M.Sc. Business Administration Major Supply Chain Management (Information in English)

University of Cologne

Application deadline: 15 June
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: October  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
  • German
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Business Administration
The Masters programme comprises 120 ECTS credit points and is laid out for a standard full-time study period of four semesters.

Unique Subject Diversity

You can major in one of these five subject areas:

* Accounting
* Marketing
* Corporate Development
* Supply Chain Management
* Finance

Nearly all minor subjects are free electives designed to enhance the profile of your Masters studies by deepening and specializing or diversifying your knowledge base. Currently, over 30 minors from all disciplines of the WiSo Faculty are on offer

Only the best for your career
With your Bachelors degree you have already acquired profound knowledge and professional competence, making you well-equipped for labour market entry.

Heighten your career opportunities
By earning your MSc in Business Administration at the WiSo Faculty of Cologne University, you enhance your qualifications and become an expert in your field.

The Masters is the stepping stone for your career
The Masters degree is even indispensable for many leading positions in the most diverse of sectors, and for specific career paths in research and teaching.

Strength your research profile
For excellent students Master Doctoral Tracks provide the opportunity to start doctoral studies during the Master Programs. The Cologne Graduate School (CGS) gives further information and shows regulations for the application.

Masters studies are worthwhile
Take your professional future into your own hands and profit from the theoretical and methodological approaches taken at the WiSo Faculty, combining research and teaching with practice and thus underscoring our motto: Innovation for society researched-based solutions for practical problems.


Business Administration Major Supply Chain Management

A supply chain consists of a string of companies. The major in SCM addresses the relevant intra- and cross-company issues in seeking to solve the manifold challenges of global supply chain management. In the process, field-tested concepts as well as the latest scientific findings are conveyed in a practice-oriented way. Many modules are offered in the English language.


Strategy development, logistics and production management, purchasing, service management, intra- and cross-company planning, optimization and controlling

Career Prospects

The major in Supply Chain Management is directed at future executives in, for example, the fields of business consultancy (strategic, operative and IT), product and project management, development, purchasing, logistics, production and services.

Additional Majors

* Accounting
* Corporate Development
* Finance
* Marketing


The requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline:

* Bachelors degree in the Economic & Social Sciences The following degrees are deemed equivalent:

* Diplom degree in an economic or social science course of study from a German university of applied sciences or university of cooperative education
* Equivalent degree in an economic or social science course of study from a higher education institution abroad enjoying equal status

* Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelors degree

* Language requirements: German and English

* Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements:
- At least 60 ECTS credits in Business Administration
- At least 20 ECTS credits in Economics
- At least 10 ECTS credits in Statistics/Mathematics
Please note the specifications on the allocation of courses to the subject areas.

Selection Procedure

The following criteria are applied to the selection of applicants:

* Grade earned in the preceding Bachelors degree (up to 68 points)
* Result of the TM-WISO/ GMAT/ GRE (up to 32 points)

The above criteria are used to determine a score for each candidate. Study places are subsequently allotted according to an applicants position on the ranking list.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 100


Tuition fees are paid by German Government.

Only 220 semester fees incl. public transport ticket for each current Semester.




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