University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Introduction

Mission Statement

Innovation for Society

Our School has over a century of experience in the education of new generations of business professionals, economists, social analysts and political experts. During this time we have developed a tradition of close dialogue with our stakeholders and a focus on research that is relevant to the corporate world, to economic policy and to society at large. Today as in the past, our faculty is committed to further cultivating the unity of research and teaching which enables us both to deliver insights and to educate people, and in so doing to enrich business practice and broaden societal alternatives at home and internationally.

Vision

Within its fields of research, the School will be an internationally-renowned player with top rankings in the German-speaking community. It shall:

  • generate a rich and consistent flow of high-quality, relevant research contributions to top international journals having an impact on the research agenda of the international scientific community;
  • contribute visible innovations for the city, the region and international business on a consistent basis;
  • deliver study programmes that offer students a deep understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the disciplines; that foster their individual intellectual development by incorporating intensive interaction with faculty and confronting them with the most challenging up-to-date questions in science and practice; and that allow them to network with other top students and the most desirable employers; and
  • produce graduates who bring their employers advanced knowledge and well-developed problem solving capabilities, and who are prepared for independent life-long learning.

Values

The School's core values are integrity, respect for others, teamwork, the maintenance of a critical outlook, commitment to high quality, passion, and a spirit of innovation.

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Master

Double Master’s in Demography and Social Inequality

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. [+]

In cooperation with the University of Groningen The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme spend one year studying at each university and graduate with two master’s degrees: a Master of Sciences in Sociology and Social Research issued by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies issued by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The international master's programme focuses on demographic change, population dynamics and the challenges faced by modern societies due to increasing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and migration. Students will learn to apply advanced social research methods and data analysis, providing necessary tools to deal with current issues such as ageing, social inequality, family, integration and education, among others. Students will have the possibility of acquiring in-depth knowledge of these topics and developing interdisciplinary research skills. Pursuing both a German and a Dutch master’s degree will provide graduates with outstanding employment opportunities on the European and international job market. Please check the programme website for more information and the admission section on entry requirements and details on the application process. Key Facts Programme duration: 4 semesters, full-time Programme start: Beginning of October in Cologne Partner university: The University of Groningen ist one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the Netherlands. The Faculty of Spatial Sciences is one of ten Faculties of the University. Its research focuses on the achievement of well-being through sustainable and socially acceptable spatial transformation as well as innovation. Degrees awarded:Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research by the University of Cologne and Master of Science in Population Studies by the University of Groningen Language: English Tuition Fees: Students pay a social contribution at the University of Cologne during their first year (approx. €260 per semester, including a ticket for the public transport in the area of North-Rhine Westphalia). In addition, students have to pay tuition at the University of Groningen during their second year (approx. €1,980 for EU applicants; for more details on the exact tuition fee, please see the website of University of Groningen). Programme The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality focuses on demographic change and the challenges faced by modern societies due to increasing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and migration. The study programme aims at providing students with a broad methodological expertise and knowledge of a variety of theoretical approaches to human behaviour. Students gain an in-depth understanding of human demographic behaviour and various dimensions of social inequality such as education, social participation and income. The programme will enhance their knowledge on population dynamics and provide necessary methods and tools for analysing and researching demographic data in order to predict individual demographic behaviour and population dynamics. Students of the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality complete their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at the University of Groningen. Students follow a study path that is integrated into the regular course offer of both universities. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points and includes a joint master’s thesis which is supervised by professors at both universities. After successful completion of the programme, students are awarded two degrees: a Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies by the University of Groningen. Career perspectives Graduates of the Double Master's Programme of Demography and Social Inequality will be particularly well prepared for careers that require extensive academic knowledge of social research and demography on a national or international scale. Graduates will have developed a deep understanding of the effects of population dynamics on the economy, family life, social cohesion and health. Possible areas of employment include: Research and academic institutions; Local and federal government institutions concerned with economic and social policies; Demographic institutes and statistical agencies; Development organisations; Human resource departments of government institutions or corporations. Application process The application period for the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality runs from early April to 15 May. Applications must be submitted online via the application portal. Once the application portal has opened, the link will be published on this website. In addition, applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at the University of Groningen must apply via uni-assist online and by post before 1 May. When applying via uni-assist, please select the programme ‘MSc in Sociology and Social Research’ at the University of Cologne. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree with at least 30 ECTS in Sociology and strong proficiency in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research and in Statistics Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application documents DMP application form CV in English Letter of motivation in English explaining the reasons for applying to the Double Master’s Programme (aprox. 500 words) Proof of sufficient language skills in English of at least C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate, including all exams taken to date listing the grades received and the number of credit points per course Descriptions of all relevant courses taken during the bachelor’s degree (e.g. extracts from the course catalogue) If applicable, written confirmation of any studies abroad which may have already been completed. In case any of the courses completed abroad have been credited towards the bachelor’s degree of the home university, this written document must contain an official record of the courses taken and the grades received. Please also attach a description of the modules taken abroad. All documents must be provided in German or English. Documents in any other language must have an authorised translation into German or English attached. We may need to ask for further documents at a later stage of the application process. Application deadline For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from the University of Groningen: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at the University of Groningen: 1 May 2017 Selection process The admissions board of the University of Cologne will assess all applications. Applicants that are shortlisted after assessment of the written application will be invited for a personal interview to the University of Cologne in June. The admissions board will communicate its decision no later than the end of July. Enrolment takes place in late August or early September. The study programme starts in October in Cologne. If your application for the Double Master’s Programme has not been successful, your application may still be considered for the regular MSc in Sociology and Empirical Social Research at the University of Cologne given that all entry requirements are fulfilled. [-]

