The ERP Systems & Business Process Management Master’s Degree program provides a sound education in the process-oriented conception of IT systems for businesses. Students are given sound management training with an international orientation, geared towards the analysis, design and implementation of IT-supported business processes.

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) are becoming more and more important, even in small and medium sized enterprises. The choice, introduction and adaptation of these systems in business are the focus of this field of study. Course contents furthermore include the definition of applicable IT strategies, the development of business plans and the strategic analysis of software systems. Specialist knowledge on the topics of Data Warehousing, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management and Financial Reporting are all part of the degree program.

A further feature of the course involves practical projects, which are carried out with clients from the industry. This essentially tests the students’ knowledge of planning, organization, design and improvement of operational processes. Thus, graduates can go on to develop their own approaches to finding solutions for a range of problems.


  • Integration of process / quality management and ERP systems
  • Transfer of knowledge into practice by working on projects for industry clients
  • Possibility of higher-level professional certificates
  • Insight into the latest trends by attending expert conferences
Schedule Part-time
Duration 2 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Enrollment capacity per term 25
Average number of applications per term 50
Total number of enrolled students 50
Tuition and fees per year 740.00 EUR
Scholarships available No


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Hans-Peter Steinbacher is Associate Professor for ERP Systems and Business Process Management at the FH-KU and his main research areas are business supporting IT Systems (Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP) and eLearning in higher education environment. Validation and evaluation are one of his core competences they are confirmed in 20 years of experience in project management and validation in the industries and education and the involvement in several national  and international projects. 

At the FH-KU he is the head of the eLearning competence center and his current research focus is on impact analysis with respect to business value for complex enterprise wide IT applications. He is holding a degree in Business Informatics (Mag. (FH)), eEducation (MA) and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck.