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Master (1 Subject)

Business and Economics

Overview

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Field Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
Language German, English
Standard program duration 4 semesters
Admission restrictions None
Further in­for­mation Homepage (German only)
Module Handbook (German only)
Syllabus (German only)

Short profile

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.

Knowledge and skills

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.

Professional fields

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.

Further in­for­mation

No compulsory internship is foreseen in the syllabus. 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 Faculty of Business and Economics displays job offers on its website and helps students who wish to integrate an internship into their syllabus.

Further in­for­mation

No compulsory internship is foreseen in the syllabus. 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 Faculty of Business and Economics displays job offers on its website and helps students who wish to integrate an internship into their syllabus.

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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”.

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