Master in International Management (CEMS MIM)

Campus Full time 4 semesters August 2017 Germany Cologne

The University of Cologne's M.Sc. International Management and CEMS Master's is designed to provide you with excellent academic and practical training in international management, together with an international focus for your future careers in international business environment. [+]

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (CEMS MIM) - MASTER OF SCIENCE The University of Cologne's M.Sc. International Management and CEMS Master's is designed to provide you with excellent academic and practical training in international management, together with an international focus for your future careers in international business environment. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: English Fees: Only Social fee The programme's core features International course experience Intercultural study groups Term abroad at one of the top business schools of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education Consultancy project carried out in collaboration with multinational companies Soft skills seminars geared towards developing leadership skills Numerous opportunities to meet and network with representatives of globally active companies 10 week internship abroad What is the CEMS network? This network is a global alliance of 30 leading business schools across 5 continents, more than 60 multinational corporations and four social partners that together offer the CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM). The University of Cologne’s Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences („WiSo-Faculty“) is a founding and the exclusive German member of the CEMS network. The CEMS MIM, top-ranked in Financial Times Master‘s in Management Ranking, is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to you as a top class, internationally minded, multilingual student, enrolled in Cologne‘s M.Sc International Management programme as one of the CEMS member schools. Structure The Core and Advanced Section (54 CP) comprises the compulsory CEMS Cores and election modules. In the Supplementary Section (24 CP), you are free to choose one of six subjects: Accounting, Corporate Development, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Economics. Modules in the Specialisation Section (27 CP) features CEMS Business Project and Case Studie Course. The Master‘s Thesis (15 CP) analyses a specific topic or problem and is normally completed during the fourth term. Take the chance Learn to apply the latest research and appropriate solutions at your home and partner university to questions with practical, real-world relevance! Develop an understanding of the role of leadership in different intercultural environments and effective approaches to strengthen ethical behaviour in business. Reflect your own conceptions of leadership and relate them to current positions and arguments discussed in academic literature and case studies. Discuss current topics with CEMS members all over the world, which are relevant for international companies (strategy, organisation, personnel, business ethics, etc.); learn econometric methods and analyse the economic situation of globally operating companies. Admission requirements The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in Business Administration or Economics with strong proficiency in Business Administration, Economics and quantitative methods 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 70% of the required degree credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 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. Overall grade of at least 2.5 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements: 1. subject-related requirements at least 48 ECTS need to be specific to the field of Business Administration/Management Studies at least 16 ECTS need to be specific to the field of Economics at least 10 ECTS credits in Statistics/Mathematics 2. Language requirements English at level C1 (CEF) 2nd CEMS language (level B2): can be the mother tongue or any other additional language Selection procedure Academic achievements (Bachelor grade) [68-34 score points] GMAT Test score (GRE or English TM-WiSo also accepted), highly recommended [17-0 score points] interview (includes education, motivation, analytical and communication skills, personal incidence and integrity, international experience) [15-0 score points] Applicants who are shortlisted after the assessment of the written application will be invited for a selection interview to Cologne. The admission committee will communicate its decision no later than the end of July. The enrollment is generally in August. Application Required application documents Degree certificate (or attestation of 70% of the required achievements have been attained including an overall average grade) Transcript of Records Description of the content of Bachelor's courses (e.g. module catalogue) University entrance qualification (e.g. A-level, "Abitur", school-leaving certificate) If applicable: transcript of semester abroad Proof of English language proficiency (CEMS language 1) Proof of valid admission test (GMAT, GRE or TM-WiSo in English) (not mandatory but highly recommended) CEMS Common Application Form CEMS Motivation Letter CV in English (including a picture) Declaration of CEMS languages Certificates for all internships, education and employments listed in the CV. For all volunteer and extracurricular activities listed in the application, please provide a contact person (with email address and phone number) and a website address. You can also download a checklist of all application documents. Application deadline and process All documents must be provided in either German or English and submitted on the application portal until March 31st. An authorised translation into either German or English must be attached to any documents in other languages. We may need to ask for further documentation at a later stage of the application. Applicants with a (bachelor) degree acquired abroad must also apply via uni-assist until March 31st. Detailed information about the admission procedure and admission deadlines are provided on the application website. [-]

Master of Science Sociology and Social Research

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. [+]

SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH Thank you for your interest in the master's programmes of the WiSo-Faculty. On this webpages you will find all required information on the Master Sociology and Social Research - you will get a sneak peak into the programme structure as well as all facts about the admission criteria and the selection procedure. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: English Fees: Only Social fee Course structure The master programme Sociology and Social Research consists of 120 ECTS- (European Credit Transfer System) Points and is designed as a 4-semester full-time programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor degree within the field of sociology. The Core and Advanced Section of the master programme Sociology and Social Research includes 27 credit points and covers methodological basics of sociology and social research. The Specialisation Section contains 39 credit points and consists of a research seminar, in which 15 credits points will be obtained, as well as advanced modules of sociology and social research. 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 and economics are available to students. This area will contain two subareas that both require 12 credit points. Detailed information concerning the curricular design is available on our homepage in the area of “study”. Only the best for your career The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens 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. Possible areas of employment for sociologists can be found within market and opinion research, national and international statistic agencies, in national and international associations that are concerned with social and economic policy, research institutions, the departments of media research within mass media corporations and personnel administration of corporations. Additionally, other areas of employment present in positions of local government e.g. in departments responsible for school-, family-, city- or environmental policy as well as provincial and federal agencies. Graduates possess skills that qualify for the upper grade of civil service and leading positions in social and market research as well as social planning. Take your professional future into your own hands and benefit from the theoretical and methodical-oriented approach of the WiSo-Faculty, which combines research as well as teaching with practical experience. Not international enough? If this is the case, there is the possibility to apply for a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Further Information can be found on the homepage of our International Office. Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: 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 30 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. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 30 ECTS credits in Sociology at least 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research, within these credits at least 12 ECTS in Statistics have to be included Language requirements English language skills C1 Selection Procedure If the number of applicants meeting the admission criteria exceeds the number of places available for this course of study, a selection procedure is initiated for the purpose of ranking these applicants. The procedure is based on the grade earned in the Bachelor’s degree or a course of study deemed equivalent. Information on the application From the end of March/ beginning of April onwards you can submit your application via WiSo Faculty's Master's Application Portal. Applicants with a (bachelor’s) degree acquired abroad must additionally apply via uni-assist online as well as postal until 15 June (date of receipt). If you apply for our Double Master’s Programme(s) the deadline is 1 may (date of receipt). Uni-assist requires the following documents: authenticated (and translated) copy of the bachelor certificate (and the transcript of records) authenticated (and translated) copy of the school certificate authenticated copy of the original English language certificate authenticated copy of these documents in the original language, if translated as Chinese applicant: original APS certificate. Please note that uni-assist charges fees. Detailed information about the admission procedure, admission deadlines and required documents are provided at the application website. We are looking forward receiving your application! [-]

