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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Business Administration

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration
English only
Winter semester: 31 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 in Business Administration or a related degree with at least 120 ECTS credits in economic subjects (including methodological subject areas and economically relevant areas of law).

If the degree is still outstanding at the time of application, proof must be provided that no more than 30 ECTS credits have yet to be acquired.

However, the 120 ECTS credits in economic subjects must be proven at the time of application.

At least 24 ECTS credits must be proven in the methodological fields in mathematics, statistics, econometrics, and microeconomics.

You can check the official admission requirements by clicking here (document in German language).

Work Experience

Practical work experience is an advantage, but not a prerequisite.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
min C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
min 75
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
DAAD Language Certificate
min 5 stars in all skills
DAAD Language Certificate
min B (on average). No result worse than C (according to old rating scale).
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: Grade A.
min 7
LCCI Certificates
min Level 3 with Distinction/Level 4 Pass
min 95
min 71 (in total)
min 1305
Specification: 360 in Speaking and Writing in connection with 945 Listening and Reading.
min II certificate 1.3
min III certificate 3.0
min IV
CERF German
min B1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The English language knowledge can also be proven by ICFE - International Certificate in Financial English: C1 Pass/~ with merits, ILEC - International Legal English Certificate: C1 Pass/~ with merits, Linguaskill: C1 in all skills, an English-language school leaving certificate (from a country where English is the official language), an English-language university entrance qualification equivalent or professional qualification for at least three years of university study (from a country where English is the official language), with which English-language study achievements and examinations amounting to at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent have been acquired (from a country where English is the official language). Applicants whose language of origin is English can also demonstrate compliance with the language level by submitting official documents showing that the applicant learns the language in early childhood without formal instruction as a first language and spent at least eight of the first twelve years of his/her life in a country in which the relevant language is used as the official language. German language knowledge can be proven by means of a Goethe certificate or comparable evidence. Applicants whose language of origin is German are exempt from the requirement for proof.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 01 (German)May 01 (EU)May 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:
In 5 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
75 ‚ā¨ for the first application, 30 ‚ā¨ for each additional

Application Documents

Please note that an application cannot be considered unless uni-assist has received all the required documentation within the prescribed period.

The following documents must be attached to an application:

  1. Officially authenticated copies of educational certificates obtained so far, including the secondary school leaving certificate together with marks received and, if applicable, university entrance examination documentation, evidence of study areas and grades obtained in previous studies including an explanation of the given grading system, graduation certificate and, if applicable, diploma supplement.
  2. Enrolment certificate, if you are a student at another German or European higher education institution at the time you apply for a place at Humboldt, or Certificate of exmatriculation (Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung) specifying the areas of study and number of semesters if you have previously studied at another higher education institution in Germany.
  3. German translations of all certificates (exception: documents in English) as officially authenticated copies.
  4. Evidence of German language skills (see language requirements) and/or English, French, Spanish proof, etc. as officially authenticated copies - if applicable for the chosen subject.
  5. A CV starting with the beginning of school education up till now.
  6. A photocopy of your passport or identity card (for applicants from the EU).

Please send authenticated copies of your original certificates and of original translations. Not only educational certificates but also language certificates must be submitted in the form of authenticated copies.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website