The University of Bamberg offers, together with the Università degli studi di Pavia, a double degree programme in business administration and management.

The Università degli studi di Pavia, one of Italy’s as well as Europe’s oldest universities, was founded in 1361. At the moment there are around 24,000 students enrolled, approximately 1,500 of them are foreign students. There are around 900 professors, researchers and scholars employed at the university. The city of Pavia has approximately 70,000 inhabitants and is located about 30 km from Milan. The lakes at the Swiss border as well as the beaches of Liguria are easily accessible. This university city offers a fascinating combination of regional location and attractive living environment, and at a more affordable price than other cities in the region.

Students from Bamberg have in Pavia access to the master’s programmes MEFI (Laurea Magistralis in Economia, Finance and International Integration) and MIBE (Master’s in International Business & Entrepreneurship). Both programmes are entirely taught in English and knowledge of Italian is not required for admission. However, we do recommend applicants to learn Italian to take part in social life.

Students from Bamberg can join the master programmes

Questions about the programme?

For questions about the double degree programme please contact:

Dr. Tobias Kaufmann
Raum KÄ7/01.32
Kärtenstr. 7
D-96052 Bamberg
Tel.: +49 951 863-2096
E-Mail: studium-international.sowi[at]uni-bamberg.de

Application and Language Proficiency

During the application for winter term, the double degree programme application is included in the regular application process for either the Master in Business Administration or the Master in Finance and Accounting. The application for the double degree programme requires the following additional documents / proofs:

  • Statement of motivation in English or German;
  • English at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of References for Languages

Knowledge of the Italian language is not necessary but recommended. We recommend students to start learning Italian during the first year.

>>>Information about languge courses at the language center of the University of Bamberg

>>>Further Information about the dual degree application and deadlines

>>>General information about the application process

The international office organizes the registration for the second year at the Università degli studi di Pavia as well as the application for an Erasmus grant in the first year. Students receive further information in the introduction session at the faculty.

Obtaining the academic degrees

On completion of the double degree programme the Università degli studi di Pavia awards the academic degrees

  • Laurea Magistrale in Economics, Finance e International Integration or
  • Laurea Magistrale in International Business and Entrepreneurship

and the University of Bamberg awards the academic degree

  • Master of Science in business administration and management

Degree Programme

The degree programme comprises 4 semesters. Students spend the first two semesters (Master 1, Bac +4, respectively) at their home institution and the last two semesters (Master 2, Bac +5, respectively) at the host institution. During their stay at the host institution, students remain enrolled at their home institution. Both institutions recognize the course credits earned according to the double degree programme mutually and equivalently.

At the University of Bamberg, course credit and credit recognition are governed by the examination regulations for the master’s degree programme in business administration and management. Course credit requirements and credit recognition at the University of Pavia are regulated by the University of Pavia’s examination regulations. To a large extent, students can define an individual degree emphasis by selecting certain areas of focus. Students initially admitted in Bamberg may choose from all areas of focus that are part of the master’s degree programme in business administration and management.

The following tables provide information on the distribution of the course credits between the two universities. You will find detailed information on the individual courses on the pages of the respective institutions.

The programme details mainly depend on whether the student starts the programme in Bamberg or in Pavia. The following overview is designed for planning and orientation, while the individual programme details result from the individual recognition agreement students reach with the programme coordinators at both universities based on the current versions of the studying and examination rules for the underlying degree programmes. The courses currently offered in Bamberg are defined by the current version of the Module Handbook (Business Administration / Finance and Accounting; German only).

Master in Business Administration / Master in International Business & Entrepreneurship (MIBE)

Students matriculated in the Master in Business Administration choose MIBEonce they are in Pavia. In Bamberg, they get the following recognition of credits:

 Starting in BambergStarting in Pavia
Module group1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Pavia1st year in Pavia2nd year in Bamberg
Specialisation in Business Administration 118 18 
Specialisation in Business Administration 218 18 
General Management1521630
Research31518 
Business Languages6  6
Thesis 24 24
Total ECTS120120

The allocation of ECTS for students matriculated in the Master in Business Administration in Bamberg is the following:

 1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Pavia
Module group General Management
Modules from the Module Group General Management following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg36 
 36
Module group S-BWL
S-BWL I: Two or three of the following subjects equal to 18 ECTS
Big Data Analysis 9
Innovation Management 9
Firm Valuation and Capital Market Instruments 9
International Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Marketing 9
Information Systems for Managers 9
International Business and Management 9
Exponential Coding with Ai and Data Management 9
Applied Project Management 6
Innovability and Circular Entrepreneurship 6
International Accounting and Finance 6
Performance Management 6
Corporate Reputation and Storytelling 6
IT Consultancy and Soft Skills 6
Financial Innovation and Fintech 6
Healthcare Management 6
Digital Marketing 6
Corporate Finance 6
Module group S-BWL  II
One specialisation subject (three modules) following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg18 
 36
Module Group Research
Mathematical Methods for Business 6
One of the following modules
Capital Markets and EU Company Law 6
International Business Law 6
One of the following modules
Economics of Emerging Markets 6
International Economics and Policy 6
Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics 6
 18
Business Languages

Business Language modules according to the current offer of the MHB in Bamberg

6 
 6
Master Thesis
Thesis in Pavia 24
 24

You will find the current version of the Module Handbook of the M. Sc. in Business Administration here (German only).