MSc

Double Masters Programme in Business Administration

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Business Administration gives first-class students the opportunity to pursue two master’s degrees from two top-ranking universities in only two years. [+]

The Double Master’s Programme in Business Administration gives first-class students the opportunity to pursue two master’s degrees from two top-ranking universities in only two years. Students spend their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at one of the partner universities. This gives them a unique advantage as they can combine the best of two universities and enjoy the benefits of an international environment, allowing them to improve their intercultural understanding as well as their language skills. The international master’s programme is part of the regular course offer at both universities and is based on the mutual recognition of credit points. Each programme has its own focus, depending on the partner university’s available specialisations. The range of Double Master’s Programmes in Business Administration offered by the University of Cologne gives students the opportunity to choose the programme which best matches their career ambitions, either at: the Louvain School of Management in Belgium, the Aalto University School of Business in Finland, the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland or the Indian Institute of Management of Ahmedabad in India. Application process The application period for the Double Master’s Programme in Business Administration runs from early April to 15 May. Applications must be submitted online via the application portal. Once the application portal has opened, the link will be published on this website. In addition, applicants that have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany must apply via uni-assist online and by post until 1 May. When applying via uni-assist, please select the programme ‘MSc in Business Administration’ and the respective major ('Corporate Development', 'Finance', 'Marketing', 'Supply Chain Management' or 'Accounting and Taxation') at the University of Cologne. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor's degree or equivalent with strong proficiency in Business Administration and Economics (at least 78 ECTS in total, of this at least 48 ECTS in Business Administration and at least 18 ECTS in Economics). Furthermore, applicants need to have strong proficiency in Statistics and/or Mathematics Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) GMAT test result with a minimum score of 550 points Application documents DMP application form CV in English Letter of motivation in English explaining the reasons for applying to the Double Master’s Programme and for the choice of the partner university (aprox. 500 words) A valid GMAT with a minimum score of 550 Proof of sufficient language skills in English of at least C1 (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE or CPE (C). Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree taught in English do not need to submit further evidence of their English skills Bachelor’s degree certificate (or attestation of 80% of the required achievements have been attained including an overall average grade) Transcript of records Description of all relevant courses taken during the bachelor’s degree (e.g. extracts from the course catalogue) If applicable, transcript of studies abroad. In case any of the courses completed abroad have been credited towards the bachelor’s degree of the home university, this written document must contain an official record of the courses taken and the grades received. Please also attach a description of the modules taken abroad. University entrance qualification (e.g. A-level, "Abitur", school-leaving certificate) Certificates for all internships, education and employment listed in the CV which are to be considered in the assessment of the application For all volunteering and extracurricular activities listed in the application, please provide the name of a contact person (with email address and phone number) and a relevant website. All documents must be provided in English or German. Documents in any other language must have an authorised translation into English or German attached. We may need to ask for further documentation at a later stage of the application process Application deadline For applicants with a German bachelor's degree: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany: 1 May 2017 Selection criteria Outstanding academic achievements GMAT score Relevant practical experience (e.g. internships) Extracurricular activities (both at university and elsewhere) Intercultural and social skills Motivation Selection procedure The admissions board of the University of Cologne will assess all applications. Applicants that are shortlisted after assessment of the written application will be invited for a personal interview to the University of Cologne in June. The admissions board will communicate its decision no later than the end of July. Enrolment takes place in late August or early September. If your application for the Double Master’s Programme has not been successful, your application may still be considered for the regular MSc in Business Administration at the University of Cologne given that all entry requirements are fulfilled. [-]

Double Masters Programme in Health Economics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics and Management gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. [+]

