© Christian Wolf, www.c-w-design.de Type of licence: CC BY-SA 3.0 de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Economics and Management Science

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration, Economics, Management & Consulting
No. of places
English only
Winter semester:  31 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree. Students that studied economics, management or a related discipline like mathematics, statistics, law, sociology, political science or engineering will have the best chances to be accepted. Students with a different background also have the possibility to apply and given excellent results in both their previous studies and on the GRE and TOEFL, have good chances of acceptance.

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

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
min 95
min 7
DAAD Language Certificate
min √ė min B, no result < C
min 75
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: With Grade A to C.
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With Grade A to C.
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: With Grade A.
min C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
Specification: With Grade A to C.
LCCI Certificates
min Level 3 with distinction or higher
PTE Academic
min 62
min II: min. 1,3
min III: min. 3.0
Other diplomas
min Deutsches Abitur
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The English language knowledge can also be proven by International Certificate in Financial English ICFE: C1 (Pass with merits) or International Legal English Certificate ILEC: C1 (Pass with merits). Students who have completed a previous university program entirely in English in a country where English is an official language should submit an official confirmation from their university. If English is not an official language of the country where you did your Bachelor's degree, it won't be accepted. Native speakers are exempt from taking an English language test but should hand in a copy of passport as a confirmation (only citizens from English speaking countries like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Bahamas, and others). Knowing German is not necessary for admission.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
No. of places available:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

You can apply online through their inhouse online application portal.

List of documents required for application:

  1. Degree certificate and transcript of records: should be submitted in either English or German, issued by your previous university and, where applicable, with a certified translation of the original.
    For the application purposes, the upload of a scanned version is sufficient. Should you get accepted to the MEMS program, you should bring the original documents to the enrollment office in September for verification. Please do not send the originals via post.
    If your degree certificate is not available at the time of application, you may only hand in the transcripts. It should be evident on the transcript that you will be able to graduate from your previous program until October.
  2. GRE revised general test: all applicants are required to take the GRE test - the GMAT is not a substitute. The score must not be older than five years before the application deadline. Scanned copies of the GRE report or the "Examinee Score Report" (pdf version downloadable at the ETS webpage) are acceptable upon the application deadline. Should you receive an official acceptance, you will still need to submit the original score reports.
  3. Two letters of recommendation: once you are registered in the online system and the respective sections are completed, you will receive a special form, via email, that should be passed on to your recommenders.
    Recommendation letters are expected to be written by professors from your previous university. Only for exceptional cases, we may accept recommendation letters from employers.
    The letters should be sent directly by the professor to the MEMS Office - they are confidential and the applicant is not allowed to read them. If the professors send them via e-mail, they are prompted to use their official email address. If they send the letters via post, they should use a signed and sealed envelope.
    It is your responsibility to ensure that your letters of recommendation are submitted on time. Once you submitted your application, you will be able to see whether we received the letters.
  4. Curriculum Vitae: should provide an overview of your experience and other qualifications.
  5. Motivation letter: should indicate your intentions and specific reasons for your interest in the MEMS Program. It should be written in English or in German.
  6. English language test: all applicants must provide proof that their English is at a C1-level (see language requirements) or higher. The score must not be older than two years before the application deadline.
  7. APS: students that received their undergraduate degree from P.R. China or Vietnam and want to apply for the MEMS Program need to obtain an APS Certificate.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website