Master of Science Business Administration (Major Finance, Marketing und CD)

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Program Description
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Master of Science Business Administration (Major Finance, Marketing und CD)

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

The master programme Business Administration consists of 120 ECTS- (European Credit Transfer System) Points and is designed as a 4-semester full-time programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor degree within the field of business administration.

Being able to choose from six different special fields, you will select one major and start the focus on that respective field from the beginning. The focus can be put on the following disciplines within business administration:

  • Accounting and Taxation (programme taught in English and German language)
  • Corporate Development(programme totally taught in English language)
  • Finance(programme totally taught in English language)
  • Marketing (programme totally taught in English language)
  • Media and Technology Management (programme taught in English and German language)
  • Supply Chain Management(programme taught in English and German language)

The Core and Advanced Section, which contains 18 credit points, will cover methodical basics of the respective major.

The Specialisation Section teaches major-specific basics and, in addition, advanced skills within the same area. This section consists of 48 credit points.

The Supplementary Section serves as an additional section to develop a more specific profile – either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying knowledge. Further modules from business administration as well as from social sciences or economics are available to students. This area covers 24 credit points.

FINANCE

Content

The major in Finance seeks to convey know-how about capital market instruments as well as methods of internal business financing. In the banking and insurance sector, the subject of risk measurement and control has increasingly come to the fore owing to more stringent supervisory regulations.

Priorities

Finances, corporate finance, banking and insurance

Career Prospects

This major prepares students for a career in the finance sector – within enterprises, banks, insurance companies and other financial service providers, e.g. investment or leasing companies. Also finance departments in consulting and accounting firms afford a host of employment prospects. Jobs in investment banking, asset management and the corresponding areas of consultancy, as a rule, demand profound knowledge of corporate accounting and assessment as well as portfolio management.

MARKETING

Content

The major in Marketing seeks to convey methods and instruments of market-oriented corporate management. The chairs involved collaborate extensively in empirically and internationally aligned teaching and research. In addition, the Department disposes of excellent contacts to numerous companies, economic institutes and consultancies. Many modules are offered in the English language.

Priorities

Customer management, brand management, market research

Career Prospects

Exchanges between enterprises and students are established and promoted through guest lectures and seminars, enabling students to appreciate the practical relevance of the knowledge they have acquired in their Master’s courses. The competencies gained in this major field of study above all prepare graduates for future management tasks as well as for leading positions in manufacturing and commercial enterprises, i.e. marketing and sales.

CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Content

Methods and instruments of strategic corporate management and development as well as human resource management are conveyed in depth. Many of the modules are offered in the English language.

Priorities

Corporate development, strategic management and strategic human resource management

Career Prospects

These studies open up wide-ranging prospects for professional careers in both business management and consultancy, along with specialization options – depending on the subjects chosen – in human resource management or in strategic organizational design and development. This applies to private and public institutions as well as to the manifold activities in consulting.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline:

Bachelor's degree

Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application.

Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree

Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements

  • At least 48 ECTS credits in Business Administration
  • At least 18 ECTS credits in Economics
  • At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics/Mathematics

Language requirements: Englisch language skills at level B2.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German


Last updated October 23, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2018
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4 semesters
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Germany - Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia
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Price € 261 per semester incl.public transportation ticket
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