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The Master of Science degree program in Business Studies of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics of the University of Bremen aimes at providing students with a broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise that they will need for international business activities, and to expand the focus on economic and social impacts on internationalization and globalization. The Master program offers eight fields of specialization, whereof two fields have to be chosen by the students:
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Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

English

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

31.05.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

31.05. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The Master of Science degree program in Business Studies of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics of the University of Bremen aimes at providing students with a broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise that they will need for international business activities, and to expand the focus on economic and social impacts on internationalization and globalization. The Master program offers eight fields of specialization, whereof two fields have to be chosen by the students:
1. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
2. Marketing and Brand Management
3. International Management
4. Finance
5. Accounting
6. Business Taxation
7. Logistics
8. Innovation Economics.

The main  language of instruction is German, but English-taught lectures are also included. Visiting experts from all over the world are invited regularly to give lectures on topics in Business Studies.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Graduates from this programme are academic professionals within their field of specialization with the ability to perform independent research in that field and to apply their specialized knowledge and skills as a professional on a high either national or international level.

The faculty maintains close contacts with companies and offers students several chances to get in touch with them: for example at the faculty careers day, a trade fair taking place at the university in the faculty’s rooms.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

PhD studies

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The Master of Science degree program in Business Studies of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics of the University of Bremen aimes at providing students with a broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise that they will need for international business activities, and to expand the focus on economic and social impacts on internationalization and globalization. The Master program offers eight fields of specialization, whereof two fields have to be chosen by the students:
1. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
2. Marketing and Brand Management
3. International Management
4. Finance
5. Accounting
6. Business Taxation
7. Logistics
8. Innovation Economics.

The main language of instruction is German, but English-taught lectures are also included. Visiting experts from all over the world are invited regularly to give lectures on topics in Business Studies.

This program has a duration of four semesters, Master’s Thesis included. 

Course schedule

Compulsory, elective and optional

The Master of Science degree program in Business Studies includes compulsory and elective subjects.

Typical course types

In the Master program, the focus is on seminars and the project module, within which scientific and independent working are the focal points. The final examination is comprised of the master’s thesis which can be accompanied by a seminar.

Practical

The Praxis Summer Camp is an intensive 3-week-format in which 10 companies bring in specific project tasks that are handled by student teams (max 5 students). Most of the work is done directly in the company. While the opening and closing events are fixed dates in plenum, the project duration in between is individually coordinated in the teams, together with the companies. At the final event, the project results of all teams are presented.

The faculty maintains close contacts with companies and offers students several chances to get in touch with them: for example at the faculty careers day, a trade fair taking place at the university in the faculty’s rooms.

Foreign language skills

Proficiency in English: Level B2 (European Framework: upper intermediate level) or similar certification.
Proficiency in German (only needed if students did high school or university education in another language other than German): Lectures are mainly taught in German, so applicants have to pass a German Language test (normally DSH or TestDaF). For detailed information see: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/studies/orientation-application/applying-for-a-place/applications-from-abroad/german-language-skills-for-degree-programs/

Study abroad

Although a semester abroad is not compulsory, it is recommended. In the Course of the advised course and study structure of the program, a semester abroad would be best planned for the third or fourth semester of studies. As a result of the elective range within the major, there is a high flexibility in regard to the courses that can be recognized and therefore a semester abroad can be considered without having to extend the duration of studies. Support in organizing a semester abroad is offered by the faculty’s Office for Practical Experience and International Affairs. Further information can be found on the homepage of the faculty under the category of 'International'. (https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/wiwi/international-affairs/international-affairs-of-the-faculty/).
As part of the application process for a place at a foreign university, the required foreign language abilities will be verified. When participating in the Sokrates/Erasmus Program students are asked to proof a level of B2 in the respective language of instruction at the host university.
Extensive advisory services in this area are offered by the faculty’s Office for Practical Experience and International Affairs.

Exams forms

All examinations in the Business Studies master’s program take place alongside the respective courses. One of the examination forms is the classic written examination whose duration differs depending on the course. This form of examination is mainly offered during the first Semester. Oral examinations, presentations, assignments and projects will be offered too. In many courses so called ‘Portfolios’ are admitted. These forms allow for ‘smaller’ examinations during the lecture period to be considered in the final grade.
When various examination forms are permissible within a course the students will be informed at the beginning of the semester of which examination type will be carried out. The written and oral examinations take place following the lecture period.

Particularities

In the summer, the faculty offers a Summer School "Business Studies and Economics" for undergraduate students. The Summer School takes place from June to July. All courses are held in English. In the Summer School, foreign guest lecturers are involved and international guest students learn together with Bremen students.

Certified Derivate Trader (Eurex)

In cooperation with the Capital Markets Academy of Deutsche Börse, students of the University of Bremen can take the Certified Derivatives Trader exam and thus acquire a first-class and demanding additional professional qualification. The focus of the training is on imparting specialist knowledge about trading on the derivates exchange. The course provides basic theoretical knowledge on options and futures, analyses advanced trading strategies and discusses their possible applications in practice. After the course, students will be able to implement and test their own trading strategies. In 2019, prospective economists successfully passed the Deutsche Börse AG Certified Derivatives Trader exam for the first time. To the press release.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 31.05. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 31.05. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

Homepage: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/wiwi/research/research-at-the-faculty/

Our Topics

- Finance, Accounting & Taxation

- Innovation Economics

- Logistics

- Management and Entrepreneurship

- Marketing and

- Statistics and Econometrics.

 

 

Teachers

25 Professors in the subject business studies and economics

three honorary professors, four private lecturers, two university lecturer and scientific staff

Students

155 female students

192 male students

Collaborations

Universität Oldenburg

Internationale Partneruniversitäten: 
https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/cooperation/university-cooperation/

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA WiWi
Building: WiWi1, Office: A1190
E-Mail: stugawiwi(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66524

The StugA WiWi offers regular consultation hours which are published on the StugA’s webpage at the beginning of each semester: https://www.stugawiwi.de/ The office is not open during semester breaks.

The StugA is a team of students from different semesters who study Business Studies or Business Studies and Economics on undergraduate or postgraduate level, all of which are volunteers. The StugA represents the students’ interests at the faculty. StugA members participate in the faculty boards, organize the orientation week at the beginning of the academic year, offer student consultation hours, and contribute to the quality processes at the faculty.

Departmental counseling

FB 7 Study center
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3050
E-Mail: stzwiwi(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66533

By arrangement

The study center understands itself as service facility for students and staff of the department. It forms, for example, a point of contact for questions on the organization of studies, examination procedures, recognition procedures, curriculum planning. The study center actively participates in the quality management of the faculty in teaching and studies.

Katy Roseland-Müller
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3050
E-Mail: krosel(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66504

By arrangement.

Studies centre

FB 7 Study center
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3050
E-Mail: stzwiwi(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66533

By arrangement

The study center understands itself as service facility for students and staff of the department. It forms, for example, a point of contact for questions on the organization of studies, examination procedures, recognition procedures, curriculum planning. The study center actively participates in the quality management of the faculty in teaching and studies.

Practice office

Office for Practice and International Affairs
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3080
E-Mail: praxint(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 21866513

By arrangement

Dipl.-Oec Maren Hartstock
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3080
E-Mail: mhartst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218-66505

By arrangement.

Faculty secretariat

Radloff, Sascha Faculty secretariat
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3420
Fon: 0421 218-66503

Department secretariat

Brigitte Mucek
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3060
E-Mail: mucek(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66501

Examination’s Board secretariat

Central Examination Office Faculty 7
Building: ZB, Office: B 1033
E-Mail: zpa-fb7(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218 -61207 or -61211

s. Homepage

Annafrid Schulte
Building: ZB
E-Mail: aschulte(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-61211

Status

01.04.2020
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The Master of Science degree program in Business Studies of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics of the University of Bremen aimes at providing students with a broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise that they will need for international business activities, and to expand the focus on economic and social impacts on internationalization and globalization. The Master program offers eight fields of specialization, whereof two fields have to be chosen by the students:
1. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
2. Marketing and Brand Management
3. International Management
4. Finance
5. Accounting
6. Business Taxation
7. Logistics
8. Innovation Economics.

The main  language of instruction is German, but English-taught lectures are also included. Visiting experts from all over the world are invited regularly to give lectures on topics in Business Studies.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Graduates from this programme are academic professionals within their field of specialization with the ability to perform independent research in that field and to apply their specialized knowledge and skills as a professional on a high either national or international level.

The faculty maintains close contacts with companies and offers students several chances to get in touch with them: for example at the faculty careers day, a trade fair taking place at the university in the faculty’s rooms.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

PhD studies

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The Master of Science degree program in Business Studies of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics of the University of Bremen aimes at providing students with a broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise that they will need for international business activities, and to expand the focus on economic and social impacts on internationalization and globalization. The Master program offers eight fields of specialization, whereof two fields have to be chosen by the students:
1. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
2. Marketing and Brand Management
3. International Management
4. Finance
5. Accounting
6. Business Taxation
7. Logistics
8. Innovation Economics.

The main language of instruction is German, but English-taught lectures are also included. Visiting experts from all over the world are invited regularly to give lectures on topics in Business Studies.

This program has a duration of four semesters, Master’s Thesis included. 

Course schedule

Compulsory, elective and optional

The Master of Science degree program in Business Studies includes compulsory and elective subjects.

Typical course types

In the Master program, the focus is on seminars and the project module, within which scientific and independent working are the focal points. The final examination is comprised of the master’s thesis which can be accompanied by a seminar.

Practical

The Praxis Summer Camp is an intensive 3-week-format in which 10 companies bring in specific project tasks that are handled by student teams (max 5 students). Most of the work is done directly in the company. While the opening and closing events are fixed dates in plenum, the project duration in between is individually coordinated in the teams, together with the companies. At the final event, the project results of all teams are presented.

The faculty maintains close contacts with companies and offers students several chances to get in touch with them: for example at the faculty careers day, a trade fair taking place at the university in the faculty’s rooms.

