Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
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Business Administration and Engineering

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Structure of the study program

The master's program in Business Administration and Engineering comprises two semesters for study option A and three semesters for study option B. Study option A has a methodical-analytical orientation. Study option B allows for specialization currently in the area of digitalization. A wide range of elective subjects from which you can choose during your studies allow for an individual course of study.

Furthermore, in study option B you can choose whether to write your Master's thesis full-time in the third semester or during the second and third semesters in parallel to taking lectures.


Faculty Office
Silke Schauermann

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-1945
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Office hours:
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Building K, room 103B
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe


The following curricula provide an overview of the possible study variants and combination options:

Study content

The module handbook (in German only) provides a detailed description of the individual course contents.   Download module handbook

Specialization Digitization

Do you recognize digitalization as a comprehensive phenomenon, its importance in all areas of today's companies, and do you want to successfully implement it there as a key success factor?

Then the specialization in Digitalization is surely the right choice for you. The following modules await you:

Digital Economy and Management
What impact does digitalization have on companies, markets and the economy as a whole? How can companies improve their actions with digital tools and methods?

Data Science
How can constantly growing amounts of data be used as valuable resources? Which means of statistics and machine learning are suitable in the various application areas?

Digital Working Environment
How does work, cooperation, and management change in a digitalized working world? How do you use their tools for successful communication?

Digital Business Models
What opportunities and risks for companies result from digitalization, and how can new market strategies and business models be systematically generated?

Advanced Production
How do you design intelligent and networked production systems? Where and how can additive manufacturing processes be successfully used and integrated into development and production processes?

Law of Digitalization and Data Security
How can "analog" law be transferred and extended to digitalization, and what are the practical implications? What needs to be considered when dealing securely with information as a raw material?

Master thesis can be done at a company

In both study variants, the Master's thesis is characterized by the academic treatment of a research topic with the aim of achieving publishable results. You will complete the thesis (depending on the chosen study option) over one or two semesters. Cooperation with research institutes (e.g. Fraunhofer) is encouraged. In study variant B, the Master's thesis can also be written in a company.

The time you spend working on your thesis allows you to examine your topic in detail, but also offers you the opportunity, for example, to attend specialist events such as trade fairs or congresses and to incorporate the knowledge gained from these events into your thesis.

The academic intermediate colloquia in the so-called Master’s Seminar offer you a topic-related exchange with professors and other students of the Faculty of Management Science and Engineering. There, you will present your own research results from your Master's thesis, defend them and practice responding to critical questions. These intermediate colloquia are helpful to prepare you for the final colloquium (academic presentation and defense of the Master's thesis).

The aim is to publish the central research results obtained through the Master's thesis.


The courses are mainly taught in German language, some are held in English as language of instruction. This will be announced by the lecturer at the beginning of each semester. At the university's own Institute for Foreign Languages all students can deepen their own language skills in lessons with native speakers.

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