for the degree program Business Administration for non-Economists (MScBA)
A degree with an academic diploma or bachelor's degree from a university, a university of applied sciences or an equivalent university in Germany or an equivalent final examination abroad in a subject other than business administration or a similar degree program. A degree program is not allocated to Business Administration if the economic modules account for a maximum of 20 percent of the ECTS credits - or, alternatively, the semester hours per week. The degree must have at least 180 ECTS credits and ETCS grade C. If no ECTS grade is shown, the grade point average may not be worse than 2.5.
Applicants must provide proof of three months of practical work experience before starting their studies. Such employment is related to business management, for example in a company, a public institution, an administrative organization and/or a scientific institution. The following, for example, are recognized as relevant practical business activities in the scope of these study prerequisites: Work in commercial departments such as human resources, marketing, controlling, finance, purchasing, sales and project activities in project management, logistics, quality management, engineering companies and specific tasks in scientific institutions.
The practical business work can be completed full-time in a continuous period of time. Activities of a different duration are also approved if they meet the conditions and total three months.
You must provide proof of your knowledge of English by means of:
- TOEFL iBT score 79 (as of 2008)
- TOEIC 750 points
- ILEC (Level B2)
- the acquisition of at least 30 ECTS credits from economics courses that are taught and tested entirely in English and for which the last exams have been completed within the last two year
You must submit the test result no later than two months after the start of the class. Only the above-mentioned tests are accepted for proof of English.
The validity of language tests is limited to two years from the date of issue.
Appropriate stays abroad can replace language tests, whereby equivalence is decided on a case-by-case basis. A certificate of achievement from the foreign university must be presented here, showing that the academic achievements were completed in English.
Applicants must prove their suitability and motivation in an interview, if the head of the program considers this necessary.
The courses on research methodology and economics are based on basic lectures in statistics and mathematics from bachelor's degree programs. This includes, for example, parameters of descriptive statistics, probability calculation, sampling theory, confidence interval, hypothesis test, correlation and regression (for statistics) and elementary algebra, plus simple differential calculus for economics. Students who do not have this previous knowledge should delve deeper into these topics before beginning their studies.