In cooperation with Maastricht University The Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics and Management gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Students of the programme benefit from the interdisciplinary approach and the participation of three faculties, the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University. Students study at each university for one year and are awarded two master’s degrees, a Master of Science in Health Economics from the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management from Maastricht University. The Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics and Management focuses on how to approach current and future healthcare challenges by innovation. The international master’s programme prepares students for high-level management positions in the public and private health care sector. Students develop an interdisciplinary understanding of management, economics and medicine in the health care sector. On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to apply economic concepts to medical questions and actively address the challenges of today’s complex and rapidly changing healthcare sector with innovative approaches. With a German and Dutch master’s degree, graduates will have excellent employment opportunities on the European and international job market. Please check our website for more information on the programme and on the application process. Key Facts Programme duration: 4 semesters, full-time Programme start: Beginning of October in Cologne Partner university: The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences is one of the six faculties of Maastricht University. Its learning methods are based on the principle of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The Faculty has a strong international orientation, evidenced by its international student body as well as its research. It has an excellent location in the centre of Maastricht. Degrees awarded: Master of Science in Health Economics by the University of Cologne and Master of Science in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management by Maastricht University Language: English Fees: Students pay a semester contribution at the University of Cologne for the duration of their studies (approx. €260 per term including a student travel card which is valid on all public transport in North Rhine-Westphalia). In addition, students have to pay tuition fees at Maastricht University during their second year (approx. €1,980 for EU applicants; for more details on the tuition fee, please see the website of Maastricht University Programme The Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics gives first-class students the opportunity to pursue two master’s degrees from two renowned universities during a two-year programme. The programme focuses on innovation in the healthcare sector and on current and future healthcare challenges. It is directed at students that want to pursue a career in the healthcare sector with an academic interest in innovation at multiple levels: individuals, groups and on an organisational level as well as regional, national and international. Students gain an in-depth understanding of health economics and innovation in health care. Students selected for the Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics complete their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at Maastricht University. Students follow a study path that is integrated into the regular course offer of both universities. The programme is taught in English. It is based on the mutual recognition of credit points and includes a joint master’s thesis which is supervised by professors at both universities. The credit point transfer is explained in the figure below. After successful completion of the programme, students are awarded two degrees: a Master of Science in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management by Maastricht University and a Master of Science in Health Economics by the University of Cologne. Application process The application period for the Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics and Management runs from early April to 15 May. Applications must be submitted online via the application portal. Once the application portal has opened, the link will be published on this website. In addition, applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University must apply online via uni-assist and by post until 1 May. When applying via uni-assist, please select the programme ‘MSc in Health Economics’ at the University of Cologne. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree in the field of Health Economics, Economics, Business Administration or Management studies (a minimum of 60 ECTS in these fields) with strong proficiency in Health Economics and Medicine Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application documents DMP application form CV in English Letter of motivation in English explaining the reasons for applying to the Double Master’s Programme (aprox. 500 words) Proof of sufficient language skills in English of at least C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C) Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate, including all exams taken to date listing the grades received and the number of credit points per course Descriptions of all relevant courses taken during bachelor’s degree (e.g. extracts from the course catalogue) If applicable, written confirmation of studies abroad which may have already been completed. In case any of the courses completed abroad have been credited towards the bachelor’s degree of the home university, this written document must contain an official record of the courses taken and the grades received. Please also attach a description of the modules taken abroad. All documents must be provided in English or German. Documents in any other language must have an authorised translation into English or German attached. We may need to ask for further documentation at a later stage of the application process. Application deadline For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from Maastricht University: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University: 1 May 2017 Selection process The admissions boards of both the University of Cologne and Maastricht University will assess all applications. Applicants that are shortlisted after assessment of the written application will be invited for a personal interview to the University of Cologne in June. The admissions board will communicate its decision no later than the end of July. Enrolment takes place in late August or early September. If your application for the Double Master’s Programme is not successful, your application may still be considered for the regular MSc in Health Economics at the University of Cologne given that all entry requirements are fulfilled. [-]

Master of Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

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. [+]

