Digital Transformation, Master of Arts

Distance learning program @ IU International University of Applied Sciences 

The master's program Digital Transformation lasts 2-4 semesters in full-time study, depending on the prerequisites, or 4-8 semesters in part-time study. You will engage with topics such as digital business models and deepen your knowledge in areas like User Experience and Customer Journey.

At a Glance

University IU International University of Applied Sciences, UAS based in Erfurt
Field of Study Information SciencesIT Management
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration 2 Semesters
ECTS 60 Credit Points
Language of Instruction German
Course contents Digital business models, research methodology, change management and organizational development, hybrid project management in digital transformation, agile leadership, seminar societal challenges of digitization, project: digital transformation, elective module A, master's thesis
Electives Innovation and Design Thinking, User Experience and Customer Journey, Data Science, IT-Sicherheit und Datenschutz, Smarte Produkt-Service-Systeme, Künstliche Intelligenz, Digitalisierung in Medizin und Pflege, Digital Insurance, Digital Marketing, Data Science Specialist, E-Commerce, Data Engineer, Business Analyst, Cyber Security, Kommunikation, Agilität und kreative Arbeitsmethoden, New Work, Management Consulting, Sales Management, Strategisches Finanzmanagement, Strategisches Marketing und Branding, Strategisches Servicemanagement
Location online
ZFU Approval The Central State Office for Distance Learning (ZFU) has approved the course Digital Transformation under the number 1115421.
Enrollment Anytime
Fees
from 329 € monthly
from 10099 € total
More Info https://www.iu-fernstudium.de
  • Master's program without compulsory attendance at Germany's largest university
  • Study start possible at any time, no semester system
  • Interesting specializations, such as in Innovation and Design Thinking
  • Master's program in only 2-4 semesters with 60 ECTS or in 4-8 semesters with 120 ECTS

These are the requirements for the Master's in Digital Transformation

With your Master's in Digital Transformation, you can work as a Digital Transformation Manager, a Digital Consultant, or a Digital Project Manager.

The IU International University offers the Master’s in Digital Transformation in 2 variants: the 60-ECTS variant lasts for 2 semesters in full-time study, while the 120-ECTS variant lasts for 4 semesters in full-time study.

For both variants, a first academic degree from a state-recognized or state university is required, such as a Bachelor's or Master's degree. Your degree should have a minimum grade of "Satisfactory."

Additionally, you must demonstrate a minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience in management or consulting.

For the 60-ECTS variant, the following is also required:

  • If your first degree is worth 240 ECTS and you can show at least 1 year of qualified work experience, you can enroll immediately in the master's program.
  • If your first degree is worth 210 ECTS and you can show at least 1 year of qualified work experience, you can enroll immediately in the Digital Transformation master's program.
  • If your first degree is worth 180 ECTS, take courses totaling at least 30 ECTS and demonstrate at least 1 year of additional work experience. Alternatively, show at least 2 years of qualified work experience.

In addition, you can have prior credits recognized to shorten the study time in distance learning and save on tuition fees. Credits can be recognized for achievements in previous master's programs, and extensive work experience in the field of Digital Transformation can also be acknowledged by the university. It is best to submit your recognition request along with your application.

These are the study contents in the online course Digital Transformation

This Master's program at IU comprises approximately 8 modules that you will take and complete over 2 semesters of regular study time. Each module is worth 5-10 credit points (ECTS) and concludes with an exam such as a term paper or an exam. In total, you earn 60 credit points from module to module and from semester to semester.

In the 60-ECTS variant, the full-time program is structured as follows:

  • Semester 1: Digital Business Models, Research Methodology, Change Management and Organizational Development, Hybrid Project Management in Digital Transformation, Agile Leadership, Seminar on Social Challenges of Digitization
  • Semester 2: Project: Digital Transformation, Elective Module A, Master's Thesis

In the 120-ECTS variant, the full-time program is structured as follows:

  • Semester 1: Digital Business Models, Research Methodology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Project: Design Thinking, Consumer Behavior and Market Research, Seminar: User Experience and Customer Journey
  • Semester 2: Agile Leadership, Hybrid Project Management in Digital Transformation, Requirements Management, Data Science, Change Management and Organizational Development, Project: Digital Transformation
  • Semester 3: Performance Measurement, Seminar on Social Challenges of Digitization, Elective Module A, Elective Module B
  • Semester 4: Master's Thesis

You can choose your specializations from these modules: Innovation and Design Thinking, User Experience and Customer Journey, Data Science, IT Security and Data Protection, Smart Product-Service Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Digitalization in Medicine and Nursing, Digital Insurance, Digital Marketing, Data Science Specialist, E-Commerce, Data Engineer, Business Analyst, Cyber Security, Communication, Agility and Creative Working Methods, New Work, Management Consulting, Sales Management, Strategic Financial Management, Strategic Marketing and Branding, Strategic Service Management.

How flexible is the standard study time in the distance learning course Digital Transformation

At IU International University, in the part-time distance learning program, you can choose one of 3 study models:

  • In the full-time program, the standard study time is 2 semesters for the 60-ECTS variant and 4 semesters for the 120-ECTS variant. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters at no extra cost. The full-time program in Digital Transformation is particularly suitable for those who are not working or working only a few hours per week.
  • In part-time program I, the standard study time is 3 semesters for the 60-ECTS variant and 6 semesters for the 120-ECTS variant. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters at no extra cost. Part-time program I is suitable, for example, if you work part-time alongside your studies.
  • In part-time program II, the standard study time is 4 semesters for the 60-ECTS variant and 8 semesters for the 120-ECTS variant. You can extend the standard study time by up to 2 semesters at no extra cost. Part-time program II is particularly suitable if you are heavily involved in your career alongside your distance learning program.

By the way, you can also take a semester off during your studies at no additional cost.

How does online study work at IU?

Distance learning student with notebook
A degree program that adapts to your life: In online studies at IU, you learn flexibly and digitally whenever and wherever you want to learn.

In the Master's distance learning program in Digital Transformation at IU International University, there is no attendance requirement - you learn continuously from home, in the library of your choice, or wherever you can learn best.

You can take your modules and courses whenever you want. This way, you can usually arrange your study plan and semester schedule flexibly.

Central to IU's distance learning is your interactive study scripts. You will receive the scripts in printed form as well as digitally as PDFs and for tablets. Through the smart app IU Learn, you have access to the study scripts for your Digital Transformation program as well as scripts from all other distance learning programs at IU.

Through myCampus, the online campus of IU, you also have access to additional materials, such as videos. You interact with your lecturers and fellow students in virtual live formats, for example, through interactive events.

And exams? You can take them as online exams if you prefer. An online exam can be taken around the clock once you feel adequately prepared with the course material. Alternatively, you can take the exam at one of IU's numerous exam centers throughout Germany.

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