Global Business (M.Sc.)
Starting in the winter semester 2023/2024, the existing Master's programmes in Business Administration in the area of Management will be redesigned in a future-oriented manner. The Master's programme in Management (“Unternehmensführung”) will be completely redesigned and transformed into a new Master's programme in Management (German skills required). As a consequence, the Master's programme in Global Business will be closed in the winter semester of 2023/2024 and will be merged into the new Master's programme in Management.
The new programme will include a focus on "International Business". The double-degree programme with Nanjing University in China will also be integrated into the new Master's programme. Since admission to the Master's programme in Global Business only takes place in the winter semester, the last application deadline for the M.Sc. in Global Business was 15 May 2022.
Applications for the new Master's programme in Management starting in the winter semester 2023/2024 are possible from 1 April 2023.
The globally focused bilingual master's programme in global business will prepare you for the international working environment in the global economy. You will learn the fundamentals in international business administration and can also choose a speciality area. Due to the required semester abroad component at one of our many international partner universities of the Faculty or University, you an also acquire additional language skills and international skills.The programme also offers the possibility of completing a double degree with the renowned University of Nanjing, China. Sufficient German and English language skills must be proven.
- Global Business
- Master of Science (MSc)
- Double Degree
- Language of the programme:
- German and English
- Standard period of study:
- 4 semesters
- winter semester
- open (enrolment without previous application)
Get to know us
The internationalization of companies, and increasingly global integration and intensified competitiveness are fundamental developments that determine commerce in the 21st century. Against this background, complex matters facing businesses must be resolved in an increasingly global environment. As a result, special demands are placed on companied and their employees.
The globally oriented bilingual master's programme in global business will prepare you for these new developments and the subsequent international work environments. You will learn the fundamentals in international business administration. Based on the many elective course offerings, you can also select your own topics and develop your own specialty area.
Through the obligatory semester abroad at one of the many international partner universities of the Faculty or the University, you can gain further relevant language and intercultural skills. The programme also offers the possibility of participating in a double degree programme with the renowned University of Nanjing Business School, China . Additional double degree programme options are also underway.
Graduates of the master's programme in global business are particularly well prepared for a career in multinational corporations, international medium-sized companies, and at international organizations.
Depending on your concentration area, you will be equipped to work in the respective areas in companies and organizations and assume management tasks. Furthermore, you will be prepared for an international academic career. Get to know the different professional fields of our graduates in the alumni portraits (in German).
Related and consecutive/graduate programmes
The four-semester-long master's programme in global business requires the completion of 120 credits through the following coursework:
- Basismodule (mandatory courses): 24 credits
- Spezialisierungsbereich (specialization): 24 credits
- Seminar (seminar): 6-12 credits
- Quantitative Methoden (quantitative methods): 6 credits
- Volkswirtschaftslehre (economics): 6 credits
- Wahlbereich (electives): 18-24 credits
- Masterarbeit (master’s thesis): 30 credits
should advance and deepen your existing knowledge of information systems; finance, accounting, and taxes; management; and marketing. Moreover, you will develop the fundamentals needed for electives in
the specialization component
. In this area, students can develop their own focus area (major) in the areas of information system; finance, accounting, and taxes; management; or marketing to further develop their own academic profile.
The seminar component will cover a specific topic in international business administration. The component quantitative methods prepares students with the skills needed to apply academic research methods in business and economics. In the economics component, students deepen their knowledge of economic issues. For electives , students can take language courses or other courses related to a personal area of specialization in other areas of business and economics, as well as other related fields.
The mandatory and specialization courses as well as the seminars can be found within the content areas of business administration focus areas of finance, accounting and taxes; management; marketing; or information systems. Master's degree students can also request that their concentration area is stated on their master's degree certificate, as long as they completed at least 30 credits in a specific topic.
The programme also requires an obligatory semester abroad at a foreign university. While studying abroad, students should complete a total of 30 credits. A minimum of 18 credits must be proven and transferred back to the University of Göttingen.
Detailed information about the study programme as well as a detailed listing of the modules/courses offered can be found on the programme website of the Faculty of Business and Economics.
The Master's programme in Global Business will be closed in the winter semester of 2023/2024 and will be merged into the new Master's programme in Management. The new programme will include a focus on "International Business". The double-degree programme with Nanjing University in China will also be integrated into the new Master's programme. Since admission to the Master's programme in Global Business only takes place in the winter semester, the last application deadline for the M.Sc. in Global Business was 15 May 2022. Applications for the new Master's programme in Management starting in the winter semester 2023/2024 are possible from 1 April 2023.
Specialization in 11 Master's programmes
After the Bachelor's degree you can deepen and expand your knowledge in 11 consecutive Master's degree programmes at the faculty. The faculty offers Master's programmes in Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Systems, Business and Human Resource Education, Applied Statistics and History of Global Markets. Some Master programmes even include a double degree programme with renowned universities in Europe, South Africa and China. See in the video (in German) why it is worthwhile to study in Göttingen.
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