Bachelor of Science

IT Product Management

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A unique combination

The IT Product Management (ITP) degree programme combines the subjects of IT and management in a unique way. We teach you how IT products and services are developed and marketed. We train you to manage and optimise IT processes in companies. 

The course focuses on the design and management of economically successful and sustainable software systems for the digital society of tomorrow.

  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Furtwangen
  • Faculty: Computer Science
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March), winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester), 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Make a difference Are you enthusiastic about digital products and new technologies? We are too! In addition to fascination, we'll also give you a sense of responsibility and show you how to develop and manage new IT products sustainably.
  • Modern and interdisciplinary As an IT product manager, you'll be working with different professional groups. We train you to lead interdisciplinary teams in order to lead future-oriented IT products to success.
  • Lots of options You can also study with us online or part-time. We want your studies to fit in with your life. That's why we have designed the IT Product Management course to be particularly flexible.
  • Our experience for your career Computer science at HFU has an excellent reputation. The IT Product Management degree programme includes a lot of practical experience so that you can hit the ground running in the business world.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

The Bachelor's degree programme lasts seven semesters. In each semester, you take five modules, which are usually completed with a graded certificate of achievement. Your foundation course lasts two semesters, during which we first focus on building up the basics.

Study with TREFFER

We make it easy for you to start your course! We have an introductory week for first-semester students (INside week), a mentoring program (Mentoring4U) and many other additional offers. All of this is organised by the TREFFER team. TREFFER stands for TRaining, Erfolg, Fördern, FordERn.

Projects and time abroad

During your advanced studies, you'll gain experience in an IT project. You'll complete your fifth semester as an internship semester in a software company of your choice. Optionally, you can spend your sixth semester abroad – we are happy to help you choose a university.

Last but not least

Before we award you the title "Bachelor of Science" after your seventh semester, you write your thesis. You choose the topic for your thesis yourself – theses are usually written on a specific task in a company.

Ready for the 400% experience?

  • 80 % Understanding of code
  • 120 % Team spirit
  • 200% Career prospects
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ITP specifics

On the IT Product Management (ITP) course, you'll be designing and developing software and IT products and planning their market launch. With your expertise in software processes, you will later ensure that the internal processes in the company function smoothly and that the product is launched on the market at the right time and with high quality. 

Because development processes today take place in interdisciplinary teams, we'll be workingin small project groups during our studies.

One example:

  • What influence do algorithms have on opinion formation? In the "I'm not a robot" project, ITP students looked at social bots – software robots or agents that text, like and comment on social media. The range of applications for social bots extends from customer support to the targeted influencing of political processes. The question posed in the project was: What influence do algorithms have on opinion formation?

What's included

Special features

Study online or part-time

Study IT Product Management in the online study model and benefit from our individual support. With us, you have direct contact with professors and fellow students. You study together with the on-campus students – wherever you want to study! With special online sessions, we enable the formation of learning groups among online and face-to-face students.

Download file:FAQ about ITP online study model

The study programme that fits your life

Studying is a full-time job – normally. However, if you prefer to study ITP part-time, we can organizs your studies differently and stretch them out accordingly. Your study plan will therefore correspond to around 50% of a full-time course. Whether you are working, raising children or don't want to study full-time for other reasons – we make ITP fit your life.

Your career prospects

Excellent perspectives!

Your career prospects are excellent with a degree in ITP. As a computer scientist with in-depth knowledge of IT product management, you will be a sought-after specialist on the job market. Our graduates work in well-paid top sectors and have been among the most sought-after specialists for many years now.

Further qualification for a master's degree

After completing your bachelor's degree, you can gain further qualifications with a master's. With a Master of Science, you are ideally prepared for management responsibilities or a doctorate. 

What's typical for Computer Science is working closely with professors.
Caroline Fichtner, IT Product Management graduate

The Faculty of Computer Science

Thanks to its rapid development, computer science never gets boring, even later on in your career. We provide you with the specialist knowledge to solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

Our degree programmes allow you to apply your creativity and open up the highly topical fields of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security against hacking attacks and product management. We provide you with the know-how to crack complex problems and find innovative solutions. 

Internal link opens in the same window:More about the Faculty of Computer Science

HFU is one of the strongest research universities in Baden-Württemberg. In many research projects, we are working on answers and solutions to highly topical issues. Computer Science and Media is a dedicated research area. 

From cloud computing and IT security to socioinformatics

We are currently conducting research in six areas of computer science. In the individual research projects, our scientists work closely with partners from industry and business as well as educational institutions. We network our research activities and technology partners across national borders. The published research results attract international attention.

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ITP sounds exciting, but you've still got questions? We look forward to hearing from you!

Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr. Stefanie Betz
    Prof. Dr. Stefanie Betz Dean of Studies IT Product Management (BSc)
  •  Cornelia Kellermann
    Cornelia Kellermann Member of academic staff
    Faculty Manager