The Double Master's Programme in Business Administration gives students the opportunity to pursue two master's degrees from two top-ranking universities in just two years. Students spend their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at one of the partner universities listed below. This gives them a unique advantage as they can combine the best of two universities.
The range of Double Master's Programmes in Business Administration offered by the University of Cologne means students can choose the programme which best matches their career ambitions, at:
The University of Cologne's M.Sc. in International Management and CEMS Master’s is designed to provide you with excellent academic and practical training, together with an international focus for your future career in a global business environment.
This network is a global alliance of 31 leading business schools across 5 continents, more than 70 multinational corporationsand seven social partners that together offer the CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM). The University of Cologne’s Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (the “WiSo Faculty”) is a founding member – and the only German member – of the CEMS alliance.
The CEMS MIM, top-ranked in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking, is a pre-experience postgraduate degree. It is open to top-class, internationally minded, multilingual students enrolled in the M.Sc in International Management programme at the WiSo Faculty – one of the CEMS member schools.
Learn to apply the latest research and appropriate solutions to questions with practical, real-world relevance on courses at your home and partner universities. Develop an understanding of the role of leadership in different intercultural environments and effective approaches to strengthening ethical behaviour in business.
Reflect on your own conceptions of leadership and relate them to current positions and arguments discussed in academic literature and case studies.
Discuss current topics of relevance to international companies (strategy, organisation, personnel, business ethics, etc.) with CEMS members from all over the world; learn econometric methods and analyse the economic situation of global companies.
"If you want to experience international atmosphere in a city which has a lot to offer and provides you with everything you need – you should definitely apply for the CEMS MIM at the University of Cologne!" Fabian, CEMS MIM student, 3rd term
The Double Master's Programme in Health Economics and Management gives students the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of two top-ranking universities. They are able to enjoy the advantages offered by the interdisciplinary approach and the participation of three faculties, the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cologne and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University.
Students study at each university for one year and are awarded two master's degrees, a Master of Science in Health Economics from the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management from Maastricht University. The Double Master's Programme in Health Economics and Management focuses on how to approach current and future healthcare challenges through innovation.
The international master's programme prepares students for high-level management positions in the public and private healthcare sector. Students develop an interdisciplinary understanding of management, economics and medicine in the sector. On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to apply economic concepts to medical questions and actively address the challenges of today's complex and rapidly changing healthcare sector with innovative approaches. With a German and Dutch master's degree, graduates will have excellent employment opportunities on the European and international job market.
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On this webpages you will find all required information on the Master Economics - you will get a sneak peak into the programme structure as well as all facts about the admission criteria and the selection procedure.
"The Faculty’s excellence in both teaching and research was obviously one of the main reasons I chose the University of Cologne. However, it is particularly Cologne’s unique charm which makes studying here so worthwhile. It is not merely a good place to work. Above all, it is a very good place to live! " Jakob, Master in Economics, 3rd semester
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On this webpages you will find all required information on the Master Sociology and Social Research - you will get a sneak peak into the programme structure as well as all facts about the admission criteria and the selection procedure.
"The Cologne Master in Sociology and Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, thus providing an increasingly sought-after key qualification. This is done in a practical and research-oriented manner in relation to current topics such as ageing, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy." Clemens Kroneberg, Professor at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology
The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable.
Possible areas of employment for sociologists can be found within market and opinion research, national and international statistic agencies, in national and international associations that are concerned with social and economic policy, research institutions, the departments of media research within mass media corporations and personnel administration of corporations. Additionally, other areas of employment present in positions of local government e.g. in departments responsible for school-, family-, city- or environmental policy as well as provincial and federal agencies. Graduates possess skills that qualify for the upper grade of civil service and leading positions in social and market research as well as social planning.
Take your professional future into your own hands and benefit from the theoretical and methodical-oriented approach of the WiSo-Faculty, which combines research as well as teaching with practical experience.
In addition to our regular master’s programme, students have the option to study the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality in cooperation with the University of Groningen. Students of the international study programme spend one year at the WiSo Faculty and one year at the University of Groningen. After successful completion of the programme, they are awarded two degrees.
