Our International Master's in Business Consulting addresses students and professionals who are interested in gaining comprehensive know-how on how to bridge the gaps between business and IT.
The programme teaches cutting edge management and consulting skills enabling graduates to explore a career in global companies. It is ideally suited for applicants who are looking for a career in SAP Consulting, Business Process Consulting, Strategic Consulting or other similar fields.
We provide a world-class learning environment through interactive teaching methods including lectures, case studies and project work.
The BCM Programme prepares graduates to follow diverse career paths ranging from management to information technologies, depending on academic background and previous experience. Here are just a few of the jobs open to you as a future BCM graduate:
- SAP Consultant
- Business Process Consultant
- Supply Chain Management Consultant
- Business Intelligence Consultant
- Business Analyst
- Software Engineer
- Financial Advisor
Furtwangen University is a rapidly expanding university with more than 150 years of teaching and innovation tradition. It is situated in one of Germany’s most prosperous and efficiently run states, Baden-Württemberg. Over the last few years, Furtwangen University has regularly gained top places in the national university rankings conducted by CHE, Computerwoche and Focus.
In the recent CHE Rankings of universities and colleges in Germany, the Faculty of Business Information was ranked 2nd for the quality of studying and teaching and 3rd overall among all German universities.
Due to its excellent reputation throughout Germany, the BCM programme attracts a number of company sponsorships & scholarships e.g. from IDS Scheer AG. Obviously such spaces are strictly limited and available only for students with outstanding academic and extracurricular standing.
The university also offers a number part-time work opportunities on projects, again these spaces are limited. Other funding options for prospective students include DAAD scholarships for Germany.
Please check external scholarship opportunities here
There are no internships arranged as it is not required by the programme. However, the BCM department does encourage students to carry out internships in companies and often shares some vacancies. Those who are interested must check the requirements and apply themselves. Please note: the University cannot influence the employer in this matter in any way.
The BCM programme includes courses on Standard Software including mySAP®, Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management/Advanced Planner and Optimizer, Microsoft Dynamics, ARIS (for Business Process Management), etc. As part of the programme, students also have the opportunity to work on team projects in order to gain problem-solving, business analysis and implementation experience.
- Application form
- A recent photo with your name/address on the back
- Copy of passport
- Your curriculum vitae / resume
- Letter of motivation
- Academic and professional qualification certificates (certified copies)
- Academic transcripts (certified copies)
- University entrance qualification, i.e. the degree that entitles the recipient to study at a university (e.g. High School Certificate) (certified copies)
- Job reference(s) for one or more years after 1st degree
- Document stating English proficiency (certified copies)
- Not compulsory, but if available: document(s) stating German proficiency
All educational certificates and transcripts should be certified by the German Embassy / Consulate.
Admission letters for the BCM programme are sent by regular post at the beginning of November. A scanned copy is also sent via email to speed up your visa process. You must therefore provide us with any changes in your postal or email addresses. Urgent inquiries on application status should be sent by email to: Study-bcm(at)hs-furtwangen.de
Yes. We require excellent English proficiency proved by TOEFL IBT of minimum 76 or IELTS Academic with minimum 6.0. The TOEFL ETS company code of Furtwangen University is 7301. The test is not required for native English speakers.
You are exempted from taking the proficiency test if you have graduated from a higher education institution in an English-speaking country (i.e. Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand).
Yes, we require excellent English proficiency proved by TOEFL IBT of minimum 76 or IELTS Academic with minimum 6.0. The TOEFL ETS company code is 7301 for Furtwangen University.
The test is not required only for:
- Native English speakers
- If you have graduated from a higher education institution or worked in an English-speaking country (i.e. Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand)
Furtwangen is a small town in the Black Forest in the south-west of Germany. It is 50 km from Freiburg, 100 km from Stuttgart (the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg), 80 km from the French border, 70 km from the Swiss border, and 80 km from Lake Constance.
Living in Furtwangen is cheaper than in most of the larger German university towns. You have to calculate for about €670/month including accommodation, insurance, living expenses, literature, transportation costs, etc.
German authorities require a deposit of €670 /month * 12 months = €8040 in a blocked account prior to granting a visa. From this account you can transfer monthly €670 into your current account. For questions, please contact Deutsche Bank International Student Services: db.student(at)db.com.
We suggest you open a current account with the Sparkasse (free student banking service, cash machines in Furtwangen) once you arrive in Furtwangen. Both accounts must be confirmed after your arrival in Germany.
You could get German health insurance with AOK Furtwangen (located near the HFU main entrance) after you have arrived in Germany (this takes a day or two) – this is normally cheaper and will cover the complex legal requirements for health insurance better than most insurance you can obtain at home. However you will have to check with your German Embassy if you will need travel insurance for your VISA.