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This postgraduate master’s course is suited to specialists or executive managers with a first degree in the fields of engineering, natural, or computer science. This one-year course is targeted at graduates of eight-semester bachelor’s courses (with a minimum of 240 ECTS credit points). In combination with at least two years of professional experience after your first degree, you complement your specialist knowledge with business administration know-how and modern management methods. The profile is suited to managerial functions in departmental organizations or on the management board.
|<b>Target Group:</b>||Graduates of natural, engineering, industrial engineering, or computer science|
|<b>Admission Requirements:</b>||Targeted at graduates of eight-semester bachelor‘s courses (240 ECTS credit points), two years of professional experience after first degree, sound knowledge of English|
|<b>Career Prospects:</b>||Executive tasks in technology-oriented companies|
|<b>Duration of study:</b>||Two-semester course (one year)|
|Corporate Management||6 credits|
|International Management and Intercultural Communication||6 credits|
|Strategic Innovation and Technology Management||6 credits|
|Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics||6 credits|
|(You choose 1 module from these compulsory options)|
|Collaboration Engineering||6 credits|
|Quality Management||6 credits|
|R&D Management||6 credits|
|Project Workshop (group work)||2 credits|
|Project Work||7 credits|
|Specialization Compulsory Elective Module incl. Virtual Seminar||6 credits|
|Master's Thesis and Virtual Oral Examination||15 credits|
The focus in the first semester is on the transfer of the necessary methodological knowledge of the basics of decision-making in economics and management. The elements of market-driven management policy are at the center of the Business Management module. The Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics module provides the basics and stochastic methods that serve as prerequisites for the quantitative investigations and evaluations in subsequent modules. Cost models and functions as well as actuarial calculation methods are necessary to support calculations and detailed profitability analysis. These are taught in this module in addition to cost and performance accounting, and investment and financing. The Strategic Innovation and Technology Management module emphasizes generalist management training. The required option module enables moderate specialization in important management disciplines such as innovation, quality, or R&D management.
Basics of business management, planning types and methods, strategic management and tools of strategic business management, planning systems and strategy development in practice, organization, human resources and strategy, strategy concepts and fundamentals of operational controlling, simulation calculation and reporting
Strategies and strategic dimensions, basic terminology and theories of intercultural communication, methods (training, coaching, mediation, etc.), language, meaning, and cultural pragmatics, cultural patterns, globalization: the collapse of culture, negotiating interculturally, the power variable
Fundamentals and organizational implications of modern innovative organizational development, innovation strategies of globally oriented and multinational enterprise innovation networks, global innovation management processes, cross-cultural innovation
Random events and their probability, conditional probability and independent events, random variables (basics and distribution), random vectors, descriptive and inductive statistics, cost accounting as a management tool and methods of cost type accounting, methods of cost center and cost unit accounting, short-term profit and loss computation, applied cost accounting, process cost accounting, direct costing, optimization of production, types of investment, investment risk management, risk strategies, capital budgeting (dynamic and static procedures), financial planning, leverage, private equity, internal and external financing, funded depreciation, collaterals in credit agreements, leasing, factoring
Your elective broadens the core area to include competences in important management fields and functional areas. One module amounting to 6 ECTS credit points must be selected.
Theoretical foundations of collaboration, collaboration technologies, social Web applications, Web 2.0 and social software, moderation and negotiating skills for collaboration, Harvard negotiation concept, developing collaborative work practices, collaboration process design
Basics of quality management, tasks and organization of quality control, quality policy, product and process quality requirements, QM and integrated management systems, audits as management tools, quality and profitability, quality control, and the basics of modern QM techniques
Significance and characteristics of R&D for national economies and businesses, R&D forms, tools and methods, organizational R&D integration, external R&D
The project-based studies comprise four parts:
A virtual seminar presents methods of scientific work, case study work as well as presentation techniques. These are then consolidated with case studies and business simulation games.
