Career Chances

The Mannheim Master in Management (MMM) offers flexible and extensive possibilities to specialize in the different fields of business administration. Besides Information Systems, these include areas such as Marketing, Management and Finance.

Please find examples of how to arrange your MMM studies for a successful IS-involving career below. These allow to perfectly prepare for your very own career goals. The given career examples are only to be seen as suggestions, not as guidelines.



Business Analyst ››
» Description

Organizations have to be faster than ever in adapting to rapidly changing customer requirements and thereby changing products and production processes. Managing these changes within companies and their organizational and IT structures requires experts with extensive technical and business knowledge. In the MMM program, you will get prepared for a successful career as a Business Analyst, e.g. by taking the adjacent courses.

» Possible Course Combination

- Betriebliches Wissensmanagement (IS 614)
- Component-Based Systems (IS 530)
- Enterprise Systems (IS 540)
- Information Resource Management (IS 511)
- Manufacturing Systems Modeling and Analysis (OPM 661)
- Production Management (OPM 561)
- Prozessmanagement (IS 510)
- Supply Chain Management (IS 632)
- Technological Foundations of Data Management (IS 551)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
- Technology and Organization (MAN 627)
Enterprise Architect ››
» Description

IT is playing a more and more important and in many cases strategic role in today's economy. Enterprise Architects are involved in strategic application and adjustment of IT services and structures, e.g. by systematically employing Enterprise Systems (ERP, CRM, SCM), which are customized to a companies needs. Become a successful Enterprise Architect with the exemplary adjacent course combination.

» Possible Course Combination

- Controlling (ACC 551)
- E-Business and Electronic Markets (IS/MKT 500)
- Enterprise Systems (IS 540)
- Information Resource Management (IS 511)
- Jahresabschluss (ACC 512)
- Logistics Management (OPM 501)
- Organizational Structures Within and Between Firms (MAN 625)
- Prozessmanagement (IS 510)
- Supply Chain Management (IS 632)
- Technological Foundations of Data Management (IS 551)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
Investment Banker / Hedge Fund Manager ››
» Description

In many cases, modern Investment Bankers analytically develop computer-assisted trading strategies and algorithms. Due to this increasing trend of automated computer-trading, Investment Banks and Hedgefonds are searching for applicants with an extensive IT-background combined with comprehensive knowledge in banking and finance for simulating and applying these strategies. The MMM is a perfect match for combining these studies, for example by taking the adjacent courses.

» Possible Course Combination

- Business Intelligence (IS 602)
- Component-Based Systems (IS 530)
- Derivatives I: Strategien und Bewertung (FIN 580)
- Derivatives II: Adv. Pricing and Risk Mgt. Applications (FIN 681)
- Information Resource Management (IS 511)
- Investments I (FIN 500)
- Investments II (FIN 601)
- Machine Learning (IS 630)
- Simulation (IS 802, Business-Research-Program)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
- Technological Foundations of Data Management (IS 551)
IT Manager ››
» Description

IT-Managers often work on the levels of the board of directors-, management or department mangement. They develop vital strategies for companies to gain competitive advantage. In today's globalized and interconnected world, these roles of IT for business strategies becomes more and more important. Hence, beneath extensive business- and process-know-how, careers in this area require technical understanding. These mixed competences can be perfectly acquired by pursuing the MMM program, for example with the choice of adjacent courses.

» Possible Course Combination

- Betriebliches Wissensmanagement (IS 614)
- Business Intelligence (IS 602)
- E-Business and Electronic Markets (IS/MKT 500)
- Enterprise Systems (IS 540)
- Information Resource Management (IS 511)
- Organizational Structures Within and Between Firms (MAN 625)
- Productivity Systems (IS 640)
- Prozessmanagement (IS 510)
- Strategies for Electronic Channels (IS 606)
- Supply Chain Management (IS 632)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
- Product Management and Product Design for Software (IS 629)
IT Entrepreneur ››
» Description

Today, new ideas of entrepreneurs are mostly IT-driven. Having extensive technical know-how is not enough, though. IT Entrepreneurs need additional knowledge in business administration as well as an understanding of how electronic markets work. All these skills can be combined and acquired through the studies of the MMM, for example with the adjacent course combination.

» Possible Course Combination

- Betriebliches Wissensmanagement (IS 614)
- Computer Networks, Internet Tech. and Distrib. Systems (IS 552)
- E-Business and Electronic Markets (IS /MKT 500)
- E-Commerce (IS 633)
- HRM und Arbeitsrecht (MAN 643)
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship (MAN 630)
- Jahresabschluss (ACC 512)
- Marktorientierte Unternehmensführung (MKT 650)
- Mobile Computing (IS 624)
- Strategies for Electronic Channels (IS 606)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
- Product Management and Product Design for Software (IS 629)

IT Manager for Public Administration ››
» Description

Supported by Initiatives of the federal government, public administration is on a way of modernization and innovation. Managers and IT Specialists play an important role in this challenging way. Hence, extensive business knowledge paired with technical know-how is much sought-after. The MMM prepares you perfectly for a career in this area, for example with the adjacent courses.

