University of Cologne

Business Administration Double Master Program

MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Subjects: Business and Economics
English only
Winter semester:  30 Apr/15 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with strong proficiency in business administration and economics (at least 78 ECTS in total, of which at least 48 ECTS in business administration and 18 ECTS in economics). Furthermore, applicants need to have strong proficiency in statistics and/or mathematics (at least 15 ECTS).

Required ECTS credits: 180.

GPA Rate 2.70
GPA Comment

The overall grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) in the bachelor's degree.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grades A, B or C.
min 6.5
min 92
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: With grades A, B or C or level C1.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a bachelor's or master's degree taught entirely in English, a double bachelor's degree during which you spent at least one year in an English-speaking country, an International Baccalaureate, or if you are a native speaker (this will be verified by school certificates).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

Documents required for the master application portal:

  1. DMP application form.
  2. Bachelor's degree certificate: if you have not finished your bachelor's studies but have passed at least 80% of the required credits (at least 144 credits in a bachelor degree carrying 180 ECTS credits), you can apply by submitting a confirmation of all credits earned so far, along with a provisional average grade computed and certified by your examination office. Please note that the remaining credits must be earned by September 30th at the latest.
  3. Transcript of records stamped and signed.
  4. Transcript of a semester abroad: if examinations passed abroad should be considered for meeting the admission criteria, the courses have to be recognized by your home university as part of your bachelor's program. Courses must be recorded in your transcript of records.
  5. University entrance qualification eg school-leaving certificates/A-levels/Abitur.
  6. An official description of the content of all taken bachelor courses/lectures eg course catalog/module catalog or PDF-file with link to course descriptions on the university's website.
  7. CV in English.
  8. Letter of motivation in English, explaining your reasons for applying for the double master's program and your choice of partner university (approximately 500 words).
  9. Letters of reference for internships and employment (wherever possible), which you would like to have considered in the assessment of your application.
  10. A valid GMAT test result. The university will accept the Online GMAT (available from mid-April).
  11. Proof of sufficient English language skills (see language requirements).

Students, who did not obtain their bachelor's degree in Germany must additionally apply via uni-assist by handing in the following documents by post after registering online:

  1. Authenticated (and translated) copy of bachelor's degree certification or attestation of 80% studies (and Transcript of Records).
  2. Authenticated (and translated) copy of university entrance qualification (eg A-level/Abitur).
  3. Authenticated copy of proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements). The language test via uni-assist for students who cannot provide this by the deadline has been suspended. Now you do not have to present a certified language certificate to uni-assist. Should uni-assist have evaluated you negatively due to a lack of language skills or the wrong form of the language certificate, your application will automatically be re-evaluated.
  4. For applicants with Chinese (except Hong Kong), Mongolian or Vietnamese bachelor's certificates an original APS certificate (certified copies cannot be accepted).

The documents must be in English or German. Documents in other languages ​​will need to be translated.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website