Aim of study and prerequisites

Aim of study


The Master’s programme in Information Systems and Management is intended to give
students the skills to design complex corporate and administrative information systems in an international environment, to introduce these systems into companies and administration, and to maintain them. In addition, students will be in the position to independently develop scientific methods that are useful for practice and to implement the most recent research findings effectively. Particular emphasis is placed on integrating knowledge from the areas of business administration and computer science into the practical application of systems.


The course has a modular structure and gives students the opportunity to have an individual area of focus. It prepares students for challenging careers in global enterprises, the public sector or in self-employment. It can also be the basis for further academic qualification in a doctorate programme.


Admission requirements


The following qualifications are required for admission to the Master’s programme:


Formal qualification requirements:


  • Completed university studies with a Bachelor’s degree and an overall grade of 2.5 or better at a German university, or an equivalent degree from a university outside Germany.
  • Advanced knowledge in the areas of Information Systems and Management.
  • Advanced knowledge in the areas of Economic Sciences or Computer Science. In this case, evidence of advanced knowledge in the field of Information Systems and Management must be provided by taking courses equivalent up to 30 ECTS from our Bachelor’s Program in Information Systems and Management prior to the submission of the master’s thesis. Based on the individual competences of the applicants, the examination committee will compile a list of mandatory courses. For further details see the latest version of the modul hand book (Studienplan) .
  • Evidence of above-average skills in analytical and structured thinking. This is provided by participation in a GRE General Test (Graduate Record Examination General Test) or an equivalent test, with a ‘good’ result at least.


Additional qualification requirements (without formal evidence):


  • Good knowledge of English and German are required as the lectures and exams may be offered in either German or English. The following levels of language skills are expected, however this is not a formal admission requirement:
    German:
    • A score of at least 5 points in the ‘Deutsch als Fremdsprache’ test (TestDaF) in every skill (http://www.testdaf.de)
    • DSH Certificate (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber – German Language Examination for Admission of Foreign Students)
    • A Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Stufe II) by the Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD II)


  • English
    • IELTS 6.0 (preferably Academic) with no part below 5.0 (http://www.ielts.org)
    • TOEFL 550 (paper) or TOEFL 213 (CBT) (http://www.toefl.org)
  • It is strongly recommended that each non?native speaker take one of these tests for selfassessment as each student is personally responsible for having sufficient skills in the relevant languages.


Please, note this document is subject to change. The currently valid admission requirements are specified in the German version of this document.