IB - Digital Transformation Management berufsbegleitend (M.A.)

Vorlesungssprache Englisch Studienstart WS Dauer 5 Semester
ECTS 120 Studienform Berufsbegleitend Abschluss Master of Arts
Auslandssemester - Praktikum - Campus Köln
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Studienverlaufsplan

Business Economics
3 ECTS

  • Demand analysis & estimating demand
  • Supply and market equilibrium
  • Production economics
  • Estimating cost functions and production functions
  • Prices, output and strategy in different markets
  • Game theory models of oligopoly
  • Pricing techniques and analysis

Empirical Research Methods
3 ECTS

  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Development of a research question
  • Steps of research process
  • Methods of data collection
  • Data analysis using statistical software programs

Strategic Analysis & Management
3 ECTS

  • Strategy making process and strategic reasoning
  • Advanced external environment analysis
  • Cultural and institutional context of strategic management
  • Corporate development and configuration
  • Strategic change and corporate restructuring
  • Strategy evaluation and strategic controls
  • Organizing for success

Innovation Management & Digital Transformation
3 ECTS

  • Diagnosing the change context and leading the strategic change
  • Dynamics of innovation & their implications for change management
  • Individual creativity and invention
  • Creativity techniques
  • Corporate creativity & intrapreneuring
  • Innovation and technology strategies
  • Managing innovations
  • Open innovation
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Cultural differences in innovation capability

Corporate Social Respons­ibility
3 ECTS

  • Theories of corporate social responsibility
  • Cornerstones of sustainable management
  • CSR as management approach
  • Practical approaches of organizational effectiveness
  • Tools for CSR implementation
  • CSR and financial performance
  • How to communicate CSR

Corporate Governance
3 ECTS

  • Historical developments around the world
  • Directors and board structures in different parts of the world
  • Family business governance
  • Role of institutional investors
  • Corporate governance in mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance in different regions

Advanced Inter­cultural Team Leadership
2 ECTS

  • Cultural theories and models
  • The influence of culture on behaviour
  • Team typologies
  • Phases of team development
  • Trust and control
  • Emergence and avoidance of conflicts
  • Leadership verses management
  • The impact of leadership behaviour on teams

Digital Organization
5 ECTS

  • Basic concepts
  • Fundamentals
  • Characteristics of the digital organization
  • Digital maturity models, digital maturity assessment
  • Summary: Capabilities of digitally transformed companies
  • Digital transformation of the organization – Case studies: Born-digital companies vs. Digitally transformed companies

Digital Business Systems
5 ECTS

  • Basic concepts
  • Foundations: digital technologies (overview)
  • Business process systems (e.g. Front- and Back-end systems)
  • Front-end-systems
  • Back-end-systems I: classic application systems
  • Back-end-systems II: classic cross-section systems
  • Back-end-systems III: internet-based application systems
  • Selected scenarios/use cases I: digital purchase/E-Procurement
  • Selected scenarios/use cases II: digital sales/E-Shop
  • Selected scenarios/use cases III: digital organizations/collaboration/E-Company
  • Successful Practices (Case Studies)

Inter­national Economics
3 ECTS

  • Globalization and income
  • Globalization and international trade
  • Trade and comparative advantage
  • Trade barriers and trade policy
  • Firm location, distance and transport costs
  • Currency crises and exchange rate policy
  • Financial crises, firms and the open economy

Applied Management Accounting
3 ECTS

  • Systems design: Job-order costing
  • Systems design: Process costing
  • Cost-volume-profit relationships
  • Variable costing
  • Activity based costing to aid decision making
  • Sustainability and ethics in accounting decision making

Value Based Management
3 ECTS

  • Financial measurement of corporate strategies: the principles
  • The gap between book values and market values
  • Economic value added
  • Cash flow return on investments
  • Customer life-time value

Sustainable Supply Chain Management
3 ECTS

  • Discussion of various theoretical concepts and their implications for sustainable supply chain management
  • Green marketing
  • Green procurement
  • Green logistics

Inter­national Project Management
2 ECTS

  • Social competence
    (Communication, motivation, groups and team structures, leadership, conflict management)
  • Methodological competence
    (Structural aspects, time management, cost management, human resource management, creativity and problem solving)
  • Organisational competence
    (Quality management, documentation, risk management, project start and closure).

