Product development is the driver of innovation. In the program Master in Management in Product Development, you learn to manage product development in an efficient, methodical, creative and success-oriented way. With the scientifically sound and practice-oriented training program for professionals, you get qualified to become the driving force for successful product innovation in your company.
The Master Program in Management of Product Development enables participants to analyze, design, operate and implement product development processes in their companies in an optimized way. Based on a highly integrative and creative approach, they can successfully translate innovative ideas into competitive products.
Future engineering executives working in product development or product management, e.g. in:
Machinery and equipment industry
Automotive industry and suppliers
Measurement technology and cybernetics
Major appliances industry, e.g. white goods
Integrated product development: process planning with e.g. portfolio analysis, value analysis, DSM
Agile methods & scrum in product development
Efficiency improvement & target costing in PD
Simulation methods (e.g. FEM, BEM)
PLM, PDM, ERP, CRM & SCM systems
Computer science & lifecycle management for engineers
Virtual Engineering (from CAD Systems to CAx)
Industry 4.0: Strategic product portfolio & services
The content of the Master Program is divided into 10 modules:
5 Management Modules presents broader knowledge in management know-how and 5 Engineering Modules provides deeper knowledge in technological topics.
Integrated Product Development by ASD - Agile Systems Design
Design & Validation Process and Information Systems for Product Development (PD)
Simulation and Target Values in PD
Validation and Verification in PD
Tools and Methods of Product Engineering
Marketing & Information
Finance & Value
Decisions & Risk
Innovation & Projects
Strategy & People
Specific Admission Requirements
First university degree in:
or a related subject
Basic knowledge in:
Higher mathematics or stochastic
Basic knowledge in one of the following fields:
Methods for designing and dimensioning machine systems
Materials science or engineering mechanics
Under certain circumstances, other degrees may be accepted (e.g. depending on professional experience).
English language proficiency is required, e.g. English as mother tongue or test certificate (e.g. TOEFL score of at least 570 PBT; 230 CBT; 90 iBT or IELTS at least 6,5 points) or appropriate proof of C1 level.
Product development is certainly one of the core means of adding value in companies. Only successful processes can lead to competitive products. Increasing demands for tailor-made product solutions, low production costs, high-quality standards, reduced development times, and shortened product lifecycles require highly qualified professionals.