IT Product Management

Bachelor of Science

Computer science meets management

This interdisciplinary programme is an optimal combination of computer science, the IT industry and society. IT product managers define commercially successful and sustainable products for the digital society of tomorrow. They are experts on the entire lifecycle of a software product - from the design, development and product launch, right up to its ultimate replacement with a new product

This interdisciplinary programme gives you comprehensive IT product management skills. You will take courses in programming and software engineering, project management, product lifecycle management, software sales and marketing, data protection, product innovation and business studies.

During your foundation studies with the other students you will gain an understanding of both Software Processes and Social Informatics. In the 3rd semester you decide which of the two areas you would like to specialize in. When you graduate you will be well-prepared for an exciting career in the booming software and services market. IT product managers are highly sought after in the job market.

Software Processes specialization

As a product manager you have a comprehensive knowledge of IT processes. As an expert for the whole product management process in companies you will understand what customers want and need and can implement this knowledge in the development of products. This specialization gives you the tools to design viable IT products with a high level of customer acceptance.

Social Informatics specialization

Take the computer science course that prepares you for the digital society of tomorrow. Social Informatics is a new and dynamic area of computer science combining sustainability and software development.The effects of software on the individual and on society are taken into consideration in the design. This requires you to consider multiple interrelationships and to study user behaviour carefully.

You will find more details in the green boxes below and in our Bachelor's degree programme brochure.

And if it's important for you to gain a great deal of practical workplace experience during your IT Product Management course, or if you have concerns about how to finance your degree, why not consider taking part in our HFU Cooperative Trainee Programme. It can easily be combined with your study programme.

  • 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)