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Department for Continuing Education

Compliance, IT and Data Protection M.B.A.

Project work at the interface of law, IT and data protection is particularly suited to successfully managing the interdisciplinary legal and technical challenges of digitization, Industry 4.0 and eGovernment in private and public companies.

The interdisciplinary project master combines the competence fields of compliance, IT and data protection. The use of Big Data, AI applications and cloud computing makes processes more complex and agile. Innovative project management reflects these challenges. Traditional ways of working are being put to the test and replaced by new, agile or hybrid project structures.


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In addition to classic knowledge transfer, you will learn agile and hybrid approaches to project work, which you will test directly in the modules of the Master's program. Experienced lecturers from science and practice will make you professionally and personally fit for the challenges of everyday work as a compliance officer, data protection or anti-corruption officer, project manager or technical expert in the private sector, in associations or in public administration.

During the interdisciplinary project Master's program, special emphasis is placed on in-depth, practice-oriented qualification. This must be demonstrated by the completion of a project and a Master's thesis.

Modular course of studies

Workload of the modules

Module films 

The accredited part-time Master's program combines the fields of compliance, IT and data protection as areas of expertise for students who want to pursue a project-oriented career.

In the interdisciplinary project Master "Compliance, IT and Data Protection", you will acquire in-depth knowledge that you can immediately put into practice in projects and thus become qualified to work as a project manager or as a subject matter expert in companies and the administration.

  • Compliance Officer/ Compliance Manager in companies and public administration
  • Anti-corruption officer in companies and public administration
  • Consultant (compliance, IT and data protection)
  • Project manager with focus on data protection and IT
  • Data protection officer in companies and public administration
  • Specialist in companies, in associations or in public administration

Perhaps you would also like to become self-employed after graduation as an

  • External data protection officer
  • Compliance Consultant

  • Successfully completed first professional degree in computer science, economics or a comparable field, e.g. law from a university or an equivalent degree,
  • to the extent of at least 210 ECTS (in the case of only 180 ECTS, a subsequent qualification must be obtained),
  • with an overall examination grade of 2.5 or better and
  • proof of at least one year of specialized professional experience.*

This degree program is taught in German.  For more information on the required language certificate, click here.

*Alternatively, students can start with a certificate course and make up the work experience.

Prof. Dr. Beatrix Weber, Director of Studies

Tanja Schaller, Research, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Assistant 

Blended learning concept

The interdisciplinary project master "Compliance IT and Data Protection" uses the blended learning method. By combining face-to-face events in Würzburg and self-directed online learning units, the advantages of face-to-face and self-study are used for high-quality teaching with the greatest possible flexibility.

In the practical blocks in Würzburg, the focus is on systematic familiarization with new content, personal discussion and debate with lecturers and fellow students. 

In self-study, you work on the specially designed online modules with preparatory and follow-up learning materials flexibly in terms of time and location according to your requirements. Video tutorials ensure an exchange with the lecturers.

Career service

Compliance, IT and Data Protection

Degree awarded
Continuing Education
4 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application period

15.Jan - SuSe

15.Jul - WiSe

Tuition fees
12,600 € plus student union fee
Language of instruction
In-class event in Würzburg and online

Campus Hof

The campus is the management and administrative center of the university. Here you will find the university library, high-tech laboratories and university sports facilities.

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Module Compliance Basics

Module Law in-depth

Module Data Protection Law

Module Risk Management

Module Data Protection Compliance

Module Compliance in-depth

Module Organizational Ethics and Values

Modul Prozessmanagement


Prof. Dr. Beatrix Weber

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann

Prof. Dr. Carsten Stark

Dr. Stefanie Lejeune

Karsten Bartels

Prof. Dr. Willi Darr