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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Programs

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Master

Master in International Management (CEMS MIM)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Germany Cologne

The University of Cologne‘s Master in International Management/CEMS MIM 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. [+]

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 29 leading business schools, 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. 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 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 48 ECTS need to be specific to the field of Business Administration and/or Management Studies at least 16 ECTS need to be specific to the field of Economics at least 10 ECTS credits in Statistics/Mathematics Language requirements English at level C1 (CEF) or equivalent and Proficiency in one of the CEMS Languages (B2-level) which can be the mother tongue or any other additional language. (for the current CEMS Languages see here) the English language requirements have to be met until the application deadline March 31. Please regard, that applicants with a bachelor degree from outside Germany have to apply thorough uni-assist as well until March 15th including the English language certificate [-]

Master of Science Sociology and Social Research

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Cologne

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 and social research. [+]

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. 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 30 ECTS credits in Sociology at least 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Emprical Social Research, within these credits at least 12 ECTS in Statistics have to be included Language requirements: English language skills at level C1 [-]

MSc

Double Masters Programme in Business Administration

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 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. Students spend their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at one of the partner universities. [+]

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 specialise in two subject areas and enjoy the benefits of an international environment, allowing them to improve their intercultural understanding as well as their language skills. The Double Master’s Programme is part of the regular course offer at both universities and is based on the mutual recognition of credit points by both universities. The programmes are available in English and have their own focus, depending on the partner university’s available specialisations. Students can enhance their language skills and intercultural understanding in an international environment The range of Double Master’s Programmes 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. Entry Requirements Bachelor or equivalent in Business Administration or Economics with strong proficiency in Business Administration, Economics and quantitative methods At least 78 ECTS credits in the field of Business Administration and Economics of this 72 ECTS at least 48 ECTS credits in Business Administration and at least 18 ECTS credits in Economics At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics and/or Mathematics Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent Valid GMAT with a minimum score of 550 points Selection Criteria Outstanding academic achievements GMAT score Extracurricular activities (both at university and elsewhere) Work experience (e.g. internships) International experience Language skills Motivation Selection Procedure Applicants that are shortlisted after assessment of the written application will be invited for a personal interview at the University of Cologne around the beginning of June. The Admissions Board will communicate its decision no later than the end of July. Enrolment generally takes place in late August / early September. Please note that unsuccessful applications for the Double Master’s Programme may still be considered for the normal degree MSc in Business Administration if all entry requirements are fulfilled. [-]

Double Masters Programme in Health Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics 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 Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University. [+]

The Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics 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 Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University. Health Economics is an interdisciplinary science that lies between economics and medicine. The Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics focuses on innovation in the healthcare sector and on current and future healthcare challenges. The Double Master’s Programme prepares students for high-level management positions in the public and private healthcare sector. Students develop an interdisciplinary understanding of management and innovation in the healthcare sector, and of health economics more generally. 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 a German and Dutch Master’s degree, graduates will have excellent employment opportunities on the European and international job market. Entry Requirements An excellent Bachelor’s degree with strong proficiency in Business Administration, Management studies or Health Economics (60 ECTS). Furthermore, a minimum of 15 ECTS in the field of medicine and a further 18 ECTS in the methods of health economics are required Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) At least 60 ECTS credits in Health Economics and/or the field of Business Administration and Economics; at least 15 ECTS credits in Medicine and at least 18 ECTS credits the field of Methods in Health Economics 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 [-]

Master of Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Germany Cologne

The Master’s programme comprises 120 ECTS credit points and is laid out for a standard full-time study period of four semesters. [+]

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 [-]

Master of Science in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Germany Cologne

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 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). 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 Fulfillment of the following subject-related requirements: - At least 40 ECTS credits in Mathematics OR At least 18 ECTS credits in Economics At least 48 ECTS credits in Business Administration, Economic & Social Sciences At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics/ Mathematics Fulfillment of the language requirements: English language skills at level C1 (CEF) [-]

MA

Double Masters Programme in Political Science (European Studies)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 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. 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 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 Double Master’s Programme in European Studies 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. Entry Requirements An excellent Bachelor’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with strong proficiency in Political Science (24 ECTS) and Social Sciences (24 ECTS) Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) At least 30 ECTS credits in Political Science and at least 12 further ECTS credits in Political Sciences or Methodology and Empirical Social Research 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 desirable [-]

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Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia, 50931 DE