Business Consulting (Master)
Master of Science - Taught in English - ACQUIN accredited
Helping businesses meet the challenges of the future
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, experts and project leaders who can support businesses in dealing with the above-mentioned challenges.
Graduates of our Business Consulting Master's programme will play a key role in modern businesses because they are equipped to meet the challenges that business consultants are faced with. They are able to analyze, optimize, monitor and control processes and structures within organizations. Their specialist knowledge, personal strengths, and modern consultancy techniques will help the company of tomorrow to utilize information technology and innovative organizational forms to remain one step ahead of the field.
The Master of Business Consulting programme 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. The course deals in particular with cash and information flow in business-oriented IT solutions.
Profile of a Business Consulting Master's Graduate
Business Consulting specialists are trained to be allrounders with the ability to change an existing situation and find 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 in 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.
You will have the following professional responsibilites:
- Process management in companies regardless of their size or area of operation
- Design and develop database systems and concepts in business intelligence
- Use business and logistics skills as a basis for projects introducing new standard software
- Use standard software which implements logistics and business processes
- Apply methodology for managing projects and companies (e.g. consulting firms)
- Strengthen the creation of a profile to enable more focused communication with the market
Why choose our Business Consulting Master's programme?
Here are some excellent reasons why you should join our team in the BCM 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 university international center
Who are our students?
|Degree awarded||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Undergraduate / postgraduate degree||Postgraduate|
|Duration of programme||3 semesters (incl. master's thesis)|
|Programme start||Summer semester (only once a year in March)|
|Application period||From 15th April to 15th October|
|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 / basic knowledge of German recommended.|
|Pre-sessional or foundation course requirement||None|
|Other requirements||Minimum one year relevant work experience|
|Tuition and enrolment fees||Tuition fees € 4,500,- for the 3 semesters plus enrolment fees of € 120 per semester|
|Due date of payment|
Total amount is due upon admission to the programme
|Programme accreditation||ACQUIN accredited|
|2||Business Strategy||Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence||Process oriented Standard Software|
|System Engineering||E-Business Technologies|| |
Electives Module 2
|1||Advances Accounting and Controlling||Advanced Supply Chain Management||Business Process Management|
|Consulting Methods and Techniques||Managing Consulting Companies|| |
Electives Module 1
- 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.
Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), reorientation in the organisation of processes, the search for new business fields, process design as well as implementing these goals by means of modern information technology are measures through which many corporations prepare for the future. Throughout the world there is a critical lack of highly qualified advisors, specialists and project leaders who can support corporations in such endeavours. The need for advisors with such a 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, firms that market standard software or software packages (so-called solution providers) 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.
Business Consulting graduates will find a job in any business area or industry around the world. 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.
Here just a few of the jobs open to you as future BCM graduate: