Students who developed a further interest in a continuing, research and project based education during their first degree have the opportunity to deepen their expertise within a Master programme lasting four semesters and containing 120 ECTS which leads to a research oriented university degree, the Master of Science (M.Sc.). Admission requirements include a degree in business administration or economics as well as passing in the qualifying examination within admission procedure.
The Master programme is structured in a modular format which already proved of value for students within the Bachelor programme due to its numerous individualisation and concentration potentialities. It comprises the five following modules:
Module 1: Basic Principles
This module gives students a thorough grounding for further studies. Master students are obliged to attend the classes “Managerial Economics I”, “Managerial Economics II”, and “Business Administration Methods”.
Module 2: Functional Basics
Students choose two classes on business fundamentals from either “Accounting“ and „Finance“ or “Marketing & Strategy“ and “Innovation & Information”, which provide them with significant background for their preferred specialisation.
Module 3: Specialisation
This module contains subject-specific courses from the student's field of specialisation as well as from optional fields of specialisation.
Module 4: In-company project
The Master programme’s special feature is a carefully monitored in-company project. In cooperation with and under the guidance of affiliated companies, the students deal with real problems the company face. The project aims to provide students with an understanding of practical business operations and to help them apply their acquired knowledge.
Module 5: Master thesis and colloquium
The last module on the way to the M.Sc. comprises a final scientific thesis. During the five months period of thesis editing time, regular attendance of the Master colloquium is required.
Along with a series of classes on fundamentals, the Department’s Chairs offer various possibilities for specialisation, which cover the whole field of modern business education, within modules 2 to 5 in the following areas:
- Marketing & Strategie
- Innovation & Information
Students can not only choose a strong emphasis on one of the aforementioned areas but also have the opportunity of interdisciplinary orientation with attendance in all four areas.
The content is provided in lectures and seminars that consist of small groups; some of the courses are taught in English.
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