Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
M.Sc. in Information System Engineering and Management
During the last decades, we witnessed a growing importance of information technology (IT) in business and society alongside increasing speed of innovation cycles. IT has become core for businesses from an operational company-internal and external customer perspective.
Today, companies have to rethink their way of doing business. Digital products and services will characterize tomorrow’s world and organizations are digitally transformed across all functional areas.
Capturing the emerging opportunities requires globally thinking visionaries and managers, who are able to combine profound competence in information technology with excellent know-how in management.
The Master Program Information Systems Engineering & Management (ISEM) qualifies graduates to drive digital transformation of products, services, and organizations from a business and IT perspective. Graduates encounter digitalization challenges with an engineering orientation and solve them with the help of modern management methods.
They are also in a position to make efficient and effective use of information technologies within organizations following a socio-technical paradigm. Competitive and innovative digital products and services are developed and optimized to successfully accompany and direct digital changes in organizations and business networks.
The program empowers graduates to apply an interdisciplinary approach to problems and trains adequate solution with a systems-oriented mind set.
From an engineering perspective, graduates understand the role and potential of digital platforms from an enterprise and market point of view including state-of-the-art technologies such as Internet-of-Things and Blockchain. They know modern software and system engineering techniques with a specific emphasis on the cloud-computing paradigm.
ISEM graduates can design and optimize business processes following a top-down and bottom-up approach. They also know how to transform (big) data to actionable knowledge following an engineering approach. These competencies are enriched with security and privacy engineering concepts and technologies complemented with real-world cases on critical infrastructure management.
Finally, ISEM graduates can specialize in digital services or autonomous robotics. In the respective specialization modules, they collect deep knowledge in one of the two fields. In addition to the engineering expertise, ISEM graduates share five management modules with other master programs at HECTOR School.
This fosters interdisciplinary networking across industries and provides the participants with state-of-the-art business knowledge in strategy, finance, accounting, marketing, innovation management, project management, decision and risk management and human resource management. Therefore, they can consider the commercial implications of technology-centric decisions and develop a holistic view on business and IT.
Other courses offered by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
M.Sc. in Energy Engineering and Management
M.Sc. in Financial Engineering
M.Sc. in Management of Product Development
M.Sc. in Mobility Systems Engineering and Management
M.Sc. in Production and Operations Management
About HECTOR School of Engineering & Management
- First academic degree (e.g. Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, diploma, etc.) in a relevant subject
- At least one year of professional experience with 210 ECTS, two years of professional experience with 180 ECTS in the subject area of the master's program
- English language skills (at least 90 iBT or 6.5 IELT or other equivalent proof)
The HECTOR School is the Technology Business School of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Named after Dr. Hans-Werner Hector, one of the co-founders of SAP AG, HECTOR School aims to provide professionals with state-of-the-art technological expertise and management know-how within part-time education programs.
The HECTOR School fosters lifelong learning within industry. Participants are supported in their career development with executive master degree programs, certificate courses, and customized partner programs. The benefits of the executive master programs are numerous for participants as well as for the companies they work for:
- Unique Holistic Approach: A combination of technology expertise and management know-how.
- State-of-the-Art Knowledge: Direct transfer from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) research.
- Part-Time Structure: Allows participants to continue with their demanding careers whilst acquiring new skills.
- Master Thesis to set up Innovation Projects: Companies gain outstanding added value through the consultation of such projects by professors from KIT.
- Excellent Networking Opportunities: Professional networking is fostered across industries and on an international scale.
Our directors enrich HECTOR School with strong business experience combined with academic competence. Industry backings provide opportunities to generate ideas with substantial practical impact, which also feed insights into creative teaching approaches.
Professors from the KIT, internationally recognized faculty members from out partner institutions as well as business experts from leading companies form the faculty of HECTOR School.