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - MASTER OF SCIENCE Thank you for your interest in the master's programmes of the WiSo-Faculty. On the followingwebpages you will find all required information on the Master Business Administration - you will get a sneak peak into the programme structure as well as all facts about the admission criteria and the selection procedure. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: specialisations Corporate Development, Finance, Marketing: English; specialisations Accounting & Taxation, Media & Technology Management, Supply Chain Management: German and English Fees: Only social fee Course structure The master programme Business Administration consists of 120 ECTS- (European Credit Transfer System) Points and is designed as a 4-semester full-time programme. It 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 Supply Chain Management Media 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. Detailed information concerning the curricular design is available on our homepage in the area of “study”. 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. Not international enough? If this is the case, get information on the Master of Science in International Management/CEMS MIM (the joint master programme with „CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education“), in Germany exclusively offered by the University of Cologne, or on our outstanding Double-Master Programmes in cooperation with Aalto University School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland, the Louvain School of Management in Louvain, Belgium, the Warsaw School of Economics and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in India. Further information can be found on the homepage of our International Office. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: 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 30 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. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 78 ECTS credits in the field of Business Administration and Economics of this at least 48 ECTS credits in Business Administration of this at least 18 ECTS credits in Economics At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics and/or Mathematics Language requirements Accounting and Taxation, Media and Technology Management, Supply Chain management: German and English (B2) language skills Corporate Development, Finance and Marketing: English language skills C1 SELECTION PROCEDURE Within the selection process each applicant receives an individual score that consists of the following criteria: Grade earned in the preceding Bachelor’s degree [68-34 points] Result of the admission test TM-WISO/ GMAT/ GRE [32 - 0 points] The above criteria are used to determine a score for each candidate. Study places are subsequently allotted according to an applicant’s position on the ranking list. INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION From the end of March/ beginning of April onwards you can submit your application via WiSo Faculty's Master's Application Portal. Applicants with a (bachelor’s) degree acquired abroad must additionally apply via uni-assist online as well as postal until 15 June (date of receipt). If you apply for our Double Master’s Programme(s) the deadline is 1 may (date of receipt). Uni-assist requires the following documents: authenticated (and translated) copy of the bachelor certificate (and the transcript of records) authenticated (and translated) copy of the school certificate authenticated copy of the original German language certificate (German language skills are only required for the specialisations in Accounting and Taxation, Media and Technology Management and Supply Chain Management) authenticated copy of the original English language certificate authenticated copy of these documents in the original language, if translated as Chinese, Mongolian or Vietnamese applicant: original APS certificate. More information about the APS can be read on this website. Please note that uni-assist charges fees. Detailed information about the admission procedure, admission deadlines and required documents are provided at the application website. We are looking forward receiving your application! [-]

Master of Science in Economics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

In the M.Sc. Economics, students profit from the theory- and methods oriented approach of the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne that combines research and teaching with practice. [+]

ECONOMICS - MASTER OF SCIENCE Thank you for your interest in the master's programmes of the WiSo-Faculty. On this webpages you will find all required information on the Master Economics - you will get a sneak peak into the programme structure as well as all facts about the admission criteria and the selection procedure. