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Digital Transformation (E)

level of course unit

Second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The graduate / the student:
* knows significant trends in the field of digitalization for companies
* can evaluate the potential that digital transformation offers companies and describe development paths for their own company
* knows the challenges that digital transformation poses to traditional companies
* knows the importance of smart products in the context of digitalization
* can derive a digitalization strategy from a divisional strategy

prerequisites and co-requisites

according to admission requirements

course contents

• Digital trends and waves of change
• Difference between digital and traditional companies or their development paths
• Design levels, framework conditions and challenges of digital change
• Frameworks for the assessment of digital maturity
• Smart products
• Development
• Ecosystem IoT and data
• Use cases of smart products and solutions

recommended or required reading

Caudron J., Van Peteghem D.V.; Digital Transformation: A Model to Master Digital Disruption; BookBaby; 2016
Rauser A.; Digital Strategy: A Guide to Digital Business Transformation; North Carleston; 2016

assessment methods and criteria

Seminar thesis

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

DI Roland Sommer, MBA Mag. (FH) Ing. Fritz Bischof, MA, MA

year of study

1. study year

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable