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

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR240 Semester (EEA)
  • English, German (Find a course)
University of Cologne | Cologne, Germany
The Master’s programme comprises 120 ECTS credit points and is laid out for a standard full-time study period of four semesters.

Description of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management (Information in English)


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.

Being able to choose from six different special fields, you will select one major and start the focus on that respective field from the beginning. The focus can be put on the following disciplines within business administration:

  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Corporate Development
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Media and Technology Management

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

Application deadline 15th of June
Tuition fee
  • EUR 240 Semester (EEA)

Tuition fees are paid by German Government.

Only 240 semester fees incl. public transport ticket for each current Semester.

Start date October  2016 The Master's programme will start in fall term at the beginning of October.
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
Intensity Flexible

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

Requirements for Business Administration - Supply Chain Management (Information in English)

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 60 ECTS credits in Business Administration

At least 20 ECTS credits in Economics

At least 10 ECTS credits in Statistics/Mathematics

Language requirements: German and Englisch language skills: http://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/sprachkenntnisse.html?&L=1

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.

Work Experience for Business Administration - Supply Chain Management (Information in English)

No work experience is required.

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