Weiterbildender Verbundstudiengang International Management & Information Systems - Online (M.A.)

International Management & Information Systems – Online (IMIS Online, Professional Master)

Objectives of the Course

IMIS Online as a Master of Arts degree in International Management & Information Systems prepares students for leadership roles in a globalized economy where the intelligent use of IT systems is becoming a critical success factor.

The English-language degree course is meeting the demand by offering a two-fold qualification where IT-related subjects, such as Business Informatics, Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, and Electronic Business are coupled with key Business Administration competencies including International Management, International Economics, Process Management, Innovation Management, and Management Accounting & Finance.

IMIS Online as a Professional Master’s program is offered mostly online and provides students the opportunity to obtain the M.A. degree while continuing their professional employment.

State-of-the-art technologies allow for a sophisticated distance learning experience, which is supplemented with a face-to-face introductory week and a face-to-face summer camp on campus. The design of a self-study that is flexible and adapted to individual learning processes is ensured by e-lectures, web-based trainings, interactive virtual collaborative learning concepts as well as by a consequent course coordination through the Learning Management System Moodle .

Degree profile

The degree program leads to a university degree in the field of business administration, with a curricular focus on the areas of “Management” and “Information Systems”. Graduates acquire comprehensive knowledge and skills both in the individual areas of the integrated management approach (Business Marketing Management, Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management Accounting & Finance) and in the information-related and strategy-oriented IT subjects (Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Information Management, Electronic Business).

At the same time, the relationship between IT and management will be addressed by dealing with the management of IT resources as well as the potential of IT as an enabler of new business models and management approaches.

A distinct international component is ensured by the full implementation of the English language and the associated multicultural student group as well as the corresponding design of the modules.

Target Group
The program is aimed at professionals and is designed in such a way that they do not have to give up their jobs but can study part-time and primarily online (also from outside Germany). Therefore the in total 90 credits are spread across 4 semesters, resulting in a reduced workload in the respective semesters. The online courses format enables students to study from anywhere and at anytime.

Study duration and enrollment
The Master’s program International Management & Information Systems ‑ Online (IMIS Online) is a professional part-time course that is conducted online apart from two on-campus phases.
The program has a standard period of study of four semesters, a volume of 90 credits, and comprises thirteen compulsory modules as well as a Master's project consisting of a Master's thesis (21 credits) and a colloquium (4 credits).
The modules in the first three semesters have a scope of 20 credits. The fourth semester, which includes a module on Research Methods in addition to the Master's project, comprises 30 credits.

Application Procedure

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Language of instruction


Course duration
standard period of study 4 semesters

Beginning of course
Winter semester (September)

Application periods and deadlines
Application Procedure

Contributions and fees
€ 2200/ semester
This program is based on a self-financing of the students.

Further information
IMIS Online is associated to the BE! - Center of Business Education which is part of the Department of Electrical Engineering (Fachbereich Elektrische Energietechnik)

More contacts
imis-online-info@fh-swf.de and Contact List for further information (Service, Bafög, International Office, etc.) 

International Management & Information Systems (M.A.) online

Study program



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