Foreign language skills

Proficiency in English: Level B2 (European Framework: upper intermediate level) or similar certification.
Proficiency in German (only needed if students did high school or university education in another language other than German): Lectures are mainly taught in German, so applicants have to pass a German Language test (normally DSH or TestDaF). For detailed information see: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/studies/orientation-application/applying-for-a-place/applications-from-abroad/german-language-skills-for-degree-programs/

Study abroad

Although a semester abroad is not compulsory, it is recommended. In the Course of the advised course and study structure of the program, a semester abroad would be best planned for the third or fourth semester of studies. As a result of the elective range within the major, there is a high flexibility in regard to the courses that can be recognized and therefore a semester abroad can be considered without having to extend the duration of studies. Support in organizing a semester abroad is offered by the faculty’s Office for Practical Experience and International Affairs. Further information can be found on the homepage of the faculty under the category of 'International'. (https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/wiwi/international-affairs/international-affairs-of-the-faculty/).
As part of the application process for a place at a foreign university, the required foreign language abilities will be verified. When participating in the Sokrates/Erasmus Program students are asked to proof a level of B2 in the respective language of instruction at the host university.
Extensive advisory services in this area are offered by the faculty’s Office for Practical Experience and International Affairs.

Exams forms

All examinations in the Business Studies master’s program take place alongside the respective courses. One of the examination forms is the classic written examination whose duration differs depending on the course. This form of examination is mainly offered during the first Semester. Oral examinations, presentations, assignments and projects will be offered too. In many courses so called ‘Portfolios’ are admitted. These forms allow for ‘smaller’ examinations during the lecture period to be considered in the final grade.
When various examination forms are permissible within a course the students will be informed at the beginning of the semester of which examination type will be carried out. The written and oral examinations take place following the lecture period.

Particularities

In the summer, the faculty offers a Summer School "Business Studies and Economics" for undergraduate students. The Summer School takes place from June to July. All courses are held in English. In the Summer School, foreign guest lecturers are involved and international guest students learn together with Bremen students.

Certified Derivate Trader (Eurex)

In cooperation with the Capital Markets Academy of Deutsche Börse, students of the University of Bremen can take the Certified Derivatives Trader exam and thus acquire a first-class and demanding additional professional qualification. The focus of the training is on imparting specialist knowledge about trading on the derivates exchange. The course provides basic theoretical knowledge on options and futures, analyses advanced trading strategies and discusses their possible applications in practice. After the course, students will be able to implement and test their own trading strategies. In 2019, prospective economists successfully passed the Deutsche Börse AG Certified Derivatives Trader exam for the first time. To the press release.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 31.05. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 31.05. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

Homepage: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/wiwi/research/research-at-the-faculty/

Our Topics

- Finance, Accounting & Taxation

- Innovation Economics

- Logistics

- Management and Entrepreneurship

- Marketing and

- Statistics and Econometrics.

 

 

Teachers

25 Professors in the subject business studies and economics

three honorary professors, four private lecturers, two university lecturer and scientific staff

Students

155 female students

192 male students

Collaborations

Universität Oldenburg

Internationale Partneruniversitäten: 
https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/cooperation/university-cooperation/

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA WiWi
Building: WiWi1, Office: A1190
E-Mail: stugawiwi(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66524

The StugA WiWi offers regular consultation hours which are published on the StugA’s webpage at the beginning of each semester: https://www.stugawiwi.de/ The office is not open during semester breaks.

The StugA is a team of students from different semesters who study Business Studies or Business Studies and Economics on undergraduate or postgraduate level, all of which are volunteers. The StugA represents the students’ interests at the faculty. StugA members participate in the faculty boards, organize the orientation week at the beginning of the academic year, offer student consultation hours, and contribute to the quality processes at the faculty.

Departmental counseling

FB 7 Study center
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3050
E-Mail: stzwiwi(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66533

By arrangement

The study center understands itself as service facility for students and staff of the department. It forms, for example, a point of contact for questions on the organization of studies, examination procedures, recognition procedures, curriculum planning. The study center actively participates in the quality management of the faculty in teaching and studies.

Katy Roseland-Müller
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3050
E-Mail: krosel(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66504

By arrangement.

Studies centre

FB 7 Study center
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3050
E-Mail: stzwiwi(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66533

By arrangement

The study center understands itself as service facility for students and staff of the department. It forms, for example, a point of contact for questions on the organization of studies, examination procedures, recognition procedures, curriculum planning. The study center actively participates in the quality management of the faculty in teaching and studies.

Practice office

Office for Practice and International Affairs
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3080
E-Mail: praxint(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 21866513

By arrangement

Dipl.-Oec Maren Hartstock
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3080
E-Mail: mhartst(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218-66505

By arrangement.

Faculty secretariat

Radloff, Sascha Faculty secretariat
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3420
Fon: 0421 218-66503

Department secretariat

Brigitte Mucek
Building: WiWi1, Office: A3060
E-Mail: mucek(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-66501

Examination’s Board secretariat

Central Examination Office Faculty 7
Building: ZB, Office: B 1033
E-Mail: zpa-fb7(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218 -61207 or -61211

s. Homepage

Annafrid Schulte
Building: ZB
E-Mail: aschulte(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-61211

Status

01.04.2020