Career entry for our Master graduates

Even in the years of employment reduction, practically all our Master graduates obtained successful positions in enterprises or research institutes with opportunities for both German and non-German MSc graduates.

Because of this specific orientation to the labour market, the programme was awarded the quality label 'Top 10 International Master’s Degree courses made in Germany'.

Master students often come from professional life with the aim to improve their prospects of promotion. Employees with a Master qualification are not only expected to have a detailed and up-to-date specialist knowledge, but also the ability to lead and coordinate interdisciplinary project teams made up of international team members.

Our Master programme offers the perfect environment to acquire these key qualifications and at the same time serves many graduates as a bridge to their PhD.

Where do our Master graduates work?

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While Research and Development (R&D) is the field where the majority of MSc Information Technology graduates work (about 2 out of 3), other interesting fields of work can also be found in Developing, Production or Quality Assurance.

With a percentage of 75%, German companies, located either here or abroad, remain the most important employers for both groups of graduates, e.g. ABB, Audi, BASF, BMW, Bopp+Reuther, Bosch, DaimlerChrysler, Freudenberg, John Deere, Pepperl+Fuchs, Roche, SAP, Siemens, T-Systems, Vodafone, and others.

Also renowned non-German employers, such as EADS Paris or Philips, have selected our Master graduates.

Further important potential employers are the various research institutions, for example: the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI), the German Cancer Research Centre (= Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), the European Media Laboratory (EML), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

Besides research projects, universities in and outside Germany offer the possibility of doing the doctor’s degree (approx. 12%).

Several international MSc graduates today work as lecturers at their original home university.

Information about residence and work permit for non-EU citizens