Master of Science (MSc) in Management

Please note: Reorganisation of the Master's programmes in Business Administration in the field of Management
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). The Master's programmes in Global Business, Marketing and E-Business as well as Business Education and Human Resource Development, on the other hand, will be discontinued so that applications for these programmes are no longer possible for the winter semester 2023/2024.

The content of the discontinued degree programmes will be incorporated into the new Master's degree programme in Management, in which corresponding specialisations can be selected. In addition, the new Master's programme in Management offers a variety of innovative elements with modules on problem-solving and communication skills, practical projects and career development. You will receive more detailed information on the structure of the programme as soon as the examination and study regulations for the new programme have been passed by the university's committees.

Applications for the new Master's programme in Management starting in the winter semester 2023/2024 are possible from 1 April 2023.

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.

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.
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 (30 ECTS)
  • 2. Specialization in management (24 ECTS)
  • 3. Elective seminars and projects (12 ECTS)
  • 4. Quantitative methods (6 ECTS)
  • 5. Electives (18 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.

Illustration: Schematic overview of the structure of the master's programme in management

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 corporate development
  • c. Human resources
  • d. Production and logistics
  • e. Corporate management and management accounting
  • f. International business
  • g. Resource and energy management
  • h. Strategic management

The Faculty of Business and Economics offers you many opportunities to study one or two semesters at an international partner university. There are three different programmes, each with different partner universities and application deadlines:

  • Erasmus+: You will study at one of the more than 60 partner universities of the Faculty in other European countries (only students of the Faculty of Business and Economics can apply for these programmes).
  • Worldwide faculty programmes: You will study at one of the numerous partner universities of the Faculty of Business and Economics abroad, e.g. in the USA, Latin America, South Africa, Japan, China, South Korea and Thailand (only students of the Faculty of Business and Economics can apply for these programmes).
  • Worldwide university programmes: You study at a partner university of the University of Göttingen, e.g. in Australia, India, the USA, Canada or China (all students of the University can apply for these programmes).

If you go abroad within the framework of one of the above-mentioned programmes, you usually do not have to pay tuition fees for studying at a foreign partner university (the University of Mississippi charges reduced tuition fees). Some programmes even receive additional financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service. Comprehensive information about the programmes, application deadlines and contact persons can be found here.

In our Database you can see which achievements/modules of other universities in Göttingen have already been recognized (in German). In order to keep your choice of course abroad as flexible as possible, we recommend that you complete modules from the elective area of your respective degree programme abroad.

If you would like to get into contact with other international and German students during your studies in Göttingen, please take a look at our Study Buddy Programme and our Exchange@WIWI events: Both programmes serve to network international and local Göttingen students.

In order to apply the acquired knowledge in practice, to gain first work experience or to get to know possible relevant professional fields - the Faculty of Business and Economics welcomes students to gain practical experience during their studies. Therefore, you have the possibility to have a voluntary internship in the elective area of your studies credited under certain conditions. You can find detailed information here.
Job portal of the University of Göttingen with external job offers: Stellenwerk Göttingen (in German)
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.