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M.Sc. Business Administration

Corporate Development

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This major of the Master of Science in Business Administration covers methods and instruments of strategic corporate management and developement as well as human rescource management.

Key Issues

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of corporate developement, strategic management and strategic human rescource management
  • Recognise your own responsibility and that of stakeholders in terms of a company's objectives and its role in society
  • Learn how to make responsible business decisions based on ethical and economic criteria
  • Design your learning and work process independently
  • Meet potential employers during the programme in courses and career events like the WiSo jobfair
  • Take the next step for your career in industry, public institutions or consulting


Business Administration - Corporate Development

Career Opportunities

Contact between enterprises and students is established and promoted trough guest lectures and seminars, enabling students to appreciate the practical relevance of the knowledge they have acquired in their master courses. This master programme widnes the knowledge gained in your bachelors studies, giving you advanced expertise in your chosen field. It opens up wide-ranging prospects for professional careers in both business managment (in private or public institutions) and the manifold areas of consultancy, along with specialisation options - depending on the subject choosen - in human rescource management or in strategic organizational design development. As the University of Cologne is state-funded, there are no tuition fees, just biannual "semester contribution" of slightly more than 250 euros. This includes the "semester ticket" for public transportation throughout Cologne's home state of North Rhine-Westphalia. So, with us, you can invest in an excellent education - and your future - without paying a fortune.

Practical Experience

As a student of the WiSo Faculty, you gain from an approach that is based on theory and methods, combining both research and teaching with practical elements. The teaching at our Faculty has benefited from many years of experience in working with companies and visiting lecturers from different professional fields. Many of the visiting lecturers are professionals and managers who bring important industry experience to the programmes, resulting in sector-specific, up-to-date programme content for our students. This ensures that the programmes reflect the real world and that they thus combine the practice and the theory, whilst also promoting knowledge-sharing between companies and you, the student.


Mark Ebers

This programme offers a research-based, practice-oriented curriculum developing your skills in core tasks in corporate developement, such as international strategic management, M&A, entrepreneurship, organization design, human rescource management, and ethical leadership and governance.

Mark Ebers, Professor of Business Administration, Corporate Development and Organization

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