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Business Administration
Master of Science

Short description

Short description

The Master's degree in Business Administration at the Heinrich Heine University generally builds on a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is aimed at students interested in academic study.

Excellent study conditions
The verdict of the students: the learning environment on the degree course in Business Administration in Düsseldorf is outstanding! We achieve this positive rating through a high level of interaction and individual feedback. We focus on small groups rather than mass events.

Learning through research
Not only do we make you familiar with the findings of our cutting-edge research, you also have the opportunity to carry out your own empirical projects on practice-related developments.

Highly international
Whether it's a semester abroad, guest lecturers from other countries, business language courses or international case study competitions – we offer you a truly international learning environment.

Strong integration of theory and practice
As a young, dynamic faculty, we have high academic standards with regard to both theory and methodology. We ensure that there is plenty of practice-related work. Regular and close contact to regional and international business consultancy firms, auditors, and commercial and industrial enterprises makes it possible for us to stage lectures dealing with actual practice and organise excursions and internships, all of which will help you get started in your career.

Advantages of the location
The most beautiful faculty building in Germany, and Düsseldorf, a city that combines the Rheinish way of life with a good measure of international flair, offer you a learning environment in a class of its own.

Entry/Admission requirements

To enrol on the Master's degree in Business Administration, students must demonstrate that they are particularly suitable for the course (see below).

The student's particular suitability will be examined by a selection committee from the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics on the basis of the submitted application. These are the only criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree in an economic science with at least 180 ECTS credits on completion of the course
  • Final grade (at least 2.3)
  • Final dissertation (at least 6 ECTS credits)
  • Knowledge of business administration (at least 60 ECTS credits)
  • Knowledge of economics (at least 20 ECTS credits)
  • Knowledge of statistical methodology (at least 10 ECTS credits – without mathematics)

If the course has not yet been completed, at least 75% of the ECTS for the entire Bachelor's programme must have been completed. The necessary specialist knowledge must already be proven at the time of application. It is not possible to make up for missing ECTS in the Master's programme in Business Administration at Heinrich Heine University. We reserve the right to make further changes.

Programme content

The research-focused study programme serves to consolidate the skills gained from the Bachelor's degree. Students are equipped with the skills to analyse economic issues systematically and independently on a scientific basis, to make management decisions and to take responsibility for organising and monitoring their implementation.

Compact compulsory section and extensive choice of electives
Follow your interests and set individual priorities: the programme is designed to enable you to specialise (e.g. finance, accounting, corporate management, human resource management) or to train as a generalist.

Programme structure

On the Master's programme, elective modules can be chosen in various subject areas. You will find a short list of these modules here – a complete and up-to-date overview can be found in the module handbook.

Business Administration
e.g. accounting and control: research and practice, bank management and financial services, business taxation, entrepreneurial finance: research and practice, case study competition "MBA-ICC Montréal", marketing, organisational behaviour, personnel management, practice-based seminar in corporate valuation

e.g. advanced econometrics, competition policy and theory, empirical competition economics, industrial economics, international finance markets, monetary economics, network and information goods economics, regulatory economics, game theory

e.g. digital science technology, business psychology, tax legislation, arts and cultural management

Teaching language
German, individual events in English.

No compulsory internships.

Programme objectives/Career prospects

The study programme takes a generalist approach and also makes it possible to set career-oriented priorities through the elective elements. The students work closely with teachers to develop solutions to problems that are currently being discussed in the world of research. The necessary methodological and specialist skills are taught in the compulsory modules, including economic and statistical concepts. The Master's degree opens up a range of outstanding career opportunities.

Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
4 semesters
Language of instruction:
Application procedure:
Admission-free with aptitude assessment in the application portal
Closing date for applications:
by 15.7.
Closing date for enrolment:
16/07/2022 - 07/10/2022
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2022 - 15/08/2022
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module guide

Both available in German only.


Study programme contact:

Academic advisor - Business Administration

Phone: +49 211 81‐10383

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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