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Master of Science

Business Administration

If you’re already studying Business Administration and would like to find out more about specific details of your master programme, you’ll find what you’re looking for on the Master in Business Administration Programme Structure pages.

Thank you for your interest in the master's programmes of the WiSo-Faculty.

On the following webpages you will find all required information on the Master Business Administration - you will get a sneak peak into the programme structure as well as all facts about the admission criteria and the selection procedure.

In a nutshell

  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time
  • Start: Fall term
  • Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Language: specialisations Corporate Development, Finance, Marketing: only English; specialisations Accounting & Taxation, Media & Technology Management, Supply Chain Management: German and English
  • Fees: Only social fee
  • Application Deadline: June 15th 2017 (please note the differing deadline for the Double Master's Programme)

You get a really good insight into a lot of other disciplines.

Alexander, Master Business Administration (Media Technology), 3rd term student

Programme structure

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:


I can really recommend the Supply Chain Management Master at the University of Cologne. It is a perfect combination of theoretical knowledge and practical insights – and you have the opportunity to meet so many great people and build a network which will help you in your future.”

Heike, Business Administration (Supply Chain Management), 3rd term student

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.

Detailed information concerning the curricular design is available on our homepage in the area of “study”.


Only the best for your career

The M.Sc. Business Administration at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne widens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable.

Furthermore, so-called “Master Fast Tracks” offer the possibility of already taking classes relevant to future PHD-studies to distinguished scholars. Further information on the programme itself and on application details for our “Master Fast Tracks” can be found here.

Not international enough?

If this is the case, get information on the Master of Science in International Management/CEMS MIM (the joint master programme with „CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education“), in Germany exclusively offered by the University of Cologne, or on our outstanding Double-Master Programmes in cooperation with Aalto University School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland, the Louvain School of Management in Louvain, Belgium, the Warsaw School of Economics and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in India. Further information can be found on the homepage of our International Relation Center (ZIB WiSo).


There is a lot of diversity at the WiSo Faculty. If you are interested in international matters, willing to work in groups and accept different points of view, you will have a lot of fun here – and a lot of success!

Dino, Master Business Administration, 4th term student

Information on the application

From the middle of April onwards you can submit your application via WiSo Faculty's Master's Application Portal. Applicants with a (bachelor’s) degree acquired abroad must additionally apply via uni-assist online as well as postal until 15 June (date of receipt). If you apply for our Double Master’s Programme(s) the deadline is 1 may (date of receipt).

Please download this checklist of relevant application documents.

Detailed information about the admission procedure, admission deadlines and required documents are provided at the application website.

We are looking forward receiving your application!