Digital Transformation Management
Software Engineering in Business

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • 4 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 120 ECTS
  • €680/Month
  • New
  • Full time

Do you prefer to spend your time in front of the computer and find it exciting to programme innovative software? Then the Master's degree in Digital Transformation Management - Focus Software Engineering in Business is the ideal fit for you.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
  • stay abroad
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Your course content
What you will learn

With the Digital Transformation Management Master's programme with focus Software Engineering in Business, you will become an expert for a wide range of strategic and technological challenges of the digital transformation. You will learn how to develop, design and implement innovative software solutions yourself.

In the practice-oriented MSc Digital Transformation Management degree programme, we prepare you to successfully lead companies into the digital future.

In the Digital Transformation  Management - Focus Software Engineering in Business degree programme, you will deal with process models (e.g. Extreme Programming, Scrum), techniques and tools of modern software engineering in detail. You will use the principles and methods of software development and earn valuable practical experience. In order to apply your skills in practice, you will  use them directly in your own programming projects. Additionally, you will  study software process management, software development life cycle, software project management and quality management. This will enable you to test and evaluate software in a variety of ways.

The icing on the cake of your studies with us is that you will acquire sound communication and collaboration skills, so that you can responsibly lead interdisciplinary and intercultural teams and projects after graduation.


Your career prospects
Our innovative approach that pays off

"Software is eating the world" said Netscape inventor and Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen in 2011. This motto of digitisation is still relevant today.
The networking of people, institutions and objects associated with the digitisation of the economy and society, as well as the development of new technologies and business models, are opening up new perspectives for companies. These can lie, for example, in product development, the development of new target groups, and marketing.

The digital transformation therefore requires experts who have mastered the use of the engine of digitisation: software.
 The need for software developers is huge. Companies have a considerable need for experts who can develop software solutions and are proficient in dealing with complex software systems.

With the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired during your studies, you will be able to plan, prepare, implement and follow up software development projects yourself. You will be on a par with specialists in software engineering and will be able to advise companies on the selection and introduction of software solutions, and alternative (agile) software engineering methods and tools. In addition, you can try out, test, and evaluate new and old existing software products.

With your Master in Digital Transformation Management - Focus Software Engineering, the following and further career paths are open to you:

  •     Digital Business Manager (Focus Software Engineering in Business)
  •     Digital Transformation Manager (Focus Software Engineering)
  •     Junior Software Developer
  •     Junior Software Engineer
  •     Junior Software Tester
  •     IT Consultant Software
It's about you
It's about you

Our study concept

Your studies are divided into 5-week blocks. During this time you focus on one topic which you get to view from different angles. Thanks to this approach you can learn about real management challenges and strengthen the skills that employers are looking for.

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More information

Get to know each other.

Learn more about us and studying at the Dresden School of Management in our weekly webinar.

As a result of the digital transformation, managing strategy, technology and data-driven change processes is increasingly becoming a key competence for future managers.

Marcus Dodt, MBA, M. A. | Senior Consultant, #FORTSCHRITT
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Are you interested in international studies? Get to know our university and study programmes in English.


Your modules Your curriculum

4 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Disruptive Innovations 5
  • Corporate Management 5
  • Process Management 5
  • Innovation Management 5
  • Software Engineering I: Software Engineering Principles, Methods and Techniques 5
  • Leadership Skills 5
2. Semester
  • Disruptive Corporations 5
  • Corporate Development 5
  • Organisation Management 5
  • Change Management 5
  • Software Engineering II: Software Engineering Process and Project Management 5
  • Coaching Skills 5
3. Semester
  • Internship or Global Study Semester | Going International 30
4. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25

Graduates of the Digital Transformation Management programme have good professional opportunities to support companies in the digital transformation of processes and employees.

Sebastian Apprecht | Founder, managing partner -

Admission requirements
Our requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, Business Information Systems or a similar area of studies - please submit your degree certificate and your transcript of records. If you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies
  • OR Bachelor's degree in another area + 6 months of relevant work experience
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport/ID

You also need to provide proof of the required English language skills - we accept:

  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct entry)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 average - please see Language Centre guidelines if results differ
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points
  • Linguaskill: 176 - 184 (CES) - all four skills required

Due to Covid-19, we currently also accept the following English tests.

You don't feel prepared yet? More information about the Academic English Preparation Course

Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

Your studies at the Dresden School of Management are a valuable investment in your future. As a student at an SRH campus you will benefit from small study groups, individual support and practice-oriented courses. Thus, you will be well prepared for a successful career in management. 

The tuition fees are as follows:

  • EUR 680 per month for EU/EEA students (incl. Western Balkans, Switzerland and Ukraine)
  • EUR 5,400 per semester for non-EU/non-EEA students

The amount is fixed for the entire study period. In addition, an enrolment fee of EUR 500 for EU/EEA students (EU'R 900 for non-EU/non-EEA students) is charged at the beginning of the course.

Learn more about financing option on our Financing your studies page.

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Application process and deadlines

This is our application process:

  1. You submit your online application via the SRH Application Portal
  2. If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a personal/phone interview
  3. If the interview is successful, you will receive a confirmation of acceptance and the study contract
  4. You sign the study contract and send it back to us
  5. You pay the enrolment fee (all students) and – if you are a Non-EU/Non-EEA student – a EUR 3000 deposit
  6. You receive your letter of admission
  7. You take part in our Orientation Week and then you are good to go.

We are happy to welcome you to our university.

Get started now Your path into the future
  • You will take part in a step-by-step learning experience
  • You will study in small teams through practice-oriented tasks
  • You can concentrate on what is important in 5-week blocks
  • You will receive individual support from your lecturers
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