Production Management (PM) - BSc

Bachelor of Science Production Management

The BSc Production Management programme was offered for the last time in winter semester 2020/2021. For students who started their studies by then, the degree programme will continue in its previous form. However, it is no longer possible to apply for this programme.


Information on the successor programme Bsc Industrial Engineering - Sustainable Production and Business (SPB) - BSc


Production focus

The Production Management degree programme is a production-oriented specialisation within the framework of training to become an industrial engineer. The focus of the programme is therefore on the internal processes of product development and manufacturing as well as order processing, organisation and production technology.


From the raw material to the customer

Production managers coordinate flows of goods, finance and information from the raw material to the customer by organising, controlling and, above all, permanently optimising and further developing the entire production and distribution chain, including securing resources, financial planning, market analysis and sales strategy.

In addition to scientific, engineering and business knowledge, methodological, social and language skills are also relevant for the coordination of these complex technical production processes, and you will learn them too as part of the Production Management degree programme.


Practical relevance and internationality

A balanced relationship between theory and practice is ensured by the combination of lectures, project work, business games and close company contacts at ESB Business School and its teaching staff. In addition, an internship semester is firmly integrated into the programme.

English-language lectures and a firmly integrated study semester abroad at one of our many partner universities worldwide ensure the international orientation of your degree programme.

Specialisation in production or product management

In the main phase of your studies, you will choose between the two specialisations Production Management and Product Management, each of which includes business administration and technical electives.

  • Production Management (a closer look at the production process): with the compulsory subjects Industrial Ecology, Process Management, Basics of Electrical Engineering and Simulation Game Production as well as electives in the field of business administration (Controlling, HR, Lean Management) and technology (measurement and control technology, production logistics, automation, factory planning).

  • Product Management (focus on the product): with the compulsory subjects Networked Production, Information Management, Sustainable Product Development and Technical Planning Case Production as well as electives in the field of business administration (International Marketing, Innovation Management, Labour Law) and technology (Project Management, Procurement and Distribution Logistics, Product Innovation and Product Life Cycle Assessment).


Study plan overview

Semester 1Introductory semester
Semester 2Introductory semester
Semester 3Advanced semester (incl. production processes, quality management, business processes)
Semester 4internship semester with Corporate Social Responsibility project
Semester 5semester abroad
Semester 6advanced semester: Production or product management
Semester 7Thesis semester (usually in companies)

Contacts re: programme

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BSc Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen - Sustainable Production and Business, BSc Production Management