Summary of the most important characteristics of the Master Programs in Business Administration:
Master of Science
Degrees can be obtained in the following courses and specializations:
a. Accounting and Finance
b. (International) Business Administration
c. Management and Marketing
Business Administration (technical subjects)
d. Business Analytics
e. Supply Chain Management and Logistics
f. Telecommunications Management
AQAS, December 2012
3. Study entry
winter or summer semester
4. Admission requirements
please contact Dr. Wanja von der Goltz if you are interested in applying for one of the Master programs
6. Standard period of study
4 semesters/2 years
7. Language of study
German, partly English
8. Accompanying practical trainings
9. Description of the study programs
The primary idea of the study programs is to provide students with further qualifications in their present or aspired professional field. The programs include a modern and fascinating range of subjects aimed at the major aspects of present and future management.
The Master programs are characterized by their distinct scientific orientation, by the development of content elements according to current research problems, and the adequate design of teaching methods. Students gain extensive knowledge of relevant research methods and strategies, which enable them to solve complex problems independently. The continuous improvement of contents and student exchange structures plus a grown connection to local business enterprises make the Master programs a specialized form of education based on solid general economic skills.
The Master courses are designed to provide students with a scientific education that enables them to successfully fill any business position in the chosen sector. In addition to an extensive knowledge of economic facts and methods, students will also train their conceptual and analytical abilities in order to be able to react to the changes in a globalized business world. On the one hand, the Master programs improve students' chances in the business world; on the other hand, it serves as a starting point for an academic career and supports young researchers' ambitions. Students' ability to find further scientific education in a doctoral program is guaranteed for by a focus on research competences. Moreover, the quota of more than 90% of the staff with a post-doctoral teaching qualification and the structural equipment of the faculty underline the research orientation of the Master programs.
10. Structure of the study programs
The first three semesters of all Master courses include lectures in Business Administration, Economics and other related disciplines independence of individual choice options. The fourth semester is reserved for the Master thesis in the field of Business Administration (30 credits).
Please visit "Information materials" for detailed program guides.
The specialized Master programs each include (in addition to more general lectures in Business Administration and Economics) a specific combination of relevant subjects:
Program "Accounting and Finance"
1. Accounting and Auditing
3. Banking and Finance
4. Insurance and Risk Management
Program "Business Analytics"
1. Informations Systems Business Intelligence
2. Applied Computer Science
3. Strategic Technology Management
Program "Management and Marketing"
2. Service Management and Retailing
3. Human Resources Management
4. Organization and Human Resouce Economics
Program "Supply Chain Management and Logistics"
1. Operations and Supply Chain Management
2. Logistics and Operations Research
3. Modeling and Optimizing
4. Legal Aspects of Logistics
Program "Telecommunications Management"
1. Strategic Technology Management
2. Telecommunications Management
3. Information Systems
4. Communication Technology
In case of the general Master in "International Business Administration", students can choose one chair-oriented module from the fields introduced above (please see the examination regulations for specifiations). A module consists of three lectures and a seminar of a given chair. In addition, students are required to spend three months at an international partner university and earn 12 credits abroad. Two lectures of 6 credits each will be completely imputed to the Master program.
Semesters abroad are possible and welcome. The ISMA office (International Student and Employee Exchange) supports students in organizational matters. See more information about possible international double degrees.
12. Occupational objectives
Possible professions include independent occupations (e. g. tax consultancy, auditing, management consultancy), jobs in product- or service-oriented companies – in such fields as management, sales/marketing, logistics, project management, human resource management and staff education, financing and accounting, controlling, or information technology – and various professions in the public or quasi-public sector, like unions, chambers of commercial matters, and associations.
13. Study consultation
LB 119, Tel.: +49 (0)203 379 2473
Office hours: see boards or make an appointment via email
Dr. Wanja von der Goltz
LB 024, Tel.: +49 (0)203 379 1793
Office hours: on appointment