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The master's degree International Product and Service Management IPM is aimed at bachelor graduates who bring a successful final study degree and economic basics of their former study program (business administration, industrial engineering, computer science industry ...). We offer graduates from different study backgrounds during a 3-term course to build professional and personal skills for management positions. The possibility of voluntary exchange terms at our partner universities Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, USC and ICMS underline the international orientation of the program. The directors of the program are: Prof. Barbara Hedderich and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Knoblauch.
Qualifying requirements for admission to the Master's programme are:
The focus modules allow students to emphasize on one aspect during their program. At the moment the following focus modules are offered at the different universities:
Technology at the
Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
at the Universidad Politécnica de Valéncia
at the University of Sunshine Coast (USC) in Queensland, Australia (charged)
International Business und Tourism & Hospitality
at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), Australia (charged)
The course consists of 3 to 4 semesters depending on the length of your bachelor degree (7 or 6 semesters). Each semester, classes up to 30 ECTS can be taken.
Depending on your starting date one of these terms is your first or second term. They provide you with different experiences but can be coursed independently from one another.
The Master course will be finished with the Master Thesis. The students show their ability to deal with complex problems in the area of Product and Service Management. The aim is to find a topic that can be combined with a project offered by a firm.
The requirement for admission on the Master's programme is a Bachelor's degree with 210 ECTS. For applications with a degree of 180 ECTS, there are two options for studying in the Master's programme:
Applicants without sufficient Business courses have to successfully finish them during the first year in the master program. Be aware that we can offer some of those courses only in German.
Date for application:
Important! Submit a preliminary documentation of international accounts of uni-assist e.V. (www.uni-assist.de) in case of a bachelor degree, which was not acquired in Germany. Please note that the review by uni-assist e.V. might take up to 6 weeks!
Application Manual in English
(Here you find a step by step explanation of our German online application. Read before starting the application process.
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Information for foreign applicants:
If you have acquired your university entrance qualifications (certificates, diplomas etc.) outside of the Federal Republic of Germany, you are obliged to submit your education certificates earned abroad to uni‑assist e.V. for review in addition to submitting your application to the university.
Please note the different application deadlines indicated on the information sheets for Master’s degree programmes and for degree programmes for active professionals.
In order to be allowed to enroll at a German university, you are obliged to have a valid statutory health insurance.
Students from EU-countries who have a European Health Insurance Card and students from non-EU countries who have bought health insurance for Germany in their home country need to get their insurance checked by a German health insurance company. At best, you will receive a certificate confirming the exemption from health insurance which you can use for registration at HS Ansbach.
If you have no or insufficient health insurance, you need to obtain health insurance from a health insurance company in Germany. You are free to choose your health insurance company, please find below some examples. More information about the insurance can be obtained directly from the insurance company.
Further information about the German health insurance system can be found here https://www.krankenkassenzentrale.de/wiki/international.
What are your job opportunities?
Possible areas of employment are manifold. You will be able to start your career in one of the medium-sized firms of our region or aim at an international company.
The technological and business orientation of our program helps you to build up competences in finding solutions, product development including design and marketing. Combined with social skills like crisis management, interconnected thinking and team work you will be well prepared to see a product successfully through all its stages starting with the first idea, its development and realization up to its marketing and disposal.
At every step you will combine your expertise from the fields of technology and business. You will become a “wanderer between both worlds”. This in an expertise highly valued if not required by many firms nowadays. The same holds true for the skill to familiarize yourself in a short time with new areas relevant to your work in an ever changing environment.
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