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Master (1 Subject)

Business Mathematics

Overview

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Field Natural Sciences and Technology
Language German
Standard program duration 4 semesters
Admission restrictions None
Further information Homepage (German only)
Module Handbook (German only)
Curriculum (German only)

Short profile

Business mathematicians apply mathematical methods to economic problems. The Business Mathematics program consists of mathematics, economics, and computer science. The Master's degree provides the expertise needed for a challenging career in business and industry or in public service. Graduates are able to develop and implement procedures for solving practical problems with the help of mathematical and economic methods while taking economic requirements into account.

This program is offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Business and Economics. The Master's degree allows for in-depth study and specialization in topics from (business) mathematics and economics. Also, among other things, it prepares graduates for possible doctoral qualification in mathematics or in business and economics.

A Master's thesis (6 months) is completed in the fourth semester; this work can be done in mathematics or in business and economics.

Knowledge and skills

Prerequisite for the Master's program in Business Mathematics is a Bachelor's degree in Business Mathematics or Mathematics with a grade point average of 3.0 or better, or a comparable degree in a program of at least six semesters. Comparability is generally recognized when the applicant has obtained 70 credits in the field of mathematics and 50 credits in business and economics.

Professional fields

Business mathematicians work at banks and insurance companies, investment companies, consulting firms (management consulting), and in the computer business and other industries, as well as at universities and research institutes. Besides research, fields of employment include systems analysis, organization, planning, investment and financing, risk analysis and management, and supervision of corporate accounting. The wide range of application fields and dynamic developments in certain areas (for example, in the financial sector) lead to favorable career prospects.

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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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