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M.Sc. in Information System Engineering and Management

Schlossplatz 19, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

+49 (0)721 608-47880

+49 (0)721 608-47882

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Type of course
Full-time program with part-time schedule

Language of tuition

Length of course
20 months

Date of commencement

Application deadline
Rolling Application

Class size
5-25 Students

Degree awarded
Master of Science (M.Sc.) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (90 ECTS)

Cost / fees
30,000 EUR (overall)

Available on-campus housing

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
SIEMENS AG, Daimler AG, IBM, SAP, ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, EnBW, Trumpf, BOSCH, ABB, and more

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / Overseas students 40%
2. Ratio of Men (65%) / Women (35%)
3. 23-35

Admission requirements
See below / opposite

Programme Directors
Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche: Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM), KIT
Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis: Head of Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB), KIT
Prof. Dr. Martin E. Ruckes: Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (FBV), KIT

Contact details for application
Jelena Münch
Schlossplatz 19, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)721 608 47878
Fax: +49 (0)721 608 47882
E-Mail: info(at)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
HECTOR School of Engineering & Management

M.Sc. in Information System Engineering and Management (ISEM)

NEW 2019! Start in October 2019*

*Subject to the approval procedure of KIT and the Ministry for Science, Research, and Art in Baden-Württemberg

Information-based services, individualized solutions and interactive cooperation’s will characterize tomorrow’s world, linking together agile, dynamic and global service networks of providers and customers. Capturing the emerging opportunities requires globally thinking visionaries, engineers, and managers, who are able to combine profound competence in information technology with excellent know-how in economics, management and law.

Graduates of the Master Program Information System Engineering and Management (ISEM) have the ability to comprehend and evaluate in which way hardware as well as software developments in modern information and communication technologies influence the future service market. They are also in a position to make efficient and effective use of these technologies. Competitive and innovative service products are developed and optimized to successfully accompany and direct service-driven changes in companies and corporate networks.

When faced with incomplete information and technical uncertainty, graduates encounter problems with an engineering orientation and solve them with the help of complex management methods. The program empowers them to apply an interdisciplinary approach to problems and trains adequate solution finding methods for hardware and software applications.

Furthermore, graduates are enabled to solve economic problems of service pricing with the respective interdisciplinary approaches. The analysing and optimization of life-time cycles of business processes are part of the graduates‘ competence profile as well as the evaluation and advancement of software architecture options and aspects of quality improvement.

Finally, they can evaluate regulatory boundaries and legal issues when negotiating contracts and take them into account when making design decisions.

In addition to the engineering expertise, Information System Engineering and Management shares five management modules with the other master programs. This fosters networking across industries and provides the participants with general knowledge in finance, accounting, marketing, international multi-project management, international law, and human resource management. Therefore, they can consider the commercial implications of project decisions and develop a holistic view.

Admission requirements
  • First academic degree: Bachelor, Master, Diploma, etc. in a relevant subject such as Engineering, Natural Sciences, Information Science, or Economics. In exceptional cases other degrees may be accepted

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of professional experience in the specific field of the program

  • TOEFL or IELTS (at least 90 iBT) or an equal qualification which must be checked individually

Other courses offered by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • M.Sc. in Energy Engineering and Management (EEM)
  • M.Sc. in Financial Engineering (FE)
  • M.Sc. in Management of Product Development (MPD)
  • M.Sc. in Mobility Systems Engineering and Management (MSEM)
  • M.Sc. in Optics and Photonics
  • M.Sc. in Production and Operations Management (POM)

  • About HECTOR School of Engineering & Management

    The HECTOR School is the Technology Business School of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

    Named after Dr. Hans-Werner Hector, one of the co-founders of SAP AG, HECTOR School aims to provide professionals with state-of-the-art technological expertise and management know-how within part-time education programs.

    The HECTOR School fosters lifelong learning within industry. Participants are supported in their career development with executive master degree programs, certificate courses, and customized partner programs. The benefits of the executive master programs are numerous for participants as well as for the companies they work for:
    • Unique Holistic Approach: A combination of technology expertise and management know-how.

    • State-of-the-Art Knowledge: Direct transfer from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) research.

    • Part-Time Structure: Allows participants to continue with their demanding careers whilst acquiring new skills.

    • Master Thesis to set up Innovation Projects: Companies gain outstanding added value through the consultation of such projects by professors from KIT.

    • Excellent Networking Opportunities: Professional networking is fostered across industries and on an international scale.
    Our directors enrich HECTOR School with strong business experience combined with academic competence. Industry backings provide opportunities to generate ideas with substantial practical impact, which also feed insights into creative teaching approaches.

    Professors from the KIT, internationally recognized faculty members from out partner institutions as well as business experts from leading companies form the faculty of HECTOR School.