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: English Fees: Only Social fee Curricular design The master programme Economics consists of 120 ECTS- (European Credit Transfer System) Points and is designed as a 4-semester full-time programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor degree within the field of economics. The Core and Advanced Section of the master programme economics contains 48 credit points. This area covers content-specific and methodological basics of micro and macroeconomics, statistics, econometrics and mathematics. These competencies enable students to comprehend scientific literature of economic science and furthermore to independently analyse economic problems on an advanced theoretical and empirical level. Students will be able to select modules on a research- and methods oriented level (Research Track Modules), which allows them to assemble a course package following already acquired knowledge, interest and training objective. In the Specialisation Section, students chose two out of six different subareas (fields). In each one, 18 credit points with 3 specialisation modules have to be obtained. These fields reflect research- and application focuses of the faculty in the area of economics: Design and Behavior Energy Economics Growth, Labor and Inequality in the Global Economy Markets and Institutions Macroeconomics, Money and Financial Markets Public Economics Statistics and Econometrics Students also have the possibility to have credits acquired during a semester abroad accounted for at the WiSo-Faculty. 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 of the extensive course offer of the faculty from economics as well as from social sciences or business administration are available to students. Examples for modules are e.g. finance, corporate strategy, economic psychology or economic geography. This area covers 12 credit points. Detailed information concerning the curricular design is available on our homepage in the area of “study”. Especially at the beginning of your studies, individual consultations will help to make the right choices over the course of the programme. Only the best for your career In the M.Sc. Economics, students profit from the theory- and methods oriented approach of the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne that combines research and teaching with practice. Graduates find possible fields of employment in specifically economic dominated areas of public institutions like ministries, central banks, agencies, and public authorities (like antitrust divisions or regulatory authorities), European institutions (like the European Commission) or international institutions (like the OECD, IWF or World Bank). Additionally, universities and research institutes as well as economic departments of private institutions (banks, consulting agencies, larger industrial corporations, organisations or the media) offer jobs for economists. Moreover, graduates of this programme are especially in demand in other areas of the private sector (like consulting agencies, investment banking or corporations of the network industry). The faculty supports student´s professional ambitions via the WiSo-Career-Service. PhD studies: Research Track The “Research-Track” programme, which is offered in cooperation with the Cologne Graduate School (CGS) provides support to design your master studies in line with requirements for a subsequent PhD-programme in economics. If you consider applying for a PhD-programme after obtaining your Master of Science, you will find information about offers and the application procedure of these Research Tracks on our homepage. Not international enough? The faculty provides extensive credit transfer possibilities and a window of mobility in the 3rd semester to offer students the possibility to spend a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Further Information can be found on the homepage of our International relations center. Admission Requirements The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: 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 30 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. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 18 ECTS credits in Economics At least 48 ECTS credits in further Economics, Business Administration and/or Social Sciences At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics and/or Mathematics OR At least 40 ECTS in Mathematics Language requirements English language skills C1 Selection procedure Within the selection process each applicant receives an individual score that consists of the following criteria: Grade earned in the preceding Bachelor’s degree [68-34 points] Result of the admission test TM-WISO/ GMAT/ GRE [32 - 0 points] The above criteria are used to determine a score for each candidate. Study places are subsequently allotted according to an applicant’s position on the ranking list. Information on the application From the end of March/ beginning of April onwards you can submit your application via WiSo Faculty's Master's Application Portal. Applicants with a (bachelor’s) degree acquired abroad must additionally apply via uni-assist online as well as postal until 15 June (date of receipt). If you apply for our Double Master’s Programme(s) the deadline is 1 may (date of receipt). Uni-assist requires the following documents: authenticated (and translated) copy of the bachelor certificate (and the transcript of records) authenticated (and translated) copy of the school certificate authenticated copy of the original English language certificate authenticated copy of these documents in the original language, if translated as Chinese, Mongolian or Vietnamese applicant: original APS certificate. More information about the APS can be read on this website. Please note that uni-assist charges fees. Detailed information about the admission procedure, admission deadlines and required documents are provided at the application website. We are looking forward receiving your application! [-]

