Business Administration (Master of Science)


Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas

The Master of Science in Betriebswirtschaftslehre is directed especially towards performance-oriented graduates of bachelor programs in economics, as well as young professionals with an economics-related bachelor's degree who would like to pursue a career path that leads to a management position in the business world by way of an academic detour shortly after having obtained practical experience.

This is a full-time consecutive studies program and thus requires an extensive prior knowledge of economics. Moreover, the orientation of the program presupposes a high degree of knowledge of quantitative-statistical methods. The program is a German/English degree course. Therefore, both German and English proficiency is mandatory.

Students can specialize in two of the following five fields or combine modules from these fields without specializing:

• Accounting
• Finance
• Information Management
• Marketing Analytics
• Managerial Economics

The objective of the program is to impart the analytical and quantitative skills and knowledge required for challenging careers in management positions related to economics. Furthermore, the program prepares students for the doctorate necessary for a possible academic career. Teaching is conducted at a high academic level, using the state-of-the-art concepts and methods. The teaching concept combines an intensive supervision of students with independent scientific work and a continuous contact to business practice. The study structure allows for an individual composition of program contents, either with a high level of specialization or a wide number of course combinations.

You can get further information here.

Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations

Degree Master of Science in Betriebswirtschaftslehre
Duration The standard length of study for the Master of Science is 4 semesters.
Languages of instruction German and English
Start of the programme The program starts at the beginning of the winter semester.
Student advisory service
+49 69-798-34691

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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements
  • A Bachelor´s degree in Economics, Business Administration or related fields
  • Proof of proficiency in English of at least B2 level

    • Bachelor's studies entirely in English (proof on your transcript or a document from your examination office stating that the language of instruction was English)
    • standard language test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC etc.
    • English language course at your university explicitly stating a level of B2 (participation and performance record)
    • Explicit note on your university entrance qualification (Abiturzeugnis, A-level degree) that your language proficiency is on the B2 level
    • Important: All language proficiency certificates must not be older than 5 years at the application deadline.

     For further information click have a look at the departments homepage or contact the student advisory service (see above)
  • Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.
Provisional admission If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive master’s program (namely the bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the program with a transcript of records on the basis that at least 80% of the CP required for a bachelor’s degree (usually 144 CP) were achieved.   This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorized to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis. It is highly recommended that all of the examinations required for your bachelor's degree should be completed successfully in the summer semester preceding admission to the Master program.
Mode of admission Admission to the program is restricted.

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Documents to be submitted

Obligatory Documents

  • Copy of your university entrance qualification (e.g. A-level)
  • certified copy of the Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Administration or related fields
  • If the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
    - a transcript of records or an equivalent document listing the performances to date with individual marks and an interim grade
    - proof of current enrollment in the bachelor program
  • Proof of proficiency in English (B2 level)
  • Proof of proficiency in German
  • Curriculum vitae
  • APS certificate for applicants from Vietnam, China and Mongolia (original)
  • Depending on your degree or country of origin, additional certificates might be required. Please check the general information about applying for a master’s program.
Deadline for applications

Start: 01.04.
Final deadline: 15.05. (subject to committee approval)

Address for applications Online application portal for the Master's programmes

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