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University of Münster

Business Develoрmеnt

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration, Business Strategy
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree  (or equivalent) with at least 30 ECTS in the fields of economics/mathematics/statistics, and at least 40 ECTS in the field of business administration.

Standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

If you have less than 40 ECTS credit points in the field of business administration but you have earned over 30 points for economics, maths, and statistics, then you can use up to 16 extra ECTS for maths and statistics to offset a points deficit in business administration. A maximum of 16 ECTS can be substituted by additional ECTS in the fields of mathematics or statistics beyond the required 30 ECTS.

Candidates who do not fulfill the admission criteria (min. 30 ECTS in Economics/Math/Statistics, min. 40 ECTS in Business Administration) are allowed to participate in the selection process if they belong to the top 10% of their cohort and officially prove this.

You can apply for a place on the master’s course even if you won’t be completing your bachelor’s course until after the end of the ongoing semester. However, all your pending examinations must have been taken by September,30th. Until you have obtained your BA degree, your application for a place on the MA course will be deemed provisional. As you would not yet have your final certificate, you have to submit a transcript of records indicating your current average mark, showing that you have so far earned at least 140 ECTS. The transcript must bear an official stamp or seal, as well as the signature of the Dean of the Faculty or a member of the Examinations Office or an online verificatiοn link.

GPA (German System) 2.90
GPA Comment

Overall grade of at lеast 2.9.

Additional Qualification

GMAT with at least 600 points or GRE with at least 155 points in the quantitative section and at least 145 points in the verbal sectiοn.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Proof of English language skills is mandatory for the application to the master's program in Business Administration. Applicants with English as their native language are exempt from this requirement. Examples of evidence of advanced English language skills may include a study/semester/internship abroad in an English-speaking country (or, in the case of stays in a non-English-speaking country, official proof that English was the language of instruction or business), or fully English-language bachelor's degree in Germany/ in a non-English-speaking country, or by one of the following official language certificates: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge, or comparable (from level C1). Applicants are required to hand in documents in order to substantiate their claims relating to their linguistic competence. Vague and general references to languages in a CV will not be deemed sufficient. English learned at school or English courses at university are not taken into consideration. Only credentials obtained through a test whose last test date is no more than 2 years past the deadline for applications will be accepted.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

Applicants are required to submit the following documents with their application:

  1. Proof of completion of an undergraduate degree of professional qualification. If the applicant has not received their undergraduate degree certificate by the application deadline, the candidate may submit a preliminary certificate, confirming that the student will have earned at least 140 credits upon completion of the undergraduate course of study. The candidate must confirm their grade point average at the time of application. A statement substantiating that the content-based requirements have been fulfilled and which is signed by the responsible dean or an authorized representative on their behalf can also be recognized as a preliminary certificate. The undergraduate degree certificate must be presented at enrolment in the master’s program. Applicants who did not earn their undergraduate degree of professional qualification at a German- or English-language higher education institution must submit a German or English translation of the documents/certificates indicated above. If the candidate’s undergraduate degree certificate is based on a grading scheme that does not correspond to the grading scheme, the candidate must explain how the grades and final grades of the individual degree-relevant examinations listed on the degree certificate correspond to those provided in the Examination Regulations. If the candidate’s undergraduate degree certificate uses a credit point system that does not correspond to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), the candidate must specify how the point values of the listed required coursework and degree-relevant examinations correspond to the ECTS points.
  2. Confirmation of all required coursework and degree-relevant examinations (e.g transcript of records) completed in connection to the candidate’s undergraduate program (including coursework completed in the orientation phases and comparable study phases, irrespective of whether the resulting grades were used in calculating the bachelor’s grade), listing the respective credits awarded and the average grade at the time of application.
  3. Proof of sufficient language competence (see language requirements).
  4. Proof of sufficient GMAT or GRE test scores.
  5. If applicable, proof that the applicant is among the top 10% of the graduating class of their respective degree program.
  6. CV.

The application and accompanying documents are to be uploaded via the application portal. The original certificates should be scanned and attached to the application. In deviation from this provision, applicants who are not German or recognized as equivalent to German applicants are required to also apply and accompanying documents and certificates by post; photocopies of the originals must be authenticated.

Admission can be denied if the application is incomplete (i.e. if documents provided are missing), or is submitted after the given deadline. Incomplete or late applications and their accompanying documents cannot be considered in the selection process and are returned at the applicant’s expensе.


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Further Information

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