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Double Master's Programme in Business Administration with

Finance

in cooperation with the Indian Institute of Management

Key facts

Partner: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Programme structure: First year at the University of Cologne, second year at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Degrees: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Business Administration from the University of Cologne
Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Duration: 4 to 5 semesters
Start: Winter semester (beginning of October in Cologne)
Language: English
Fees: No tuition fee. Students only pay a social contribution at the University of Cologne for the duration of their studies (around €295 per semester, including a public transport card).

 

As a student of the Double Master's Programme in Business Administration, you benefit from the expertise of two top-ranking universities. You spend one year studying at the University of Cologne and one year at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and will graduate with two master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Business Administration - Finance from the University of Cologne and a Post Graduate Programme in Management from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad . The programme is integrated into these degree programmes and incorporates courses from both. It is based on recognition of credit points and includes a master's thesis, which you will write during your second year of studies.

Programme

You can combine your studies at the University of Cologne with the study option at the Indian Institute of Management Ahemdabad. Here, as a student, you will have the chance to widen your knowledge base to other topics in the management field as the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad boasts a wide range of elective options. This will complement the in-depth studies of your finance specialisation at Cologne. The courses available at the two universities complement each other very well, providing a wide range from which you can benefit greatly. Take a look at the course overviews and follow the links to the course descriptions to get an impression of the content of the courses.
 

Partner: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Founded in 1961, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is one of the leading business schools in India and the Asia-Pacific region. It became the first business school in India to receive EQUIS accreditation in 2008.

Courses

You will begin your studies in Cologne in the winter semester, studying core method modules and courses of the finance specialisation. You will head out to the IIMA the following June for three IIMA terms, where you will take 18 IIMA credits in elective management courses. When you return to Cologne, approximately in March, you will take further courses in your specialisation, including a seminar.

 

Please consult the UoC course catalogue and the IIMA course list for more course details. There may be minor changes in the course catalogues for upcoming academic years.
 

Career prospects

The studies open up wide-ranging prospects for professional careers in the finance sector, within enterprises, banks, insurance companies and other financial service providers, e.g. investment or leasing companies. Potential employers range from start-ups and small or medium sized companies to large and global corporations. Example job opportunities include financial analyst, investment banking, risk management, financial auditor, treasury management, asset and wealth management, consulting or careers in academic research.
 

Contact

Would you like to know more details about the programme? You may reach out to me anytime by email or during regular office hours by telephone.

Programme Management
Xenia Elbrächter
Phone: +49 (0)221 470-7702
Email: Contact form

Advising hour: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
For an in-person consultation on campus at the WiSo Student Services, you can schedule an appointment here.
 

Application

Would you like to know the entry requirements and how to apply? Take a look at our application website.