Digital Transformation


English-language Digital Transformation MBA – alongside your job in only four semesters

  • Semesters 1-3: Lectures every two weeks on Friday afternoons (13:00 to 20:00) and Saturdays (9:00 to 17:00) on approx. 10 weekends, final module exams included
  • Semester 4: Preparatory seminar and final master thesis, no regular presence on campus required

The modular curriculum offers a variety of focus options: After having completed more general courses in the foundation phase, you can put together your subject combination individually in the specialization phase as well as choose a thematic focus of your master thesis in accordance with your professional and personal interests.

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General Courses

Based on focused case studies and current examples taken directly from corporate practice and presented by guest speakers, students learn to apply the foundations of management and leadership in the context of digital transformation.

  • Strategic Management & Organizational Change
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Accounting & Controlling
  • Ethics in Business
  • Digital Leadership
  • Digital Marketing
Specialization Courses

Depending on your professional and personal preferences, students choose six modules from a broad range of courses. Expand your prospects and discover how to set up companies of the future. Courses on offer can vary from year to year, which ensures that current topics are always included.

Specialization Digital Transformation Management

  • Digital Process Management
  • Digital Business Models & Architectures
  • Agile Project and Performance Management
  • Smart Industry & Digital Trends
  • d.quarks Framework for Transformation (Berlin)
  • Design Sprint (Berlin)

Specialization Data Science

  • Data Science & Business Analytics
  • Coding Bootcamp (Online)
  • Data Protection & Cyber Security
  • Applied Deep Learning
Master Thesis & Seminar

The final master thesis project is intended to apply the knowledge gained in the program: Students address a real-world challenge from their own experience or company. In a preparatory seminar, students learn the necessary scientific methods and narrow down their thesis topic.


Personal Development & Skills Workshops

By participating in a series of workshops integrated throughout the curriculum, you have the opportunity to maximize your personal potential, develop leadership skills, and explore practical applications of the newest technologies and trends through hands-on sessions with industry experts. Theses workshops are designed to develop the skills you need to make an impact on your career.


Digitalization is causing an epic disruption that is not only crushing established business models – it is threatening to destroy the economic world order as we know it today. All of this is happening at frightening speed. With this program, GBS aims to equip students with the skills and understanding to turn this threat into an opportunity. The members of the Advisory Board leverage their experiences and ideas for continuous improvement, which is not only a huge advantage for all stakeholders – it is also a lot of fun.

Karl RathgebMember of Board Accenture Germany and Member of the Digital Transformation MBA Advisory Board

Networking is an integral part of the MBA experience at Goethe Business School. We regularly invite prominent guest speakers from various backgrounds to talk about current topics in digital transformation. While chatting with the experts in an intimate setting, students and alumni gain unique insights into how these experts are dealing with digital transformation and are making change happen. Students can usually look forward to two events per semester, which take place on Friday evenings after regular lectures and are followed by an opportunity to network with other participants.