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Operations Management (MOM) – MSc

Engineering expertise meets management skills

In the Operations Management degree programme, you combine engineering knowledge with management skills and work independently in a team on complex projects in production, logistics and supply chain management - together with companies or research institutions.

  • Industrial Engineering
    Combining engineering and management skills.

  • Project-based Master’s
    Learning in real business and research projects.

  • Expertise for practice
    Focus on production, logistics and supply chain management.

 

Further advantages:

  • You will work in a team with students on a real company/ research project.

  • You put together exactly the courses that interest you from the range offered in the programme: you determine a total of eight electives.

  • Our professors supervise you in small groups

  • Final projects/ theses are usually completed within companies.

  • Modern, well-equipped learning environment

  • University campus at the heart of Baden-Württemberg's industrial locations.

We look forward to your application: only until 15.01.2023!

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Key Data

All facts and figures for your degree programme at a glance

Admission requirements

good proficiency in German and English

Start of studies

15 March in summer semester
1 October in winter semester

Duration of study

3 semester

Costs

€ 167.30 for regular students 
€ 97.30 for exchange students

Places in programme

30 per semester

Study location

Reutlingen University

all key data

Duration of study

3 semesters

Study location

Reutlingen University

Start of studies

15 March in summer semester
1 October in winter semester

Application deadline

Winter semester: 15 July
Summer semester: 15 January

Places in programme

30 per semester

Admission requirements

  • Degree in business administration or technology at a university, university of applied sciences or (Baden-Württemberg) Duale Hochschule with 210 ECTS and final grade of 2.5 or better.

  • Very good proficiency in German and English

  • Applicants with degrees in the following may be admitted: Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Sciences, Business Administration, Technical Economics

  • Proven interest (e.g. internships/study subjects) in technical backgrounds in the field of production or logistics, proven e.g. via internships or relevant subjects.

Special admission requirements

Important for applicants with 180 ECTS

For admission, you must complete an additional 30 ECTS points of coursework and examinations before starting your studies. The selection of modules to be taken depends on your Bachelor's degree and is agreed in a Learning Agreement with the Dean of the  programme.  We will discuss with you the subjects to be taken - the aim is to make you fit, for example, as a business administration student in the technical field or as a technician in the business administration field.  Please contact us early so that we can clarify the details individually.

Important for applicants whose first degree is from outside Germany

At the Studienkolleg of Konstanz University, you can find out free of charge whether your non-German degree qualifies you for a Master's programme in Germany and whether you can be admitted to a university in Baden-Württemberg.  At the Studienkolleg Konstanz, you can also find out which examinations you may have to pass first. You can find the application for certificate recognition on the Studienkolleg Konstanz website. Please note the deadlines of the Studienkolleg Konstanz.

Important for applicants from outside Germany
For admission, you need to have passed a German test, e.g.:

  • DSH "Deutsch Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" - DSH2
  • Test DAF "Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache" - min. 14 points
  • Or an equivalent language certificate

All information on the recognised language certificates may be found at the Studienkolleg Konstanz.

Languages of instruction

German and English

Degree

Master of Science (MSc)

ECTS

90

Costs

Admission requirements

  • Degree in business administration or technology at a university, university of applied sciences or (Baden-Württemberg) Duale Hochschule with 210 ECTS and final grade of 2.5 or better.

  • Very good proficiency in German and English

  • Applicants with degrees in the following may be admitted: Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Sciences, Business Administration, Technical Economics

  • Proven interest (e.g. internships/study subjects) in technical backgrounds in the field of production or logistics, proven e.g. via internships or relevant subjects.

Special admission requirements

Important for applicants with 180 ECTS

For admission, you must complete an additional 30 ECTS points of coursework and examinations before starting your studies. The selection of modules to be taken depends on your Bachelor's degree and is agreed in a Learning Agreement with the Dean of the  programme.  We will discuss with you the subjects to be taken - the aim is to make you fit, for example, as a business administration student in the technical field or as a technician in the business administration field.  Please contact us early so that we can clarify the details individually.

Important for applicants whose first degree is from outside Germany

At the Studienkolleg of Konstanz University, you can find out free of charge whether your non-German degree qualifies you for a Master's programme in Germany and whether you can be admitted to a university in Baden-Württemberg.  At the Studienkolleg Konstanz, you can also find out which examinations you may have to pass first. You can find the application for certificate recognition on the Studienkolleg Konstanz website. Please note the deadlines of the Studienkolleg Konstanz.

Important for applicants from outside Germany
For admission, you need to have passed a German test, e.g.:

  • DSH "Deutsch Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" - DSH2
  • Test DAF "Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache" - min. 14 points
  • Or an equivalent language certificate

All information on the recognised language certificates may be found at the Studienkolleg Konstanz.

Costs

Project-based Master’s – learning under real conditions

In the Operations Management degree programme, you work in a team on complex projects together with companies or research institutions right from the start - using your expertise from various disciplines.

