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Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Pioneering & Vibrant

Risk and Compliance management, M.A.

Centre for Academic Further Education

For More Security in the Company

Fact Sheet


  • Language: All lectures will be held in German only
  • Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Duration: 3 Semesters /3rd Semester is the final module and reserved for completion of Master thesis
  • Start of Studies / Application Deadline:
    • Start of studies: every year in the winter semester (September)
    • Application Deadline: 15 July
    • Max. Participants: 20 students per year
    • If you're still interested in doing this degree after the application deadline, please contact Corina Welsch. She can provide further information on free spaces.
  • Time required for the attendance phases:
    • courses usually take place Friday afternoons and Saturday all day (6-9 weekends per semester)
    • usually no lectures during the Bavarian school holidays
    • Locations: Deggendorf and Munich
  • Focus Areas:
    • Integrated Management System
    • Product Compliance, Contract & Quality Management
    • Human Workflow Management
    • Digitalisation & Industry 4.0 in processes
    • Digital Reporting Systems & IT-Management with GRC
    • EU-DSGVO & ISO27001
  • Costs: € 4.398 /Semester + € 72 Student union fee + administration fee of € 1.150
  • Events:
    • Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 6pm (online)
    • Free registration for events
    • Corina Welsch is also available for any further questions or personal consultations available. 
  • Events notes:
    Symposium "Unternehmensführung 4.0 - Digitalisiertes, Integriertes GRC-Managementsystem 4.0"
    • Wednesday, 22 March 2021, 10am
    • As a participant you will receive numerous checklists, samples, process illustrations, tools and graphics
    • Corina Welsch is available for any further questions
    • Further information and registration can be found here

Target Group

The students of the Master degree in Risk and Compliance Management are, among others:

  • Managing directors and entrepreneurs, who want to learn how to steer their company safely through the rough and tumble of everyday business life
  • (Prospective) Heads of Departments, who are personally responsible for all risks and the fulfilment of all duties addressed to them in their company department
  • Business Economists, who want to expand their education with risk management and compliance management skills
  • Lawyers, who wish to acquire further specialst knowledge
  • Management Consultants, who want to be active in a diverse and growing market
  • Insurance Specialists, who would like to become competent contact people in this field as well
  • Tax Consultants, who provide comprehensive advice to the company
  • Engineers of all kinds who consider the interlocking of technology with economic and legal knowledge to be useful

Course Content

1. Semester


Basics Governance, Risk and Compliance Mmanagement (GRC) 4.0  
GRC in Executive Management, Financing, Tax & Insurance  
Quantitative Methods and GRC  
2. Semester  
GRC in Core & Support Processes  
QM Specialist TUV: Quality Management System  
GRC in Information Security, IT ­Compliance & Data Protection  
Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability & Human Resources Management System   
3. Semester  
Conflict Management & Digitalised Integrated Business Continuity Management System  
Master Thesis & Colloquium  


The contents are taught on the basis of ISO 31000, ONR 49000, ISO 19600, PAS 99, COSO I, II and other norms and quality standards.

The course of study includes the certificate "Quality Management Specialist QMF-TÜV". The five-day seminar takes place in one of the nationwide TÜV SÜD Akademie Training Centres, so you are free to choose the venue and time of the training. 

Key Topics:

  • Integrated Management System
  • Digital Governance 4.0, Digitalisation & Industry 4.0 in Processes
  • Product Compliance, Contract & Quality Management
  • Quality Management Systems with Risk and Compliance
  • Human Workflow Management with Manager Liability
  • Tax Compliance
  • Digital Documentation & Reporting Systems
  • IT-Management with GRC
  • Data Protection according to EU-DSGVO & ISO27001


 Admission requirements

  •     Completed higher education studies at a recognised college/university
  •     At least one year's relevant professional experience after completion of the first degree
  •     Successful completion of the application procedure incl. orientation interview with the head of the study programme Prof. Dr. Scherer

Application Master Risk and Compliance Management

Applications are accepted all year round. Places are limited to 20 participants. If you are still interested in studying after the deadline, Corina Welsch will be happy to inform you about available places.

Apply online via the Primuss application portal of the University of Applied Sciences for part-time degree programmes with the following documents:

  •     Letter of motivation (1 page, signed)
  •     Tabular curriculum vitae (signed) with passport photo
  •     Copy of the certificate of the first degree (official certification is only required upon enrollment, if not acquired at the THD)
  •     Proof of professional experience (at least 1 year) after completion of the first degree (confirmation from the employer or job reference)
  •     Simple copy of the university entrance qualification, e.g. school leaving certificate

We will contact you immediately after we have checked your documents.

Your Advantages

  • A comprehensive approach unique in Germany:
  • Based on ISO 19600, ISO 31000, ONR 49000, PAS 99, COSO I, II, ...
  • Highly qualified lecturers
  • small study groups and seminaristic teaching
  • Compatibility of work and studies - Time concept for full-time employees
  • in cooperation with RiskNet and TÜV Süd Akademie
  • incl. additional qualification "Quality Management Specialist QMF-TÜV" from TÜV SÜD Akademie
  • accredited by the FIBAA