Zwei Studenten des Masters in Business Engineering diskutieren in einer Produktionshalle mit Industrieroboternge

Study Content

Are you considering a master’s degree in Business Engineering? Then you will want to know what content we have to offer and which specializations you can choose from.

The Six Specializations

You can decide the area in which you want to specialize and thus create a clear professional profile. At Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, you have six specializations to choose from:


  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Operations and Production Management
  • Service Engineering
  • Business and Production Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Life Cycle Management

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Tailor Your Studies to Your Interests

Your studies consist of theory and context modules in your chosen profile of Business Engineering. Your specialization makes up two thirds of your degree program. You will develop professional knowledge via project work, additional classes and the Master’s thesis. You can choose an individual area of focus to suit your interests. When selecting your project work, you can demonstrate broad skills or choose to specialize in a specific area.

Additional Classes

Classes will offer you knowledge of the latest manufacturing and automation technologies as well as development and simulation tools. 

Module descriptions of the additional classes offered are only available in German: 

Theory and Context Modules

You complete one third of your master's degree as theory and context modules. Theory modules with technical-scientific focus (TSM) and advanced fundamentals (FTP) provide you with long-term knowledge and train your skills in abstract thinking. You complete your timetable with context modules (CM) from the fields of management, communication and culture.

Project Work and Master’s Theses

Project work and the master’s thesis form the core of your master’s program. The project work is completed in conjunction with one or more industrial partners or as part of publicly funded projects. This will involve handling practical, application-oriented research topics at a high technical level. The results you achieve could be incorporated directly into products or processes offered by the participating company

  • Development of the business model of a business app
  • Assessment methods for Industry 4.0
  • Reduction of the throughput time of the order processing process in mechanical engineering
  • Process optimization through Industry 4.0
  • Augmented Reality for service calls
  • Introduction of PLM
  • Track & Trace system to support outbound logistics
  • Simulation of material flows in production to reduce throughput times
  • Lean management of customer-specific machines and systems
  • Digitization strategy for an energy service provider and recycling company
  • Truck tracking to optimize logistics performance
  • Study of digital sockets
  • New service business models for products in the medical industry
  • Material flow optimization in the production of a laundry machine manufacturer

Each student receives intensive support from a student advisor. The first conversation with a student advisor is after acceptance. You work together to create a timetable that matches your interests and objectives. Your individual study agreement sets out your study objectives and the modules selected to achieve them.