MBA in Digital Business & AI
In a nutshell
The part-time MBA in Digital Business & AI makes managers “fit” to master the opportunities and challenges of digitalization, artificial intelligence, and data science in global competition.
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Interdisciplinary and integrative
Well-founded and practice-oriented
Renowned and recognized
Part-time parallel to the job
Dr. Markus Söder
"The digital revolution is unstoppable... In addition to courage and creativity, we need a lot of expertise. This MBA in Digital Business & AI provides this. It is aimed specifically at individuals who are faced with the rapidly changing challenges of digitalization and machine learning in their professional practice. This executive program provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills to help shape future developments in a digitalized economy."
Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger
"Digital change and the dynamic developments of artificial intelligence require new knowledge at all levels. FAU offers the opportunity to acquire the necessary digital skills with the MBA in Digital Business & AI. High-ranking lecturers, supported by competent experts from the field, provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges of digital transformation and machine learning - and how to master them."
Prof. Dr. Mayr
"Basically, every business today is a digital business. This makes it all the more important to position yourself as a competent digitalization expert in your professional life. FAU's MBA in Digital Business & AI offers the ideal prerequisite for this. Thanks to the close integration of theory and practice, the MBA represents an important building block for the digital transformation of the economy."
Prof. Dieter Kempf
„The digitalization of almost all areas of our lives makes the phrase "lifelong learning" seem more important than ever before... Continuing education is therefore of particular importance. The MBA in Digital Business & AI teaches precisely these skills and enables managers to master the challenges of digital transformation and artificial intelligence."
Dr. Michael Fraas
"The digital transformation and artificial intelligence are fundamentally changing our economy... The MBA in Digital Business & AI offers the ideal platform for managers from all industries to actively shape the future of their company ... The contents and part-time concept of the degree program is unique and forward-looking for successful work in the digital age... I therefore expressly encourage companies and managers to participate."
"The MBA executive program is a bridge to the future. It provides the practical digital expertise that the German economy urgently needs... It is precisely study programs like this that help to ensure that German companies have the necessary foundation to operate successfully in international competition in the long term."
"E-commerce is already the adidas sales channel with the fastest growth. In order to successfully drive this growth forward, we need employees with in-depth digital and AI expertise. We are therefore delighted that FAU is offering this part-time Master's program here in our home region."
"Artificial intelligence and machine learning on all areas of our lives is constantly growing... This Master program at FAU has everything it takes to bring not only this, but also many other important aspects of digitalization closer to the participants. Even my absolute favourite topic of digitalization, the change in leadership, is not neglected in this part-time study program."
"Artificial intelligence is changing the job market... The part-time MBA program in Digital Business & AI at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg can play an important role in this lifelong learning process."
"New technologies and advancing automation are not only changing processes, products and services, but also the way in which decisions are made... The MBA in Digital Business & AI at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg focuses exactly on these topics with the aim of optimally preparing managers for the challenges ahead."
Dr. Oana Buliga
"In today's dynamic working world, we are designers of new business models and translators of innovative technologies into customer solutions. In order to master this task, the MBA in Digital Business & AI offers tools and skills at the interface between data science, strategic thinking and digital project management. The exciting thing about the MBA program is that it harmoniously combines these different perspectives and thus optimally prepares graduates for the future world of work."
Frequently asked questions
What are the general advantages of a part-time Master’s program?
Combining education and job, this program allows you to pursue a Master’s degree at the university while concurrently advancing your career in a company. Opting for a part-time Master’s degree empowers Bachelor’s graduates to commence their careers sooner, thereby enhancing their quality of life. Similarly, young professionals can pursue additional academic qualifications and professional development without needing to enroll as full-time students.
What specific advantages does the part-time Master’s program MBA in Digital Business & AI offer?
The MBA program offers an interdisciplinary and integrative education covering management, IT, and security & law. It equips students with well-rounded and practical knowledge in Digital Business & AI. With its flexible structure and scheduling, students can pursue their Master’s degree while working full-time. The MBA in Digital Business & AI is globally recognized and prepares students for advanced studies, such as pursuing a doctorate in digital technologies or artificial intelligence.
Is the part-time Master’s program MBA in Digital Business & AI worthwhile?
In brief: Yes! The tuition fees of 9,917 euros per semester are typically tax-deductible as income-related expenses and can be financed through a student loan. Additionally, many students receive financial assistance from their employers. As evidenced by experience and numerous studies, obtaining a Master’s degree correlates with increased market value and, consequently, improved career and earning prospects (typically in the higher four-figure range annually). All things considered, a part-time Master’s degree, particularly in digital business, is undoubtedly a highly beneficial investment, both intellectually and financially.
What are the advantages of a part-time Master’s program at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg?
According to the Reuters ranking, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is recognized as the most innovative university in Germany, holding the second position in Europe and the 14th worldwide. Renowned for its excellence in both research and teaching, the university stands out for its practical relevance, offering an ideal environment for pursuing studies alongside professional commitments. The Faculty of Business, Economics, and Society (WiSo) in Nuremberg has long been a leading institution for management and digital business. It has played a pivotal role in the development of market research and business informatics in Germany, thus establishing close ties with digital business and the application of artificial intelligence.