Master of Science in Business Administration

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Program Description

Master of Science in Business Administration

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

The master programme Business Administration is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor degree within the field of business administration. Being able to choose from six different special fields, you will select one major and start the focus on that respective field from the beginning. The focus can be put on the following disciplines within business administration:

  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Corporate Development
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Media and Technology Management
  • Supply Chain Management

The Core and Advanced Section, which contains 18 credit points, will cover methodical basics of the respective major. The Specialisation Section teaches major-specific basics and, in addition, advanced skills within the same area. This section consists of 48 credit points. The Supplementary Section serves as an additional section to develop a more specific profile – either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying knowledge. Further modules from business administration as well as from social sciences or economics are available to students. This area covers 24 credit points.

Only the best for your career

The M.Sc. Business Administration at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne widens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable.

Furthermore, so-called “Master Fast Tracks” offer the possibility of already taking classes relevant to future PHD-studies to distinguished scholars. Further information on the programme itself and on application details for our “Master Fast Tracks” can be found here.

Take your professional future into your own hands and profit from the theoretical and methodological approaches taken at the WiSo Faculty, combining research and teaching with practice and thus underscoring our motto: "Innovation for society".

Entry Requirements

1) Bachelor's degree

Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30th September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application.

2) Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree

3) Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements

  • At least 48 ECTS credits in Business Administration
  • At least 18 ECTS credits in Economics
  • At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics/Mathematics

4) German and Englisch language skills; depends on the specilisation area

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 17, 2015
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2016
2 years
Full time
Start date Oct. 2016
Germany Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia
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