Business Information Systems – the perfect combination

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Business or information systems? At Covestro, you don’t have to choose between the two – just combine them! This page explains everything about the combined degree program in Business Information Systems (BIS). The program includes a vocational qualification as an IT specialist.

Your dream job

An IT career in which you can exercise responsibility at an early stage – that’s what you can expect from our BIS combined degree program. It combines practical training as an IT specialist (for application development) with studies in Information Science for Business at a renowned private university. Following successful completion of the combined degree program, you’ll be awarded a bachelor of science.

The background

Information processing and telecommunications are essential to the operations of today’s major businesses. That’s why Covestro is deliberately investing in the quality of exceptionally trained junior employees. In our combined degree program, which can be completed in just under three years, we make sure you’re extensively prepared for your future in the field of information technology.

Your positive traits

Do you push yourself to the limits to achieve your personal goals? Do you show personal initiative yet still work well in teams? These strengths will prove a great advantage to you in our dual program in Business Information Systems. Above-average commitment, a specialized skill set and a strong sense of responsibility are the foundation for your success in this field – both during your training and in your later career.


Furthermore, business IT specialists need to be able to express themselves well in speech and writing, and should have a strong command of mathematics, computer science, German and English.

Your qualifications

  • University entrance qualification from a school or vocational college
  • Strong interest in German, English, IT and maths
  • Quick to learn new skills
  • Determination and perseverance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Showing initiative
  • Ability to work in a team

Your training and study program

BIS, the practice-oriented study program, begins with two and a half years of vocational training as an IT specialist. Parallel to beginning your vocational training, you start a degree program in Information Science for Business at the private vocational university (FHDW) in Bergisch Gladbach. The lectures are held on Saturdays and in course blocks that extend over multiple weeks.


The degree program covers the following content:

  • Business administration
  • Business information systems
  • Software engineering methods
  • Hands-on software development
  • Databases
  • IT consulting
  • Project management


The use of English throughout this program is a matter of course. You will frequently be placed in international teams, including teams in other countries.


After two and a half years, you will take your qualifying exam as an IT specialist, administered by the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce. After successfully completing your thesis in the final module, you will have met the requirements for your bachelor of science (B.Sc.) degree.

Your career prospects

Covestro is a place where global business processes are managed; where complex industrial facilities are planned, built and operated; and where chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological products are researched. All of this demands the use of modern information technology. Around the world, our IT specialists ensure that our global data systems are operating with the latest technology and running smoothly at all times.


With our in-depth combined degree program, we’re investing in young people like you. We equip you with first-rate qualifications for a successful career. After completing our program, you’ll be ready to take on positions of responsibility in the sphere of IT.


You’ll be compensated for your work. Furthermore, we offer a special kind of support: if you happen to live more than 100 km from the training site and have to move closer, we’ll provide an allowance to assist with your rent for a transitional period. Covestro will also cover the tuition fees for your bachelor studies.

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Your application

The application phase is currently closed. The next application period is expected to start in summer 2018.


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Last Update: Nov 15, 2017   Copyright © Covestro AG