The Master's degree programme comprises four semesters (two years) and ends with the degree Master of Science. The entry requirement is a vocational university degree. The Master’s degree in Management Science imparts and builds on specific business knowledge, skills and abilities. There is the possibility of going into greater depth in your degree course in one of five specialisations. More information about the contents of the degree programme, the course of studies and how to apply for this programme can be found on the following page.

A student in the Master's degree programme in business administration takes notes on her notebook.
A student in the Master's degree programme in business administration takes notes on her notebook. Photo: Christian Hüller / Leipzig University, SUK

Master of Science in Management Science

The degree programme deals with business management problems in a research-oriented manner. The degree programme is designed to enable you to analyse complex management science problems in theory and practice on the basis of in-depth subject-specific knowledge using scientific methods and to develop solutions to problems.

Profiling takes place through the choice of one of the following study specialisations:

  • Marketing, Distribution and Service
  • Services and Human Resources Management
  • Corporate accounting, financing and taxation
  • Banks, insurance companies and investment banking
  • Sustainability management.

This thematic focus sets the Master's degree programme in Management Science in Leipzig apart from comparable national and international degree programmes. In addition to some compulsory modules that depend on the focus of the course there are extensive elective options within this Master's degree programme, but also in other Master's degree programmes of the faculty, e.g. economics or information systems. A semester abroad does not form part of the compulsory programme, but is recommended to students and facilitated by simplified recognition procedures.
Accordingly, the degree qualifies students for a broad spectrum of work activities in the academic and practical fields.

  • Completed qualification: Master of Science
  • Accreditation: accredited within the framework of the System accreditation accreditation of Leipzig University
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters
  • Scope: 120 credit points
  • Start: Winter semester

The Master's degree programme in Management Science is modularised and follows a clear structure. Depending on the area of specialisation, different compulsory modules with a total of 40 credit points and compulsory elective modules with a total of 30 credit points must be completed. In each specialisation variant, there is also a 30 credit point free elective area in which any Master's modules from Leipzig University can be studied or which can be used for a semester abroad. The recommended study schedule including a module overview structured according to focal points can be downloaded here.

Application requirements

  • Bachelor's degree predominantly containing business and economic content
  • Language skills: English B2, German C1
  • Selection Procedure

Deadlines
Please refer to the Application section for the relevant application deadlines.

Q&A// 5 questions about the Master’s degree programme in Management Science at Leipzig University.
Q&A// 5 questions about the degree programme in Management Science at Leipzig University

Q&A// 5 questions about the degree programme in Management Science at Leipzig University

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