Climate change, digitalisation, complex supply chains - companies and society face unprecedented challenges. To empower you to tackle these as a manager, our Master's programme in Management not only arms you with knowledge and skills, but also helps to develop your personality, lets you discover your strengths and build a valuable network in the business world on which you can build your career.
Do you want to take leadership responsibilities or work as a consultant? Our Master's programme in Management gives you the skills to solve increasingly complex social and business challenges. You gain theory insights that help you to recognise patterns, make data based decisions and understand their impact. But you can only solve the challenges of the future if you can inspire people from a wide range of disciplines, motivate them and get them to collaborate. That's why our degree programme focuses on developing your personality and soft skills such as teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills. Joint projects with our corporate partners from the business world support you to expand your professional network. The practical work is not only intended to promote teamwork, but also helps you to enjoy your future job. In this way, you not only have a great time while studying, but also assure the best possible start in your career.
The Master's programme starts with four basic modules that will teach you crucial management skills and enable you to identify your own strengths and interests.
Problem-solving and communication skills:
Learn to identify and understand problems and communicate solutions.
Research methods: A valid impact analysis of management decisions can only be achieved using robust methods. Methods (e.g. statistics) also remain constant in the long term and can always be applied to new challenges (e.g. business analytics or measuring sustainability). Conceptual considerations, i.e. theories and models, are important to understand patterns behind developments.
Career development: Identify your own strengths and interests in order to select the optimal career option for yourself.
Practical projects: You take the practical project in the second semester. You practise the concrete application of various problem-solving and communication techniques on the basis of a business-oriented case study. The case studies can be from various areas of business administration.
Focus area: Choose an individual profile
The specialisation area deepens your knowledge in one of six specific business management areas or enables you to receive a generalist education.
Selectable focus areas:
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Management:
Gain the skills to start a business or manage innovation in established companies and organisations.
International Management: Learn to manage business operations in an organisation serving international markets.
Leadership & Human Ressource Management: Learn how to balance the needs of employees and the goals of the company.
Marketing & E-Business Management: Learn to open up markets and develop problem solutions for consumers through intelligent technologies and innovative distribution channels.
Corporate Control & Supply Chain Management: Learn how to manage the flow of goods, data and finances associated with a product.
Business Development & Strategic Management: Get the skills to drive strategies to grow or reorient a business.
General Management: Be trained as a generalist in management to learn about business management from a variety of perspectives.
Seminar: Deepen your knowledge
The seminar offers you the chance to deepen your knowledge. You can improve your argumentation skills and develop your written and oral communication.
Electives: Deepening interests
In the elective area, you can freely choose further modules from the range offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics according to your interests and, for example, thereby further sharpen your individual profile. You can do a voluntary internship during your studies and receive credits for it under certain conditions.
Master's thesis: Combining acquired skills
Research methods, critical thinking, independence and time management: In the final thesis, you bring together all the skills you have learned during your studies. For example, you work on current and practice relevant topics and issues with the help of real data. In addition, you can also write your Master's thesis in cooperation with a company. You will demonstrate your communication and presentation skills in the final colloquium.
You must be able to apply your knowledge in real-life situations. Therefore, all basic modules are designed to establish a practical connection and pave the way for your transition into professional life - for example, through lectures by company representatives or in collaborative seminars and research projects with companies. Additionally, you will address current, practical issues in your final theses, utilizing real data for this purpose.
During your studies, you will develop your personality and ways of thinking and may find new interests. Our Master's programme gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to your personal development. Set yourself apart from the crowd in the focus area by specialising in one of six business topics. Deepen and enrich your area of specialisation with additional, freely selectable courses in the elective area. Or choose a generalist education in management - our Master's programme makes it possible.
Our Master's programme combines the learning of skills and long-term concepts. We guide you to learn about your own strengths and interests and to find the optimal role in a team for you. We place a strong focus on methodological knowledge as well as soft skills such as the ability to work together and on communication and problem solving skills.
