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Full time October, April MSc 4 semesters (2 years)
Business & Management (5) Computer Science (8) Finance (14) Information Services (20)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the M.Sc. Business Administration programme, tailored for ambitious individuals holding a first degree in economics, business administration, or related fields. This research-oriented programme equips you with a robust foundation in theory, skills, and methods, empowering you to tackle diverse business challenges with scientific precision. Delve into three specialised tracks – Accounting, Finance, and Taxation; International Management and Marketing; and Information Systems – each offering a deep dive into crucial business domains. Noteworthy is the programme's flexibility, allowing you to customise your learning path to align with your interests. Graduates of this prestigious degree gain access to a myriad of career opportunities in both national and international arenas, spanning various industries and public-sector institutions. With top rankings in "Teacher Support" and "Transition to Master’s Studies," and exclusive double master's options with renowned universities worldwide, this programme stands out as a beacon of academic excellence. Fulfil the entry requirements of a good first degree and proficiency in German (C1) and English (B2) to unlock the doors to a successful managerial career or further academic pursuits.

About the course

About the programme

Do you have a first degree in economics, business administration or a related subject and wish to consolidate and expand your knowledge? The research-oriented M.Sc. Business Administration gives you a solid grounding in theory, skills and methods, enabling you to deal independently with a wide range of problems, particularly those related to business administration, using scientific principles. As you progress through the programme, you are given a choice of three specialisations, which you can choose to suit your interests. This degree opens up access to doctoral study.


– Students get to choose their own

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Entry Requirements

A good first degree, equivalent to an overall result of 2.7 or better according to the German marking system, in business administration, economics or a related discipline. The minimum business or economics content of the first degree should amount to 60 ECTS credits, of which 10 credits must stem from academic and research methods for business and economics (data collection and analysis; mathematics; software development; or statistics). Language requirements (CEFR): German (C1) and English (B2).


106 euros per semester (student services contribution)

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Passau


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Student Profiles

Thomas Schweiger

What is special about the programme?
I appreciate the good staff-student ratio in the seminars. It is also possible to integrate the thesis into current research areas.

Why did you choose the programme?
The programme puts the limelight on current topics and offers me a very good education for my professional life after university.

Leonie Schaeff

What is special about the programme?
Thanks to the many internship projects, we can gain contacts to potential employers during our studies.

Would you choose the programme again?
I would choose this master's programme again because I can focus on marketing management. This will benefit me greatly for my future job.


With the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship, the University of Passau supports highly gifted and motivated students with a good academic track record, who have shown dedication to social causes. Any current and past volunteering activities as well as the applicants' personal and family-related circumstances carry great significance for the selection process. The scholarship is open to applicants of all nationalities.

The stipend is 300 euros per month. Scholarships are awarded initially for one year, although the funding term is related to the standard duration of study. This scholarship is not means tested: the applicants' or their parents' income is not taken into account. The scholarship is paid on top of the BAföG student grants to scholarship holders who are BAföG recipients. The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship is intended to help students cover the costs associated with their degree studies. These funds are provided as a grant and are thus non-repayable.

At the University of Passau, the scholarships are awarded once a year, at the start of the winter semester. Scholarships are awarded subject to the availability of funds.

Selection criteria

- Your prior scholastic and professional achievements
- Periods of time spent studying or working abroad
- Extracurricular activities and causes for which you have volunteered
- Special achievements, awards and prizes won, particularly if they have academic relevance
- Any hurdles that you had to overcome in your educational background, such as coming from a migrant family
- Whether you are receiving a BAföG student grant

Value of Scholarship(s)

300€ per month


You are eligible to apply if you are enrolled in an undergraduate or master's programme at the University of Passau as a degree-seeking student or if you are currently applying for an undergraduate or master's degree programme here and intend to begin your studies in the upcoming semester.
Any current and past volunteering activities as well as the applicants' personal and family-related circumstances carry great significance for the selection process. The scholarship is open to applicants of all nationalities, but not for exchange students and doctoral students.

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