 1st year in Pavia2nd year in Bamberg
Module group S-BWL I & II
Students in Pavia choose among the following subjects to complete 36 ECTS in total
Innovation Management9 
Firm Valuation and Capital Market Instruments9 
Information Systems for Managers9 
International Business and Management9 
International Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Marketing9 
IT consultancy and soft skills6 
Financial Innovation & Fintech6 
Applied Project Management6 
Healthcare Management6 
 36
Module group General Management
Students in Pavia choose among the following subjects to complete 6 ECTS in total
Big Data Analysis 9
Exponential Coding with Ai and Data Management 9
Innovability and Circular Entrepreneurship 6
Applied Project Management 6
 6
Module group Research
Economics of Emerging Markets 9
One of the following modules
Capital Markets and EU Company Law 6
International Business Law 6
One of the following modules
Mathematical Methods for Business 6
Business Analysis with Excel 3
 18
Business Languages

Business Language modules according to the current offer of the MHB in Bamberg

6 
 6
Master Thesis
Master Thesis in Bamberg 24
 24

You will find the current version of the (MHB) of the M. Sc. in Business Administration here (German only).

Master Finance and Accounting / Master in Economics, Finance and Integration (MEFI)

Students matriculated in the Master Finance and Accounting choose MEFI, once they are in Pavia. In Bamberg, they get the following recognition of credits:

 Starting in BambergStarting in Pavia
Module group1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Pavia1st year in Pavia2nd year in Bamberg
Finance and Accounting48245418
Research1212618
Master Thesis 24 24
Total ECTS120120

The allocation of ECTS for students matriculated in the Master Finance and Accounting in Bamberg is the following:

 1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Pavia
Finance and Accounting
Modules from the Module Group Finance and Accounting according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg48 
One of the following modules:
Quantitative Finance 6
Decisions for Finance 6
Methods and Models for Financial Engineering 6
Competition Policy and Market Regulation 6
Business Development 6
Two of the following modules:
Financial Econometrics 9
Economics and Finance of Multinational Corporations 9
Data Sciences 9
Applied Economics and Econometrics 9
Probability and Stochastic Process 9
International Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behaviour 9
Decision and Choice 9
Game and Equilibrium Theory: Tools and Applications 9
 72
Module group Methods and Research
Modules from the Module Group Methods and Research following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg12 
One of the following modules:
Capital Market and EU Companies Law 6
Competition Law 6
European Constitutional Law 6
One of the following modules:
Economics and Society 6
Applied Quantitative Macroeconomics 6
Asset Pricing 6
Two of the following courses: Financial Markets Lab, Applied Finance Lab, Statistical Analysis System Lab, Applied Econometrics Lab 6
Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics 6
Contemporary Economic History 6
Advanced Macroeconomics 6
 24
Master Thesis
Master Thesis in Pavia 24
 24

You will find the current version of the module handbook (MHB) of the M. Sc. Finance and Accounting here (German only).

 1st year in Pavia2nd year in Bamberg
Finance and Accounting
Modules from the current offer in the module Finance and Accounting of the MHB in Bamberg 18
In Pavia students choose 54 ECTS from the following subjects following the rules in Pavia:
Economics of Emerging Markets 9
International Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behaviour 9
Economics of Cooperation and Development 9
International Economics and Policy 9
Game and Equilibrium Theory: Tools and Applications 9
Energy and Environmental Economics 9
Decision and Choices 9
International Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behaviour 9
Applied Industrial Organization 9
Applied Economics and Econometrics 9
Economics and Finance of Multinational Corporations 9
Data Science 9
Probability and Stochastic Processes 9
Financial Econometrics 9
Quantitative Finance 6
Methods and Models for Financial Engineering 6
Decision for Finance 6
Economics and Society 6
Applied Economics and Econometrics 6
Energy and Environmental Economics 6
Competition Policy and Market Regulation 6
Health Economics 6
Applied Quantitative Macroeconomics 6
 54
Module gropu Methods and Research
Modules from the current offer in the module Methods and Research of the MHB in Bamberg 18
One of the following modules
Capital Market and EU Companies Law 6
Competition Law 6
European Constitutional Law 6
 24
Master Thesis
Master Thesis in Bamberg 24
 24

You will find the current version of the module handbook (MHB) of the M. Sc. Finance and Accounting here (German only).