IT Product Management

Bachelor of Science

The programme that combines computer science, management and society

The interdisciplinary IT Product Management programme connects computer science, management and the social sciences. After completing the foundation studies you will choose between two exciting areas of specialization, Software Processes and Socio-informatics

IT product managers work at the interface between computer science, the IT market and society - they define commercially successful and sustainable products for the digital society of tomorrow. There are many exciting types of work open to you in the areas of IT service management and software marketing, or in the development of new product strategies.

Computer Science in Furtwangen is a success story looking back over 45 years. We regularly achieve top placings in rankings. The Faculty was voted in the top 10 across the country by "Wirtschaftswoche" in 2016.

One degree programme - two areas of specialization

The clear structure of this interdisciplinary programme gives you comprehensive IT product management skills. After completing the foundation studies with the other students, at the beginning of the 3rd semester you choose your area of specialization: either Software Processes or Socio-informatics, both of which will prepare you well for an exciting career in the booming software and services market. The international focus of the programme further improves your job prospects.

Software Processes specialization

Become an expert on the entire life-cycle of a software product - from the design, development and product launch, right up to its ultimate replacement with a new product. As a product manager you have a comprehensive knowledge of IT processes. You understand what customers want and need and can implement this knowledge in the development of products.

Socio-informatics specialization

Computer science for the society of the future – socio-informatics is a new and dynamic area of computer science. You research and recognize trends in our digital society and develop new product strategies. Computer science, social science and management methodology is also taught on your course. With social change as the driving factor, you will design future-oriented software systems for large user groups.

  • ECTS 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration 7 Semesters
  • Location Furtwangen
  • Faculty Computer Science
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October), Summer semester (March)
  • Application deadline 15 July (winter semester), 15 January (summer semester)
  • Entry requirements University entrance qualification
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (ACQUIN)