Software Engineering and Management: Heilbronn University

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Master of Science
Software Engineering and Management: Heilbronn University, Hochschule Heilbronn, MSEM - Master's Programs Office, Max-Planck-Straße 39, Heilbronn, 74081, Germany
Management and Organizations
Course Language(s) 
Course Beginning 
Winter term
18 months (3 semesters)
App Deadline 
15th July
+49 (0) 7131 504 699


About the programme

The M.Sc. Software Engineering and Management has been tailored to the needs of students who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches and seek a good foundation for their future careers. It enables them to interact effectively, confidently and responsibly in increasingly complex, multidimensional work environments of software development - anywhere on the globe.

Career Prospects

At the heart of complex, multi-dimensional organisations, software engineering involves more than just the development of modern information systems. Consequently, software engineers need to move beyond the boundaries of  their job-specific expertise and enhance their professional profiles by acquiring managerial and interpersonal competences. Software engineers who aim to be future business leaders should not only possess such multiple skills, but should be able to translate theoretical knowledge into business practices, engender interdisciplinary dialogues and communicate successfully in an international and intercultural environment.


The M.Sc. Software Engineering and Management adopts an interdisciplinary approach, qualifying you to mastermind and take charge of software engineering projects at home and abroad.

The first two semesters provide a sound theoretical basis. Using case studies and working in teams not only improves analytical and problem solving capacities but familiarizes the students with methodological and creative problem-solving techniques and the relational skills which are vital for future business leaders.

The third semester is dedicated to the Master’s Thesis which is accompanied by a colloquium.

Entry Requirements

Diploma or Bachelor Degree

The Master in Software Engineering and Management is feasible for you, if:

  • you hold a Diploma or Bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely-related field, or
  • you hold a Diploma or Bachelor's degree in another field, and can submit proof of academic and/or vocational experience in computer science gained over a period of at least three years.


Applicants should have an excellent or good European first degree (a German averade grade of 2.5 or better) or an equivalent international qualification (as a rule, awarded with distinction.

ECTS Equivalence

Require a first degree of 210 ETCS credits. Applicants who have achieved a minimum of 180 ECTS credits may also apply; they will be requested to obtain an extra 30 ECTS credits in appropriate Bachelor programmes at Heilbronn University

Language Skills

As the Master´s programme is entirely delivered in English, it is particularly suitable for applicants from the EU and overseas who are eligible for postgraduate studies in Germany. You have to prove your English skills by

Provide evidence of your high level of proficiency in English (not older than two years at date of enrollment) equivalent to at least:

  • TOEFL paperbased version 550, or
  • TOEFL computer-based version 213, or
  • TOEFL internet-based version 79 (TOEFL code for Heilbronn University 2751), or
  • IELTS  minimum 6.0, or Cambridge Certificate CAE minimum C.

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