Master in Business Administration

Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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At Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich we offer a Master in Business Administration. The world is changing very quickly – globalization, driven by rapid economic and technical developments and itself the driver of constant social and cultural evolution, requires us constantly to study and adapt ourselves to the changing environment. 


To pursue success, we must be able to see beyond the ends of our noses, and rise to meet the new challenges that society throws at us.

The success of decision-makers in politics, economics, science and society depends on their having a solid foundation in knowledge: they must be able to recognize challenges and threats very early, and know how to overcome them. The capacity to think in an interdisciplinary and goal-oriented manner, grounded in broad expertise, is becoming ever more important in the generation of knowledge.

Since the start of Winter Term 2008/09, the Faculty of Business Administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich has offered a new and unique Master in Business Administration. The programme is designed for outstanding students who have, during the course of their Bachelor’s degree, developed a passion for continuing with research-focused and project-driven studies. 

The programme is full time over two years, and is divided into four semesters. During your study you are required to obtain 120 ECTS points. Admission to the Master’s course is restricted to those with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, or a related discipline.

Together with teaching, research is at the core of our work. In compliance with the diversity of our chairs we offer a wide range of research areas. Our research outcome is reflected in high-grade doctoral and postdoctoral theses. For applied sciences we furthermore engage in project-oriented collaborations not only with other academic institutions but also with business partners.

Programme Structure

The Munich School of Management at LMU Munich arranges its chairs and professorships according to eight cluster:

  • Accounting
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Marketing & Strategy
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Information Systems & Digital Business
  • Leadership & Human Resources
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource & Management Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A filled-out and signed application form (to be filled in under 6.).Your CV. 
  • A copy of the certificate of your Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree programme), in Business Administration, Economics, or a related discipline.
  • A letter of recommendation from a member of staff at your home university. 
  • A valid passport or identity card. 
  • If applicable, a marriage certificate or official name-change document. 
  • Proof of health insurance or a waiver document. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

While there is no tuition for standard programs, all students are required to pay a fee of €129,40 for student services.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Master in Business Administration
Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich


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