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Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)

Part-time studies, 4 semesters

Semester abroad (optional)

Languages of instruction: German, partly English

Currently no tuition fees



What competencies does the degree programme impart?
You develop the necessary skills to holistically and strategically plan, manage and monitor digital transformation processes. Central is the interdisciplinary and integrative approach. As a graduate, you will lead companies into the digital future.

What is special about this degree programme?

  • The high practical relevance over all four semesters: From the beginning, we bring together research and practice in projects. Networks to companies / to the Business and Management arise thereby all by itself.
  • The broad access: we expect a diverse group consisting of Computer Science:in, Business Informatics:in, IT-savvy business economists and industrial engineers:in 
  • Interdisciplinarity: The degree programme focuses on the sub-areas of strategy and business models, leadership and organizational development, data and knowledge management and information systems development.

Why should I study Business Informatics - Digital Transformation at the FHV?
We have designed the new degree programme together with Professor other universities and well-known companies. Thus, we ensure that the offer meets the requirements of Business and Management and you have as a graduate:in the region and at the international level good career opportunities.

Can I cope well with such a demanding study with a part-time studies?
The time model is best possible for working professionals. With a maximum of 17 semester hours per week (30 ECTS per semester), which are taught mainly on Thursday afternoons and Fridays all day, you can study and work very well together. The block system with a high proportion of immanent examinations means that examinations do not pile up at the end of the semester. Ideally, you should be employed around 70 percent of the time. It is ideal if you are employed between 50 and 80 percent.

What are the admission requirements?
Do I already need a research topic in the application?

The broad approach emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach. You need a completed relevant bachelor's degree in Business Informatics, Business Administration or Computer Science or equivalent (the programme director decides on this). A research-practice topic from a company is helpful for the application, but not absolutely necessary.

What concrete tasks do students have in a company?
The master's degree focuses on interdisciplinary management and engineering skills. Ideally, you already lead or work on digital or IT projects. After graduation, you will be able to exploit the potential of digital technologies, lead digital transformation projects in companies and design socio-technical systems. You can just as easily pursue an academic career, for example in a research centre.

What career opportunities will I have after graduation?
The view that digitization alone falls short and a holistically conceived digital transformation is inevitable for sustainable success and competitiveness is becoming more and more prevalent. As an Expert:in who strategically designs and also participatively implements this change, you will be in great demand. It is also a new professional field that will develop dynamically, offering you a wide range of prospects and good career opportunities.