Within four semesters, well-qualified students can complete both a Master of Science at the University of Göttingen, as well as a Master of Management at Nanjing University.
You get to know people best by tackling challenges together with them. During our Master's programme, you will not only get to know company executives in lectures, but you will also solve their real life entrepreneurial problems together with them in a practical project, for example. Furthermore, you can create a network of high quality contacts that will make it easier for you to start your professional life.
Career paths with a master’s degree
Career paths with a master's degree in management.
"The quality of the teaching staff - academically and pedagogically - continues to be important for a degree programme. This has always been the case in Göttingen. In addition, the size of the faculty ensures a broad range of courses and thus students have plenty of opportunity for exchange among themselves. The exchange with international students and the opportunity to spend a semester abroad are also part of this."
Independent management consultant and multi-supervisory board member
"At the Faculty of Business and Economics, you learn how companies and the economy work, which is often not taught at school. You can specialise in different directions depending on your interests and abilities. Thus, a broad spectrum of professional fields is available to you."
Founder and Managing Director of YourCar GmbH
"First of all, Göttingen is a great student city and the university can look back on an impressive history. This spirit is still omnipresent. The Faculty of Business and Economics is broadly positioned in terms of subject matter and offers a wide range of courses in addition to the purely "mass" lectures."
Dr. Carsten Wundrack,
Partner, Egon Zehnder
How to apply
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"Supporting students in their transition to professional life always motivates me. And when I see the alumni again after a few years and they remember the course content, it makes me happy."
Marketing and Consumer Behavior
Prof. Dr. Yasemin Boztuğ
"I enjoy working with the students in an open exchange about the teaching content. An intensive discussion of current topics is particularly exciting."
Interorganizational Information Systems
Prof. Dr. Manuel Trenz
"I enthusiastically discuss the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation with students in my lectures and seminars. It's great to see how they can develop innovative solutions to the problems of our time by engaging with methods and concepts."
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheidgen
“It is important to me to make teaching scientifically sound, practically relevant and interactive.“
Marketing und Innovation Management
Prof. Dr. Maik Hammerschmidt
“I consider myself an edutainer because first-class teaching these days goes far beyond just imparting knowledge and should also be fun."
Organisation und Unternehmensentwicklung
Prof. Dr. Indre Maurer
„Durch unsere Lehre sollen die Studierenden bestmöglich auf ihre berufliche Zukunft in führenden Positionen vorbereitet werden. Wir unterstützen unsere Studierenden darin, analytisch-konzeptionelle Fähigkeiten, eine kritische Urteilskraft und soziale Kompetenzen zu entwickeln. Zur Erreichung dieser Ziele integrieren wir innovative Lehrmethoden mit einer lebendigen Diskussionskultur im Hörsaal.“
Application Systems and E-Business
Prof. Dr. Matthias Schumann
“I am motivated by teaching students the many different approaches to solving problems and how modern IT can improve business processes and support decision-making. It is particularly inspiring to develop and discuss solutions with students.“
Human Resources Management and Asian Business
Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian J. Froese
“Enjoy your studies in Göttingen! As a university with a wide range of degree programmes, there are many options to choose from. What about a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities?“
Business Education and Human Resource Development
Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber
“The vocational education and training system is highly exciting, complex and very dynamic: digitalisation, sustainability, migration movements - what are the resulting requirements for vocational education and training and how do we deal with them? I am happy when I see students developing a critical view of how they deal with issues of teaching vocational skills to prospective business people and with supporting open-minded young people.“
Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe
"I am satisfied when students develop an understanding of the basic principles of business information systems and business administration - happy when they sharpen their critical analysis skills, and excited when we experience the application of knowledge in business practice and projects together!"
Marketing and Retail Management
Prof. Dr. Waldemar Toporowski
“I want to make clear that the value of studying is not the accumulation of existing knowledge. Rather, it is about acquiring the skills to systematically question these findings, to formulate and justify the possible doubts and to find ways to confirm or dispel them.“
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