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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English, German
University rank #145 (WUR) ,
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”.



Double Master' s Porgramme completely taught in english:


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.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The Master's programme will start in fall term at the beginning of October.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    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.

  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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 (level B2 CEF) 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.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    522 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 261 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

incl. public transport ticket for each current semester.

Living costs for Köln

  • 831 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Tuition fees are paid by German Government.

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

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