Specialization within Master Progam Digital Sciences

Instruction Language :  English. This information page holds for all applicants with  English language level B2 (German is not required)

 

This specialization prepares students to assume bridging functions at the interface between business and information technology. This includes, in particular, the ability to develop a deep understanding of the business activities of a company, to penetrate economic fields of action and to derive requirements for IT as well as potentials of digitization in order to contribute to the success of a company through their implementation.The focus is on the strategically oriented development of socio-technical systems in which customers, employees, business partners and other stakeholders are supported through the integration of operational or inter-operational digital applications. The spectrum accordingly covers internal, inter-company and inter-company processes and includes both value-creating as well as administrative and decision-supporting task areas. In view of the rapid progress of digitization, the demand for a responsive IT landscape that is aligned with corporate goals and meets all quality requirements despite all dynamics has become a critical factor for the company. This is why the course of study is oriented towards the requirements for managers and management consultants who combine sound knowledge of business models with a high level of technical expertise. Graduates should be able to proactively implement corporate goals in design fields by evaluating offered technologies, standard application software, individual solutions as well as services, guiding development and implementation projects in an interdisciplinary manner and developing the IT architecture into an innovative factor. In doing so, they follow a holistic approach by taking into account not only economic but also individual needs and social aspects. In the most important field of activity, Empowering Business, in the Business Information Systems field of study, the focus is on analysis, evaluation as well as synthesis competencies for the creation of data and process transparency. In addition, the further development of a business process model and the optimization of business processes through digital services, the technical specification of customer-specific adaptations, the development of solution concepts as well as the automation of business processes are of great importance. This also applies to assessing the potential of digital services in business models and to prioritizing business requirements according to effort and business benefit. Graduates of this field of study have a wide range of tasks at their disposal. Examples include the further development of the business application landscape (ERP, CRM, data warehouse/data marts, databases, server/cloud solutions, middleware, etc. and IT interfaces (APIs, web services, EDI, etc.), the provision of digital technologies and methods, and the operation of digital services. Both in-house development and the introduction or customizing of standard software must be taken into account. In preparation for these diverse topics, emphasis is placed on the methodological skills needed to process and introduce technologies and tools. Since graduates work in a communication and collaboration-intensive environment, the corresponding competencies are specifically promoted.

Course of Study

The following modules (except projects) can be taken:

Title ECTS Language gak acs eb ar dip mri
Advanced Business Intelligence and Analytics 6 en 4 2
Advanced Machine Learning  *) 6 en 4 1 1
Advanced Natural Language Processing  *) 3 en 3
Business Process Management 6 en 2 4
Coding Excellence 6 en 6
Data Driven Modelling 6 en 2 2 1 1
Management Simulation Game 6 en 4 2
Data Science and Ethics 6 en 2 1 2 1
Data Visualization 3 en 3
Deep Learning Architectures 5 en 2 3
Domain-Driven Design of Large Software Systems 6 en 5 1
Current Approaches to Marketing and Innovation 6 en 4 2
Innovation Management 6 en 1 1 4
Large and Cloud-based Software Systems 5 en 4 1
Leadership Principles and Strategic Management 6 en 3 3
Linked-Open Data and Knowledge Graphs  *) 6 en 4 1 1
Enterprise Architecture Management 6 en 3 3
Mobile and Distributed Systems 6 de_or_en 4 1 1
Modern Database Systems 6 en 3 2 1
Natural Language Processing 3 en 3
Next Generation Networks 5 en 3 1 1
Open Science  *) 6 en 6
Operations Research 6 en 4 1 1
Process Mining  *) 6 en 3 2 1
Psychological aspects of digital transformation 6 en 2 2 1 1
Requirements Engineering 6 en 4 2
Scientific Computing 6 en 3 3
Seminar Computer Science Research 3 en 1 1 1
Seminar Knowledge Discovery 3 en 3
Ubiquitous Computing 6 de_or_en 1 4 1
Web Information Retrieval  *) 6 en 6
Wettbewerbsstrategien im Digital Business  *) 6 de_or_en 3 3

 

*) First term that the module is given: winter semester 2022/23

Abbreviations of the six fields of action :

  • ar: Acting Responsibly
  • acs: Architecting and Coding Software
  • dip: Designing Innovations and Products
  • eb: Empowering Business
  • gak: Generating and Accessing Knowledge
  • mri: Managing and Running IT

 

Additionally the following projects and thesis modules are offered

 

Title ECTS Language gak acs eb ar dip mri
Guided Project with Team Supervision, focused on Architecting and Coding Software 18 de_and_en 2 4 2 6 2 2
Guided Project with Team Supervision, focused on Designing Innovation and Products 18 de_and_en 2 2 2 6 4 2
Guided Project with Team Supervision, focused on Generating and Accessing Knowledge 18 de_and_en 4 2 2 6 2 2
Guided Project with Team Supervision, focused on Empowering Business 18 de_and_en 2 2 4 6 2 2
Masterarbeit mit Kolloquium / Master Thesis with Colloquium 30 de_and_en

 

The following condition have to be fulfilled by the course of study taken by a student for 90 ECTS course

 

  • Total of ECTS passed: 90 or more
  • ECTS conditions for the six fields of action:
    • ar: Acting Responsibly  >= 6
    • acs: Architecting and Coding Software >=3
    • dip: Designing Innovations and Products >= 3
    • eb: Empowering Business >= 22
    • gak: Generating and Accessing Knowledge >= 3
    • mri: Managing and Running IT >= 3
  • one project out of  Guided Project with Team Supervision has to be taken

 

The following condition have to be fulfilled by the course of study taken by a student for 120ECTS course

 

  • Total of ECTS passed: 120 or more
  • The conditions of the 90 ECTS variant keep the same. Up to 30 ECTS can be chosen out of the regular module list (see above). Instead, up to 12 ECTS can be taken out of the following project list
Title ECTS Language gak acs eb ar dip mri
Guided Project (small), focused on Interdisciplinary Topics 6 de_and_en 1 1 1 1 1 1
Guided Project focused on Architecting and Coding Software 12 de_and_en 2 4 2 2 2
Guided Project focused on Designing Innovation and Products 12 de_and_en 2 2 2 4 2
Guided Project focused on Empowering Business 12 de_and_en 2 2 4 2 2
Guided Project focused on Generating and Accessing Knowledge 12 de_and_en 4 2 2 2 2

 

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