Hof University of Applied Sciences logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 3.26k / Semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 Th5
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 684pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years
    The programme gives students a holistic understanding of a supply chain. Based on quality and price targets of the customers and financial demand of the company we discuss how to manage international supply chains, how to meet the quality demands of the customer and how to make production more efficient. In this context, we introduce you to the concept of lean production and explain the chances production 4.0 can offer. We discuss the concept of M2M-solutions, success factors of M2M solutions and show you the correlation between the analysis of unstructured data and production 4.0.

    The theoretical phase comprises the following modules:

    Basic modules:
    Communication and negotiation skills
    Strategic and financial framework

    Core modules:
    Factory planning and engineering
    Production process excellence
    Quality Management
    Strategic procurement and supplier management
    Web-based data management and data processing
    Web-based data collection and data transport

    Electives include:
    Technical and legal aspects of data security
    International buyer behaviour
    Process management and re-engineering
    Product and service design
    Production execution and logistics
    Trends in supply chain management

    During the practical phase, students conduct an internship and write their Master's thesis.

    Educational organisation

    The programme lasts four semesters. The first two semesters provide practice-oriented education (e.g. case studies, working in labs, excursions, and expert meetings).
    The third and fourth semesters are spent working as an intern in a production facility or SCM department to gain more practical experience. They also include one week-long module each.
    The Master's thesis, which has to be done in cooperation with a company, is written during the fourth semester.


    The third and fourth semesters are spent working as an intern in a production facility or SCM department.

    Course objectives

    Graduates of the programme will be qualified to work as a manager in an overseas branch of a German company or a German branch of a foreign company in the areas of production, production planning or supply chain management.


    Language requirements

    Applicants must be proficient in English: TOEFL 90 (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS 6.5 (International English Language Testing System).

    Academic requirements

    Bachelor's degree or diploma from an accredited university in Commerce, Business, Engineering, Computer Science or a similar subject

    Enrolment fees

    About 100 EUR per semester. The fee includes a semester ticket covering public transport within the city of Hof.

    Costs of living

    Approx. 650 EUR per month

    Job opportunities

    The programme includes a mandatory internship. Salaries are usually between 600 and 1,000 EUR per month.

    Arrival support

    Pick-up service from Hof train station, orientation weeks for international students at the beginning of each semester, assistance in finding accommodation


    The Housing Office supports international students in finding appropriate accommodation in Hof or Münchberg.

    Housing Office
    Hochschule Hof
    Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
    95028 Hof

    Phone: +49 (0) 92 81-4 09 31 77
    Fax: +49 (0) 92 81-4 09 55 31 77
    E-mail: borbala.thurnay@hof-university.de

    Rent for a single room in a student residence is approximately 250 EUR plus additional costs for electricity. Rent for a private one-room apartment is approx. 300-400 EUR plus additional costs for water, heating, and electricity.
    Similar programs:
    See all of the 195 similar programs