MSc in Business Consulting

The Master's in Business Consulting offered by the Faculty of Business Information Systems at Furtwangen University is a three semester full time programme which focuses on the integration of business, information systems and soft skills.

Business Process Reengineering (BPR), reorientation in process organization, the search for new operating areas, process design and the conversion of these goals into practice by means of modern information technology, are the challenges of the future. Throughout the world there is a huge lack of highly qualified consultants, specialists and project leaders who can support businesses in dealing with the above-mentioned challenges.

Graduates of our Business Consulting Master's programme can master all the challenges business consultants are faced with. They are able to analyze, optimize, monitor and control processes and structures within organizations. The course deals in particular with cash and information flow in business-oriented IT solutions.

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Degree awarded Master of Science (MSc)
Undergraduate / postgraduate degree Postgraduate
Duration of programme 3 semesters (incl. master's thesis)
Delivery Full-time
Campus Furtwangen
Programme start Summer semester (only once a year in March)
Application period From 15th April to 15th October
Restricted intake Yes
Language of instruction English
Academic entry requirements Undergraduate degree/bachelor or similar in Business Economics, Information Technology, Engineering, Social Sciences or similar
Language requirements TOEFL IBT >=76 (ETS Company code 7301), IELTS Academic >= 6.0 in English / German is NOT mandatory for our programme for for a successful application (basic knowledge of German recommended)
Pre-sessional or foundation course requirement None
Other requirements Minimum one year relevant work experience
Tuition and enrolment feesTuition fees € 4,500,- for the 3 semesters plus enrolment fees of €130 per semester
Due date of payment

Total amount is due upon admission to the programme

Programme accreditation ACQUIN accredited

Why choose our Business Consulting Master's programme?

  • Accreditation by ACQUIN (the accreditation, certification and quality assurance institute which assures the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Germany)
  • No 1 ranking  among German universities in Business Information programmes
  • Top ranking in the Eduniversal Ranking of the Best 4000 Masters & MBA in 30 majors worldwide
  • Newly-built location with improved technical facilities
  • Excellent individual student support through large number of assistant professors
  • Outstanding service to international students provided by award-winning university International Center
From Egypt to Kazakhstan, from Columbia up to Singapore and Vietnam, 10 different nationalities in BCM.

Learning Outcomes and Job Description

Business Consulting specialists are trained to be allrounders with the ability to change existing situations by finding creative solutions, i.e. the focus is on promoting creative abilities. Our graduates have a comprehensive knowledge of business administration, accounting, logistics and corporate governance, as well as the use and application of modern information technologies. In a concentrated, hands-on approach, students are trained to analyse the commodity flow, cash flow and information flow of a company - particularly in the industrial sector -  and to develop competently assessed concepts for the creation of optimal business processes. Graduates of the Master's programme in Business Consulting will be in a position to select and/or design, adapt, incorporate and introduce wide-ranging application systems at the corporate level, including user training and support.

Your professional responsibilites may include:

  • Process management in companies regardless of size or area of operation
  • Design and development of database systems and concepts in business intelligence
  • Use of business and logistics skills as a basis for projects to introduce new standard software
  • Use of standard software to implement logistics and business processes
  • Application of methodology to manage projects and companies (e.g. consulting firms)
  • Strengthening profiles to enable more focused communication with the market

Careers Perspectives

The need for consultants with this profile is extraordinarily high and continuously expanding. In Germany  there are currently about 11,000 consulting firms. Twenty of the major consulting firms alone employ more than 5,000 people. In addition, solution providers that market standard software or software packages require about the same number of staff. The need for qualified junior staff or even university graduates specialized in this sector cannot currently be met. Our Business Consulting programme enables our graduates to identify and fully grasp the opportunities that lie ahead, choosing from a variety of career paths in diverse areas ranging from management to information technology. As a Business Consulting graduate you will find a job in any business area or industry around the world.

Here just a few of the career paths open to you as future BCM graduate:

  • SAP Consultant
  • Business Process Consultant
  • Supply Chain Management Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Financial Advisor

Programme extras

  • Mentoring Programme
    A "Mentoring Programme" is offered on the BCM programme whereby each student is assigned a mentor (a volunteer BCM graduate) who helps new students by sharing their experiences and by giving advice about living, studying and working in Germany. Please note the students and their mentors do not enter into any kind of obligatory relationship in this programme.

  • German Conversation Group
    Though the BCM programme is taught completely in English, we highly recommend our students to improve their German skills during the course of the programme as good German skills play a crucial role in securing a job or an internship in Germany. Besides the German classes which are already offered through the university, we also organize a "Stammtisch" with a German colleague once every week. These conversational sessions enable our students to learn the language more quickly, thus preparing them for their future role as Business Consultants.
  • Presentation and Moderation Techniques Workshop
    Business Consultants are expected to have excellent communication and presentation skills. Besides the numerous presentations which are part of the curriculum, additional help is also provided. A "Soft Skills Workshop" is offered to BCM students to improve their communication and interpersonal skills.