Business Process Management

Optional focus in Business Informatics or in Software Engineering

The focus on process-oriented IT talents


Students of Business Informatics specializing in Business Process Management (BPM) are specifically prepared to efficiently design, optimize, and respond to digitalization trends in business processes.

In an increasingly digitalized world, the ability to analyze, automate, and make business operations more efficient is crucial. BPM thus stands at the center of the requirements of future-proof companies.

A degree in Business Informatics with a focus on BPM equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become indispensable in the modern business world as an expert in optimizing and digitally transforming business processes.

Digital transformation and the enhancement of business process efficiency go hand in hand, with Business Process Management (BPM) playing a key role.

For software developers, specializing in BPM is of immense value. It allows working at the exciting interface between software innovation and the optimization of business processes.

By combining skills in the analysis, design, and implementation of business processes with software development know-how, graduates are capable of designing efficient and agile processes.

These specialized skills are crucial for achieving business goals through precise software solutions, thereby making a direct contribution to digital transformation and promoting efficiency and innovation within our organizations.



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Start of study

Usually on October 1 of the respective year

Duration of study

7 semesters regularly


Bachelor of Science in the chosen degree with focus in Business Process Management / total 210 ECTS credits


13 weeks per term at the partner company, 10 weeks per term at NORDAKADEMIE

Tuition fee

Paid by the partner company during the standard period of study

Business Process Management

Information about the focus

Studying the Focus on Business Process Management - What Does That Mean?

Business Process Management (BPM) is a systematic approach to analyzing, designing, implementing, controlling, and improving business processes. This focus covers the concepts, methods, and tools of the BPM lifecycle, applying them in practice. The goal is to gain a holistic understanding of the collection, analysis, improvement, implementation, and monitoring of business processes and to assess the possibilities and limits of supporting technologies. Basic knowledge of process modeling with BPMN, as taught in the precursor module "Enterprise Modeling," is assumed for this focus.

In the fourth semester, we concentrate on business process development with the goal of developing optimal target processes. The course offers an introduction to business process management and the BPM lifecycle, evaluates the BPM maturity level, and addresses organizational aspects. We learn about planning the process architecture, identifying core processes, advanced modeling concepts, methods for process collection, as well as qualitative and quantitative process analysis and improvement. This lays the foundation for efficient and optimized business operations.

In the fifth semester, the focus is on business process implementation. The focus here is on the transformation from the target process to the practically implemented process. Process-oriented information systems are examined in depth to enable effective process implementation with executable models. It is shown how decision rules and flexible processes can be implemented in practice to enhance the efficiency and adaptability of business processes. Moreover, the organizational design of the transformation process, including change management, is discussed to ensure a smooth transition. A practical project on process automation concludes the semester by applying the learned methods and techniques to optimize the planning, control, and monitoring of business processes.

In the sixth semester, the focus is on selected aspects of Business Process Management to explore deeper strategies and methods for process optimization.

In the seventh semester, we finally delve into business process controlling and process mining under the motto "From implemented process to ongoing process improvement." Here, we focus on performance metrics for process monitoring and introduce process mining. Students learn to perform process analyses with event data, focusing on process discovery algorithms and deviation analyses, as well as conformance checking. By applying process mining tools to selected case studies, the theoretical knowledge is practically applied to identify and implement performance improvements and efficiency gains in business processes.

Overview of the focus modules:

4th Sem.: Business Process Development

5th Sem.: Business Process Implementation

6th Sem.: Selected Aspects of Business Process Management

7th Sem.: Business Process Controlling and Process Mining

Graduates who have chosen Business Process Management (BPM) as a focus in computer science open up extensive career perspectives in optimizing and digitalizing business processes.

They qualify for key positions in areas such as process analysis, process optimization, workflow management, digital transformation, BPM software development, as well as in the implementation of BPM systems, change management, quality management, and project management.

With their specialized knowledge in analyzing, modeling, and optimizing business processes, they play a crucial role in increasing the efficiency, transparency, and agility of companies and in achieving strategic goals through the digitalization of processes.

These competencies open up diverse and future-oriented career opportunities in companies of every kind and size – from consulting firms and software companies to all industries wanting to optimize their business processes, thereby enabling graduates of both disciplines to make a significant contribution to digital transformation and to increasing business performance.

In the field of Business Process Management (BPM) for computer science students, you will acquire the following key competencies:

  • A deep understanding of the principles and challenges in BPM, including process modeling, analysis, and optimization.
  • The ability to analyze and improve business processes in various organizations, as well as develop and implement efficient process solutions.
  • Knowledge in applying methods for process improvement and innovation to enhance organizational performance.
  • Skills in developing and adapting BPM systems.
  • Understanding of the strategic importance of BPM and its role in promoting business agility and innovation.
  • The ability to recognize and respond to current and emerging trends in the BPM area.

These competencies prepare you for a successful career in the field of Business Process Management, whether in industry or research.

These qualities are especially important for BPM:
  • Analytical thinking
  • Independence
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Comprehension skills

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