There is the possibility to apply for a semester abroad at one of the selected partner universities with a partnership agreement for the Master Sociology and Social Research. For further information please refer to the website of the International Relations Center (ZiB WiSo).
The Double Master's Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants on the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master's degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University.
The international master's programme focuses on the European Union and its policies and institutions. Students gain in-depth knowledge of the EU as well as interdisciplinary research skills. The programme prepares students for high-level positions in the private or public sector that require international experience combined with a profound knowledge of the EU. Students who graduate with this double degree will have excellent opportunities to work in, for example, EU or national institutions, NGOs or the media.
Please check our website for more information on the programme and see the application section for details on the entry requirements and the selection process.
The major in Marketing seeks to convey methods and instruments of market-oriented corporate management. The chairs involved collaborate extensively in empirically and internationally aligned teaching and research. In addition, the Department disposes of excellent contacts to numerous companies, economic institutes and consultancies. Many modules are offered in the English language.
Customer management, brand management, market research
Exchanges between enterprises and students are established and promoted through guest lectures and seminars, enabling students to appreciate the practical relevance of the knowledge they have acquired in their Master’s courses. The competencies gained in this major field of study above all prepare graduates for future management tasks as well as for leading positions in manufacturing and commercial enterprises, i.e. marketing and sales.
"Established knowlegde of concepts and methods of marketing is essential for every company in sense of market-orientated corporate management. At the University of Cologne we offer a broad training program with main focus on Customer Management, Brand Management, Retailing, Marketing Performance Management and Marketing Research. This program stands out due to consistent alliance between scientific orientation in methods and practical relevance."
Franziska Völckner, Professor and Director of the Department of Marketing and Brand Management
The Double Master's Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives students the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants on the programme spend one year studying at each university and graduate with two master's degrees: a Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research awarded by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies awarded by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
The international master's programme focuses on demographic change, population dynamics and the challenges faced by modern societies due to increasing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and migration. Students will learn to apply advanced social research methods and data analysis tools to deal with current issues such as ageing, social inequality, family structures, integration and education. They will have the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of these topics and develop interdisciplinary research skills.
Pursuing both a German and a Dutch master's degree will provide graduates with outstanding employment opportunities on the European and international job market.
The Double Master's Programme in Economics gives students the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of two top universities. They are able to enjoy the advantages offered by two universities. Participants on the programme spend one year studying at each university and graduate with two master's degrees: a Master of Science in Economics awarded by the University of Cologne and a Master of Arts in Economics awarded by Keio University located in Tokyo, Japan.
Economic studies focus on how governments, companies, institutions, households and individuals allocate their limited resources. The study programme provides students with broad methodological expertise and knowledge of a variety of theoretical approaches to independently analyse and develop conceptual models to predict responses to changes in policy and market conditions. The international orientation of the Double Master's Programme enables students to learn how to solve complex economic problems on an international scale in a globalised, interconnected world by considering cross-national connections and effects.
Please check our website for more information on the programme and visit the application section for details on the entry requirements and the selection proces.
"I think the special thing about studying Information Systems in Cologne is that I can gain practical knowledge as well as learning about theoretical methods. "
Martin, Master in Information Systems
For more information, please visit the website: https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/studies/master/master-information-systems/
Methods and instruments of strategic corporate management and development as well as human resource management are conveyed in depth. Many of the modules are offered in the English language.
Corporate development, strategic management and strategic human resource management
These studies open up wide-ranging prospects for professional careers in both business management and consultancy, along with specialization options – depending on the subjects chosen – in human resource management or in strategic organizational design and development. This applies to private and public institutions as well as to the manifold activities in consulting.
"The major in Corporate Development offers a research- and practice-oriented program focusing on core tasks of corporate development, such as adjusting the business strategy, acquiring companies, engaging in alliances and joint ventures, developing effective organization designs, strategically managing human resources, and implementing ethical leadership and governance practices."
Mark Ebers, Professor of Business Administration, Corporate Development and Organization
For more information on this programme, please visit the website: https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/studies/master/master-business-administration/corporate-development/