MA

Double Masters Programme in Political Science (European Studies)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. [+]

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. The international master’s programme focuses on the European Union, its policies and institutions. Students gain in-depth knowledge of the EU as well as interdisciplinary research skills. The programme prepares students for high-level positions in the private or public sector which require international experience combined with a profound knowledge of the EU. Students that graduate with this double degree will have excellent opportunities to work, for example, in EU or national institutions, in NGOs or the media. Please check our website for more information on the programme, entry requirements and the application procedure. In cooperation with Maastricht University The Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences (FASoS) has ap­prox. 1,800 stu­dents and is one of the six fac­ul­ties at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity. Its ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach is based on the prin­ci­ple of Prob­lem-Based Learn­ing (PBL). The Fac­ulty has a strong in­ter­na­tional ori­en­ta­tion, ev­i­denced by its in­ter­na­tional stu­dent body and its ex­ten­sive re­search. The Fac­ulty has an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion in the cen­tre of Maas­tricht. Pro­gramme du­ra­tion: 4 se­mes­ters, full-time Pro­gramme start: Be­gin­ning of Sep­tem­ber in Maas­tricht De­grees awarded: Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne Lan­guage of in­struc­tion: Eng­lish Fees: Stu­dents pay tu­ition fees at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity dur­ing their first year of stud­ies (ap­prox. €1,980 for EU ap­pli­cants; for more de­tails on the tu­ition fee, please see the web­site of Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity) and a se­mes­ter con­tri­bu­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne (ap­prox. €260 per term, which in­cludes a stu­dent travel card which is valid on all pub­lic trans­port in North Rhine-West­phalia). Pro­gramme The Dou­ble Mas­ter is an am­bi­tious re­search-based and in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary programme which has a strong focus on the Eu­ro­pean Union, its in­sti­tu­tions and poli­cies. Stu­dents de­velop an in-depth un­der­stand­ing of the EU and of the work­ings of pol­i­tics and so­ci­ety in an in­te­grated Eu­rope. The pro­gramme equips grad­u­ates with ex­cel­lent method­olog­i­cal skills, en­abling them to op­er­ate at an ad­vanced level in an in­ter­na­tional re­search en­vi­ron­ment. Dur­ing their year abroad, stu­dents will be ex­posed to an in­ter­na­tional en­vi­ron­ment that al­lows them to im­prove their in­ter­cul­tural and lan­guage skills. Stu­dents ad­mit­ted to the Dou­ble Mas­ter’s Pro­gramme pur­sue a Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity in their first year and com­plete mod­ules of the Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne in their sec­ond year. The pro­gramme is based on the mu­tual recog­ni­tion of credit points by both uni­ver­si­ties. Stu­dents at­tend a col­lo­quium and write their mas­ter’s the­sis dur­ing their year in Cologne. The the­sis is jointly su­per­vised by pro­fes­sors at both uni­ver­si­ties. After suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the pro­gramme, stu­dents are awarded a Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and a Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne. Career perspectives Graduates of this double degree will be well prepared for the demands of an international employment market in European Studies, which increasingly expects applicants to have studied in more than one country. Graduates of the programme are particularly well qualified for a career in the institutions of the European Union, other areas of public administration or international companies. The research-oriented nature of the degree also enables graduates to move on to doctoral research, or to research-related work in think tanks or NGOs. These career perspectives require familiarity with different academic cultures, and thus graduates with a double degree will be better prepared for these kinds of positions than most of their peers with degrees from a single university. Application process For admission, candidates need to apply for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies at the University of Cologne and at Maastricht University. The application period for the Double Master’s Programme at the University of Cologne runs from early April to 15 May. Applications must be submitted online via the application portal. Once the application portal has opened, the link will be published on this website. In addition, applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University must apply online via uni-assist and by post until 1 May. When applying via uni-assist, please select the programme ‘MA in Political Sciences’ at the University of Cologne. For more information on the obligatory additional application and admission at Maastricht University, please visit Maastricht University's website. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with strong proficiency in Political Science (30 ECTS). Furthermore a minimum of further 12 ECTS in Political Science or in Methodology and Empirical Social Research Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)). Please note that the Maastricht University also requires minimum scores in writing. IELTS: minimum score overall 7.0, minimum score writing 7.0; TOEFL ibt: minimum score overall 100, minimum score writing 28. Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application documents DMP application form CV in English Letter of motivation in English explaining the reasons for applying to the Double Master’s Programme (aprox. 500 words) Proof of sufficient language skills in English of at least C1 (CEFR) Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate, including all exams taken to date, listing the grades received and the number of credit points per course Descriptions of all relevant courses taken during bachelor’s degree (e.g. extracts from the course catalogue) If applicable, written confirmation of any studies abroad which may have already been completed. In case any of the courses completed abroad have been credited towards the bachelor's degree of the home university, this written document must contain an official record of the courses taken and the grades received. Please also attach a description of the modules taken abroad. An essay in English written by the applicant, either specifically for this application or for earlier studies or other occasions. It is preferable, but not absolutely necessary, that the topic is related to the Double Master’s Programme. There are no requirements as to the length of the essay A photocopy of a valid passport or EU ID card A recent passport photo All documents must be provided in English or German. Documents in any other language must have an authorised translation into English or German attached. We may need to ask for further documentation at a later stage of the application process. For more information on the application documents to be handed in at Maastricht University, please check Maastricht University's website. Application deadlines The online application for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies takes place both through Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines at the two universities. At the University of Cologne: For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from Maastricht University: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University: 1 May 2017 At the University of Cologne, please apply online. Once the application portal opens, the link will be published on this website. At Maastricht University: For EU applicants: 1 June 2017 For non-EU applicants: 1 May 2017 For more details on the application deadlines at Maastricht University, please visit Maastricht University's website. Selection process Candidates need to apply separately at Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines. Applications for the Double Master’s Programme will be assessed by the admissions boards at both universities. The admission boards will assess all applications and communicate its decision no later than the end of July. Enrolment takes place in late August or early September. The study programme starts in October in Cologne. Please note that in case your application for the Double Master’s Programme is not successful, your application may still be considered for the regular MA in Political Science at the University of Cologne or for the regular Research Master in European Studies at Maastricht University given that all entry requirements are fulfilled. [-]

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