Faculty of Economic Sciences

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Management


General information

  • The master's degree programme in management is accredited by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA Hannover).
  • Language: German
  • The standard period of study is four semesters.
  • Students are admitted every semester (both Summer and Winter Semesters).


Application deadline

  • Since the winter semester of 2009/ 2010, there have been new admissions regulations and deadlines established. For details, see the "Application and Admissions" link on the right-hand column.
  • Applications to be admitted in the winter semester are accepted between 1 April and 15 May. Applications to be admitted in the summer semester are accepted between 1 October and 15 November every year.
  • Please use the online application form that is set to receive applications during the above listed timeframes. Applications from outside of Germany must also use the same online application form.
  • You can submit an application even if you have not completed your studies, but have at least 150 credit points in a relevant bachelor's programme.
  • The online application form and information on the application and admission procedure is provided in the document "Application and Admission Procedure" (see right-hand column).


Programme objectives

The master's programme in management offers students the opportunity to gain both academic training across different management fields as well as highly specialized training. As such, students learn the newest developments in the field of management and through taking integrated coursework, gain the skills to make business decisions pertaining to different economic situations. Students will also develop the skills to solve complex economic problems and to take up leadership positions. In addition, the programme provides excellent training to prepare students to take on management functions.


Programme structure

The master's programme in management is composed of four semesters, in which students complete a total of 120 credits. The programme is divided between a course phase (1-3 semesters) and writing a master's thesis (4th semester). In the master's programme, students deepen their knowledge of the business area of management. As such, there are many opportunities for individualization and specialization. The 120 credits must be completed from the following areas:

  • 1. Mandatory courses (24 ECTS)
  • 2. Specialization in management (24 ECTS)
  • 3. Elective seminars and projects (12 ECTS)
  • 4. Quantitative methods (6 ECTS)
  • 5. Electives (24 ECTS)
    Under the electives section, many other courses may also be selected as long as they are in accordance with the examination regulations (see: "Maßgabe der Bestimmungen der Prüfungsordnung").
  • 6. Master's thesis (30 ECTS)


The following illustration provides a schematic overview of the structure and development of the master's programme in management, including the recommended timeline for completing the work.

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Identifying an appropriate minor

By selecting your courses carefully, there is the possibility to select two minors (from the list of eight options), which will be stated on your degree, as long as you successfully complete at least 24 ECTS in each minor.
Specializations are:

  • a. Information management
  • b. Organization and development
  • c. Human resources
  • d. Production and logistics
  • e. Corporate management and controlling
  • f. International business
  • g. Resource and energy management
  • h. Strategic management



Career perspectives

Management students will be able to work in all classical areas of business studies. They will attain the ability to solve complex economic problems and to perform leadership functions. Graduates can be employed in all management and controlling departments to design planning and controlling systems. In addition, Management students can take on tasks in the area of logistics, human resources and organisational matters.