Business Management / Business Economics


Business Management / Business Economics

Degree Conferred Master of Science (M.Sc.) Duration 4 Semesters Enrollment Wintersemester Admission restriction kein N.C. Entry requirements Certificate of a Bachelor’s degree, a collegiate diploma, a similar degree at a state or state-approved university of cooperative education, a graduate degree, or a study program completed with a state or ecclesiastical exam in a relevant subject at a university.

A degree is considered relevant with a minimum number of 50 credit points in business administration and a minimum of 15 credit points in political economics, as well as a minimum of 16 credit points in quantitative modules.

A proof of relevance is required for admission.

You can find updated information on the admission requirements for the summer semester 2018 here.

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Please also see §4 (Admission Requirements) of the relevantStudy- and Exam Regulations
Application Details Please note the rules in the relevant study regulations in Article 4 Para. 1; Application deadline     Aplicants with German Bachelor degree   an der OVGU 15 March / 15 September     Applicants with international Bachelor degree   über uni-assist 15 January / 15 July Language Deutsch/Englisch


The objective of the study program is to enable students to recognize problems independently, to solve these problems self-sufficiently with an economic foundation and to deduce action alternatives based on these solutions. The students learn to think systematically and develop advanced analytical skills, both of which will qualify the students for management as well as consulting positions. The students learn to understand complex coherences and to view and evaluate problems from multiple perspectives.

Students discuss fundamental as well as recent research questions from selected areas of business administration. They acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in theoretic concepts, models and procedures connected to these research questions. The study programs offers a qualification in at least two faculty approved specialization areas. Those are:

  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Finance
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Marketing and E-Business
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Economics

Modules are offered in German as well as English. One main objective is to link subject-specific competences with international dimensions.

Career Perspectives

The qualifications of the study program Betriebswirtschaftslehre / Business Economics enable alumni to - sector-independently - work in management positions, in policy units in private and public corporations, in business consultancies, in banks and insurances, as well as in public utilities and transportation companies. Private corporations are e.g. industrial corporations (material goods production, capital goods production, energy industry), commercial enterprises (wholesale, mail order businesses), and service companies (transport, distribution, waste management). Alongside managerial functions, alumni can also work as entrepreneurs or pursue an academic career.

Graduates are well-prepared for an economic Ph.D. program.

Competencies and Interests Required

Prospective students should be curious about economic issues and should be equipped with good or very good skills in mathematics and the English language.

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