Business Elective
3 ECTS

By choosing Business Electives in the third and fourth semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge.

The following are examples of the types of courses on offer:

  • Corporate Strategy and Renewal
  • Digital Network Economy
  • Digital Leadership
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Power Pricing
  • Finance & Growth
  • Advanced Portfolio Management
  • Branding
  • International HRM
  • Start-up Management & Business Modeling
  • Trader in Capital Markets

Inter­disciplinary Elective
3 ECTS

By choosing Interdisciplinary Electives in the third and fourth semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge. The Interdisciplinary Electives usually include subjects like:

  • Chat Bot Design
  • International Competitiveness
  • Omni-Channel Commerce
  • International Trade and Emerging Markets
  • Bitcoin and the Market of Cryptocurrencies
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Design Thinking & Adobe Creative Cloud
  • SAP S/4 Hana in Controlling and Finance
  • App Development in JavaScript
  • East Asian Culture and Business
  • Cultures of Consumption
  • SPSS

Digital Strategizing
5 ECTS

  • Fundamentals
  • Starting points for digital strategies (selection)
  • Challenges in introducing digital strategies – four fights
  • Identification of success factors for digital strategies (selection)
  • Agile strategy management
  • Social and ethical aspects of digital strategies
  • Every week in groups students will be working on Case Studies with different focus areas

Digital Business Models
5 ECTS

  • Basic concepts
  • Fundamentals
  • Metamodel of business model development – dimensions
  • Phases of business model development
  • Techniques of idea, vision and prototype development
  • Techniques of business model development
  • Tools to support business model development
  • Selected future digital business models
  • Workshop/Project: development of ideas, visions and prototypes for new digital business models
  • Successful practices (case studies) – patterns for business model innovations

Business Project - Case Challenge
6 ECTS

The overall objective of this course is to provide students with possibility of applying their business knowledge on concrete business situation, related to the field of their specialization.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Define project goals for the “client”.
  • Work under the set timeframe and agreed project scope.
  • Cooperate in the international project teams.
  • Evaluate markets/ industries/ competitive landscapes.
  • Develop possible strategic directions for the “client” business.
  • Formulate recommendations.

Skills Elective
2 ECTS

In the Soft Skills Courses you will improve your social, leadership and project management skills. Additionally to the courses in the first and second semester you can choose another one in the third semester. Decide for yourself which of your personal competences you want to push forward.

Business Elective
3 ECTS

By choosing Business Electives in the third and fourth semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge.

The following are examples of the types of courses on offer:

  • Corporate Strategy and Renewal
  • Digital Network Economy
  • Digital Leadership
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Power Pricing
  • Finance & Growth
  • Advanced Portfolio Management
  • Branding
  • International HRM
  • Start-up Management & Business Modeling
  • Trader in Capital Markets

Inter­disciplinary Elective
3 ECTS

By choosing Interdisciplinary Electives in the third and fourth semester you can personalize your degree course and extend your management knowledge. The Interdisciplinary Electives usually include subjects like:

  • Chat Bot Design
  • International Competitiveness
  • Omni-Channel Commerce
  • International Trade and Emerging Markets
  • Bitcoin and the Market of Cryptocurrencies
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Design Thinking & Adobe Creative Cloud
  • SAP S/4 Hana in Controlling and Finance
  • App Development in JavaScript
  • East Asian Culture and Business
  • Cultures of Consumption
  • SPSS

Digital Marketing
5 ECTS

  • Concepts: Online Marketing/ Digital Marketing
  • Success factors (selection)
  • Digital marketing sub-disciplines and major activity areas:
  • Performance measurement using Web analytics (e.g. Metrics and Tools)
  • Marketing Automation
  • Data driven Advertising
  • Programmatic Advertising
  • Implications of digital marketing for traditional marketing approaches
  • Legal and ethical aspects of digital marketing (e.g. EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR))
  • Workshop/Project: marketing plan development (digital marketing) and marketing performance management
  • Successful practices (case studies)
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