Cooperation Study Programme with

Indira Global Study Centre

Master's Study Programme

Industry 4.0 & Management

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The economy is becoming increasingly digital and networked. The intelligent linking of IT and business management systems enables a more flexible, individual, and efficient production as well as an optimization of the entire value chain. The goal of a more flexible production through networking goes hand in hand with ever shorter product cycles, improved business models and a digitalized value-added network. The core elements of an Industry 4.0 are automation, standardization, digitization, and networking as well as the merging of hardware and software.

In order to implement "Industry 4.0", companies are dependent on specialized professionals who have both business management expertise and comprehensive skills in dealing with the key technologies of Industry 4.0.

With "Industry 4.0 & Management", FOM has developed a future-oriented Master's programme whose contents are specifically geared to these requirements. You will acquire both business expertise and management skills as well as sound specialist knowledge of the digital transformation of classic, industrial processes. In this way, you will prepare yourself for a wide range of possible applications in the context of Industry 4.0 and qualify for demanding positions and management tasks in nationally and internationally operating companies across all industries.

In cooperation with FOM Hochschule, students from India participate in the Industry 4.0 & Management Master’s programme at the Indira Global Study Centre in Pune, India.

The first two semesters of the study programme will be held at the IGSC in India, and the third and fourth semester will take place at the FOM Hochschule at the German University Center in Essen, Germany.

The Master’s degree in Industry 4.0 & Management will be completed with the academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.). The degree will be awarded by FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management.

Information on Master's Programme "Industry 4.0 & Management"

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) 

Length: 4 Semester inclusive Thesis

Place of Study: 1st & 2nd Semester: Indira Global Study Centre, India / 3rd & 4th Semester: FOM Hochschule Essen, Germany

Course Language: English

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Cooperation with: Indira Global Study Centre, India

Bachelor's degree with at least 60 credit points in (Economic-) Computer Science modules or (Economic-) Engineering


Bachelor's degree with least 60 credit points in subject related modules (for example, Mathematics, Statistics)


successfully completed oral entrance examination 

In addition, adequate English language skills (CEFR level B2) must be demonstrated.

First Semester at Indira Global Study Centre

Decision Focussed Management

  • Traditional decision theory
  • Management decisions from a psychological perspective
  • Decisions in a strategy context

Information Systems in Production

  • Product development systems
  • Production planning systems
  • Production management systens
  • Case Study

Big Data Analytics

  • Data sources and data classification
  • Visual analytics / data discovery / explorative data analysis
  • AI methods such as machine learning
  • Computational intelligence: fuzzy logic, neuronal networks, evolutionary algorithms

Connectivity, Cloud Computing & Internet of Things 

  • Connectivity (e.g. networking, mobile radio, mobile devices)
  • Coud Computing (architecture, service concepts, intersection Big-Data and AI)
  • Sensor system (e.g. temperature sensors, position and acceleration sensors, pressure sensors)
  • Intelligent Things
  • Technology concepts of modern digitalization


  • Technical basis
  • Threats and risks
  • threar prevention 
  • ISMS

Second Semester at Indira Global Study Centre

Artificial Intelligence

  • Development of the AI and essential concepts
  • Agents
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Logics
  • Machine learning and data mining

Smart Technologies within the value Chain

  • Industry 4.0 technologies within individual business processes of a manufacturing company (production IT, big data analytics, internet of things, artificial intelligence)
  • Industry 4.0 technologies within individual business process sections
  • Data security
  • Impacts and effects of Industry 4.0

Technology & Sustainability

  • The role of different actors in sustainable development
  • Sustainability assessment of products, services and processes
  • Technology transfer as an instrument of sustainable development 
  • Sustainability relevant fields of technology

Design Thinking & Business Model Innovation

  • Lean start-up
  • Methods of design thinking to formulate comprehensive and innovative problem and solution spaces
  • Basic principles of design thinking business systems and portals


  • Fundamentals in listening, reading, writing and speaking
  • Basic grammatical skills
  • Application in situations of everyday life

Third Semester at FOM Hochschule

Organizational Transformation

  • requirements of digitization for the enterprise organization
  • success factors of organizational transformation processes
  • concepts of organizational change: organizational transformation

Digital Factory & Cyber-Physical Systems

  • basics of cyber-physical production systems
  • fundamentals and application of robotics
  • fundamentals and classification of additive manufacuring
  • sustanability and ethical aspects in the context of smart production

Research Methods

  • empirical research overview
  • scientific theories
  • research problem and topic
  • research and theoretical background
  • examination design

Enterprise Architecture Management

  • summary EAM
  • organizational anchoring of EAM
  • business and IT-strategy
  • IT systems and IT architecture
  • EAM tools

Applied Project I

Fourth Semester at FOM Hochschule

Applied Project II

Master Thesis + Colloquium

All information on registration and tuition fees can be found on Indira Global Study Centre website »

Industry 4.0 Master Programm India
Industry 4.0 Cooperation India

Academic cooperation India:

Indira Global Studies Centre

Contact in India

Dr. Punam Bhoyar
Director Indira Global Study Center (IGSC)
Pune, 411033

Contact at FOM Hochschule

Michaela Schönherr-Gündogdu
Michaela Schönherr-Gündogdu
International Office
+49 201 81004-446
Lena Brülls
Lena Brülls
International Office
+49 201 81004 739
Lena Hamadi
Lena Hamadi
International Office
+49 201 81004-733

Studying in Essen, Germany

Lying in the centre of the Ruhr area in Western Germany, the town Essen has a lot to offer – from significant industrial cultural monuments to charming local recreation areas. Students can enjoy large cultural opportunities such as the famous Folkwang Museum or the Aalto Theatre, as well as countless opportunities for going out.

For example, you should not miss a visit to the Coal Mine Zollverein Industrial Complex. Today, the former coal mine is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with its adjacent park, it is one of the region’s tourist magnets. As the greenest city in the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the European Green Capitals, Essen delights everyone who wants to enjoy nature after a lecture.

More informations

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