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University of Cologne

Business Administration

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration
English & German
Winter semester: 20 Aug
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).

You must meet the following requirements:

  1. At least 78 credit points from the field of business administration or economics, of which:
    1. At least 48 ECTS from the field of business administration.
    2. At least 18 ECTS from the field of economics.
  2. At least 15 ECTS from the field of statistics and/or mathematics (only methodological skills, no user skills).

Required ECTS credits: 180.

In the case of a bachelor's degree that has not been completed: at least 80% of the credit points to be acquired must be earned and the outstanding work must be completed by September 30th at the latest. The admission requirements (including a minimum grade) must be fulfilled at the time of application.

GPA Rate 2.70

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
min 6
min 87
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
min C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
CEFR German
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
The "Accounting and Taxation and Supply Chain Management" requires knowledge of German (C1) and English (B2). The "Corporate Development, Finance, and Marketing" track can be completed entirely in English. English language proficiency can also be proven by a bachelor's degree in English (with a double degree or double bachelor's degree) with at least 2 semesters completed in an English-speaking country, master's degree in English, native speakers (must come from school records), or English acc. German certificate of general higher education entrance qualification [after the end of class 11.2 (high school diploma according to G8) or 12.2 (high school diploma according to G9) at least sufficient performance (5 points) must be demonstrated in English].

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 27 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

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 to be uploaded (original or certified copy) in the WiSo Faculty's online master application portal:

  1. Bachelor certificate. If you have not yet completed your bachelor's degree, a confirmation of all examinations completed so far must be submitted. You need an officially confirmed preliminary average grade calculated by your university or examination office (e.g. transcript of records including stamp). The exams still to be completed must be submitted by September 30th to be filed.
  2. Transcript of records (incl. stamp and signature). List of your modules and courses including grade and credits.
  3. Transcript of records of the semester abroad. Only if the examinations completed during the semester abroad are to be used to meet the technical admission requirements. The achievements must be recognized for your bachelor's degree and have been included in your grades overview.
  4. University entrance qualification. High school diploma, high school diploma, etc.
  5. Official content description of the events that you have visited in your bachelor's degree. Module manual or PDF document with a link to module descriptions on the website of your university.
  6. English and, if applicable, German language certificate (see language requirements).
  7. Aptitude test. TM-WISO or GMAT | not mandatory but recommended.

Students with a bachelor's degree that was not acquired in Germany must also apply via uni-assist. The application documents must be with uni-assist 8 weeks before the application deadline. The documents will only be checked if the fee has been paid. The following documents are required:

  1. Certified (and translated) copy of the bachelor's certificate and transcript of records. Please submit your final certificate and the subject and grade overview of your bachelor's. No certificate parts such as a diploma supplement or individual pages may be missing. In order for uni-assist to calculate your grades, you need the official grading system that your university uses for your degree.
  2. Certified (and translated) copy of the diploma supplement.
  3. Certified (and translated) copy of the university entrance qualification. This can consist of your school certificate, such as the Abitur or the High School Diploma. In some countries, an additional university entrance exam has to be taken or other additional documents have to be considered.
  4. Certified copy of the original of the English certificate, and, if applicable, of the German certificate (for the focus on accounting and taxation and supply chain management). See language requirements.
  5. Certified copies of the documents listed above in the original language. Only if the original document is not available in English or German.
  6. Exclusively for Chinese (not Hong Kong) and Vietnamese applicants. Original APS certificate. Certified copies of the APS certificate will not be recognized.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website