Management & Data Science

The master's degree in Management & Data Science prepares students to take on analytical, conceptual, advisory and strategic work in a responsible manner. Depending on their previous knowledge, students are qualified for different areas.

Career Fields

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities for graduates - from business consulting to corporate management or as a specialist in information-intensive organizations.

  • Data Protection / Business Ethics
  • Management / Corporate Development
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Information Procurement, Development and Processing
  • Science / Research

Data Protection / Business Ethics

  • Compliance Managers: Develop concepts and measures to ensure legally and ethically correct conduct by companies, organizations and their employees.
  • Data Protection Officers: Monitor compliance with data protection regulations when handling personal data. They work in their field without being bound by instructions and oblige the employees in charge of data processing to maintain data secrecy.
  • IT Security Coordinators: Design IT security solutions in accordance with the applicable technical standards, laws and regulations, supervise their implementation and continually adapt them to current conditions. They are employed in companies of almost all economic sectors as well as in associations and organizations.

Management / Corporate Development

  • Business Development Managers: Are responsible for the development and implementation of new business ideas and the further development of companies. They evaluate marketing opportunities, develop new business fields and win long-term strategic partners and new customers.
  • Content Managers: Design and optimize the content organization of websites, Internet portals and internal company networks and manage their content.
  • IT Economists: Design the business processes in marketing and sales of IT products, IT solutions and IT services. They find employment with companies in software consulting and development.
  • Market Researchers: Carry out market and competition analyses. Based on the results, they advise and support e.g. social media companies.
  • Management Consultants: As external service providers, they analyze the processes and structures in companies, e.g. in order to increase profitability or to secure and expand the economic success of the company.

Marketing and Communication

  • Community Managers: Develop and manage online communities. They are employed, for example, by operators of social networks or in the marketing departments of companies or non-profit organizations.
  • Social Media Managers: Design, plan and supervise the social media activities of companies or organizations.

Information Procurement, Development and Processing

  • Bioinformaticians: Process data of biological processes and structures using information technology. They work on an interdisciplinary basis at the interface between the life sciences (biology, chemistry and pharmacy) and computer science and find employment with computer service providers or in research, for example.
  • Data Warehouse Analysts: Filter information from databases and IT systems, evaluate it and import it into a central data warehouse. From there, they export relevant data on request and pass it on, for example, to specialist departments or the management.
  • Geoinformaticians: Acquire, process and analyze geoscientific spatial data and make them accessible to users. They produce maps, develop geoinformation systems and orientation systems. They can be employed, for example, in public authorities such as the State Offices for Geoinformation and in research.
  • Information Brokers: Research specialist information, evaluate it and present it to their superiors or customers. They work, for example, for data processing service providers, in management consultancies or advertising agencies.
  • Information Managers: Research where and how information and communication technologies can be used sensibly, develop suitable application techniques to improve operational processes and check whether these strategies are used economically.
  • Internet Technologists: Develop and support networks, application solutions and electronic services that are accessible via the Internet. They analyze existing information and communication systems for effectiveness and security and check whether the technologies meet the latest requirements or need to be adapted.
  • IT Managers: Are responsible for the entire information technology infrastructure of a company. They coordinate the work processes within the IT department and ensure smooth interaction between the IT department and the other divisions of the company.
  • Statisticians: Collect and analyze empirical data, prepare them and present them in a clear and concise manner, e.g. in the fields of market and opinion research, insurance, medical and pharmaceutical research, social services or quality management.
  • Environmental Computer Scientists: Assume an interface function between management, information technology and environmental protection. They use applied computer science methods to develop environmental information systems and solve economic and ecological problems in the field of information technology. They find employment, for example, in engineering offices for environmental technology.

Science / Research

  • Information Scientists: Develop systems for the rapid and user-friendly provision of information. To this end, they select, collect and evaluate information and present it in appropriately designed information systems. They are employed, for example, at universities and research institutes, but also in companies.
  • Economic and Social Statisticians: Design data collections on economic and social topics, have the data collected, process them and analyze them. They are employed not only in research institutions but also in public administration or in business and employers' associations.