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

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR245 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English, German ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Köln, Germany
The Master’s programme comprises 120 ECTS credit points and is laid out for a standard full-time study period of four semesters.



The master programme Business Administration consists of 120 ECTS- (European Credit Transfer System) Points and is designed as a 4-semester full-time programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor degree within the field of business administration.

The Core and Advanced Section, which contains 18 credit points, will cover methodical basics of the respective major.

The Specialisation Section teaches major-specific basics and, in addition, advanced skills within the same area. This section consists of 48 credit points.

The Supplementary Section serves as an additional section to develop a more specific profile – either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying knowledge. Further modules from business administration as well as from social sciences or economics are available to students. This area covers 24 credit points.

Detailed information concerning the curricular design is available on our homepage in the area of “study”.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR245 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


Tuition fees are paid by German Government.

Only 245 semester fees incl. public transport ticket for each current semester.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS


A supply chain is made up of a range of companies. The Major in Supply Chain Management (SCM) covers the in-company and inter-company factors that are key to solving the plethora of challenges involved in managing global supply chains. You learn about established solutions as well as the latest research findings and how they can be applied in practice. Many modules are delivered in English.

Core subjects:

Strategy development, logistics and production management, purchasing, customer service management, internal and inter-company planning, optimisation and management accounting.

Career prospects:

The SCM major is aimed at future managers in areas such as business consulting (strategic, operational and IT), product and project management, development, purchasing, logistics, production and customer Service.

Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Business Administration - 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
  • Media and Technology Management

English Language Requirements

Graduate Admission Tests

This programme accepts GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardised exam, delivered in English, used in admissions for thousands of business masters programmes globally. By taking this test you can show your suitability for this programme. The GMAT exam has been shown to be a valid predictor of academic performance in MBA and other business masters programmes.

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The requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline:

  • Bachelor’s 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 Bachelor’s degree

Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements

At least 78 ECTS credits in the field of Business Administration and Economics

  • of these 78 ECTS at least 48 ECTS credits in the field of Business Administration and
  • 18 ECTS credits in the field of Economics
At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics and/or Mathematics

Language requirements: German (e.g. DSH2; DSH3) and Englisch (velevl B2 CEF) language skills: http://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/studies/degree-course-offer/master/application/language-skills/

Selection Procedure

The following criteria are applied to the selection of applicants:

  • Grade earned in the preceding Bachelor’s 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 applicant’s position on the ranking list.

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Double Master' s Porgramme completely taught in english: http://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/international/double-masters-programmes/business-administration/


The University of Cologne also launches the 2-year MSc in International Management, integrating the CEMS Master in International Management (MIM) during the 2nd year of the study programme. The Cologne MIM is fully delivered in English and includes one term abroad at one of the CEMS Universities.

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