Module handbook Digital Economics (M.Sc.)

The module handbook is provided in two versions: As a PDF document including all important information about the study programme as well as an online version with dynamic display options. The online display is now integrated into the Campus Management Portal for students and, unlike the PDF version, allows older module and course versions to be displayed. In addition, all curricular components such as subjects, modules and courses can be saved as bookmarks. By clicking on the study structure below, you will be taken directly to the corresponding area of the Campus Management Portal.

Online-version (starting 04.10.2023)




Study plan

Figure: Organization and structure of the Master's program in Digital Economics (recommendation)

Notes on the current module handbook

Welcome to the new module handbook of your study program! We are delighted that you have decided to study at the KIT
Department of Economics and Management and wish you a good start into the new semester! In the following we would like to
give you a short introduction to the most important terms and rules that are important in connection with the choice of modules,
courses and examinations.

1.1 Structural elements

The program exists of several subjects (e.g. business administration, economics, operations research). Every subject is split
into modules and every module itself consists of one or more interrelated module component exams. The extent of every
module is indicated by credit points (CP), which will be credited after the successful completion of the module. Some of the
modules are obligatory. According to the interdisciplinary character of the program, a great variety of individual specialization
and deepening possibilities
exists for a large number of modules. This enables the student to customize content and time
schedule of the program according to personal needs, interest and job perspective. The module handbook describes the
modules belonging to the program. It describes particularly:

  • the structure of the modules
  • the extent (in CP),
  • the dependencies of the modules,
  • the learning outcomes,
  • the assessment and examinations.

The module handbook serves as a necessary orientation and as a helpful guide throughout the studies. The module handbook
does not replace the course catalog, which provides important information concerning each semester and variable course
details (e.g. time and location of the course).

1.2 Begin and completion of a module
Each module and each examination can only be selected once. The decision on the assignment of an examination to a module
(if, for example, an examination in several modules is selectable) is made by the student at the moment when he / she is
registered for the appropriate examination. A module is completed or passed when the module examination is passed (grade
4.0 or better). For modules in which the module examination is carried out over several partial examinations, the following
applies: The module is completed when all necessary module partial examinations have been passed. In the case of modules
which offer alternative partial examinations, the module examination is concluded with the examination with which the required
total credit points are reached or exceeded. The module grade, however, is combined with the weight of the predefined credit
points for the module in the overall grade calculation.
1.3 Module versions
It is not uncommon for modules to be revised due to, for example, new courses or cancelled examinations. As a rule, a new
module version is created, which applies to all students who are new to the module. On the other hand, students who have
already started the module enjoy confidence and remain in the old module version. These students can complete the module on
the same conditions as at the beginning of the module (exceptions are regulated by the examination committee). The date of the
student's "`binding declaration"' on the choice of the module in the sense of §5(2) of the Study and Examination Regulation is
decisive. This binding declaration is made by registering for the first examination in this module.
In the module handbook, all modules are presented in their current version. The version number is given in the module
description. Older module versions can be accessed via the previous module handbooks in the archive at https://
1.4 General and partial examinations

Module examinations can be either taken in a general examination or in partial examinations. If the module examination is
offered as a general examination, the entire learning content of the module will be examined in a single examamination. If the
module examination is subdivided into partial examinations, the content of each course will be examined in corresponding
partial examinations. Registration for examinations can be done online at the campus management portal. The following
functions can be accessed on

  • Register/unregister for examinations
  • Check for examination results
  • Create transcript of records

For further and more detailed information,

1.5 Types of exams
Exams are split into written exams, oral exams and alternative exam assessments. Exams are always graded. Non exam
assessments can be repeated several times and are not graded.
Caution: exam type dependent on further pandemic developments

Due to the current situation, online formats are also available for examinations that are typically offered as presence
, depending on the circumstances.
All assessments that are announced in the modules as a written exam (written exam/sP according to SPO § 4 Abs. 2, Pkt. 1)
can therefore also be offered as an alternative exam assessment/PLaA (according to SPO § 4 Abs. 2, Pkt. 3) depending on
further pandemic developments. And vice versa. As alternative examination formats, a) online examinations with video
(sP) and optionally a face-to-face examination in the same examination period are offered. Or b) the Online Open
Book exam (PLaA) format.
This option applies to all modules and assessments listed in the module handbook, regardless of whether or not corresponding
references are already made to them there. It is also at the discretion of the responsible examiners whether they allow a 'free
shot' for their examination when determining the type of examination.
1.6 Repeating exams
Principally, a failed written exam, oral exam or alternative exam assessment can repeated only once. If the repeat examination
(including an eventually provided verbal repeat examination) will be failed as well, the examination claim is lost. A request for a
second repetition has to be made in written form to the examination committee two months after loosing the examination claim.
For further information see
1.7 Examiners
The examination committee has appointed the KIT examiners and lecturers listed in the module handbook for the modules and
their courses as examiners for the courses they offer.
1.8 Additional accomplishments
Additional accomplishments are voluntarily taken exams, which have no impact on the overall grade of the student and can take
place on the level of single courses or on entire modules. It is also mandatory to declare an additional accomplishment as such
at the time of registration for an exam. Additional accomplishments with at most 30 CP may appear additionally in the certificate.
1.9 Further information
For current information about studying at the KIT Department of Economics and Management, please visit our website as well as Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Please also see current notices and announcements for
students at:
Information around the legal and official framework of the study program can be found in the respective study and examination
regulations of your study program. These are available under the Official Announcements of KIT (
More detailed information about the legal and general conditions of the program can be found in the examination regulation of
the program (
1.10 Contact

If you have any questions about modules or exams, please contact the examination office of the KIT Department of Economics and Management:


Ralf Hilser
Anabela Relvas
Telefon +49 721 608-43768
E-Mail: pruefungssekretariat does-not-exist.wiwi kit edu


Editorial responsibility:


Dr. André Wiesner
Telefon: +49 721 608-44061
Email: modul does-not-exist.wiwi kit edu