Study programme Business Informatics at the College of Computer Science and Business education eMPIRICA in Brcko district BiH is the only Business Informatics study program in BiH which offers to students a dual diploma upon graduation- a degree issued by a licensed higher education institution from BiH (eMPIRICA College) and a degree issued by an accredited higher education institution from the EU (Ljubljana School of Business).

Upon graduating from College of Computer Science and Business Communication eMPIRICA, study program Business Informatics, the students will receive Bachelor’s degree and the title:

Bachelor of Business Informatics

Upon graduating from this study program, the graduates will be competent to:

  • Manage business information systems and business decision-making support system,
  • Manage and maintain information security systems,
  • Create simple computer applications for desktop and web,
  • Design, program, implement and administer computer databases,
  • Manage and maintain using network information systems,
  • Mange projects or participate in project design
  • Plan and conduct IT education,
  • Provide customer support during the IT application implementation and usage,
  • Work in business organisation, market business planning and management on the level of a department or SMEs,
  • Sell information and communication equipment, programs and systems,

Economic sectors that employ these experts:

  • Banking,
  • Insurance companies,
  • Education institutions,
  • Public Administration,
  • Companies that use modern information and communication technologies and systems in their business-making.

In the course and upon graduating from College of Computer Science and Business Communications eMPIRICA, study program Business Informatics, the students will gain:

  1. a) General knowledge, professional skills and abilities:
  • Critical thinking and understanding of theoretical aspects of business informatics, along with adequate analysis and synthesis necessary to apply this knowledge in practice in the field of business process informatisation,
  • Solving practical problems and resources seeking,
  • Usage of systemic and research-based thinking for inclusion in multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary teams to solve tasks from different fields, such as business process informatisation, business process improvement and development, marketing of information and communication services, etc.,
  • Integration and coordination of experts in a business field (e.g. accounting, marketing, human resources management, …) and ICT sphere (e.g. areas of solution application, system software, information security, hardware and communications),
  • Gathering and using information and continual learning,
  • Ability to plan work, entrepreneurship and innovations, as well as work in a specific, limited period of time,
  • Team work and cooperation, considering other people’s opinions and performing the role allocated within the team,
  • Development of communication skills in different business environments,
  • Efficient communication and workload coordination between team members,
  • Professional team management and knowledge of duty and function of government and management in the field of information technologies,
  • Communication skills development in local, national and international environment and improvement of written and oral correspondence in English,
  • Providing relevant answers independently and problem solving,
  • Critical self-evaluation,
  • Flexible ability to use knowledge in practical aspects,
  • Identifying and using abilities offered in working and social environment,
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions in practice,
  • Commitment to lifelong learning,
  • Autonomy and self-critical and ethical responsibility.

For the study programme Business Informatics specific competencies are formed which define the profile of the necessary knowledge and skill that will be encompassed by the selected courses and teaching and learning methods. This profile offers a series of skills for the field of Business Informatics and thereby increases employment opportunities in this field. Business Informatics studies is aimed at training of experts who contribute to the social and economic development by using specific IT knowledge and skills. In the course of the studies and upon graduating from eMPIRICA College, Business Informatics studies program, the students will attain following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  1. b) Specific knowledge, abilities and skills:
  • Control and appliance of general knowledge and practical approaches necessary for efficient management, with an accent on project management, process informatisation and systematic thinking,
  • Efficient usage of ICT and Internet services for acquiring information, communication and creation of applications in this area,
  • Understanding business processes,
  • Understanding entrepreneurship process and initiatives,
  • Becoming acquainted with information security basics and learning to present information system creation,
  • Mastering fast learning skills and understanding business processes and business functions as well as ICT appliance on designated programming equipment for support of a company’s business-making,
  • Usage of communication standards, protocols and ways of data and information transfer, error removal in IT equipment
  • Planning and modeling databases and data organization,
  • Development of organization e-business, which includes representing an organization via web site as potential marketing or offering services of the organization via Internet,
  • All characteristics of online technologies, multimedia presentations and graphic design,
  • Awareness of an importance of knowledge access and importance of organized learning,
  • Development of a successful organization by introducing IT of knowledge management and facilitating life-long learning,
  • Understanding of basics of economy, management, marketing and legal system,
  • Development of skills and abilities for improving productivity and efficiency,
  • Efficient business communication with colleagues and clients, improvement of services and awareness of importance of an excellent communication for realizing business success,
  • Usage of technical terminology in IT and economy in one of the popular foreign languages ( English),
  • Project manager, including material and human resources management,
  • Knowledge and understanding of general development of business informatics and future trends.

Typical professions based on the acquired degree are:

  • Head of business information in a company,
  • Database administrator,
  • Designer or developer of business applications,
  • Project leader,
  • IS development consultant,
  • IS user consultant,
  • System engineer,
  • System analyst,
  • Computer network planner,
  • Auditor of business information systems,
  • Sales specialist for marketing information solutions or computer equipment, etc.