Digital Business Management


Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Length of Study: 3 semesters
Enrolment: each summer and winter term (no admission restrictions)
Application deadlines for the 1st semesters of study: December until 15.03. of each year (summer term), May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)
Application deadlines for the 2nd  and 3rd semesters of study: December until 15.01. of each year (summer term), May until 31.07. of each year (winter term)


1st semester of study:

  • Digital Economy
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Analytics and AI
  • Digital Factory
  • Scientific Fundamentals

2nd semester of study

  • Business Ethics
  • Digitisation and Law
  • Forms of Work and Organization of the future
  • Change Management
  • IT for Management
  • 1 specialised elective module

3rd semester of study

  • Thesis
  • Colloquium


  • a first professional business administration degree or closely related degree course. Closely related are degree courses in which at least 120 credit points for have been acquired for business administration skills. These include 10 credits in “Statistics” and 10 in “IT”

    If the previous study had less than 210 credit points, but at least 180 credit points, the missing skills must be made up. As a rule, a total of 300 credit points should be achieved. Applicants will be informed of the competences to be proven and the latest possible time for their proof by the examination board at the beginning of the course.
  • evidence of English language skills that correspond to at least level B 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Example of accepted evidence can be found in Section 7 of the Examination Regulations for the master’s degree in Applied Communication Studies.

The prerequisite for participation in the selection process is that a maximum of 30 of the credit points required for the bachelor’s degree are still outstanding. This must be proven by certification by the university attended when applying. In addition, along with the application for admission, a certificate from the Examinations Office must be submitted showing the previously graded examinations, the provisional average grade derived from this (it must at least correspond to the required minimum grade) as well as the number of credit points attained so far in relation to the total number of credit points to be attained for the respective course of study.
In order to calculate the waiting time, applicants who have already completed a bachelor's degree must provide evidence of the day on which the last examination was performed, if necessary, by means of a certificate from the university. 

Application Deadlines

Applications for the first semester of study:

  • December until 15.01. of each year (summer term)
  • May until 15.07. of each year (winter term)


Applications for a higher semester:
Admission is based on the capacities that become available. More information can be obtained from the Admissions Office 

  • December until 15.01. of each year (summer term)
  • May until 15.07. of each year (winter term)

Information on application deadlines and procedures for applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification can be found here.

This is a statutory deadline. This means that applications for admission and application documents that are submitted to the Kiel University of Applied Sciences -Admissions Office  (via Uni-Assist for applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification) after the above-mentioned deadlines will no longer be considered. If the end of an exclusion period falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the period nevertheless ends at the end of the corresponding day and is not extended to the end of the next working day. (Article 23, Section 7 of the University Admission Ordinance –(HZVO). The date of receipt at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences is valid! Subsequent submissions beyond this deadline are also not possible. Incomplete documents or documents received late are excluded from the selection process. Applications received by fax or e-mail are invalid and also do not take part in the award procedure.


Documents to be submitted (in single copy):

  1. signed online application form
  2. certificates (including detailed overview of grades attained) of the above-mentioned university degree
  3. first university entrance qualification (Abitur, technical college leaving certificate)
  4. certificate in the event of a name change (e.g. marriage certificate)
  5. certificate of exmatriculation (de-registration) if you have studied/are studying the same course of study for which you are requesting admission to a first semester of study
  6. complete evidence of previous study periods by means of study certificates
  7. evidence of previous grades (when applying for a higher semester)
  8. if applicable, proof of sufficient German language skills for applicants without a German university entrance qualification and without a German university degree (enrolment requirement in the case of admission!!!)
To the online application


There is a compulsory fee charged each semester for the Student Services Authority, the student body and the semester travel ticket.

Also, there is an administration charge for enrolment. This charge is non-refundable.

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Contact Details

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Postal Address

Fachhochschule Kiel
Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 1
24149 Kiel

Tel.: 0431 210 1339

E-Mail: studieninformation(at)


Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 3
24149 Kiel

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 09:30-12:00 hrs and
Monday, Thursday 14:00-16;00 hrs and
Tuesday 14:00-16:30 hrs
or by appointment