Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Operations Research and Business Analytics

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business Administration, Computer Science, Data Science
25 (Winter), 20 (Summer)
No. of places
English only
Summer semester:  15 Dec/15 Jan
Winter semester:  15 Jun/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with sufficient credits in economics and business administration or mathematics and statistics. Knowledge in the field of computer science (languages, etc) is essential.

An academic degree is considered relevant with a minimum of:

  • 45 ECTS (EU degrees) or 9 modules (non-EU degrees) in economics, business administration plus a minimum of 20 ECTS (EU) or 4 quantitative modules (non-EU), or
  • 65 ECTS (EU) or 13 modules (non-EU) in mathematic-statistic modules.

Prove too: computer skills and education and job experiences.

If you have not yet completed the first-degree course of study by the time of application, proof of the relevant degree can be replaced by a full grade certificate of all achievements in the relevant course of study up to the time of application, whereby at least 140 credit points must be proven and the average grade determined from the module examinations is at least 2.9.

GPA Rate 2.90

Language Requirements

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

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grade C.
min 7
min 108
min III
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a written verification that the bachelor’s degree or a university diploma has been gained from a relevant study program taught exclusively in English (an official confirmation statement from the university is a strict requirement, such as grade transcript, diploma, and certificate), proof of at least 30 ECTS gained from English taught modules on a German-language study program (a list of relevant modules, including credit points and teaching language, with the confirmation from the university, is a strict requirement), an average grade of minimum 8 points (4 semesters + exam if applicable) in the subject "English" proved with the German school leaving certificate "Abitur", or a transcript proving attendance at a higher education institution (high school, college, university) for at least 9 months in one of the following English speaking countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, UK (incl. overseas territories), Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Canada, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, USA (incl. territories).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 01 (German)April 15 (EU)April 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:November 15 (German)October 25 (EU)October 25 (Non EU)
In 12 days free webinar
How to apply via Uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
No. of places available:
25 (Winter), 20 (Summer)
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

  1. Proof of a relevant academic degree (bachelor's, diploma, etc.) with a GPA starting from 1.0 up to 2.9 (German grading scale applies).
    Only legally certified copies of documents are accepted. Also, send a translation in German or English and attach the documents with the original language + APS certificates from applicants: China, Vietnam, etc.
  2. English skills (see language requirements).
  3. Letter of motivation with a maximum of 400 words.
  4. Form "Relevance" of previous degree education.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website