Master's degree with management skills and choice of specialization
If you have successfully completed your first degree program in business administration you are looking to acquire additional qualifications with a Master's in Management: We focus on a solid foundation in business administration and management with direct practical relevance. We keep a close eye on the challenges facing the economy, such as internationalization, digitalization and sustainability.
he broadly based full-time master's degree program will enhance your development potential and your interpersonal skills and cultivate your strategic and solution-oriented thinking. The specializations in Finance & Controlling, Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management or Human Resource Management allow you to clearly set yourself apart as a specialized expert. English-language modules and a field trip to another culture will improve your international skills.
Our Management degree program – Your benefits for a successful career
What your Management studies here include
The close integration of theory and practice is emphasized in all modules of the master's in Management degree program. In the application-oriented research project and your master's thesis, you are particularly expected to bring theory and practice together.
In the English-language modules of the Management degree program, you will expand your language skills and be well prepared for the professional demands of the global corporate world. With the international field trip and the optional period spent abroad, you will also gain intercultural experience on the ground.
In addition to practical relevance and the international character of the M.Sc. studies, we focus on management skills and specialized expertise in the required modules and options.
Management skills and expertise
Based on the principle of “evidence-based management,” you will learn strategic expertise in the master’s in Management degree program and transfer this into entrepreneurial skills. Topics such as digitalization in business and risk management round off your knowledge. You will then apply the management skills you have learned in a business simulation, putting them to the test in practice. The application of research methods is indispensable for making data-based management decisions.
Professional skills and expertise
The teaching of specialized business expertise and the associated courses of action optimally prepare you to take on responsibilities or a management position after your management studies. You will acquire the skills you need to make data-driven decisions in cross-functional teams or as a manager in modules such as Finance & Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Advanced Marketing Strategies or HRM & Analytics. Your knowledge from the Transformation & Change Management module will be needed for dynamic corporate changes.
By selecting your options, you decide which path you would like to take.
Starting in the 2nd semester of the master's in Management degree program at Mainz University of Applied Sciences, you can refine your profile and expand your professional expertise by choosing your specialization.
The specializations along the value chain offer you a more in-depth focus on:
- Finance & Controlling
- Human Resource Management
- Marketing Management
- Supply Chain Management
Or you can opt for the general focus and choose your four modules across all focus areas. The choice is yours!
In the Management degree program at Mainz University of Applied Sciences, students and lecturers know each other personally. You will learn efficiently and informally in semester groups of around 30 students. You will work on the program content in seminars and case studies, as well as in project work for companies or management simulations. Your Management studies include an application-oriented research project that you will complete with a practical focus. You will conclude your Management studies with a master's thesis in conjunction with a company and ensure your ticket to a successful career.
Guest lectures given by leading companies as part of the M3 lecture series allow you to look at the bigger picture. Our alumni will also report on their everyday work life in guest lectures and show you what you can expect in your career after completing your master's degree in Management. Openness in sharing ideas is the top priority here. The Company Fair brings together Management students and over 40 companies for networking at Mainz University of Applied Sciences. The job portal jobteaser will support you in your search for job opportunities during your studies, internship openings and prospects for starting your career.
Studying with an international outlook
Studying at our university goes hand in hand with the development of international management skills. In our master's degree in Management, this means that you take one module in English each semester.
The International Management Seminar with its field trip to another culture takes place in a one-week block before the 4th semester. For many students, the field trip is one of the highlights of their master's degree in Management. Our previous destinations have included Hong Kong, Thailand, South Africa, Panama, Cuba, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. The German Embassy and the Chamber of Commerce Abroad offer you first-hand best practices on how local economies and companies deal with economic trends in a targeted and pragmatic approach.
If you are interested in a semester abroad, the world is yours to discover! You can apply for a spot at one of our more than 70 partner universities worldwide through our International Office. A semester abroad also offers you the opportunity to improve your language skills and get to know other cultures. The Erasmus+ financial grant makes it easier for you to study in another European country.
