Software Engineering and Management (MSEM)

Career Prospects

Where the technological, organisational and entrepreneurial aspects of software development meet, you enter the exciting world of Software Engineering and Management...

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 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.

Teaching and Learning

The M. Sc. Software Engineering and Management offers a number of specific benefits and assets such as

  • lectures delivered exclusively in English,
  • a favourable student-lecturer ratio,
  • an interdisciplinary curriculum,
  • integration of management and engineering practices,
  • a clearly structured and time-efficient schedule,
  • sustained teaching quality by systematic student appraisal,
  • state-of-the-art facilities,
  • innovative forms of teaching as well as
  • creative forms of learning, e.g. problem-based and blended learning.

Using case studies and working in teams not only improves analytical and problem solving capacities but familiarizes our students with methodological and creative problem-solving techniques and the relational skills which are vital for future business leaders.


Heilbronn University has appointed a body of notable academics who possess unique competences that derive from their qualifications and professional experience. They have all worked in industry or commerce and understand, at first hand, the challenges presented by a global business world. Moreover, most tenured lecturers are involved in (inter)national research projects.

In addition, the Master in Software Engineering and Management is executed and has been created in close consultation with business, industry and the engineering professions to ensure the employability of the prospective graduates. Cooperating companies are, inter alia, AUDI AG, Daimler AG, Bosch Engineering GmbH, Würth GmbH and SAP AG.


Accredited by ACQUIN in 2007

This Master’s Programme, according to GI guidelines (GI is associated with the German Chapter of the ACM), has been fully aligned with the standards stipulated in the Bologna Declaration (ECTS credits, Diploma Supplement, Development of Joint Degrees) and has been accredited at a national level by ACQUIN. The agency has cited the faculty‘s active business network as particularly noteworthy as it offers the students manifold opportunities to get practical experience.