Industrial Management, M.Sc.

Faculty Industrial Engineering
Course of studies Industrial Management
Degree Master
Academic degree Master of Science
Start Winter semester
Regular study period 4 Semesters
Category computer science
natural sciences
Engineering Sciences
Study fields
Type of study full-time studies
Course language german
Admission restriction No
Tuition No
Credits 120
Accredited Yes  /  Information on accreditation
Application portal Online application


Leadership responsibility in middle management in industry, service sectors and public administration - the Industrial Management master's program prepares you for just that. The degree program offers a flexible training concept with versatile options to meet the demands of the globalization of the working world and the international integration of companies through an individually selectable specialization. The goal of the study program is to train experts with engineering and business management skills through theory-oriented teaching with a strong practical orientation, who are able to apply engineering and management techniques in small and medium-sized as well as industrial companies, to be creatively effective in a team and to work internationally through qualified foreign language skills.

Career prospects

Industrial Managers in the Mittweida Master's program are designed to meet the profile expected by the business community of interdisciplinary players in middle management levels through a broad, highly modularized and customizable qualification program.

The following structural elements contribute:

1. broadening of knowledge in basic profile I: "Management" or basic profile II: "Natural and technical sciences" in accordance with previous knowledge and experience
2. specialization in one field with additional elective modules
3. practice-oriented research project
4. master thesis

Graduates of the Industrial Management program take on specialist and management roles in business, consulting companies and administration.

In large companies, a specialist career is possible in individual functional areas, while in small and medium-sized companies it is possible across all specialist areas. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the training program, the following fields of activity open up on the national and global job market:

  • Management
  • Controlling
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Logistics
  • Project, process and quality management
  • Support and Service


The program comprises a total of four semesters, including three theory-oriented semesters, including a research and development project, as well as the master's semester, in which the master's thesis must be written and defended.

In the first semester, modules from the two basic profiles "Management" and "Natural and Technical Sciences" are taken based on prior knowledge or previous professional experience. The aim is to impart a solid overarching specialist knowledge, which then forms the starting point for specialization.

For in-depth specialization, the program is divided into specialization profiles from the second semester onwards. These reflect the research and teaching spectrum of the university and describe the characteristics of the Master's program in Industrial Management, which is designed as an interdisciplinary program. The following specialization profiles are available:

  • Energy Management
  • Sustainable real estate management
  • Management and Marketing in Event Sports
  • Project and Process Management
  • Innovation and Business Expansion (English-language specialization in the double degree program)
  • Business Management (specialization for students of Ingenium Education, Austria)

In addition to the modules of the specialization, further elective modules can be taken.

The technical focus of the third semester is a research project, which is worked on with a practice partner. This research project can also be the basis for the master's thesis to be written later. The scientific graduation takes place in the fourth semester with the preparation and defense of the master's thesis.

Application and admission

Full-time study in the Master's program in Industrial Management is open to students who can provide evidence of a first university degree qualifying them for a profession or a degree from a state university of cooperative education with at least 180 ECTS.