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


Prepared for engineering and for business

Industrial engineers bring together technology and business administration. They know the respective technical language and way of thinking, they are familiar with selected topics, and combine solutions and potentials of both areas into a coherent whole.

In the Master's in Business Administration and Engineering (WINM) you will deepen your methodical and analytical skills. Our successful graduates are characterized by their broad specialist knowledge and interdisciplinary perspective.

Time and again, top ratings in Germany's leading university rankings , such as the CHE ranking or the annual university ranking by the WirtschaftsWoche magazine, prove our degree program and graduates to be highly popular.

Study variants:

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in 2 or 3 semesters

The WINM program is offered as a methodical-analytical program in two semesters in study option A or, in study option B with the specialization digitalization with a duration of three semesters.

Most courses take place in the form of lectures and seminars. This is supplemented by one or two intermediate colloquia (depending on the chosen study variant A or B), in which you will train to present your own research results in the context of your master's thesis in an effective way and to put them up for discussion. 

And after graduating? Your career!

Graduates are readily employed by large corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and, thanks to their interdisciplinary studies, are able to grow quickly into management roles, both at national and international level. Our graduates usually find employment in business or industry within a very short time. If you prefer to work in academia and research, the option of a doctorate is open to you.

Industrial engineers are typically employed by the following branches of industry:

  • Automotive
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Aviation
  • Computer science



Faculty Office
Silke Schauermann

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-1945
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-1947
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Office hours:
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Building K, room 103B
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

At a glance

Qualification awarded Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Application deadline 15.01./15.07.
Start of program Winter semester  & Summer semester
ECTS credit points 90 in total
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Admission prerequisites Pre-study work experience is not required
Accreditation Yes (certificate)

Who is the program aimed at?

Of course, you should have an interest in technical and business administration issues - ideally, you have already demonstrated this in your bachelor's studies.

If you have the wish and motivation to further improve the interests you developed in your bachelor's studies, if you would like to deepen your knowledge of a particular subject, and if you would like to "sink your teeth" into a particular field, then this master's degree program is the right choice for you.

For example, you can participate in research projects in our laboratories and, based on this, find a topic for your thesis.

If you are rather keen on about applying your knowledge practically in industry: In the 3-semester variant, you can also flexibly choose to write your thesis in a company.

Good German and English skills are an important requirement in both cases.

You should have:

  • Extensive knowledge of business administration
  • In-depth understanding of technical correlations
  • Interest in academic work
  • Team-oriented working
  • Very good proficiency in German and English
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