M.Sc. Information Systems

The Master study programs at Pforzheim University are postgraduate courses open to applicants who have successfully completed a first academic degree.  The programs are designed to fit in with a clear profile of business functions. Furthermore prospective students are attracted to the mix of an academic and a practice-oriented approach, the international focus as well as the cooperation with well-known companies. 

The Business School as well as the study courses of the economic engineering department of Pforzheim University fulfill the highest international requirements. The world’s leading accreditation institution, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), confirms this. This is one of the most important honors and is an excellent confirmation of the quality of academic education in economics. Pforzheim University thus belongs to the group of 10 AACSB accredited universities in the German-speaking world. It is the second university in Baden-Württemberg and the first university of applied sciences in Germany, whose high quality in teaching and applied research has been confirmed by AACSB.

Master Information Systems


Do you have successfully completed a degree in economics or engineering science? The bilingual, internationally accredited and interdisciplinary study of the Master Information System allows you to learn more about the interrelations between business informatics, applied computer science and business economics management.

The design of IT solutions is a key success factor in the company. The aim of the three-semester, consecutive master's course is the preparation of specialists and executives in the IT field, focusing on the interaction of people, process and IT.


Main facts at a glance!

Brief program description

Our Master's program “Information Systems” enhances the competency of prospective professionals and executives in the following fields:

  • Evaluation, selection, development and use of Information Systems within a company
  • Development, evaluation and selection of architectures in business and engineering applications
  • Technology of IT-Systems
  • Management techniques at the operative and strategic levels in national and international environments

Enrolment fees

An administrative fee of about 180 EUR in the first semester has to be paid (incl. contribution to the student union and a ticket for free public transport within the City of Pforzheim for the whole semester).

Details of the fees:

  • 82€ Student union fees
  • 70€ Administrative costs contribution
  • 8€ Student's society contribution
  • 20€ Fee for the student's identity card (provided that no identity card is already given)

Re-Enrollment fees

An administrative fee of about 156€ EUR per semester has to be paid (incl. contribution to the student union and a ticket for free public transport within the City of Pforzheim for the whole semester).

Tuition fees

Please note that the state of Baden-Württemberg charges tuition fees for non-EU students.

You receive further information here: Baden-Württemberg STUDY GUIDE

Costs of living

Student life in Pforzheim is less expensive than in most other German university towns. In order to be able to live here with all the expenditures you can expect (health insurance, rent, etc.), you will need about 500-800 EUR per month. A dorm room here costs about 180 EUR per month, a meal in the students' cafeteria about 3 EUR.

Degree                Master of Science in Information Systems (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction German (75%) and English (25%)
Program Start                             in Oktober
Duration of studies               Three Semester
Application Deadline JUNE 15th