Qualification goals

Scientific qualification

Graduates of the Master's program in Business Administration, after attending the specialized scientific modules, are able to,

  • ... to compare central models and theories of at least one of the chosen major fields of study (Banking and Financial Controlling, Business Taxation, Financing, Innovation Management, International Accounting and Auditing, Strategy and Organization, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, Production and Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Controlling, Sales and Marketing) and have characterized at least one of them in term papers;
  • ... from the module group S-BWL in combination with the module group General Management apply a broad and integrated knowledge of business administration in order to understand and critically assess new scientific problems and tasks (exemplified by the following modules: International Finance, Corporate Taxation III: Legal Form-oriented Corporate Taxation, Strategic Financial Management and Corporate Governance, Innovation in Networks, Group Accounting according to HGB and IFRS, Methods of Market Research, Strategic Renewal and Organizational Transformation, Leadership and Management Development, Operations Management, Value-oriented Controlling);
  • ... to analytically penetrate complex scientific problems in the field of business administration and to reflect on them in a theory-based and perspective-oriented manner;
  • ... independently design a comprehensive research paper in which they apply learned knowledge to a designed research question, taking into account generally accepted principles of good scientific practice and applying and justifying specific research methods, and assess their contribution to the corresponding sub-discipline of business administration, as they have shown in the context of their final thesis;
  • ... select, adapt and apply more complex qualitative and quantitative methods (e.g. from surveys, expert interviews) to specific questions in business administration and design their own ideas and reflect on their implementation, as they have shown in term papers and presentations.


Qualification for a qualified gainful employment

Graduates of the Master's program in Business Administration, after attending the specialized scientific modules, are able to,

  • ... also to develop solutions for complex or novel issues in business administration using scientific methods and to apply these in professional practice, as they have shown in modules such as Research Issues in Banking and Financial Controlling, Current Issues in Business Taxation, Empirical and Experimental Financial Market Research, Research Seminar on International Innovation Strategies, Research Seminar on International Accounting and Auditing, Qualitative Methodology in Strategy and Organization Research, Research Seminar on Human Resource Management, Product and Service Innovations in Supply Chain Management, Current Research Issues in Corporate Management and Controlling, Research Seminar International Marketing;
  • ... to apply the theoretically acquired knowledge and the learned management tools to entrepreneurial problems in a way that is appropriate to the requirements and the situation and to develop their own approaches to solutions on the basis of established theories and methods, as they have demonstrated in the successful processing of the master's thesis topic and proved argumentatively in the oral defense of the thesis.


Personal Development

Graduates of the Master's program in Business Administration ...

  • ... have learned in the context of group work to deal critically with models or theories of business administration and to argue their topic in a well-founded way, taking into account the views of other people;
  • ... are able to consider challenges from the field of business administration both on their own and in a team, integrate participants in a goal-oriented manner, taking into account the respective group situation, make decisions, set priorities and distribute tasks, as they have shown in the context of group work;
  • ... have developed a professional self-image, can realistically assess their own abilities (professional, methodological and social skills) and already have concrete ideas for their further development;
  • ... are able to independently acquire the current state of business research through their own continuing education;
  • ... reflect on the social background of business administration, e.g. within the framework of the modules Fundamentals of Business Ethics, Research Seminar Governance, Risk and Compliance, Sustainability and Responsibility in Management, Person and Interpersonality in Management, are able to explain their significance for the present and contribute to current social discourses in the form of their own contributions, so that they are able to play a decisive role in shaping social processes critically, reflectively as well as with a sense of responsibility and in a democratic public spirit;
  • ... can assume responsibility within the framework of professional values of their activity or profession and are able to independently analyze and optimize operational processes by justifying their own professional actions with theoretical and methodological knowledge and assessing their own abilities;
  • ... assess developed alternative courses of action not exclusively from the aspect of short-term profit maximization, but also with regard to possible side and consequential effects and take responsibility for decisions accordingly.