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The Program

The Master of Computer Science in Business Consulting program prepares students for employment in the fields of business consultancies and standard software consultancies. Graduates of this program are able to analyze, optimize, monitor and control structures in business organizations. In particular, courses deal with goods-, cash- and information flows and the integration of appropriate software systems.

Main emphases of the Master Program are placed on

  • Business Intelligence, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Accounting, Controlling, eBusiness Technology and Online-Marketing
  • Program construction, Software development, Business Process Management based on ARIS
  • Business Processes based on Standard-Software like mySAP® ERP and Microsoft Dynamics
  • Project Management, Teamwork, Self Management, Presentation and Moderation skills and Managing Consulting Companies

The length of the program is three semesters, including two taught semesters and another one set aside for thesis work.

The course demands creativity, empathy, patience, exactness, social skills, competitiveness and the ability for teamwork. The course provides a great opportunity to start a promising career in a challenging yet attractive market with exceptional prospects.

Admission Requirements

Applicants wishing to enter this graduate program in Business Consulting must hold a first academic degree, and must possess work experience amounting to at least one year in total length.

Applicants with a first degree in one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Business Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering

The application and entry requirements for this program are to ensure that applicants have the skills, qualifications and personal commitment needed to successfully complete their studies. These requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (70% or above); official copies of degree certificate and transcript (marksheets).
  • One year commercial work experience after completing first studies in a relevant field.
  • Excellent knowledge of English; TOEFL: min. 210 cb-points (ETS institutional code: 7301), or IELTS grade 6 or better.
  • A basic knowledge of the German language is strongly recommended.
  • Foreign applicants: Proof of financial means (for student visa application).

The Department

The Department of Business Applications of Computer Science was established in 1971 by the Furtwangen University, making it the first institution in Germany to teach the subject. For decades, the department has consistently ranked among the best in its field.

Ranking of Furtwangen University

In a ranking among German university programs the Furtwangen Wirtschaftsinformatik studyprograms have been ranked as the 2nd best according to CHE Hochschulranking 2005/06.

In recent university rankings, carried out by Stern Magazine (Stern Spezial Studienführer 2003) and the Center for University Development, we are the only information systems department that received the highest score possible in the categories surveyed.

The International Office of Furtwangen University has received the Prize for Excellence in Assistance to foreign students by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006.

Modern laboratories and advanced study & research equipment support teaching and facilitate learning. The size of classes is usually small; students and staff know each other. The department cooperates closely with the industry and thereby stays in close touch with current developments and employers.

Start of Master’s program:

Once a year; spring semester (March)

Application deadline:

October 15

Tuition fee:

€ 4.500,- for the 1st semester; 2nd and 3rd semesters free Sponsorships available by our partners


3 semesters (18 months)


100% English

Career Start-up:

We care about your business-network

Flyer to the Program (PDF) >


Der Studiengang schließt mit dem akademischen Grad des “Master of Science“ ab


Informatik, IT-Anwendungen, IT-Management, IT-Vertrieb, Internationales Management

3 Semester

Campus: Furtwangen

Studienbeginn: WS




Application advisor

Hochschule Furtwangen
Fakultät Wirtschaftsinformatik
Business Consulting Master
Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
78120 Furtwangen
+49 (0)7723 920-2276

Send application documents to

Zulassungsamt der
Hochschule Furtwangen
Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
78120 Furtwangen
Tel. +49 (0)7723.920-1232

You can get further informations on the following website.
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