General Program Information
The special profile of the program results from the combination of management research topics with teaching. The program has an international orientation with numerous English-language courses and provides a holistic understanding of the tasks and instruments of management from a market and resource-oriented perspective. It shows how the value creation and market-oriented actions of companies are influenced by different management processes. Participants learn how to solve practical management problems using scientific methods.
The degree program (120 ECTS credits) has a standard duration of four semesters and comprises a compulsory part, a specialization part focusing on professional fields, and the Master thesis (30 ECTS credits). While the compulsory part consists of teaching foundations of management, the specialization part prepares students for specific management tasks in different types of enterprises.
Further information can be found on the website of the study program.
- Achievements in the Bachelor’s degree programme
- Results of the admission examination
- Work experience (business/economics-related)
- Time spent abroad (study abroad or business/economics-related work experience abroad)
The application for Master in Management is yearly possible via the portal campo until May 31th. If you have applied for the Master in Management, please check the current status of your application via Campo.
Further current information regarding the study program can be found on the website of the study program.
During the degree program, students develop a profile of transferable skills that includes, but is not limited to:
- the ability to apply management concepts in practice
- quantitative abilities
- specialist knowledge of specific industries
- team skills
- presentation and negotiation techniques.
Students of this degree program are prepared for careers in middle and upper management at companies of different sizes and in different industries.
They have the opportunity to take specialization courses that focus on management tasks in a specific type of company or in a specific industry. Having acquired basic knowledge in compulsory modules and expanded upon it through specialization, graduates are also prepared to work in business consulting.
The degree program is aimed at graduates with a Bachelor degree in business studies or any other subject from a university. The required knowledge of business and economics must be demonstrated in an admission examination. More information on the admission process can be found here.
The special profile of the program consists of the integration of management research topics with teaching. A holistic, cross-divisional, and cross-functional perspective is combined with in-depth studies related to the professional field and application skills (e.g. through case study and project work, development of soft skills).
Course of studies
The program (120 ECTS) has a standard duration of four semesters and consists of a compulsory area (35 ECTS), an elective area (55 ECTS) and the master thesis (30 ECTS). While the compulsory area ensures the teaching of the holistic perspective of management, the elective area enables students to specialize in one or more application areas of management. The chosen specialization serves the students to sharpen their profile with regard to a desired future professional field.
The compulsory area is composed of three parts.
In the first part, “Management Foundations” (20 ECTS), the courses provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the tasks and instruments of management from a market and resource-oriented perspective. Students have the opportunity to choose four out of eight modules to strengthen their knowledge and foundations of management.
In the second part “Finance & Controlling” (5 ECTS), students choose one out of four modules to enhance their financial knowledge in the context of management.
In the third part “Project, Presentation & Team skills” (10 ECTS), students apply the theory taught in other courses in a practical way. From a variety of modules, students choose two modules, some of which take place together with different cooperation partners.
In order to prepare for specific management tasks, students can set individual focal points in the elective area. Students can freely choose a total of eleven modules (55 ECTS) from different disciplines in the elective area and combine them according to their individual preferences. For thematic specialization, the modules are combined into the following module groups:
- Strategic management & International business
- Value creation & Digital transformation
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Financial management
- Health care management
- Marketing management
- Supply chain management
- Sustainable & responsible management
- Management research.
If at least four modules (20 ECTS) from one module group are completed, the specialization undertaken is shown as a focus in the degree certificate. Students who prefer a generalist study program and do not want to specialize have the possibility to freely choose the entire 55 ECTS of the elective modules and to combine modules from different specialization areas.
Further information on the degree program can be found on the website of the School of Business, Economics and Society as well as on the website of the degree program.
In order to apply for the Master in Management program, applicants must pass an admission test. If this test is passed, i.e. with a grade of at least „sufficient“, the applicant can apply for the study program via the online application system campo. The application deadline is May 31 of this year. As an alternative, the GMAT (General Management Admission Test) can be submitted (at least 600 points in the total score, results not older than 2 years).
For further information about the admission process, please visit the Master in Management Website.
- Academic achievements from the bachelor’s degree program
- Business or comparable relevant work experience (Points for work experience can only be awarded if appropriate evidence has been submitted by the deadline. This evidence must include the period of employment, the exact hours worked per week, and a description of the duties performed. Work experience is measured in full-time equivalents. Explicitly excluded from scoring in the area of work experience are school tutoring and school internships).
- Qualifying study or work experience abroad (Points for study abroad may only be awarded if supporting documentation is submitted by the deadline. Only stays abroad in a foreign language related to business will be recognized. The evidence must include the exact period of time, a description of the activities (in the case of semesters abroad, for example, an overview of the courses taken abroad) and the country of residence of the stay abroad. Explicitly excluded from the awarding of points in the area of stays abroad are language courses, work and travel activities, au pair activities and school exchanges).
- Passed admission test or GMAT
The contents of the admission test are based on the basic courses that are taken as part of a bachelor’s degree in business administration. For further information, please visit the Master in Management Website.