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M.Sc. Business Administration

Corporate Development

This master's programme covers methods and instruments of strategic corporate management and developement as well as human rescource management.

Key Issues

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of corporate developement, strategic management and strategic human rescource management
  • Recognise your own responsibility and that of stakeholders in terms of a company's objectives and its role in society
  • Learn how to make responsible business decisions based on ethical and economic criteria
  • Design your learning and work process independently
  • Take the next step for your career in industry, public institutions or consulting


Business Administration - Corporate Development

Career Opportunities

Contact between enterprises and students is established and promoted trough guest lectures and seminars, enabling students to appreciate the practical relevance of the knowledge they have acquired in their master courses. This master programme widnes the knowledge gained in your bachelors studies, giving you advanced expertise in your chosen field. It opens up wide-ranging prospects for professional careers in both business managment (in private or public institutions) and the manifold areas of consultancy, along with specialisation options - depending on the subject choosen - in human rescource management or in strategic organizational design development. As the University of Cologne is state-funded, there are no tuition fees, just biannual "semester contribution" of slightly more than 250 euros. This includes the "semester ticket" for public transportation throughout Cologne's home state of North Rhine-Westphalia. So, with us, you can invest in an excellent education - and your future - without paying a fortune.

Mark Ebers

This programme offers a research-based, practice-oriented curriculum developing your skills in core tasks in corporate developement, such as international strategic management, M&A, entrepreneurship, organization design, human rescource management, and ethical leadership and governance.

Mark Ebers, Professor of Business Administration, Corporate Development and Organization

Information on the application

From the middle of March 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 30 April (date of receipt).

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

We are looking forward receiving your application!