Basics


Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Accreditation
Certified within the quality control framework of the accredited University of Duisburg-Essen, last in 2018.

Standard period of study
4 semesters/2 years

Available majors:

Business Administration
a. Accounting and Finance
b. Management and Economics

Business Administration (technical subjects)
c. Supply Chain Management and Logistics
d. Telecommunications Management

Contents


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.

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
2.   Taxation
3.   Banking and Finance
4.   Insurance and Risk Management

Program "Supply Chain Management and Logistics"
1.   Operations and Supply Chain Management
2.   Logistics and Operations Research
3.   Service Operations
4.   Modeling and Optimizing

Program "Telecommunications Management"
1.   Strategic Technology Management
2.   Telecommunications Management
3.   Information Systems
4.   Communication Technology

Program "Management and Economics"
In case of the general Master in "Management and Economics", students can choose three major subject (2 management, 1 economics) from a wide range of subjects offered at MSM.

All programs also include a "mobility slot" of 15 to 20 credits that can be filled with achievements from studies abroad as well as with further lectures from the MSM Master catalogue.

Structural Issues


Examinations/ECTS credits
In accordance with the ECTS credit system, students have to take 20 exams in the course of their studies (100 points). The final Master thesis (20 points) has to be completed within 16weeks. Exams taken in the course of the studies can be repeated twice after the first attempt.

Accompanying practical trainings
none

International
Semesters abroad are possible and welcome. The faculty's international office supports students in organizational matters. They also provide more information about possible international double degrees.

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.

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