» Possible Course Combination

- Betriebliches Wissensmanagement (IS 614)
- IT-Driven Government Modernization (IS 605)
- Enterprise Systems (IS 540)
- Information Resource Management (IS 511)
- Lernkultur in Organisationen
- Nonprofit Management I (MAN 610)
- Organizational Structures Within and Between Firms (MAN 625)
- Productivity Systems (IS 640)
- Prozessmanagement (IS 510)
- Public Management I (MAN 611)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
- Product Management and Product Design for Software (IS 629)
Management Consultant ››
» Description

Consultants offer assistance to other companies regarding restructuring, improvement processes or realignment challenges. In many cases, consultancies do not look for applicants with a mere business administration background, but with additional qualifications. In their reign, IT qualifications are a critical success factor for understanding and improving processes of clients. This not only holds true for specialized IT consultants such as Accenture or SAP, but also for strategic consultancies such as the Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey or A.T. Kearney. The MMM opens all doors for a career as a consultant, for example with the adjacent course combination.

» Possible Course Combination

- Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions (ACC 622)
- Betriebliches Wissensmanagement (IS 614)
- Controlling (ACC 551)
- E-Business und Elektronische Märkte (IS/MKT 500)
- Enterprise Systems (IS 540)
- Organizational Structures Within and Between Firms (MAN 625)
- Prozessmanagement (IS 510)
- Strategic Management I (MAN 651)
- Strategies for Electronic Channels (IS 606)
- Supply Chain Management (IS 632)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
- Product Management and Product Design for Software (IS 629)
Marketing Manager for Online Media ››
» Description

Marketing-Managers for Online Media develop targeted and internet-based sales channels and campaigns. Facebook, Twitter, Social Media and Web 2.0 are on everyones lips and have a dramatic impact on these marketing and sales channels. Therefore, a combination of business and technology knowledge is sought-after. The MMM provides you with an excellent start for your career in online media and e-business, for example with the adjacent courses.

» Possible Course Combination

- Betriebliches Wissensmanagement (IS 614)
- Branding and Consumer Behavior (MKT 660)
- Business Intelligence (IS 602)
- E-Business and Electronic Markets (IS/MKT 500)
- E-Commerce (IS 633)
- Marketingplanung und -controlling (MKT 630)
- Marketingtheorie und -kommunikation (MKT 530)
- Marktforschung (MKT 520)
- Preis- und Produktmanagement (MKT 510)
- Strategies for Electronic Channels (IS 606)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
- Product Management and Product Design for Software (IS 629)
Project Manager Telecommunication ››
» Description

Project Managers plan, control and observe the progress of projects and initiatives, e.g. for developing network expansions, devices or mobile applications (i.e. Apps) in the telecommunication area. Therefor, technical knowledge of mobile devices (e.g. iPhone) and networks in combination with business and organizational skills are wanted. The adjacent course combination delivers best qualifications for a career as a project manager in the telecommunication area.

» Possible Course Combination

- Component-Based Systems (IS 530)
- Computer Networks, Internet Tech. and Distrib. Systems (IS 552)
- E-Business and Electronic Markets (IS/MKT 500)
- System Software (IS 553)
- Mobile Computing (IS 624)
- Pervasive Computing (IS 625)
- Self-organizing Systems (IS 627)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
- Technological Foundations of Data Management (IS 551)
- Technology and Organization (MAN 627)
- Product Management and Product Design for Software (IS 629)
Software Product Manager ››
» Description

The growing number of IT and software companies is more and more confronted with classic problems of customer-centered product development and advancement. For this purpose, companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft and SAP employ specialists with mixed knowledge in IT, project management, Marketing and market research, for successfully managing product life cycles. The possible course combinations of the MMM (cf. left) offer you and excellent way to prepare for a career in this area.

» Possible Course Combinations

- Betriebliches Wissensmanagement (IS 614)
- Business Intelligence (IS 602)
- E-Business and Electronic Markets (IS/MKT 500)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)
- Branding and Consumer Behavior (MKT 660)
- Marktforschung (MKT 520)
- Preis- und Produktmanagement (MKT 510)
- E-Commerce (IS 633)
- Prozessmanagement (IS 510)
- Enterprise Systems (IS 540)
- Sales Management and CRM (MKT 611)
- Business-to-Business-Marketing (MKT 612)
- Product Management and Product Design for Software (IS 629)
Systems Integrator ››
» Description

Business networks and IT systems are facing the challenges of fast developing and changing requirements, paired with a tendency to integrate different systems and networks (e.g. the integration of online-ordering facilities into existing Enterprise Resource Planning). System Integrators are responsible for adapting complex and business relevant IT systems to these new challenges. Hence, their key focus is planning, configuration and administration of these systems. On top of technical knowledge, they must have a solid background in business administration and processes. A career in this area can be perfectly prepared with the MMM, for example by selecting the adjacent courses.

» Possible Course Combination

- Component-Based Systems (IS 530)
- Computer Networks, Internet Tech. and Distrib. Systems (IS 552)
- Contemporary Issues in Enterprise Systems (IS 604)
- Enterprise Systems (IS 540)
- Information Resource Management (IS 511)
- Konzernrechnungslegungspraxis (ACC 513)
- Organizational Theory and Design (MAN 625)
- Prozessmanagement (IS 510)
- Self-organizing Systems (IS 627)
- Technological Foundations of Data Management (IS 551)
- Technological Foundations of IS (IS 554)