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