IT Management

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IT Management (on-the-job) M.Sc.

If you would like to deepen your knowledge in the areas of IT and business administration and if you have set ambitious goals for your professional future, this degree program is the right choice for you.

The master's program in IT Management is a continuation of the dual bachelor's program in Information Systems or similar degree programs in the fields of Business Administration or Computer Science with a focus on Information Systems. However, this degree program can also be interesting for graduates with a diploma who are aiming for an international career in the field of IT management

The master's program goes more in-depth into the topics in the field of information systems, imparts well-founded know-how in the field of IT management and promotes management skills in particular. In this way, you will be excellently prepared for demanding specialist and management tasks in private companies and in public enterprises and organizations.

New from summer semester 2024, the IT Consulting module will teach important competencies especially for students interested in consulting.

The School of Business attaches great importance to a stable foundation in information systems and management. Students get to know all aspects of IT management from planning to implementation, control, management and application. As a result, we offer you moderate specialization.

With this foundation and specialization, you have the tools to react flexibly to career changes and seize opportunities for career advancement.

At a glance

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Type of program: on-the-job
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
ECTS credits: 120
Starting semester: summer semester
Lecture periods: 1 February to 15 July, 1 September to 31 January
Lecture days: Fridays 8:15 am –7:15 pm and some Saturdays 8:15 am –3:15 pm
Languages: German and English

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Application period

Summer semester 2024:  November 15th, 2023 to December 15th, 2023

What's in store for you

The modular degree program is divided into the following five areas:

  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Controlling
  • Leadership
  • Application (research)

You can also choose your own focus using an elective.

Each module of the study blocks ends with an independent examination.

Within the framework of a multi-semester research module, subject-specific questions are gone into in more depth. The master's thesis completes the degree.

An international orientation is made possible by several English-language courses.

The aims of the degree program

  • Conveying an integrated management approach
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Development of specific expertise in the field of IT management
  • Creation of international decision-making skills

The degree prepares you for the assumption of demanding specialist and managerial tasks in the field of IT management in private companies as well as in public enterprises and organizations in higher-level civil service. In addition, the master's degree program enables students to enter a doctoral program after successfully completing their studies.

Who is this degree program interesting for?

The IT Management master's program is designed for graduates of information systems or similarly structured degree programs in the field of business administration or informatics with a focus on information systems.

Graduates of corresponding diploma programs can also strengthen their competence profile with this master's program.

Program Structure

During the master's program in IT Management, the contents of a bachelor's program in Information Systems will be gone into in more depth and supplemented.

The degree program is accredited with a standard period of study of four semesters.

If it is not possible to reduce working hours to 80 percent or if the workload caused by studies is very high, alternative program structures are available for five or six semesters.

Overview of the program structure

Lecture periods

The courses take place on Fridays (all day) and selected Saturdays (5-7 per semester).

Lectures are held in the summer semester from February 1 to July 15, and in the winter semester from September 1 to January 31; the usual lecture-free time does not apply to this degree model.

A standard period of study of four semesters is only realistic if the employer has granted an exemption or if the working time is reduced to 80 percent, for example. In addition, the employer should also make it possible to combine professional activities with studies (for instance, by working on a business-relevant practical project).

Your professional prospects

The program is aimed primarily at future managers or experienced managers who would like to broaden their career prospects.

The curriculum is designed to enable you to quickly familiarize yourself with complex, IT-specific problems and to develop suitable solutions within IT projects and team structures. The aim is to put you in a position to take on international management tasks.

Companies can use this model for targeted personnel and executive development. Through the integration of work and study, scientific findings can be implemented quickly and efficiently to solve practical problems.

Examples from the field

What opportunities does the master's program in IT Management offer you in the labor market? Here we would like to introduce you to current students and former graduates as examples.

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The most important questions and answers about the master's degree program in IT Management.

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Special features of this degree program

What distinguishes the master's degree program IT Management at our University.

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List of the departments of the School of Business with more detailed information.

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AStA, StuPa

The most important student representatives of the University

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General Information (only available in German)

Cooperation contract
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Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Anett Mehler-Bicher
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-7011
anett.bicher (at)
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ostheimer
Degree program director