Master Programs in Germany

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Located in the heart of Europe, Germany is an increasingly popular educational destination for students searching for a Masters degree program. With its rich history, diverse architecture ranging from medieval castles to modern metropolitan buildings, peaceful countryside and welcoming people, Germany has something for everyone. Germany is also the center for the inner financial workings of the EU, and home to excellent educational institutions, art, culture, and a vast network of professionals, making a Master degree Germany an excellent choice.

There are over 300 educational institutions in Germany, and the country is known as a worldwide leader in science, technology, and research. Whether you are seeking a Master of Arts, Master of Science, or a different sort of Masters degree, at least one of these educational institutions will likely meet your requirements. Many courses are taught in English, in order to meet the needs of foreign students.

A Masters degree is the second level of degree that can be obtained at a German university, after a Bachelors degree. It allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of a subject in an advanced course of study that lasts between two and four semesters. It also affords students the opportunity to develop valuable relationships and sometimes obtain hands-on experience via internships and research. Once a student obtains a Masters degree, he or she can enter the job market or aim for a higher academic degree: the doctoral degree.

Universities in Germany are renowned for offering top-notch Master and Bachelor programs at a relatively cheaper cost than their counterparts in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. Although tuition and fees vary among Masters degree programs, scholarships, fellowships and grants are available for qualifying students.

Once a student finishes a degree program, career opportunities are plentiful in Germany. Many educational institutions offer students the chance to do internships in their chosen field. German companies such as BMW, Bosch, Daimler, and Siemens offer a wealth of opportunities to students interested in finance, marketing, engineering and many more areas. The close proximity of London, Paris, and Rome also expand the pool of job prospects for recent graduates. Even if a student chooses to return to his or her home country after completing the studies, the prestige of a German degree will give a distinct advantage in today's competitive job market.

If you are an international student, there is a fair amount of preparation to be done when planning to study in Germany. One must apply for a student visa a few months in advance, find accommodations, pack belongings, and arrange for transportation. However, the first step of this exciting journey is to locate the university that is right for you. To find out more about Master programs in Germany, simply browse through the options below, or use our search box to narrow down your results. You can easily contact universities directly in order to obtain all the necessary information.

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Master's in Management

ESMT Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin

ESMT's Master's in Management (MIM) prepares talented minds for careers in global business. [+]

Masters in Germany 2017/2018. ESMT's Master's in Management (MIM) prepares talented minds for careers in global business. The ESMT Master's in Management combines fieldwork in global companies with applied coursework and research on the latest business and management theories. Admitted students have a variety of academic backgrounds and use the time at ESMT to gain valuable knowledge and interdisciplinary experience to apply their previous expertise to economic and management problems. The program is divided into two streams with a focus on international management. One stream (Quantitative Business) is designed for quantitative decision analysts and one stream for creative and strategic thinkers (Innovative Management). Depending on the stream, students can choose among four specializations: Business Analytics Finance & Investments Entrepreneurship & Innovation Global & Digital Strategy The ESMT MIM program uses an interdisciplinary approach: students apply analytical models to understand the global economy, product development, and new techniques in technology management within global companies. Students planning to pursue a further academic career also have unique access to research practices and projects with ESMT's faculty. A Master's degree bridging innovation and applied business ESMT's Master's in Management is an innovative program designed with input from top German companies. The two-year degree gathers a selected group of talented individuals who can show strategic thinking in their application to the MIM. Courses emphasize how these techniques and research methods can further an organization's global goals in a business context. Students will complete projects and an internship with global companies before graduation; some of this... [-]

Advanced Materials Science & Engineering (AMASE) Master

AMASE Master
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Saarbrücken

The AMASE Masters course has been successfully implemented over the last five years with funding from the Erasmus Mundus Programme. [+]

