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Master's Degree

Students with a Bachelor's degree in business or economics can complete one of our three Master's degree programs: Business Administration, Economics, or Accounting, Finance and Sustainability.

Our department offers business and economics graduates the possibility to study one of three Master's of Science (M.Sc.) degree: Business Administration, Economics, or Accounting, Finance and Sustainability. Our M.Sc. degrees are research-focused programs which aim to further students' in-depth understanding of selected academic specialties, and they help prepare students for more advanced, independent doctoral research later.

The M.Sc. is designed as a two-year (four-semester) program. As on the B.Sc. programme, students are encouraged to elect and combine their preferred areas of study by choosing from among a variety of major and minor subjects. In the first year, M.Sc. students mainly attend foundational modules, some of which are taught in English. Reflecting the increasingly international nature of teaching and research in our field, visiting professors from foreign universities are integrated into the teaching programme wherever possible. The second year features various advanced modules and concludes with the Master's thesis. 

Our Master's degrees are fully modularized and based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This means that all classes taught (e.g., lectures, tutorials, seminars, etc.) count as parts of six-credit-point modules. Once students have earned 120 credit points in their compulsory and elective modules, they are awarded the M.Sc. degree. 

This modular structure gives students more flexibility with respect to exactly when to attend certain modules and how many of them to attend in a given semester. As a result, students will find it easier to integrate their studies at our department with attending elective courses offered at other JLU faculties, do internships with companies, or go abroad for work or study. Especially when studying outside Germany, the ECTS system allows students to earn credits abroad and have them count towards their degree at home.