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Program Director Maedche
Program Director
Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche

Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM), KIT

Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis
Program Director
Prof. Dr. Andreas Oberweis

Head of Institute of Applied Informatics & Formal Description Methods (AIFB), KIT

Prof Dr Ruckes
Program Director
Prof. Dr. Martin E. Ruckes

Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (FBV), KIT

Master in Information Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM)

Digital Transformation of Products, Services, and Organizations

We are living in a digital world. Rapidly evolving information technologies drive the digital transformation of products, services, and organizations. Successful enablers of digital transformation require a profound understanding and integration of business and information technology.



Hot Topics in ISEM

Digital Transformation of Products, Services, Processes, and Organizations
  • IoT and (critical) Digital Infrastructure
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Software & Systems Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • Artifical Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
  • Big Data Management
  • Business Data Strategy and Analytics
  • IT Security and Privacy
  • Development Methods: e.g. Design Thinking, Agile Systems, Scrum

Two Specializations

Choose between the two Specializations "Digital Services" and "Autonomous Robotics" in EM5:


Modular Structure:



Specialization "Digital Services"
  • Immediate globalization capabilities, agile development and deployment, individualization of delivered solutions
  • Availability of “big data” and sophisticated AI-based analytics, enable customer intimacy,  improve internal efficiency
  • Connect service (eco)systems via digital services and create smarter systems
Specialization "Autonomous Robotics"
  • designing and creating in a production or logistics context.
  • Smart Manufacturing and Automation with Industry 4.0
  • Cloud, Fog Robotics
  • Designing, Creating, and Controlling Autonomous Robots
  • controlling of collaborating robots (including lab)

Content Summary

In the recent years, the topic of digital transformation in companies and the needs of qualified employees has developed rapidly. In the context in digital transformation, companies face the challenge of qualifying their employees as an "enabler" at the interface of business and IT.

In the new Master Program in Information Systems Engineering and Management, IT specialists and computer scientists as well as business administrators and engineers will be enabled to advance internal and external digitalization and to assume leadership functions, especially in the field of digital transformation of companies.


The content of the Master Program is divided into 10 modules:

5 Management Modules presents broader knowledge in management know-how and 5 Engineering Modules provides deeper knowledge in technological topics.

Crash Course:
We offer a free Crash Course "Probability and Statistic” (taking place from November 13 to November 14, 2020) and highly recommend to participate in the course to update the technical knowledge, as it might be the crucial factor for a successful degree at HECTOR School.

Engineering Modules Management Modules
  • Digital Platforms
  • Software Engineering
  • Process and Knowledge Engineering
  • Security and Privacy Engineering
  • Elective Subjects:
    • Digital Services
    • Autonomous Robotics
  • Crash Course: "Probability and Statistics" (preparatory modules)      

More information (PDF)

  • Marketing & Information
  • Finance & Value
  • Decisions & Risk  
  • Innovation & Projects
  • Strategy & People

More information (PDF)



FAQ Relating COVID-19

Applying: The application process will be proceeded as usual with some hygiene requirements: personal interviews will take place online for the moment.

Studying: Currently, we assume that the next intake will start regularly in October 2020.
In any case you can be sure that we will keep you updated and you will receive the excellent quality you can expect from HECTOR School and the KIT.

Find here always updated information: Updated FAQ COVID-19


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Target Group

Target Group

In the new Master Program in Information Systems Engineering and Management, Line of Business representatives with business or engineering background as well as IT specialists will be enabled to advance internal and external digitalization and to assume leadership functions, especially in the field of digital transformation of products, services, and organizations.

Enabler of Digital Transformation can have positions like:

  • Information/ Communication Technology Manager
  • IT Coordinator / IT Consultant
  • IT Service Manager / IT Integration Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Engineers e.g. in Product Development, Production


  • all industries effected by the digital transformation
  • specializations enable new opportunities for e.g.: IT, telco, automotive, consulting, production, logistic, finance, media, Trading, public as well as health sector.

Career Perspectives

The ongoing digitalisation of economy, industry and society is increasing the demand for skilled workers. Various fields of activity are opening up in high-tech industry, manufacturing companies, small and middle-sized companies as well as IT start-ups and service companies, especially with regard to digital services and industry 4.0.

Alumni Statement

“It was important for me to concentrate 100% on practice and my studies. Thanks to the block phases offered by the HECTOR School, I can be fully involved in both the project and the university.”


Samantha Butz, IBM (Master@IBM)

HECTOR School Intake 2018

Alumni Voices

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


  • University degree in a relevant subject
  • Professional experience (at least 1-2 years) & current employment
  • English proficiency

Detailed description of all admission requirements

Program Structure

The Master Program is splitted in 5 Engineering and 5 Management Modules of 2 weeks, each over a period of 15 months. The modules are followed by a master thesis written in the company (ISEM: 6 months) and often used as a innovation project for the company. The overall duration is approx. 20 months.

>>>Admission statutes (german PDF)<<<


Academic Calendar Intake 2020

Download: Academic Calendar Intake 2020 (PDF)

HECTOR School Timetable Intake 2020 ISEM FE


HECTOR School Campus

HECTOR School Campus

The HECTOR School modules take place in Karlsruhe on the campus of the International Department. It contains seminar rooms, accommodation facilities and is situated directly next to the KIT campus and in the center of the city.


KIT Campus & Infrastructure

KIT Campus

As the Technology Business School of the KIT, the HECTOR School benefits from the extensive university infrastructure of the worldwide renowned research and educational institution.

KIT Teaching Quality

KIT Campus 2

The HECTOR School offers top-level teaching derived from state-of-the-art research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Numerous institutes and departments of the KIT are involved in the HECTOR School Master Programs ISEM: