Business Administration

Humboldt University Berlin

24 months
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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.

Key facts:

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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.
  • There are NO tuition fees at Humboldt University Berlin. Neither for German and EU students, nor for international students from other countries.


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