Master Digital Economy

Structure & Content

This two-year full-time master's program provides you with an excellent academic and practice-oriented education and prepares you for a digital career.

Digital Economy is an interdisciplinary program because digitalisation touches and changes many different parts of our life, which in turn are the focus of many different academic disciplines. In our program, you will engage with people, methods and theories from business, economics, IT, IT law and other fields of study. While we will offer specializations in these subjects in the second half of our program. In the first half, we will build a common body of knowledge that will give you a thorough grounding in all these aspects.

We expect the backgrounds of our students to be as interdisciplinary as the program itself. Some of you may be more familiar with the “digital” side of Digital Economy, others with the “economy” side, some may know a little bit of both.

We do not expect you to know everything “from the other side” before you’ve even started the program! We do expect all of you to bring in enough basic knowledge in both IT and microeconomics to be able to follow the first-year lectures. For those of you who are uncertain whether your current knowledge meets these expectations, we have created the bridging courses.

Bridging Course

First Year

In the first two semesters you will learn foundations of Digital Economy from several perspectives, covering Strategic Aspects, Design Aspects, Implementation Aspects und Legal Aspects. You will also gain hands-on experience in our Business Project course, where you will be trained in front-to-end project management, from writing a proposal to planning and monitoring of digitalisation projects.

Second Year

Building on this solid foundation you have the opportunity to specialize by choosing one of our electives - “Information Systems,” “Digital Law and Economics,” or “Digital Strategy, Marketing, and Transformation.” Moreover you will start to prepare and write your master theses. In addition, you can choose between a more business orented Industry Lab where you will have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real life problems or a more research focused Research Lab to strenghen your academical career.

3rd and 4th semester (60 ECTS-credits)

Curriculum and table of content

Curriculum MA Digital Economy
Curriculum MA Digital Economy
Table of content MA Digital Economy
Table of content MA Digital Economy
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