Information literacy is an essential skill the digital society to be able to cope with existing information overload. This master thesis „Information literacy of business administration students from the perspective of staff members of the faculty of social sciences and economics of the university of Graz: an exploratory study“, first deals with basic theoretical aspects of information literacy. After the definition of the basic terms and a presentation of the five information literacy standards by the Association of College and Research Library, the theoretical part gives an introduction to the SCONUL model. Afterwards the thesis presents the state of the art of current research. The main part of the thesis is the empirical part. On the basis of nine semi-structured interviews with academic staff of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Graz, information on existing knowledge about the information literacy concept, opinions and attitudes towards information literacy, information literacy practices at courses they teach and on information literacy skills/abilities and requirements expected from the students was gathered. So far, the concept of information literacy was largely unknown, the relevance of the topic, however, was classified as high by all the scholars. Most of the interviewed persons see a lack of knowledge in the area of information literacy, but the concepts of the implementation of such a programme differ greatly. In general the opinion prevails that there should be an introductory course, on which expert knowledge can build on. Although this work has attempted to close a small gap in the information literacy research, there is still a need of more comprehensive studies in this area of research.