“The decision to study the Operational Excellence master’s program at Hof University was simply one of the best decisions I have ever made throughout my professional career. This program emphasizes on management topics for quality, logistics, production. Also, I learnt about German industry 4.0 which makes the difference for companies in Germany. The practical experience of the internship and master thesis helped me understand the true German operational excellence and to get truly integrated."
Eduardo Suazo, Master student Operational Excellence from Honduras
The success of the German economy is based on its ability to produce and deliver high quality products very efficiently. Such results can only be achieved through effective supply chain management and excellent lean production. Our two year Master’s program in Operational Excellence provides students with a holistic understanding of a supply chain. Based on quality, price targets and financial demand, we discuss how international supply chains should be managed, how to meet the customer’s quality demands and how to make production more efficient. Students are also introduced to the concept of lean production and to the opportunities Industry 4.0 can offer. The concept of M2M-solutions and its successful outcomes, as well as the correlation between the analysis of unstructured data and Industry 4.0 are also topics covered during the program.
|degree awarded||Master of Business Administration and Engineering (M.B.A. and Eng.)|
|duration||4 semesters (2 theoretical, 2 practical)|
|application deadlines||April 15 - May 31 (winter intake)|
November 05 - November 30 (summer intake)
|academic dates including|
|mid-September - March 14 (winter semester)|
March - September 30 (summer semester)
EUR 3,150 in tuition fees per semester (i.e. a total of EUR 12,600) plus approx. EUR 100 in student union fee per semester
|language of instruction||English|
Graduates of the program will be able to become manager in an overseas branch of a German company or a German branch of a foreign company in the areas of production, production planning or supply chain management.
The "Operational Excellence" Master's program is designed for Bachelor graduates with a degree in Engineering who have already gained some qualified professional work experience. We are looking for ambitious people who are willing to acquire a more in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of supply chain management and production in a digital world.
The Master’s program contains 12 modules, 5 ECTS per module (4 basic modules + 6 core modules + 2 elective modules):
* Students having German basic knowledge on level A1, need to pass the modules "German I" (A2) and "German II" (B1). Other elective modules may be passed as additional modules but will not count toward your degree and can be charged with an extra fee.
Students having advanced knowledge on level B1 or higher are free in choosing two elective modules. German language B2 or C1 can also be selected as electives.
The 3rd and 4th semesters are dedicated for an internship (30 ECTS) in a company. During that period of study the Master's thesis (30 ECTS) has to be written as well.
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