The AMASE Masters course has been successfully implemented over the last five years with funding from the Erasmus Mundus Programme. Scholarships are available for students from all over the world and are between 500 EUR and 1000 EUR per month. The course has demonstrated high quality throughout. In order to ensure the programme's continuity - the "non-selected status" may prove temporary and only last until the next call - the consortium delivering this Joint Masters course has been awarded by the European Commission/EACEA an Erasmus Mundus Brand Name (EMBN) by which it commits itself to maintain the requirements and level of excellence expected from an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course. The common Advanced Materials Science and Engineering (AMASE) Master Programme is offered by four European Universities. ... [-]

Master in Brand Management

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters March 2018 Germany Munich Berlin Region + 1 more

Brand Management teaches students how to combine management with creative planning and prepares them for leadership roles and tasks in brand development, marketing communication and design functions. [+]

Masters in Germany 2017/2018. Do you want to understand the real business value of brands? Structural changes in today’s population and the digitization of our society require new brand management skills. Digital branding forms a new core competence for agencies and companies. Brands play an important role in business and society. Students specializing in brand management learn about current brand management issues and gain awareness of the interrelation of brands within complex brand architectures. Managing brands without thinking about digital platforms is inconceivable today. Not only do traditional brand leadership and management need to be evaluated, but special attention needs to be given to the role of social media platforms and co­-creation. Creative and strategic planning skills, as well as cross­media usage of all media channels, are required to develop and manage brands effectively. This area of specialization teaches students how to combine management with creative planning and prepares them for leadership roles and tasks in brand development, marketing communication, and design functions. The benefits of choosing Macromedia University Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15 Small classes with intensive, individual supervision Globally recognized, state-approved degrees, accredited by FIBAA Campuses in Berlin & Munich: two of the Top 5 “Most Affordable Cities for Students 2015” worldwide Authentic, practice oriented projects with over 500 well-known companies Highly qualified professors and industry insiders as lecturers International students from all continents Career perspectives in Germany: 18 months visa after successful graduation Master’s degree over three days a week (e.g. from Thursday to Saturday) Pre-Semester... [-]

Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers – More than 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen The Notion of Business Law and Economic Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. M&A Module 4 - Luxembourg Lobbying & Litigation Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law & Economics Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin IT & Energy Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date & Application deadline The Executive M.B.L.-HSG offers rolling admission and course start. This means that candidates are able to choose the start date to match their personal schedule. The application deadline is one month prior to module start. Early application is recommended since places are limited. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. [-]

LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt (Oder) + 1 more

The Master Program on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHL Program) prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. [+]

Overview

This postgraduate program provides advanced study of the international protection of fundamental human rights. The curriculum integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred. Such a blurring of the boundary is the result of many different circumstances including: the rise of terrorism, the diversity in its cause and nature and wide scope of possible reactions to it; the often unclear boundary between situations of civil war, external aggression, guerrilla action and even domestic policing; the reliance on both official (Security Council-sanctioned) and unofficial (sometimes invited) peace-keeping forces in a broad range of conflict situations.... [-]


Master in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H)
Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Witten

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized ... [+]

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized world. The Master PPE in Witten is also a tailor-made programme for any career in leading positions at the interface of politics, economics and (civil) society. Our graduates find career prospects in a range of political and social fields, NGOs, management, further education, personnel and organisation development, economic and political consulting. The programme starts in the winter semester. Applications must be submitted until June 30th. Programme duration 2 semesters (60 ECTS) or 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Fees 13.980 Euro (2 semesters) 21.480 Euro (4 semesters) Payment modes 1. Study first - pay later: payment (depending on income) after graduation 2. Direct payment of fixed monthly rates (fixed sum) 3. Direct payment 50 %, income-related repayment after graduation 50 % Admission requirements Bachelor in Economics or Politics or Philosophy or 60 ECTS in an interdisciplinary degree programme* Advanced English language skills (e. g. TOEFL: 110) If you are unsure about meeting the admission requirements, please get in touch with us. Detailed information > Detailed information on our PPE Master, admission requirements and payment modes Diego Tuzman, international PPE student, about the Master programme at Witten/Herdecke University: “After studying Economics... [-]

