PROGRAM

General overview

This degree program links management research and theory in a unique way by combining practical specializations with interdisciplinary theory relevant to different professional fields. In addition to soft skills, students acquire skills to apply the theoretical teaching in practice in case studies and projects.

The degree program (120 ECTS credits) has a standard duration of four semesters and comprises a compulsory part, a specialization part focusing on professional fields, and the Master thesis (30 ECTS credits). While the compulsory part consists of teaching foundations of management, the specialization part prepares students for specific management tasks in different types of enterprises.

Competencies

During the degree program, students develop a profile of transferable skills that includes, but is not limited to:

  • the ability to apply management concepts in practice
  • quantitative abilities
  • specialist knowledge of specific industries
  • team skills
  • presentation and negotiation techniques.

Career opportunities

Students of this degree program are prepared for careers in middle and upper management at companies of different sizes and in different industries. They have the opportunity to take specialization courses that focus on management tasks in a specific type of company or in a specific industry. Having acquired basic knowledge in compulsory modules and expanded upon it through specialization, graduates are also prepared to work in business consulting.

Target group

The degree program is aimed at graduates with a Bachelor degree in business studies or any other subject from a university. The required knowledge of business and economics must be demonstrated in an admission examination. More information on the admission process can be found here.

 

 

Structure of the program

The special profile of the program consists of the integration of management research topics with teaching. A holistic, cross-divisional, and cross-functional perspective is combined with in-depth studies related to the professional field and application skills (e.g. through case study and project work, development of soft skills). Further information can be found in the examination regulations and the module handbook (top right corner of this page).

Please note that the structure of the Management Master will be fundamentally changed for all new students starting in the winter term 2023 /24. Information on the structure of the Management Master for students that started before the winter term 2023 / 24 can be found at the end of this page.

For students starting in winter term 2023/24

Course of studies

The program (120 ECTS) covers a standard period of study of four semesters and consists of 7 core courses (35 ECTS), 11 electives (55 ECTS) and the Master thesis (30 ECTS). While the core courses ensure the teaching of the holistic perspective of management, the electives enable students to specialize in one or more application areas of management. The chosen specialization serves the students to sharpen their profile with regard to a desired future professional field. In the electives, students can choose courses from the following content areas: “Strategic management & International business”, “Value creation & Digital transformation”, “Entrepreneurship & Innovation”, “Financial management”, “Health care management”, “Marketing management”, “Supply chain management”, “Sustainable & responsible management”, and “Management research”.

Core courses (35 ECTS)

Electives (55 ECTS)

A total of eleven modules must be selected from the following module groups. If at least four modules (20 ECTS) from one module group are taken, the specialization will be shown as a focus in the degree certificate. Students who prefer a generalistic study and do not want to specialize have the possibility to choose the complete 55 ECTS of the electives freely. Please note that the modules shown below may be subject to change.

Master thesis (30 ECTS)

General regulations

The basic regulations for the master thesis are regulated in the examination regulations in §29.

  • The processing time for the master thesis is six months.
  • In principle, the master thesis is to be written in German or English.
  • The master thesis can be repeated once if it has been graded worse than 4.0.

Regulations specific to the Master in Management

If the master thesis is to be written at a chair which is not part of the Institute of Management, the student must submit an application for approval to the study program coordinator. The application must demonstrate the management relevance of the planned master thesis.

The application for approval of a master thesis outside of the institute of management can be found here:

Application form (German)

Application form (English)

Regulations specific to the respective chair

In preparation and as a prerequisite for the master thesis, certain modules may need to be completed in advance, depending on the respective chair. More information can be found on the website of the respective chair.

 

For students who started before winter term 2023/24

Course of studies

The program (120 ECTS) covers a standard period of four semesters and consists of a compulsory area (45 ECTS), an elective area (45 ECTS) and the master thesis (30 ECTS). While the compulsory area ensures the teaching of the holistic perspective of management, the elective area enables students to specialize in one or more application areas of management. The chosen specialization serves the students to sharpen their profile with regard to a desired future professional field. Students can choose courses from the following content areas: “Strategic management & International business”, “Value creation & Digital transformation”, “Entrepreneurship & Innovation”, “Financial management”, “Health care management”, “Marketing management”, “Supply chain management”, “Sustainable & responsible management”, and “Management research”.

Compulsory courses I (25 ECTS)

Compulsory courses I

Compulsory courses II (20 ECTS)

Angewandte Managementmethoden

Fortgeschrittene Methoden der Managementforschung

Selection of one of the following modules:

Electives (45 ECTS)

A total of nine modules must be selected from the following module groups. If at least four modules (20 ECTS) from one module group are taken, the specialization undertaken will be shown as a focus in the degree certificate. Students who prefer a generalistic study program and do not want to specialize have the possibility to choose the complete 45 ECTS of the specialization area freely. Please note that the modules shown below may be subject to change.

Strategic management & International business

Financial management

Those who know the finances of a company have a clear advantage. The “Financial management” specialization offers students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the area of internal and external accounting with the help of modules such as “Corporate investment controlling”, “Controlling of business systems” or “Konzernrechnungslegung” and to reinforce future decisions with the help of corresponding key figures.

Health care management

Supply chain management

Modules on various aspects of logistics and supply chain management (looking at both the business-to-business and end-customer sectors) provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to work in supply chain management or logistics consulting.

Master thesis (30 ECTS)

General regulations

The basic regulations for the master thesis are regulated in the examination regulations in §29.

  • The processing time for the master thesis is six months.
  • In principle, the master thesis is to be written in German or English.
  • The master thesis can be repeated once if it has been graded worse than 4.0.

Regulations specific to the Master in Management

If the master thesis is to be written at a chair which is not part of the Institute of Management, the student must submit an application for approval to the study program coordinator. The application must demonstrate the management relevance of the planned master thesis.

The application for approval of a master thesis outside of the institute of management can be found here:

Application form (German)

Application form (English)

Regulations specific to the respective chair

In preparation and as a prerequisite for the master thesis, certain modules may need to be completed in advance, depending on the respective chair. More information can be found on the website of the respective chair.