Business Administration M.Sc.


Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.

German and English

Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A recognized first university degree which provides evidence that the educational requirements for the Master's program are met. The educational requirements necessary for successful completion of the program are defined in the Examination Regulations (PO).

  • Proficiency in German and English --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    --- Zur Einschreibung in diesen Studiengang muessen Sie Kenntnisse in allen Unterrichtssprachen nachweisen. Details regelt die Pruefungsordnung. ---

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Language Requirements

  • See Course of Study Description

Dates and Deadlines


The Master’s program in Aachen focuses on optimizing value added processes. Business functions such as production or logistics make direct contributions to value creation. Equally important are functions that indirectly influence processes such as information management or economic analyses.

In recent years business value added processes have undergone lasting changes. Today, they are shaped by internationality and the effective use of state-of-the-art information technology. The growing complexity is met ideally with an efficiency-driven and company-wide organization, meaning with consistent optimization of all processes.


Degree Content

The course of study comprises a compulsory component with 20 credit points and an elective component with 30 credit points. Additionally, four specializations are offered:

  • Sustainability and Corporations
  • Operations Research and Management
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing
  • Corporate Development and Strategy

These four specializations reflect the profile of the School of Business and Economics. Its interdisciplinary orientation focuses on the cross-section between business and economics and the engineering and natural sciences and is oriented towards the faculty's four research fields.



Personal Prerequisites

The prerequisite for admission to the program is an initial university degree. The required academic background is described in the exam regulations. The determination on whether or not the admissions requirements are met is made by the examination board.

Language Prerequisites

Students must provide evidence of proficiency in both German and English. For legally binding information please refer to the exam regulations


Module Handbook and Examination Regulations

The module handbook provides a description of all modules of a degree program and offers a comprehensive insight into the program contents.

The examination regulations are comprised of legally binding provisions on learning objectives, prerequisites for study, the course structure and processes, and examination procedures.

Regulations that generally apply to all Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, including information on language proficiency requirements, can be found in RWTH's General Examination Regulations. These general regulations are further specified and complemented by the subject-specific examination regulations.

If two examination regulations are valid for a degree program during a transition phase, the most current version shall apply to students enrolling in the program for the first time.

Please note that only the German examination regulations are legally binding.

Module Handbook
Subject Specific Examination Regulations
RWTH's General Examination Regulations



The Master's Program Business Administration is offered by the School of Business and Economics.