In the Software Processes area of specialization you will learn about IT processes in businesses. You learn how to plan, organize and coordinate complex project processes. Your expert knowledge will enable you to recognize customer wishes and requirements and to integrate these into development. As a product strategist your IT know-how will be in high demand at the all-important interface between development and the market. It will be your job to ensure that products are developed in a user-oriented manner and can be quickly adjusted to new market trends.
Your position at the interface between clients and software developers will demand a high level of communication skills. These varied skills will allow you to manage and steer complex product management processes within businesses in order to design viable IT products with a high level of customer acceptance. As an expert with considerable know-how of software process management, you will be highly sought after in the booming software and services market.
The bachelor programme takes 7 semesters and is clearly structured. In each semester you will take 5 modules which are generally completed with a graded assessment. The foundation level studies are completed after 2 semesters, the advanced level studies after 5 semesters.
You gain practical experience already during your course through the 2 integrated projects in the 4th and 6th semesters. In the 5th semester you do an internship in a software company of your choice. If you wish you can do your 6th semester abroad - and we'll help you find a suitable university. In the 7th semester you complete your degree by writing your thesis, generally within a company.
The need for highly-skilled professionals in the IT sector is constantly growing. IT graduates with management skills and IT processes know-how are in great demand in the job market. You have excellent career perspectives and salary expectations.
- Product management for software systems and IT services
- Development of new IT product strategies
- Employment in various areas of the software lifecycle ( e.g. product design, software marketing, quality management)
- IT firms
- Software and communication industry
- Service industry
- Administration, trade
Besides teaching the principles of computer science, the course also covers the core skills of project and product management, marketing and sales, moderation and communication, and languages and social skills. The programme prepared me in the best possible way for my career start as a product manager at the interface between development, marketing, sales and the customer.Kevin Hetzel, Product Manager Cloud Solutions, M&M Software GmbH, St. Georgen, Graduate 2017