Qualification goals

Scientific qualification
Those who have successfully completed the Master's program in Business Administration,

    are able to compare central models and theories of at least one of the chosen specializations (Banking and Financial Controlling, Business Taxation, Financing, Innovation Management, International Accounting and Auditing, Organization, Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior, Production and Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Corporate Management & Controlling, Sales and Marketing) and have characterized at least one of them in term papers;
    have from the module group S-BWL in combination with the module group General Management, a broad and integrated knowledge of business administration, which enables them 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, Strategy Renewal and Organizational Transformation, Leadership and Management Developing, Operations Management, Value-Added Controlling);
    have the competence to analytically penetrate complex scientific problems and to reflect on them in a theory-based and perspective-oriented manner;  
    have shown in the context of their final thesis that they are able to design a research paper in which they have applied learned knowledge to a designed research question using and justifying specific research methods and have assessed its contribution to the corresponding sub-discipline of business administration;
    have selected, adapted and used more complex qualitative and quantitative methods (e.g. from experiments, surveys, focus interviews) in the context of assignments and papers to address specific questions. In addition, they have conceived their own ideas and reflected on their implementation.


Qualification for a qualified gainful employment
Those who have successfully completed the Master's program in Business Administration,

    have the competence to develop solutions to complex or novel questions in business administration using scientific methods and to apply them in professional practice as they have done in modules such as Research Questions in Banking and Financial Controlling, Current Questions 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 Human Resource Management , Product and Service Innovations in Supply Chain Management, Current Research Issues in Corporate Management and Controlling, Research Seminar International Marketing;  
    are able 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 based on established theories and methods, as they have demonstrated in the successful completion of the master's thesis topic and proved argumentatively in the oral defense of the thesis.

Personality development and empowerment to assume social responsibility.
Those who have successfully completed the master's program in business administration,

    Have critically examined models or theories of business administration in group work and argued their topic in a well-founded manner, taking into account other people's points of view;
    have made decisions in group work, set priorities and distributed tasks; in doing so, each person took responsibility for him/herself or his/her task in the group;
    are able to assess their own abilities (technical, methodological and social skills) and already have ideas for their further development; they are able to independently acquire the current state of business administration research through their own continuing education;
    reflect on the social background of business administration, e.g. in the context of the modules Fundamentals of Business Ethics, Applied Business Ethics: Case Study Seminar, Governance, Risk and Compliance Seminar, Sustainability in Sales and Marketing, and are able to explain their significance for the present;
    have the readiness to assume responsibility within the framework of professional values of their activity or profession and are able to carry out an independent analysis and optimization of operational processes, justifying their own professional actions with theoretical and methodological knowledge and assessing their own abilities;
    evaluate alternative courses of action not only from the point of view of short-term profit maximization, but also with regard to possible side effects and consequences, and take responsibility for decisions accordingly.