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Program Structure IT Management M.Sc., on-the-job

The first semester serves to align the heterogeneous level of knowledge of the students and to create a deep understanding of the general conditions.

  • The ideal typical structure of the program begins with the module Corporate Management and ICT, in which, after a brief review of the business fundamentals, further methods of business management that are relevant for IT departments are discussed
  • The basic module ICT Systems in Companies brings students to a shared level in the technical field and then into the special fields of information systems
  •  Knowledge of possible resources is crucial for all decisions in the IT sector. These are taught in the ICT Resource Management module and form the basis for the other information systems modules.
  • The module Human Resource Management &Leadership Competence is the prelude to the topic of leadership. Here, in addition to operational methods of personnel management, topics for the development of leadership skills are taught, which are necessary to accompany employees responsibly and to implement the vision.
  • The final module of the semester is IT Management & Research, through which you will acquire advanced skills in scientific work, in particular design science, and thus be prepared for the written work, especially the master's thesis.


In the second semester you will deal with special topics in the field of information systems.

  • The first step is the planning of the IT architecture and its influence on the business strategy with the Enterprise Architecture Management module.
  • When the IT architecture is determined, the integration of different heterogeneous solutions in the company must be planned and implemented. Therefore, the module ICT Infrastructure and Integration Management follows immediately afterwards
  • IT services and their significance for a company are the focus of the IT Service Management module.
  • Strategic changes are associated with changes in the personnel structure and the corporate culture. This is where the Change Management module comes in and teaches procedures that can be applied in phases of change.
  • In the module Research & Practice (Part I), you will work in (international) teams to develop a question based on design science that is relevant in the context of IT management.


Semester 3 makes use of a strategic perspective, which is essential for management-related, as well as technological activities. The following modules are scheduled for all students in semester 3:

  • The new project-based IT Consulting module aims to provide students with the skills needed when consulting companies in the design of processes supported by IT and in the implementation of new IT systems and applications.
  • The Research & Practice (Part II) module continues the project-based research assignments from Research & Practice (Part I).

Concentration on Management Orientation

  • The Business Models & IT Strategy module is dedicated to uncovering and planning the value creation potential of IT in the development of digital business models in particular.
  • Any planning can only be successful if the planned and actual states are controlled. This is where the IT Controlling module comes in. You will learn to define relevant target figures that can be derived from the business model or strategy and will be able to develop measurement methods to generate the key figures.
  • In the module Current Topics in IT Management, new topics are addressed that have a high topicality and priority in IT management from a management perspective.

Concentration on Technology

  • The Advanced Software Engineering module examines advanced perspectives in the design of complex systems.
  • The Data Science in Business module looks at various ways of strategically evaluating and applying data in the company.
  • In the module Current Technologies in the Enterprise Environment, new technologies are discussed that have a high topicality and priority in IT Management from a technological perspective.




Semester 4 is structured as follows:

  •  Before starting your master's thesis, you will be prepared for the challenges of your final thesis during the preparatory module Scientific Work in Companies, where you will prepare a project plan for your thesis.
  • The degree program concludes with your Master's Thesis in which a current topic relevant to your day-to-day practice is dealt with scientifically.


Innovation & IT
Enterprise Architecture Management
Business Models & IT Strategy
International Field Trip
IT Systems in Companies
IT Integration Management
Current Topics in IT Management
Scientific Work
IT Resource Management
IT Service Management
IT Controlling
Master's Thesis
Human Resource Management & leadership skills

Change Management

IT Consulting
IT Management & Research
Research & Practical Operation