Silhouette Universität Witten/Herdecke
Faculty of Humanities and Arts

    Digital Transformation & Social Responsibility (M.A.)

    Student studying Digital Transformation & Social Responsibility
    Taking a critical look at digitization in the Digital Transformation & Social Responsibility Master’s degree programme
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    • Do you aim to design digitization processes, for example, as (Chief) Digital Officer or Change Manager in a company or organisation?
    • Would you like to understand and enhance subareas of digital transformation, such as Digital Health, Big Data Analytics or Blockchain Management?
    • Are you looking for a university offering a "Digital Master" that also takes people and society, in other words, social responsibility into account?

    The new Digital Transformation & Social Responsibility Master’s degree programme with an international approach offers the appropriate range of subjects and depth to pursue your career. The realistic mix of digitization aspects and associated social challenges will prepare you for taking on responsible tasks, which qualify for future management positions as well.

    • Pursues the innovative approach to combine digital transformation and social responsibility – among other things, the programme conveys the social and ethical consequences of digitization and how to handle them
    • Imparts core competences and key qualifications in dealing with digitization in companies, organisations and institutions (examples: Digital Ethics & Law, Big Data Analytics, Digital Economy, Blockchain Management and Digital Health)
    • Trains interdisciplinary thinking
    • Prepares for working in teams with members from different professional backgrounds
    • Aims at educating for an employment as (Chief) Digital Officer / Digital Manager
    • Allows specialisation in the fields of media, health care, law, politics and economics/business
    • Is oriented towards research and thus opens up perspectives of subsequent doctoral studies and research activities in the digital department
    • Offers a platform for meeting attractive enterprises and preparing the start of your career by hosting a recruiting event called “Marriage Market”
    • Expects you to make a contribution to the tuition fees, which can be financed easily, independent of your family background and without taking out a loan
    • Applicants qualify through a personal selection procedure instead of Numerus clausus
    Application admission is closed
    Nominal duration of the programme 120 CP (four semesters)
    Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
    Form of study full-time programme; flexible organisation possible
    Course language English
    Stay abroad optional
    Average course size max. 30 students per semester
    Application written application and personal selection procedure
    Application fee 50 Euro
    Requirements Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 CP or equivalent first academic degree conveying a vocational qualification
    Language skills Proof of proficiency in English (CEFR: at least B2 level); German language skills are desired
    Accreditation The degree programme was accredited by AQAS.

    Admission to this programme is closed, applications are no longer accepted. Some topics of this degree programme will be present in other forms of student education, i.e. Studium fundamentale. Digital Transformation is scheduled to be implemented in teaching at all faculies at Witten/Herdecke University as well. Please sign up for our online newsletter, if you would like to receive information on our current and future academic programmes.

    Do you have any general questions about the programme? I will be happy to advise you.
    Petra Gockeln
    Do you have any general questions about the programme? I will be happy to advise you.

    Petra Gockeln

    Fakultät für Kulturreflexion - Studium fundamentale

    Phone: + 49 (0) 2302/926-558


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