University of Tübingen

Data Science in Business and Economics

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration, Economics, Data Science
English & German
Winter semester: 15 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Free / 1500€
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 in business administration, economics, or related fields.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Further, you must have experience in writing code in a statistical programming language (preferably R or Python). You can prove your experience:

  • by showing that you have successfully passed modules in your qualifying degree that involves students' writing code (preferably R or Python), or
  • by providing documents that demonstrate your skills/experience in writing code in a statistical programming language (preferably R or Python), e.g., part of a B.Sc.-thesis, or
  • by providing other documentation that establishes your skills/experience in writing code in a statistical programming language (preferably R or Python).
GPA Rate 2.50

Language Requirements

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

min 80
min 550
min 6
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 700
min III
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
min C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
min DSH 2
min TDN 4
telc Deutsch
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language skills can also be proven by a German Abitur including at least 6 (G8) or 7 (G9) years of English, a transcript of studies proving at least 30 ECTS-Credits were obtained in English-taught modules, a bachelor's degree in English/America Studies, or a university degree obtained in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 04 (German)February 04 (EU)February 04 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

  1. Bachelor's degree certificate (see previous degree field) stating that you have successfully completed a first university degree or a certificate (or equivalent documents) providing evidence of the successful completion of at least the year prior to your final examination in the equivalent studies. You must also submit a complete transcript of records with a final grade or calculated grade average. Transcripts of records containing generic module titles (such as Business Administration I, II, and III) should be accompanied by detailed module descriptions. The transcript should prove you have solid intermediate knowledge in:
    1. Statistics/mathematics/econometrics.
    2. Business administration.
    3. Economics.
  2. CV in tabular format in English or German.
  3. Letter of motivation explaining your reasons for applying for this degree and outlining your qualifications for it. Kindly limit yourself to one page, the letter may be composed either in English or in German.
  4. Proof of English and German language skills (see language requirements).
  5. Further documents proving specific qualifications relevant to the desired course of study may be submitted. Examples of these additional documents are, among others, proof of additional foreign language skills, results of standardized tests specific to the fields of business and economics (such as GRE or GMAT), and certificates of participation in summer schools or research projects that are not documented in your academic transcript. Please note that neither a GMAT nor a GRE are a prerequisite for any of the M.Sc. programs but that they may serve as an indication that you possess a certain skill set.
    Note: it is not compulsory to send reference letters. However, if you wish to hand in reference letters, you can do so voluntarily.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website