Bachelor of Science HES-SO (BSc) in Business Information Technology

A profession connected to the future

The Bachelor's degree programme in Business Information Technology combines technology and economics to provide students with the ability to analyse, develop and manage corporate information systems

This innovative programme prepares students for the challenges of the new digital economy, including in highly specialised areas such as health, energy and the environment, entertainment or the web.

Business IT specialists play an important role in today's digital world. This unique combination of soft skills, technical skills and business know-how is in high demand on the labour market.    

Highlights of the programme

Digital Team Academy

Become an actor in your IT training! The Digital Team Academy offers a Bachelor's degree based on learning by doing (practical projects, definition of your own skills acquisition path, etc.) in order to reach the level of skills of a IT-Manager specialist over 3 years.

Part-time studies

Part-time studies allows you to work alongside your studies (up to 60%). The School has no particular requirements for this activity.

Study Business Information Technology directly the Swiss baccalaureate (Gymnasium)

Would you like to study at a university of applied sciences directly after your gymnasium Matura while working? How does it work? Two to three days a week, you study at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis in Sierre. On the other days, you work and acquire practical skills while being paid. More information here!

Internationally recognised professional certifications and entrepreneurial experience

In addition to the Bachelor's degree, students have the opportunity to obtain recognised professional certifications such as SAP, CICSO, Knime or English certificates.

International experiences

Students attend courses in their mother tongue (german or french). In addition to these, students also attend courses in English. At the end of the programme, students are able to work on IT-projects together with students from international universities. The partnership with Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science in Helsinki, Finland, enables some students to obtain a double Bachelor's degree.


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Date of course start
16 September 2024
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Qualification awarded
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology
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Course duration

6 semesters (full-time studies)
8 semesters (part-time studies and programme PiBS)

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Where you study
Sierre
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Teaching language
EN/FR or EN/DE or EN/FR/DE
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Date of course start
16 September 2024
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Qualification awarded
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology
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Course duration

6 semesters (full-time studies)
8 semesters (part-time studies and programme PiBS)

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Where you study
Sierre
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Teaching language
EN/FR or EN/DE or EN/FR/DE

The study programme




The multidisciplinary programme focuses on software development, management and communication. Important notions of programming, data implementation and optimisation, IT networks and IT security enable students to master advanced techniques (even without any prior knowledge). In addition, the programme also includes courses in management, marketing, entrepreneurship and IT project management, to give students a broad and comprehensive view of the IT management industry.

Collaborations with numerous companies and the Institute of Informatics introduce students to real-life situations through projects and ensure that the training is in line with the future needs of organisations in technological and economic terms.

The course culminates in the submission of a Bachelor's thesis, examples of which are given here, produced in collaboration with a company or the IT research institute.

Choose your education path

Competences
Professional perspectives
Master & further education

The Bachelor’s degree programme is made up of various “axes” which enable students to acquire the following skills:

Management and communication

understanding the processes of an organisation, the issues involved in project management and the role of communication in a professional structure.


Information systems

encompassing all stages, from design to implementation, from the creation of useful services to business activities.


Information technologies
acquiring the knowledge needed for modern software development and familiarity with the various platforms and architectures of information systems.



School-specific course

studying the latest themes and carrying out innovative projects (cloud computing, mobile development, Agile methodology, etc.). Using role play, students learn to understand clients’ needs and to develop suitable products, while taking account of the constraints encountered in the real world of business.

Bachelor theses

Students complete their Bachelor's thesis in collaboration with a company or institute, which simplifies their start in the professional world.

Bachelor theses by students

Students finish by undertaking a Bachelor's thesis, working with businesses/research institutes to facilitate their integration into the world of work.

The Bachelor's degree awarded is recognised by the Confederation and legally protected. This first-cycle higher education degree is worth 180 ECTS credits.

School of Management – Business Information Technology degree programme
Rte de la Plaine 2
PO box 80
3960 Sierre