Would you like to impress with your advanced language skills? If so, you can learn additional languages or improve your language skills at Mainz University of Applied Sciences, for example in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Russian or Spanish. Do you still need a language certificate such as OOPT, TOEIC or TOEFL? No problem! Our Language Center can help you obtain language certificates. Students at the School of Business and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz can take advantage of the language class offers of the respective other university. This cooperation not only includes language courses, it also covers internationally recognized language examinations.
Students also have the opportunity to learn or improve their language skills flexibly using the online language service Rosetta Stone.
Study in style in Mainz
At Mainz University of Applied Sciences, you will study in a modern, informal and individual setting - we focus on your future. With around 3,100 students, the School of Business is not too big and, with over 200 lecturers from the business world, we have a direct link to the practical world and a broad range of expertise. The university offers the right location – for studying, for projects or simply for interacting with your fellow students.
During the orientation week, we guide your first steps in Master's Management studies with various introductory events. Make your first connections with your fellow students and get valuable tips on life as a student in Mainz from the student representatives (AStA, department student councils and StuPa).
Mainz, the city of Gutenberg, situated in the heart of the Rhine-Main region, and has a lot to offer with its beautiful location on the Rhine. Enjoy the flair of the historic old town of Mainz during your Management studies, attend a game of the Mainz 05 soccer club or enjoy breakfast at the market with Weck, Worscht and Woi, which translates to a roll with sausage and some wine. Another special experience is Carnival (Fastnacht) Mainz-style with the Rosenmontagumzug (Rose Monday parade), a must for every newcomer to Mainz.
Job prospects after completing your Management degree
Our master's program in Management prepares you to take on responsible specialized and management responsibilities in private companies or public organizations in higher civil service. In addition, the Master of Science degree offers you an academic qualification and the option of pursuing a cooperative doctorate.
Wondering what our alumni are doing today? The professional career fields of alumni of the Management degree program are very diverse:
- Customer relationship management at a management consulting firm
- Strategic procurement at an international cosmetics group
- Software engineering at a renowned technology service provider
- Controlling at a bank-independent provider of electronic trading platforms
- HR business partnership with the Deutsche Bahn, automotive suppliers or pharmaceutical companies
Yes, but you cannot be missing more than 30 ECTS credits from your first degree by the application deadline. If your degree is not yet available by the application deadline, you must submit a transcript of records with a preliminary GPA and specification of the ECTS credits available at that time, close to the application deadline. You must also prove that all examinations from the respective undergrad degree program have been completed before the start of the degree program.
Generally, around 30 students are admitted to the first semester. We usually send out acceptance letters two weeks after the application deadline. We do our best to ensure you receive feedback as quickly as possible.
Classes are held in the winter semester from October 1 to January 31. Those in the summer semester take place from March 15 to July 15. In the intervals in between, students are free from lectures or have the opportunity to complete a company internship. As this is a full-time program, the individual classes are spread throughout the week from Mondays to Fridays.
At least one module is offered in English each semester. The academic achievement/exam must also be completed in English.
Exams are held in the last two weeks before the end of the lecture period.
In the event of a failed examination, the module will be repeated in the following semester. Mainz University of Applied Sciences does not offer second sittings or make-up sessions for examinations.
No tuition fees are charged. The applicable semester fee has to be paid. The fee includes the semester ticket for the greater Frankfurt/Wiesbaden/Mainz area and services provided by the Studierendenwerk. In the 4th semester, expenses of approx. 1,200 Euro will be needed for the international excursion.
A lot of students work as working students during their studies and are able to directly apply what they have learned. Depending on how many hours you work, this may prolong your studies. Or you can limit the number of hours so that you have enough time to prepare for and follow up on your classes. In addition to working during the semester, the lecture-free period offers you the opportunity to do an internship.
The general university athletics (AHS) for our students are organized by JGU Mainz. The range of activities is varied – from A for aerobics or American football to archery, capoeira, jiu-jitsu, sailing, underwater rugby and Y for yoga. The athletic program includes health and general sports activities along with competitive sports. All you need to participate is your student ID. You can find both the complete list of activities and the registration procedures in the program booklet (only available in German).