You start your project work during the project workshop to lay the foundations for it in terms of content and organization. You complete a comprehensive group project that relates to the key competences and specialization. You can choose from various methods and forms, for example model or concept development, optimization, investigation, design recommendations, case study work, etc. Great importance is attached to an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the competences proportionately and to a sufficient degree. With this project work, you will demonstrate that you have the ability to deal with a comprehensive problem in a scientific and practice-oriented way. With the final presentation, you will demonstrate that you are able to present content at a suitable scientific level to a professional audience with the aid of professional presentation techniques. Your line of reasoning and solution must be well structured and you must be able to justify and defend your overall concept against critical questioning on the part of the examiners.
After completing the academic specialization, you will write a specialization paper independently and present it for a critical group discussion during the virtual seminar.
With your master’s thesis, you will demonstrate that you have the ability to deal with a problem in the context of engineering management within a specified time limit. It will be a demanding development project or concept development. The aim is to demonstrate the acquired problem-solving skills in the context of a practice-oriented task and to handle an academic discussion on your work in a virtual oral examination.
If you wish to study at a German university, your highest qualification has to be recognized here in Germany. It is therefore necessary to ascertain whether this qualification is equivalent to a German qualification that entitles you to complete a master’s or other degree course at a German university. For our international master’s degree courses, we would look at your most recent bachelor’s degree. We will examine your documents during the enrollment process.
We ask that you submit a résumé and an officially attested copy of your highest qualification alongside your registration form.
Your résumé should be a brief, easy-to-follow overview of your educational and professional career, including qualifications. Do you need help in writing your résumé? Europass offers a template that meets these requirements.
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Becoming a Student at Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences.
Here at Wilhelm Büchner University, there are no fixed semester start dates. You can register and start studying at any time – as soon as you’re enrolled, you’re ready to go. And we offer you a no-obligation four-week free trial, which means you have four weeks to try out both us and your course at Wilhelm Büchner University – with no risk whatsoever.
Following registration, we will send you printed study materials in the mail as well as login details for our online campus, which contains e-books and videos. We will also provide you with all key information and contact details, and keep you up to date with the latest news.
As a student at Wilhelm Büchner University, you’re never left to fend for yourself. Our service team provides you with personalized support and is on hand to help with time planning and the full range of organizational matters. If you have any subject-related questions, directors of studies and tutors can be contacted at any time via the online campus. They grade your work and give you invaluable tips and guidance. And they’ll get you ready for your exams too. It’s our job to give you all the help you need to graduate successfully.
You will have a set contact person to guide you through your master’s thesis. This person will provide personalized assistance with arranging the topic of your thesis within your area of focus and is there to offer scientific advice and suggestions.
In addition to e-books, we will send you your study materials every three months in the mail. The study booklets are the key medium and enable you to study just about anywhere. So you can learn when you have the time to do so. All our study booklets are written by selected experts who have real-world, scientific, and educational experience. The study booklets are complemented by a wealth of exercises and supplementary information on StudyOnline, the Wilhelm Büchner University virtual campus.
Once you have worked your way through your study materials, answer the accompanying mail-in exercises and return them to Wilhelm Büchner University. Your tutor will then grade them and add comments before returning them – and you’ll have them back after just a few days. This dialogue – and the interaction between student and tutor – is a key feature of a successful distance learning degree as well as being an important way to track progress and keep you motivated.
You will achieve your university degree, module by module. With your mail-in exercises, you can demonstrate that you are in control of your degree. Written examinations enable you to prove your abilities under supervision by completing a specific task in a set period of time.
At the end of your course, you will write a thesis. As part of this thesis, you will complete demanding development work or come up with a concept, with the aim being to demonstrate the skills you’ve gained – project-solving ability in particular – by applying them to a practical exercise.
Wilhelm Büchner University leads the way in terms of distance/online learning technology and organization. With us, you can complete an MBA in Engineering Management alongside work – and study in the comfort of your own home. You learn whenever and wherever you want, and you can start studying at any time. All over the world. We are dedicated to giving you the support you need. So you can reach your goals.
We offer you an innovative mix of distance learning methods that combines study booklets with online study aids such as downloads, videos, webinars, and group forums. As these are accessible from PCs, tablets, and smartphones, you benefit from maximum flexibility. Furthermore, tutors and student advisors are always on hand to provide you with reliable, personalized online support.
At Wilhelm Büchner University, you determine your own study rhythm to fit your personal circumstances. We offer you reliable and personalized support throughout your studies and are easily reached whenever you need us.
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