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Business Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #120 (QS) ,
The Business Administration programme from Humboldt University Berlin aims to provide students with the business administration knowledge and skills they need for long-term success while working in an international, constantly changing economic environment.


The goal we have set for the Business Administration programme from Humboldt University Berlin  is to help our students to acquire and develop this knowledge and these skills to the best of our ability.

We are firmly convinced that the following abilities are essential:

  • Generalist approach: As a prospective master’s student, you are faced with the decision of whether to specialise further in a single area or establish a broad foundation. The requirements of the profession are constantly developing. We therefore consider it unwise to specialise too narrowly within a constantly changing environment. Like many internationally renowned universities, we therefore offer a general Master’s in Business Administration degree.
  • Specialist knowledge: Nevertheless, detailed expertise is indispensable. Accordingly, you can specialise in two in-depth subjects of your choice as part of the course. The in-depth subjects you select will be stated on your degree certificate, giving you the opportunity to clearly indicate your specialisation to the job market.
  • Research skills: In recent years, Business Administration has developed into a discipline shaped by analytical and empirical activities. As someone who will shape the future of the economy and research, this is why quantitative methodological skills are vital for you. Only those able to understand and evaluate scientific findings will be able to put them to profitable use. For this reason, as well as matching the Humboldtian ideal, the research orientation of our teaching is also an essential tool for your future success in a sometimes radically changing environment.
  • Global orientation: Humboldt is an international ideal, the economy is an international business and Berlin is an international metropolis. For several years, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration has offered an globally-oriented economics master’s course in the form of the ‘Master of Economics and Management Science’. We are one of the first German universities to do so. Our new Master’s of Business Administration degree also benefits from this experience. The majority of the teaching sessions are held in English. We have a large number of international students. Humboldt-Universität maintains contacts with partner universities worldwide, and also encourages and expects international student exchange programmes.
  • Social skills: Professional skills only lead to success when combined with social skills. Social behaviour cannot be learned from books, but is instead practised in day-to-day contact. Accordingly at Humboldt-Universität, we focus on knowledge transfer in seminars and smaller groups. We expect students to view each other as like-minded people within the group and work together towards success in their studies.
  • Initiative: Freedom in research and teaching also means freedom for students when it comes to choosing their fields of study. In this spirit, our master’s course offers students extensive flexibility. However, this freedom does require personal initiative. This is what we expect and encourage in all issues of academic life, and look forward to working together with you.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Economics
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Information Systems


In addition to the formal admission criteria, we expect you to have an interest in business administration issues, enjoy scientific work and display good quantitative and analytical capabilities, sufficient IT skills, very good English skills, self-organisation ability and commitment. Practical professional experience is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme 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.
  • There are NO tuition fees at Humboldt University Berlin. Neither for German and EU students, nor for international students from other countries.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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