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Business Chemistry
Master of Science

Short description

Short description

The Master´s program in business chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf is not subject to local restriction admission (NC) but requiring a “proof of special suitability”. Applications can be directly sent to the corresponding admission office of the university for both the summer (April) and the winter (October) term.

Entry/Admission requirements

The Master´s program in business chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf builds on the successful completion of a Bachelor´s Program in business chemistry. Graduates of other Bachelor´s programs such as chemistry or business administration are typically not eligible for this program.

Programme content

Based on the basic theoretical and practical knowledge in chemistry the Master´s program leads to the second professional qualification in 3 semesters. Students learn to address and solve scientific problems on a high level and to critically evaluate the obtained results. The program and the learnt scientific methodology qualify the students for a potential enrolment into a PhD program in chemistry, business administration or economics. At the same time the offer job opportunities at the borderline between chemistry and administration in the chemical industry.

The education addresses the actual research areas of the chemical institutes (e.g. biological chemistry, molecular catalysis, advanced materials or excited state processes) and of the economy institutes (marketing, sustainability management, controlling etc.). From this portfolio the student can choose specific modules based on their personal interests and professional orientation.

Programme structure

Within 3 semesters education the Master´s program follows high standards with particular focus on actual chemical and economy research fields at institutes of the Heinrich-Heine-University.

In addition to further qualification in the core areas inorganic and organic chemistry, physical chemistry as well as business administration and national economy, the student can choose individually from additional specialized classes depending on their specific scientific interests. Therein, this training will remain a case-related focus.

Students will to critically evaluate complex scientific problems within their individual area of interest with respect to the economical background. They are not restricted to specialized field but learn to grow quickly into new scientific questions based a profound basic training in modern methodology.

Module exams and Master´s thesis correspond to the organization of the Bachelor´s curriculum.

Beginning of the program is possible in the summer or the winter term. Accordingly, organization of the classes is different. Details are found in:

Studienverlaufsplan, Beginning in the summer term

Studienverlaufsplan, Beginning in the winter term

For more details to the specific training moduls, please refer to:


Programme objectives/Career prospects

By successfully completing the Master´s program graduates have a plethora of professional opportunities. This degree is accepted as the second professional qualification in Germany and abroad. Half of our graduates begin a job in industry, the rest typically enrolls into PhD program gaining further qualification for high level job opportunities in the chemical or chemistry-related industry.

Based on their special qualification our graduates are highly sought for central positions in chemical or pharmaceutical companies as well as in chemicals trading and consulting. In addition, graduates benefit from the dual training in controlling instruments and scientific problem management.


Programme start:
Winter semester
Summer semester
Programme duration:
3 semesters
Language of instruction:
Application procedure:
Admission-free with aptitude assessment in the application portal
Closing date for applications:
Summer: 02.11.-15.03. / Winter: 02.05.-15.09.
Closing date for enrolment:
16/07/2023 - 06/10/2023
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2023 - 15/08/2023
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module Guide

Available in German only.

Study programme contact:


Dr. René Schmoll

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Tel. +49 211 81-11335

Building: 24.31

Room: 02.33


Dr. Melissa Renner-Koch

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Tel. +49 211 81-14736

Building: 26.31

Room: 01.51



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)

Offers for prospective students

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