Digital leaders need an indispensable set of tools and knowledge to manage or even shape the digital revolution. Together, Goethe Business School and the House of IT have developed of an outstanding master program combining state-of-the-art academic content from three top-level universities topped off with excellent practical knowledge from a wide partner network.
Goethe University Frankfurt
Founded in 1914 with private funding and inspired by the legacy of the European Enlightenment, Goethe University stands out as a pioneering “citizens’ university”. Today, positioned among the top international research universities, Goethe University offers a wide variety of academic programs, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches for solving complex problems.
The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is widely regarded as one of Germany’s leading faculties. Its members are regularly ranked among the best in their field and are members of top advisory boards across Europe. The faculty’s excellent reputation is evidenced by over 5,000 student enrolments, as well as by numerous national and international companies recruiting its graduates and intensively collaborating on research and education.
The digital economy in Europe is at the heart of the next industrial revolution, and digital Darwinism will be unkind to those who wait. This is why we need more leaders with deep understanding of digitalization transformation processes for the business. The new master program is the perfect foundation to support the opportunities and chances for enterprises and their customers – with the clear goal to innovate, differentiate and win in a digital world.
The master program is designed for prospective leaders — both those with a deep interest in the challenges of the ongoing digital transformation and those with the creative power to shape the future. The profound academic knowledge, leadership skills and practical expertise the program provides will enable professionals to manage the coming challenges of a digitalized world.
Digitization isn’t just an IT matter. It will hugely affect all processes, all industries, all companies, and all levels of public administration. Knowledge of new digital technologies, evaluation of their strategic importance and the practical possibility of implementing them are the key to success — and talent management, corporate training and continuing education are taking on an ever greater importance. The extra-occupational MBA program “Master of Digital Transformation Management” crucially contributes to this.
The digital transformation creates new opportunities as well as challenges for companies of all sizes. A particular success factor in this context are highly trained employees with excellent interdisciplinary skills. To satisfy these demands, we have contributed to develop a unique MBA program providing an effective transfer of knowledge in the fields of digitalization, management, and innovation.
Digitization will change every aspect of business and society. We have to design this transformation process so that the changes bring as many advantages as possible, while retaining values that are important to us. Digitization should strengthen freedom, self-determination and work/lifebalance. This calls for responsible management. The master’s degree program is meant to create the conditions for this.
For years, the House of IT has been involved with current issues in IT. It has been a force behind developing a master’s program that reflects the challenges of digital development across the board and that is closely integrated with all other business processes. There is currently no master program like the Master of Digital Transformation Management in Germany. It is an outstanding offering for those companies hiring and developing the promising young employees who hold an MBA degree in the area of digitalization from Goethe University Frankfurt, as well as for those employees themselves who are interested in the interface between IT and management.
Technische Universität Darmstadt
The Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt is one of Germany’s leading technical universities. Its around 300 professors, 4,250 scientific and administrative employees and around 26,500 students devote their talents and best efforts to the significant future research fields such as cybersecurity, internet and digitalisation, matter and radiation science, thermo-fluids and interfaces, future energy systems and processes from material to product innovation. The wide variety of disciplines represented are all focused on technology, as viewed from the vantage point of engineering, the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, and cover the full range of academic endeavor, from the origination of basic concepts to practical, everyday applications.
The TU Darmstadt is Germany’s first autonomous university and has a total budget of 443.5 million Euros (2015), therefore 241.2 Million Euros basic state funding. Its capacity for innovation is evidenced inter alia by the high level of annual funding received from outside sources. The 154.4 million Euros (2015, incl. LOEWE) contributed i.a. by industry, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the European Union make it one of Germany’s leading academic recipients of outside funding. In renowned rankings by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, and the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, it has consistently corroborated its leadership in research, academic excellence, and its qualification of graduates for top jobs and successful careers.
Together with Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, TU Darmstadt has formed the strategic Rhine-Main Universities alliance.
University of Kassel
Founded in 1971, the University of Kassel is the newest university in the state of Hessen offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes in the fields of Engineering and Computer Sciences, Economics, Business and Law, Natural Sciences and Mathematics etc. A priority for the University of Kassel is interdiciplinarity including research cooperation and dialogue with research institutions from all over the world. Each academic year, more than 100 visiting scholars engage in research projects in cooperation with colleagues from the University of Kassel, making a valuable contribution to the university's academic, social and cultural life.
House of IT
The House of IT is a scientific center for the promotion of innovative information and communication technologies. As an interdisciplinary platform for industry, science and government, it is embedded in one of Europe‘s most prominent IT clusters. The mission: help shape the regional IT ecosystem. To this end, the House of IT researches future-oriented topics, provides support for start-ups and develops innovative, post-gradual professional education programs. What all programs have in common is an interdisciplinary approach to the digitalization of industry.