M.Sc. On Campus

Business Administration - Finance

University of Cologne

24 months
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This Business Administration - Finance programme at University of Cologne is characterised by its strong balance of theoretical rigor and practical relevance. Both aspects are critical. Webuild on a strong research reputation, which consistently excels in various competitive research ratings.


We regularly publish in the leading academic finance journals globally and present our work at leading conferences. Moreover, since most of theresearch is empirical in nature, the collaboration with organisations is natural to the department’s members. 

The university’s affiliated institutes with strong practical orientations foster a continuous exchange between the academic and business worlds. Within this programme we focus on financial institutions and market participants, evaluate risk with financial and actuarialconcepts, and investigate leasing as well as asset management models. 

This combination is extremely helpful for gaining personalised competences for your future job in the financial sector or for pursuing an academic career.


Skills acquired in the  Business Administration - Finance programme at University of Cologne get you ready for future line and staff positions with respect to a broad set of

finance and management related tasks. Potential employers range from start-ups and small/medium sized companies to large

and global corporations.

You will leave the University of Cologne successfully prepared for a career in the finance sector—within enterprises, banks,

insurance companies and other financial service providers, e.g. investment or leasing companies.

Exemplary job opportunities are:

  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Risk Manager
  • Financial Auditor
  • Treasury Management
  • Asset and Wealth Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finance Lectures & Management Skills
  • Finance
  • Lectures Seminar
  • Semester abroad

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor degree or equivalent (worth at least 180 ECTS credits) in Business Administration or Economics, strong proficiencyin quantitative methods and an overall grade point average of at least 2.7 (German grade). Applicants must meet the followingrequirements:

  • At least 78 ECTS credits in the field of Business Administration and Economics
  • of this at least 48 ECTS credits in Business Administration
  • of this at least 18 ECTS credits in Economics
  • At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics and/or Mathematics
  • English language skills level B2 CEFR
  • The successful completion of an admission test (TM-WiSo/ GMAT) is highly recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

The University of Cologne does not charge any tuition fees.

Each semester, all enrolled students of the University of Cologne have to pay a social fee ("Semesterbeitrag").

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 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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