Master of Arts
Language of instruction
Modes of study
4 semesters (full-time), 8 semesters (part-time)
no tuition fees (the university only charges semester fees each semester)
The degree programme provides a further professional qualification based on an economics or business-related bachelor or diploma degree. It builds on already acquired knowledge as well as specialist skills and further develops these systematically and in a practical manner through well-grounded training. Students are qualified to think strategically and come to decisions in a responsible manner in complex, changing situations within companies.
Graduates of the Business Management master's degree programme have:
- modern business expertise,
- a high willingness to perform,
- the ability to customise and utilise freedom to act as they see fit.
The master's degree programme can alternatively be completed in two areas of specialisation:
- Marketing management (with modules such as international marketing strategies, service marketing, industrial goods and innovation marketing),
- Financial management and accounting (with modules such as cost management, innovation financing, financial controlling, etc.)
- Common module groups:
- General management (with modules such as human resource management, technology management, strategic IT management)
- Elective modules (such as international market research, customer relationship management and international economic policy, capital markets)
- Master's thesis
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Human Resources Mangement
Strategic IT Management
Presentations, Written Assignment (100%)
Strategic Business Planning
Internatinonal Marketing Strategies
Consumer Purchasing Behaviour
Industrial Goods and Innovation Marketing
Financial Management/Accounting (as an alternative to marketing management)
Financial Managerial Accounting
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Graduates find work in the areas of:
- Corporate management
- Purchasing/logistics/materials management
- Organisation/personnel management
- Access to higher civil service positions
- Opportunity to pursue a doctorate
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General admission requirements
- The knowledge and skills required to gain entry onto the Master's degree programme must be verified by a first qualification at higher education level that qualifies for entry to a profession (diploma, bachelor) in accredited degree courses in business computing, business administration, economics, logistics or industrial engineering.
- Graduates of other degree programs fulfil the admission requirements, provided that these degree programs include courses, that comprise of at least 24 credit points (CP) in total, the contents of which are based on accounting, finance and investment, logistics, marketing, human resources management, economics or production management.
Specific admission requirements
- To be admitted to this degree programme, overseas applicants must possess sufficient German language skills. This may be demonstrated with an overall grade of DSH-2 or better from the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für Hochschulen (DSH) language exam.
- To demonstrate proficiency in English, applicants for the master's degree programme have to:
a) have appropriate language proficiency equivalent to at least B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The annex lists the certificates which are accepted, provided they are not more than two years old. For examinations or certificates older than two years, the languages officer at TH Wildau will make a decision on case-by-case basis as to whether the applicant’s language skills are sufficient.
b) have successfully passed all technical English modules stipulated in the bachelor's or diploma study programme qualifying for this master's degree programme at a university belonging to a member state of the European Union and provided the certificates do not show a level lower than that stated in a), or
c) pass a written and oral test, which tests level B2, with the competent language tutor at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau.
You can apply to TH Wildau online. All the information you need to apply can be found on our central application page.
Checking prior knowledge
We recommend that you check up on your prior knowledge of mathematics in good time before starting your studies and refresh it, if necessary.
In the Business Managementdegree programme for example, the Quantitative Methods module builds on prior knowledge, which is usually acquired in the bachelor programme. Experience has shown that entrants not coming directly from the bachelor's programme or who have previously studied a degree programme with little mathematical content require a refresher or acquisition of prior knowledge.
You can test your mathematical knowledge online.