International Programmes 2022/2023

Business Administration: Digital Technology Management Business Administration: Digital Technology Management

Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences • München

Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

100% English

Foreign students with little to no German language skills will be given the opportunity to participate in intensive German language classes (at no cost) that will help them to acquire a solid level of German during their studies.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
3 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 May for the following winter semester. International Bachelor's degrees have to be validated by uni-assist. Uni-assist checks if your documents fulfil the general requirements for a university Master's course of study, which can take up to six weeks. It is therefore recommended to apply via uni-assist before 31 March. We need a VPD which is issued for Hochschule München.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

Digital technologies are changing the very nature of what it means to do business: Companies like Netflix, Amazon, Uber and Airbnb have completely altered their industry segments. Digital start-ups are disrupting old business models. Existing companies are working out strategies to ensure that they are able to compete in the market with new sales channels, product and service innovations, and a higher speed of implementation.

To succeed in this fast-changing business environment, future leaders and founders need a deep understanding of digital technologies, profound business knowledge, and management skills as well as the ability to embrace digital transformation.

The Master's programme “Digital Technology Management” aims to provide students will the skills and expertise needed to meet the business challenges related to digital transformation and new technologies. In an international environment, we offer cutting-edge topics and applied science in a dynamic city in order to help close the gap between management and technology.

Course organisation

First semester:

  • Research Methods: Digital Products, Processes and Systems

  • Cross-cultural Communication and Management

  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

  • Legal Issues for Data‐Driven Business

  • Financial Strategies for Digital Technology Management

  • Agile Management Practices

Second semester:

  • Economics of Digitisation

  • Digital Commerce & Technology Marketing

  • Research Project: Digital Business Development

  • Digital Technology: Leadership and Ethics

  • Digital Technology: Intellectual Property Rights

  • Design Thinking for Digital Technology Development

Third semester:

  • Research Study: Challenges in Digital Technology Management

  • Co‐Innovation Project: Digital Business Case

  • Master's Thesis and Oral Defence of Master's Thesis

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
Integrated internships

There are no compulsory internships, but if students only received 180 ECTS in their Bachelor's degree, they have to obtain the missing 30 credits by completing a 20-week, full-time internship.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution

There are no tuition fees for this Master's programme. However, all students pay a student union fee (around 75 EUR) and a solidarity fee (around 72 EUR) for the student public transportation pass ("Semesterticket") each semester.

Costs of living

Information regarding housing and the cost of living in Munich can be found on this website: https://www.hm.edu/en/your_stay_at_hm/students/fulltime/living.en.html

Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration Studies or a related discipline (a final mark of "good" or better is required, German grade: 2.5 or better)
  • Evidence of 210 ECTS credits achieved out of a minimum of six theoretical semesters of a Bachelor's degree programme is required.
  • If you have obtained less than 210 ECTS but a minimum of 180 ECTS, you will have to make up the missing ECTS during your Master's studies (prior to the third semester) by completing a 20-week, full-time internship.
  • Evidence of a minimum of 20 ECTS credits of study modules in Economics and/or Mathematics and/or Statistics from the above-mentioned Bachelor's degree (cannot be obtained later)
  • A detailed CV
  • If you have a foreign Bachelor's degree, you must submit a VPD (Vorprüfungsdokumentation = preliminary review documentation) from uni-assist which is issued for Hochschule München.
Language requirements

English language skills at B2 level are required, but no evidence is needed.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 May for the following winter semester. International Bachelor's degrees have to be validated by uni-assist. Uni-assist checks if your documents fulfil the general requirements for a university Master's course of study, which can take up to six weeks. It is therefore recommended to apply via uni-assist before 31 March. We need a VPD which is issued for Hochschule München.

Submit application to

Application is possible in May via:
https://www.hm.edu/en/your_stay_at_hm/students/fulltime/application_master.en.html

Information regarding the application process:
https://www.bwl.hm.edu/s/m/msc_bwl/DTM.de.html

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Finding a job in Munich is comparatively easy, as its unemployment rate is among the lowest in Germany.

Accommodation

Finding accommodation in Munich is difficult and rather expensive. We cannot offer accommodation, but we can offer assistance by providing addresses, websites, and contacts to rental agencies.

https://www.hm.edu/en/your_stay_at_hm/students/fulltime/living.en.html

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event

Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences

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The Pasing campus in summer © Hochschule München

HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1971 by a merger of seven colleges of technology and higher education, some of which date back to the early 19th century. Today, the university is the largest of its kind in Bavaria and the second largest in Germany. The teaching staff of 500 professors and 750 lecturers work towards one goal – ensuring that the university's 18,000 students not only acquire knowledge but also know-how.

50% International students

University location

Munich is one of the best-known and most lively international cities in Germany with its three major universities, an international airport, well-known theatres, superb museums, and the annual "Oktoberfest". It is located close to Lake Chiemsee and Lake Starnberg, with skiing possible in the Bavarian and Austrian mountains. Munich is home to the football team FC Bayern Munich and the famous Olympiastadion. The headquarters of BMW are nearby. BMW, Siemens, other large corporations, and a large number of small and medium enterprises represent the backbone of the city's economic strength.