured and modular educational concept offers you the option of completing the programme as a complete course of study or in stages.

Financial support from the canton

All cantons make financial contributions to the higher technical college courses at the IBAW within the framework of the intercantonal technical college agreement. The tuition fee amounts to CHF 29,000 for aspiring business information technology HF graduates with a non-scholarship residence in Switzerland.

The amount of the cantonal contributions is reviewed every two years and redefined by the EDK. Accordingly, the amount of the contribution rate can change (both upwards and downwards) during the programme.

What options does this degree programme offer?

As an option to the business information technology programme, you have the option of completing the qualifications of business IT specialist with federal certificate or ITIL® Foundation. The following further training courses are available afterwards:

  • Bachelor in Business Information Technology (entry in the 4th/5th semester)
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