 

Structure and content

Operations Management is a project-based Master’s degree programme. In the first and second semesters, you and your team will each be given a concrete task and develop solutions independently - supported by our professors from the field of industrial engineering.

You will carry out your project in close contact with industrial companies and/or research institutions, gaining specialist knowledge for the project in lectures that you put together yourself from the range of courses on offer. 

Via our wide selection of electives in the areas of technology, business administration, logistics and production, you will acquire essential, up-to-date skills that will not only help you in the projects, but also later in your professional life.

Operations Management addresses the following questions:

  • How do I plan new products and production facilities?
  • How do I implement digitalisation in production and logistics?
  • How do I develop and optimise production systems, new logistics services or maintenance systems and processes?
  • How do I design supply chains (with a focus on e.g. global and local supply planning, offshoring, outsourcing, reverse logistics, risk management, spare parts management)?
  • How do I use machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence in manufacturing companies?
  • How do I develop and plan international logistics strategies in logistics networks or technical logistics solutions, e.g. intralogistics?
  • How do I optimise energy management?
  • How do I bring about efficiency increases in production, trade and services?

We recommend that you write your Master's thesis in the third semester in cooperation with a company abroad. There is an optional semester abroad.

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Your application process

1.

Read the admission requirements and fill in the questionnaire for the selection procedure.

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3.

After a successful selection interview, you need to formally accept the offer of a place.
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Requirements

  • Degree in business administration or technology at a university, university of applied sciences or (Baden-Württemberg) Duale Hochschule with 210 ECTS and final grade of 2.5 or better.
  • Very good proficiency in German and English
  • Applicants with degrees in the following may be admitted: Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Sciences, Business Administration, Technical Economics 

 
Special admission requirements

Important for applicants with 180 ECTS

For admission, you must complete an additional 30 ECTS points of coursework and examinations before starting your studies. The selection of modules to be taken depends on your Bachelor's degree and is agreed in a Learning Agreement with the Dean of the  programme. We will discuss with you the subjects to be taken - the aim is to make you fit, for example, as a business administration student in the technical field or as a technician in the business administration field. Please contact us early so that we can clarify the details individually.

Important for applicants whose first degree is from outside Germany

At the Studienkolleg of Konstanz University, you can find out free of charge whether your non-German degree qualifies you for a Master's programme in Germany and whether you can be admitted to a university in Baden-Württemberg.  At the Studienkolleg Konstanz, you can also find out which examinations you may have to pass first. You can find the application for certificate recognition on the Studienkolleg Konstanz website. Please note the deadlines of the Studienkolleg Konstanz.

Important for applicants from outside Germany

For admission, you need to have passed a German test, e.g.:

  • DSH "Deutsch Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" - DSH2
  • Test DAF "Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache" - min. 14 points
  • Or an equivalent language certificate

All information on the recognised language certificates may be found at the Studienkolleg Konstanz.

Accept the invitation to the selection interview.

We will invite you to the selection interview by email. The interview will be conducted online. If you are unable to attend the interview, please cancel your appointment immediately. 

Please note that you will not be excluded from the application procedure if you do not accept the invitation to the selection interview.

And after your studies?

As a graduate, you will take on international management tasks at the interface between business and technology. You will plan and control production and logistics processes. You will advance digitalisation in companies. You will use machine learning methods and artificial intelligence in innovative ways. And you will use your project experience from your studies and your intercultural competence to successfully pool all resources in projects: various topics, various methods, various people.

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Your qualification profile

You combine the methodological knowledge of an engineer with business management skills and are thus able to efficiently design complex production and logistics processes, design and monitor supply chains, know what a digital factory is and how automation works best.

Operations Management Berufsfelder

Typical sectors

As a graduate of the Operations Management degree programme, your knowledge is in demand in manufacturing companies, but also everywhere that processes are optimised and digital methods are used. Examples include the automotive and manufacturing industries, transport and logistics companies, consulting firms or energy companies.

Potential fields of business

With their high level of competence at the interface of business and technology, our graduates find a wide range of fields of application in a wide spectrum of corporate sectors. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the programme, you have the best prerequisites for management positions which require the integration of various subject areas. You do not pursue a specialist career, instead working in positions where the interesting issues converge.

Doctoral degree

Your Master of Science degree in Operations Management also gives you the best foundations for a doctorate and an academic career. Talk to us about it if you are interested.

Volker Reichenberger

The Operations Management degree programme is unique. You work independently in a team on a complex project together with companies or research institutions. From our catalogue of lectures, you choose the lectures you need to work on the project."

 

Prof. Dr. Volker Reichenberger

MSc Operations Management Dean of Studies

Thomas Bussmann

Particularly appealing to me as a Master's student is the fact that the programme includes both pure research topics and strongly practice-relevant projects. In addition to the wealth of subject content, the parallel development of "soft skills" is infinitely valuable.

 

Thomas Bußmann

Student since winter semester 2016/2017

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