International Programmes 2019/2020

Professional IT Business & Digitalisation Professional IT Business & Digitalisation

HTW Berlin • Berlin

Master of Science
Teaching language
  • English

The programme is taught entirely in English.

Programme duration
3 semesters
Winter semester
More information on beginning of studies
This study programme always starts in the winter semester.
Application deadline

15 June 2020

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The Master's programme in Professional IT Business and Digitalisation provides in-depth knowledge in the field of enterprise information technology. It is aimed at people already working in the IT field as well as graduates of business informatics and similar disciplines. The programme content has a high level of relevance to practice. Students learn to analyse and evaluate corporate landscapes as well as to plan and implement their repositioning in leading professional roles.

Students acquire sound knowledge of the following areas:

  • Central topics of data-driven innovation such as generating and collecting data (Internet of Things, Mobile Computing)
  • Analysis and modelling of data (Data Science) and development of infrastructure for storage, availability and application development and operation (Cloud Computing)
  • Core entrepreneurial areas of IT, such as management of IT projects, IT Controlling, IT Security, Requirements Engineering and Enterprise Architecture Management
  • In addition to practical implementation of a project in the corporate context, particular emphasis is placed on social skills, especially in the areas of communication, leadership and sales.
  • Through two project-oriented modules, the learning objectives cover all six levels of the cognitive field: knowing, understanding, applying, analysing, synthesising and evaluating.
Course organisation

To get an overview of the programme structure, please follow this link:

Types of assessment

Student performance is proven by means of written/oral examinations and/or homework.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution
57 EUR (administrative fee: 50 EUR; student body fee [AStA]: 7 EUR)
Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

The Master of Science in Professional IT Business and Digitalisation is a further education university degree.

For admission to the Professional IT Business and Digitalisation study programme, you require:

  • a Bachelor’s degree with 210 ETCS, or at least 180 ETCS
  • at least one year of professional experience after your Bachelor’s degree

If you have less than 210 credit points (but at least 180 credit points) or less work experience, other study-relevant previous achievements may be recognised or admission requirements may be imposed.

Language requirements

Proof of English language proficiency at the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) can be provided by submitting appropriate test results. The selection committee will decide on the recognition of the submitted certificates.

Knowledge of German is not required.

Application deadline

15 June 2020

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Important information on the application process can be found under this link:

For further questions, please contact:

Possibility of finding part-time employment

It is possible to work during the programme, but as it is a full-time programme, we recommend an upper limit of approx. 8-12 hours of work per week during the lecture period.


Accommodation is available from the Studentenwerk Berlin or on the private market.

Career advisory service

The Career Services department of HTW Berlin supports and advises students during their transition from studying to employment.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Visa matters
  • Other
Support programmes for international students
A ONE-STOP SERVICE concept is available from a dedicated programme office throughout the duration of studies. This is offered from the time of application to graduation and even extends to alumni support. A professional programme manager is in charge of the provision of services.

FULL UNIVERSITY SERVICES such as libraries, the career centre, the computer centre, and university sports are at the students' disposal.

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