International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM)

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Germany Munich

The International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM) is designed to provide students with primarily scientific or engineering based educational backgrounds with essential business and managerial skills, relevant to pursuing careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and servicing industries. [+]

Masters in Germany 2017/2018. The International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM) is designed to provide students with primarily scientific or engineering based educational backgrounds with essential business and managerial skills, relevant to pursuing careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and servicing industries. AIMS OF THE IMIM The IMIM aims to provide students with the competencies and skills necessary to develop a successful career in internationally orientated manufacturing and service industries. The programme seeks to bridge the gap between university and industry, by teaching the relevant knowledge and skills essential to effective managerial practices, especially the skills and knowledge not traditionally taught in technical or scientific university programmes. The course places great emphasis on fostering an integrative teaching approach aimed at developing the ability of students to tackle issues in an interdisciplinary manner, while additionally providing an overview of general management concepts, such as marketing and accounting, through an industrial context. The programme also offers, through close collaboration with associated industrial and service companies, the chance for students to combine practical and relevant knowledge and skills with invaluable industry experience. 5 DIFFERENT STUDY LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD Education is performed in a highly internationalised environment with the possibility to spend the 4 semesters of the course in up to 4 different countries across Europe and Asia. The student experience is highly international and goes beyond the classroom. Students come from around 24 nations and participate in language courses, seminars with local managers and company visits in the host country. ACCREDITATIONS AND RANKINGS... [-]

Master International Maritime Law and Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Germany Hamburg

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building [+]

Check out this brand new Master of Science, that the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta will start again in October 2017 in cooperation with Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg!

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building block of modern society.... [-]


Master in Responsible Management

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 15 months October 2017 Germany Berlin + 1 more

Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) - The objective of the Master´s Program is to champion responsible management by developing a new generation of business leaders capable of handling the complex challenges faced by business, society and the environment in the twenty-first century. [+]

MA in Responsible Management

Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) - The objective of the Master´s Program is to champion responsible management by developing a new generation of business leaders capable of handling the complex challenges faced by business, society and the environment in the twenty-first century.

The Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) aims to give students a broad overview of responsible management within the business context, specifically focusing on theoretical debates within the discipline, business ethics, sustainability and strategic management. The courses aim to equip participants with both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to be responsible managers. The key learning outcomes/goals of the program, in conjunction with the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME), are:... [-]


Erasmus Mundus Master in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics QEM

Master Economics: Erasmus Mundus Master QEM - Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Germany Bielefeld

Master Erasmus Mundus Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics (QEM) is an European Union approved international graduate degree programme taught full-time over two years in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. [+]

Erasmus Mundus Master in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics QEM Master Erasmus Mundus Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics (QEM) is an European Union approved international graduate degree programme taught full-time over two years in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Taught in English, the programme is designed by a Consortium of four European Universities: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy with a network of Associated Partners consisting of international academic institutions as well as public and private companies. The course offers a rigorous education in fundamental quantitative tools by combining core economic theory with related quantitative disciplines such as Probability, Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Mathematical Modelling, Computation and Simulation, Experimental Design, and Political Science. The breadth of courses offers students the opportunity to specialise in one of these many areas in accordance with their interests along a number of course tracks. These being areas which are increasingly vital in both research orientation for further studies and in the job market for positions in government organisations, private companies or financial institutions. The course is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers which utilise their competency in economics, including economic theory, macroeconomics and financial forecasting, financial engineering and risk management, quantitative asset management, computational economics, quantitative trading, and applied and theoretical research. See full programme détails of Quantitative Economics Master (QEM). Each year, approximately 50 students are welcomed to the programme... [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Germany Cologne

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master in Management

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Campus Full time 17 - 21 months September 2018 Germany Vallendar

Explore a top-ranked program that integrates academic excellence with practical relevance and a global perspective. [+]

Explore a top-ranked program that integrates academic excellence with practical relevance and a global perspective.

