The second degree phase (3rd – 7th semester) comprises four semesters of theoretical study and an 18-week period of practical study in the fifth semester. In the 3rd and 4th semester, skills in the area of software development are extended with software engineering and the development of web applications; database systems and communication networks are also dealt with, since these form the basis of virtually all application systems. Students also get to know different types of application system (such as ERP systems and business intelligence systems) and develop skills in business process management, IT organisation, IT management, IT control and IT project management. Scientific methodology and presentation skills are also taught during this phase.
In the 6th and 7th semester, students learn about IT security, IT law and other types of application system, while also developing an understanding of e-business as well as digital transformation in companies and the challenges this entails. During these semesters, considerable priority is attached to individual thematic orientation and specialisation in such areas as data business intelligence, data analytics/data science, the development of enterprise applications and business administration in companies. This is occurs by means of freely selectable specialist modules, a project and the bachelor's degree assignment which concludes the study of business information systems.