Course content – Management & Data Science

On this page you can inform yourself about the curriculum of the Masters programme Management & Data Science. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the contact points listed under "Contact and Counselling" and make use of the counselling services offered by the Graduate School.

Course structure

Overview of Modules of the Masters programme Management & Data Science ©Leuphana
Overview of Modules Master Management & Data Science (M.Sc.)

Elective modules

3rd Semester

  • Data Science Seminar
  • Special Topics in Data Science

Alternatively, the electives of the third semester can be replaced by electives of other masters of the master program Management.

Subject-specific area

Core modules

The core modules of the Masters programme Management & Data Science comprise a total of 50 CP and are distributed over three semesters as follows:

During the first semester, students become experts in extracting knowledge from data. They acquire a foundation in mathematics, skills in the use of data analysis tools and an understanding of the data economics.

The second semester includes modules in deep learning, probabilistic modeling, analyzing networks as well as forecasting and simulation.

In the third semester, students undertake a challenging research project, working in teams to address questions of practical relevance with scientific rigor – often in cooperation with leading companies, focusing on data-intensive problems from different industries. In addition students deepen their knowledge of data privacy and ethics.


The electives (10 CP) provide the possibility for further specialization that matches your professional or personal interests. Students can choose from subjects such as: Geo Information Systems, Semantic Web, Information Retrieval and Unstructured Data, Visualization and Communication, Parallelization and High Performance Computing. Alternatively, the elective modules from other Masters of the Masters programme Management can be completed.

Master Thesis/Masters Forum

In the final semester, students write their Masters thesis (25 CP) and attend the accompanying Masters Forum (5 CP).

Management Studies

As a unifying element of the Masters programme in Management, Management Studies (15 CP) must be completed by all students of the Masters programme. The Management Studies lay the foundations for understanding and shaping management and entrepreneurship in a complex, dynamic and ambivalent environment.

In Management Studies, you will deepen your professional competences in the field of management in the following three modules:

The first semester uses a range of tools including case studies to illustrate "Organization, Strategy & Innovation", while the second semester explores "Digitalisation" and the issues surrounding it from the perspective of all six disciplines at the Faculty of Management and Technology (business administration, economics, law, psychology, IT and engineering). In the third semester, you develop specific business ideas for companies and partners in an "Entrepreneurial Project".

Complementary studies

The Complementary Studies are an essential part of the special teaching model of Leuphana. It supplements and expands students' subject-specific learning with the following three modules (5 CP each) with critical academic and practical perspectives from all faculties:

  1. Engaging with Knowledge and Sciences (in the 1st Semester)
  2. Reflecting on Research Methods (in the 2nd Semester)
  3. Connecting Science, Responsibility and Society (in the 3rd Semester)

Masters thesis

Generally, the master's thesis is written at the end of the degree programme. All the information about the master's thesis and how to organise your master's thesis in five steps has been compiled for you on the website Master's thesis.

In addition, helpful courses for writing the master's thesis are regularly offered as part of the GradSkills.

Study regulations/subject-specific schedule

The following link provides access to documents which set out the general conditions for examinations, an overview of the curriculum, as well as detailed and legally binding regulations.

General Assessment Regulations and the Subject-Specific Schedules

Course catalogue

In the course catalogue you can get an overview of the courses currently offered and their specific contents.

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