WHU's Master in Management Program addresses recent graduates from around the world with an excellent first academic degree in a business-related field of study. This full-time English-language program lasting 17 or 21 months offers you unique opportunities to develop expertise in all areas of business administration. Additionally, the program offers both practical and international experience and prepares you for a wide range of career options across multiple industries and functional areas.

We recommend students holding a degree in a non-business related field of study or with post-graduate work experience of more than 2 years our MBA Program.... [-]


LL.M. Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center MIPLC
Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Munich

The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world. [+]

Our Program

The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world.

With just 38 students (maximum) per year, our program is much smaller than others. This guarantees intensive interaction between students, professors, and staff, as well as personalized support. Our courses are designed specially for our program and our students.

Our program is:

Specialized and fully-accredited, and intensive Suitable for law graduates and students with other backgrounds alike Taught entirely in English Multi-jurisdictional, covering civil law and common law traditions and multiple countries Diverse with a wide variety of modules to choose from Interdisciplinary, discussing all aspects of IP from the legal and relevant economic perspectives Applicable, with the practical aspects of IP covered in simulations, case-studies, and internship Supplemented with study visits to European Patent Office and other IP organizations, an optional study visit to Washington, D.C., and guest lectures and talks throughout the year A member of the EIPIN network Located in Europe's IP Capital Munich Our Faculty ... [-]

Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2017 Germany Bonn

A one-year postgraduate program, offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught by ZEI professors and a flying faculty of renowned experts from all over the EU, you will be a part of an international group of young professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. [+]

The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies. The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU. Political decisions and legislative acts in the EU continuously generate new regulatory frameworks. The regulation of network industries (electronic communication, energy, logistics) as well as of the financial sector are taught and analyzed in the framework of ZEI´s Master program. The interplay of governance and regulation constitutes today's reality in the European Union. ZEI's English-speaking post-graduate Master program is a research-based response to this development. It enables European and non-European young professionals to become experts in the interplay between political, legal and economic aspects that constitute today's life in the European Union as well as the... [-]

International Masters Programme in Palaeobiology

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

The acute theme of global climate change and its impact on organisms and ecosystems requires a new generation of scientists. We provide theoretical concepts of macroecology and macroevolution, as well as statistical techniques and scientific programming in palaeobiology. The second pillar of this specialisation is the reconstruction of fossil environments and their local and global controls. We focus on carbonate systems, which are the result of the metabolic activity of organisms and thus reflect the interplay of the biosphere and the earth-system at large. [+]

Masters in Germany 2017/2018. The acute theme of global climate change and its impact on organisms and ecosystems requires a new generation of scientists. We provide theoretical concepts of macroecology and macroevolution, as well as statistical techniques and scientific programming in palaeobiology. The second pillar of this specialisation is the reconstruction of fossil environments and their local and global controls. We focus on carbonate systems, which are the result of the metabolic activity of organisms and thus reflect the interplay of the biosphere and the earth-system at large. The Masters programme consists of four semesters with 30 credit points (ECTS) each. In addition to compulsory courses, students can choose supplementary activities, including language classes or additional field excursions. The last semester is dedicated to the Masters thesis. Supplementary courses (SC) include field trips, language courses, and transferable skills. Master in Geosciences at FAU includes two fields of study: Palaeobiology – which provides theoretical framework in macroevolution, ecology, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and statistical analysis Earth Systems Research Lab – which consists of individual fi eld- and specimen-based projects and provides students with skills such as preparation of funding applications, scientifi c writing and communication, as well as environmental and geochemical background for interdisciplinary collaborations Analytical techniques and equipment Internationally renowned stable isotope laboratory with focus on palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions One-of-a-kind collection of carbonate thin sections, fossil preparation and thin section laboratory and a wide range of microscope imaging facilities Micro-computed tomography for 3D and non-invasive analysis of specimens Ultrastructural studies on... [-]