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STUDY PROGRAMMES IN MUNICH

The Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes at the HDBW, a private and state-recognised university in Munich and Bamberg, focus on business, technology and digitalisation. They take place in close cooperation with Bavarian and international companies.

Find out more about studying at HDBW Munich

English-speaking Master's degree programmes in Digitisation

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: digitisation offers excellently trained professionals numerous opportunities to help shape the future.

We at HDBW have made it our mission to make a lasting contribution to securing the skilled workforce of the future by offering interdisciplinary master’s courses.

The comprehensive, practical focus of the degree courses is important to us. This means you can put your acquired skills directly to use in project work and benefit from our excellent networking with business.

English-speakting Master's degree courses

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Overview: All Master’s degree programmes at HDBW

The HDBW offers 4 master’s degree programmes - either as full-time or part-time studies in Munich. The first three programmes are lectured entirely in English:

Digital Business Modeling and Entrepreneurship | Master of Arts (M.A.)

This master’s program is lectured entirely in English and focuses on how digitalization changes business models. We look at technological aspects from the customers’, management’s and process perspective.

Digital Factory and Operational Excellence | Master of Science (MSc.)

We deal with digital influences and methods for fundamental analyses and manufacturing organization of production process, logistics and global supply chain management. Lecture langguage to date German, but as of summer term 2023 additionally completely in English.

Cyber Security | Master of Science (MSc.)

Qualification of IT security experts dealing with technological, management and legal challenges & solutions of the entire cyber landscape. Lectures taught entirely in English.

Digital Technologies | Master of Engineering  (MEng.)

This master’s program is combining the most important digital technologies, concepts and methods with the economic knowledge  to establish a digital start-up, develop a business plan and to market products and services. Lecture language is German.

Voices on HDBW Master’s degree programmes

Alex Leung - HDBW Absolvent
HDBW-Alumnus Alex Leung | Digital Business Modelling 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 start-up. This is exactly where the HDBW Master's in Digital Business Modelling and Entrepreneurship helped me." 

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Stefan Vilsmeier | Founder and CEO Brainlab AG

"As a forward-looking and innovative company, we offer students of the Master's programmes Cyber Security and Digital Factory and Operational Excellence the opportunity to link their theoretically acquired 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 bond between us and the skilled workers we need and our company."

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HDBW-Alumna Carolin List | Digital Business Modelling and Entrepreneurship

"Innovative and demanding challenged, with personal and individual support throughout this my master's degree - I am more than ready for the professional world!"

HDBW-Professor Wolfgang Decker
HDBW-Professor Wolfgang Decker| Department of Industrial Engineering with Business Studies

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

Business Master: Digitalisation meets Entrepreneurship

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Details on master studies at HDBW

Completed bachelor’s degree with 210 ECTS, depending on chosen master program, in:

  • Business Administration
  • Industrial Engineering with Business Studies
  • (Economic) Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Other degrees and fewer ECTS:

On demand with HDBW student advisory services.

  • 100% English (B2 Level) in Digital Business Modelling and Entrepreneurship / Cyber Security / Digital Factory and Operational Excellence
  • German and partly English (B2 Level in both languages) in Digital Technologies

Monthly tuition fee in the Master's degree programmes

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

 

Your advantages at HDBW

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

Program 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
  • 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!
  1. Apply via the online application form and attach documents needed or send later:
    - Motivation letter
    - Tabular Curriculum Vitae
    - Proof of English language competency; e.g. TOEFL, IELTS
    - Original bachelor’s degree certificate, diploma and transcript of records as well as a certified German translation, if the original documents are neither in German nor in English
    - Copy of identification card or passport
    - For non-EU-citizens: Visa and Residence permit
  2. Interview with the course director (also possible via Skype)
  3. Once you have been accepted by HDBW, you will receive your study contract
     

Detailed information about the application process at HDBW.

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

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

Important for your study application

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Admission requirements at HDBW

For Bachelor nor Master, a certain grade point average is not necessary.

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Tuition fees and semster contribution

Tuition fees for all HDBW Bachelor's and Master's degrees and semester contribution.

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International Study Counselling

Individual advise as well as FAQs asked by fellow Internationals.

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Overview: HDBW Bachelor's degree programmes - German lectured only

We offer three types of bachelor's degree programmes: full-time studies, part-time studies, or dual track courses (a combination of on-the-job-training and studies).

You obtain 210 ECTS with this bachelor’s degree. And you can focus on different subjects, dependent on number of participants, within your major field of study:

Business Administration | Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Industrial Engineering with Business Studies | Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

Business Informatics / Business Intelligence | Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Mechanical Engineering | Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

Details on bachelor studies at HDBW

Equivalent to the German “Abitur” – i.e. graduation from high school, A-levels.

100% German: B2 language level is required.

540 € monthly tuition fee for full-time and dual track courses.

 

Your advantages at HDBW

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

Program Start

Winter Semester only, starting beginning of October

Study Period

7 semesters full-time, including a full-time internship during the 6th semester

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
  • September 30th of each year for for national and EU-applicants
  • June 30th for non-EU-applicants. Why? Veryfing your application documents, visa processs etc. take much longer!
  1. Application documents needed:
    - Completed application form
    - Motivation letter
    - Tabular Curriculum Vitae
    - Original certificate of higher education entrance qualification as well as a certified German translation, if the original documents are neither in German nor in English
    - Proof of German language competency; e.g. TestDaF, DSH
    - Copy of identification card or passport
    - For non-EU-citizens: Residence permit (can be submitted later)
  2. Interview with the course director (also possible via Skype)
  3. Once you have been accepted by HDBW, you will receive your study contract

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

Contact HDBW student advisory services

HDBW Studienberatung - Sara Zurek

Sara Zurek

Student Advisory Service & Equal Opportunities Officer

+49 89 4567845-11
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