The M.Sc. in Business and Economics allows students to specialize in a specific professional field. It can follow on seamlessly from a Bachelor’s program, but also be completed after a phase in professional practice.
Master’s students can choose between four specializations that each include four to six subjects as well as one specialization entirely in English. In this way, the integrated training model is retained within the framework of the Master’s program too, meaning that students choose at least two modules outside their specialization. Further options are available. Like in the Bachelor’s program, great importance is attached to the acquisition of key skills. Methodological, social and personal skills are taught primarily through case studies and tutorials.
The M.Sc. in Business and Economics addresses those graduates who have been particularly successful in their Bachelor’s degree and wish to assume senior management positions in their subsequent career or pursue doctoral studies.
This can also include graduates of related degree programs, such as Industrial Engineering, Business Informatics or Mathematics and Economics, or another university degree program with a minor subject in an area of economics.
Prerequisite for the Master’s program in Business and Economics is a relevant Bachelor’s degree with a final cumulative grade of “Good” (at least 2.5). A Bachelor’s degree is deemed relevant if the following conditions are fulfilled:
- At least 60 credits must have been earned in business administration and/or macroeconomics.
- At least 60 credits must have been earned in macroeconomics, statistics, computer science and/or mathematics.
The Master’s program is a stepping stone especially for positions in industry, commerce and the skilled trades, banks, insurance companies and with other service providers, research institutes, associations and the public sector. Examples of professional fields are marketing, human resources, consulting, controlling, accounting, auditing, purchasing, sales/distribution, project management and many more besides.
No compulsory internship is foreseen in the curriculum. Nonetheless, students should take advantage of an internship, as it represents an opportunity to gain an early insight into the professional world awaiting them and to gather initial practical experience. The Department of Business and Economics displays job offers on its website and helps students who wish to integrate an internship into their curriculum.
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dortmund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dortmund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station (“Dortmund Universität”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dortmund Universität S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.