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Master's degree programmes

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The private, state-recognized HDBW offers you interdisciplinary master's degree programs in the exciting and up-to-date area of digitisation. You can study with us full or part time.

All our master's programmes are practice-oriented and business-related. They offer you a combination of business and technical knowledge. And in our three English-speaking master's programmes, you will not only train your English skills, but also your intercultural competencies. These masters  are completely internationally oriented.

If you want to understand, help shape and optimize the corporate world of the future, then apply for a Master's programme at HDBW.

At a glance

  • each winter and summer semester
  • full time 3 semester
  • 720 € each month
  • No numerus clausus

English-speaking Master's degree programmes at HDBW

Why a Master's degree at the private HDBW?

Together with international experts from academia and business practice, we are constantly developing new concepts for the contemporary and future-oriented orientation of our departments.

Due to our interdisciplinary connections, we provide you with a broad basis of sound knowledge for demanding business areas. In the master's programme, you will acquire application-oriented knowledge and valuable skills - in small groups and in close cooperation with our professors, lecturers from business and internationally operating companies.

And we offer you the chance to cooperate closely with potential employers already during your master studies.

Voices on HDBW Master's degree programmes

Alex Leung - HDBW Absolvent
HDBW Graduate Alex Leung | Digital Enterprise Modeling and Entrepreneurship

"Despite my previous bachelor's and MBA degrees, I lacked a deeper understanding of the impact of digital technologies on businesses to found my startup. This is exactly what the HDBW Master Digital Business Modelling and Entrepreneurship helped me with."


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Stefan Vilsmeier | Founder and CEO Brainlab AG

"As a forward-looking and innovative company, we offer students on the master's degree courses in Cyber Security and Digital Factory and Operational Excellence the opportunity to combine their theoretical knowledge with our practical company content. We benefit greatly from the input and fresh ideas of the HDBW students. At the same time, we see this as an investment in the long-term retention of the skilled workers we need in our company."


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HDBW-Alumna Carolin List | Digital Business Modelling and Entrepreneurship

"Innovatively and challengingly challenged, personally and individually supported - I am more than ready for the professional world!"


HDBW-Professor Wolfgang Decker
HDBW Professor Wolfgang Decker| Department of Industrial Engineering:

"Technical discipline, computer science and business administration must be networked in practice in order to develop viable solutions. That's why I was already involved in the development of the business administration master's program at the HDBW in Munich during my time as Managing Director "Mobility" and "Internet of Things" at Accenture Digital Germany."


Digitisation meets Entrepreneurship at HDBW

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All about the Master's degree programmes

Depending on each master's programme, a completed bachelor's degree in

  • Business administration or
  • Industrial engineering or
  • (Business) Informatics or
  • Mechanical engineering / mechatronics or
  • Electrical engineering / information technology or
  • Communication technology or
  • Other courses of study on request from the HDBW study advisory service.


  • Ideally 210 ECTS, but at least 180 ECTS
  • In case of a Bachelor with 180 ECTS, individual agreements will be made before the start of the program in order to complete the missing ECTS

Language level

  • B2 language level in German and English for the Master's degree programme Digital Technologies
  • B2 language level in English - for the English-speaking Masters:
    Digital Business Modeling and Entrepreneurship,
    Digital Factory and Operational Excellence and
    Cyber Security

Each HDBW Master's degree programme is offered as full- and part-time studies.

  • 3 semesters full-time, with 6 compulsory courses each
  • 5 semesters part-time, with 2-4 compulsory courses each
  • The lectures take place as weekly events and / or in individual block weeks in presence on campus. If necessary, they are also streamed online. Other modules are also held completely online, depending on the Master's degree. Lecture times are scheduled from Monday to Saturday, depending on the degree programme.

The monthly tuition fee in the Master's programmes are:

  • 720 € full-time study 3 semesters
  • 432 € part-time study 5 semesters

Your advantages at the HDBW

  • No additional registration fee
  • All courses & examination fees are already included

All Masters degree courses, either full-time or part-time

Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (HDBW)
Konrad-Zuse-Platz 8
D – 81829 München

  • March 14th (Summer Semester) and September 30th (Winter Semester) for national and EU-applicants
  • December 15th (Summer Semester) and June 30th (Winter Semester) for non-EU-applicants
    Why? Veryfing your application documents, visa processs etc. take much longer

Programme Start

  • Summer Semester, starting mid-March
  • Winter Semester, starting beginning of October

Study Period

  • 3 semesters full-time
  • 5 semesters part-time

Duration Winter Semester

  • October 1st until March 14th
  • Lectures from beginning of October until end of January
  • Examination period generally until Mid-February

Duration Summer Semester

  • March 15th until September 30th
  • Lectures from Mid-March until beginning of July
  • Examination period generally until end of July

Duration of studies - depending on study time model

  • 3 semesters full-time study
  • 5 semesters of part-time study

Degrees in all the Master's programmes at the HDBW

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) - Digital Business Modelling and Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) - Digital Factory and Operational Excellence
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) - Cyber Security
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) - Digital Technologies


  • 90 ECTS credits are earned in the HDBW Master's programme
  • 300 ECTS credits in total in the HDBW Bachelor & Master programme

Impressions of HDBW Campus Munich

Download: Master’s degree programmes study brochure

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The digital transformation is already shaping the economy in a wide variety of ways.

Whether it's Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, e-commerce or new, digital business models: digitalization offers excellently trained professionals numerous opportunities to help shape the future.

In this magazine, you will find information about our private, state-recognized university of applied sciences as well as tips about the HDBW master's program.

Study Brochure Master's degree programmes - download and printout | PDF | 1,4 MB

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HDBW Studienberatung - Sara Zurek

Sara Zurek

Student Advisory Service & Equal Opportunities Officer

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