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IT Product Management Bachelor (I16593)

IT Product Management

Bachelor of Science

Computer science meets management

7 July 2020, 5.00pm

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IT Product Management is a modern interdisciplinary Computer Science programme which combines Computer Science with content from the social sciences. Your programme will cover project management, process management and IT product design. In addition, you will gain professional communication skills.

In the IT Product Management degree programme, you will be designing and developing software products, and launching them on the market. The focus is on economically viable and sustainable products for the digital society of the future. Nowadays development processes take place in interdisciplinary teams and that's what we are preparing our students for. Work is commonly carried out in small project groups, often with students of our Computer Science programme. During their course of studies they gain management skills and leadership know-how. Students in higher semesters are already working on challenging real-life projects from the workplace. In our Internal link opens in the same window:Industrial Council we work closely with representatives from companies and always orientate our curriculum  to current requirements. Our Internal link opens in the same window:partner companies work both locally in the Black Forest, and on the national and international markets.

IT companies are looking for employees who can both control software development processes and coordinate complex projects. Specialists are also sought to develop and manage user-oriented and sustainable IT products. Our two areas of specialisation are customised for these exactly these areas of work.

Areas of specialisation: Software processes and Social Informatics

The programme is divided into two parts: foundation studies and advanced studies. During your foundation studies you will be introduced to both areas of specialisation: Internal link opens in the same window:Software Processes Internal link opens in the same window:and  Internal link opens in the same window:Social Informatics. In the 3rd semester you will choose one of the two to become your degree specialisation. We offer this option to allow you to specialise in your area of interest already during your bachelor's degree. We also want your degree to be as workplace-oriented as possible so that you can start your career with the proper tools.

Programme overview, course content and Study SUPPORT

All further information about the structure and schedule of the course and the areas of specialisation can be found under the green buttons under "At a glance", below. You'll find out more about our Faculty and the other bachelor's and master's programmes we offer, as well as the professors and staff in our Faculty team, on our Internal link opens in the same window:Faculty page.

Who can help you if you have any questions about the programme?

Direct contact with students:

Our students answer your questions about the programme by Whatsapp or Telegram (or by phone). You'll reach our student ambassadors Max, Pascal, Evelin and Egor between 8.00am and 5.00pm. Contact: 0173 563 3760

Study support:

Cornelia Kellermann


The Dean of Studies can answer detailed questions about the curriculum:

Prof. Dr. Steffen Thiel

  • ECTS 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration 7 Semesters
  • Location Furtwangen
  • Faculty Computer Science
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October), Summer semester (March)
  • Application deadline Winter Semester: 20 August, 15 January (summer semester)
  • Entry requirements University entrance qualification
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (system accreditation)

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