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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Application for Business Administration and Economics master’s courses

This page is for information purposes only and is not legally binding. Only the Fächerübergreifenden Satzung zur Regelung von Zulassung, Studium und Prüfung der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZSP-HU) is legally binding.

 

When applying for a Master's degree in Economics or Business Administration, the following admission requirements must be met cumulatively and proven by the end of the application deadline:

 

Admission Requirements
MA Business Administration

 
  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration or Economics

    The first criterion for admission to a consecutive Master's in Business Administration is a first career-related university qualification in the field of Business Administration or Economics. We will also consider applicants who can provide evidence of a related degree. Applicants with a related degree must be able to prove at least 120 ECTS in Business Administration or Economics subjects including methodological subject areas and areas of law relevant to economics.

    If you have not received a degree certificate once the application period is over, under certain conditions we may allow admission with reservations: You may not be more than 30 ECTS away from successful graduation! If you are admitted with reservations, enrolment is limited to one semester. You must then provide proof of your degree certificate by the end of the the application semester at the latest. If you do not provide proof within this period, your admission will expire and your application for enrolment will be conclusively rejected.

    The 120 ECTS in Business Administration or Economics subjectsDie 120 ECTS-Credits in wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fächern must, however, be proven at the time of application.
     
  • Special knowledge in methodical subjects

    24 ECTS credits must be proven in quantitative/methodological subjects (Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Microeconomics).

    Courses in these areas from the basic studies and/or the in-depth studies which primarily impart basic principles and methods and which do not focus on (thematic) application are recognised. This criterion is due to the quantitative-methodological orientation of the faculty.

    The field of econometrics includes especially the interpretation and estimation of parameters as well as hypothesis tests in the multiple linear model (also considering possible deviations from the standard assumptions).

    Microeconomics as a methodological field of specialization includes basic economic theoretical approaches, which analyze the theory of preferences, household and firm theory as well as the theory of market equilibrium with the help of mathematical methods.

    Macroeconomics is not included in this area.

    If the methodological examination results are not clearly recognizable on the certificate, attach an official overview of grades. On this overview, you can highlight the relevant modules. If the module title is not clear, or if you are unsure whether the course/module is one of the methodological subject areas, attach the corresponding description or module description so that the content can be evaluated.
     
  • English language proficiency

    Proof of English language proficiency must be provided at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER).

    A list with test to proof the required language level can be found in the subject-specific admission and admission rules for the Master's programme in Business Administration.
     
  • German language proficiency

    Proof of German language proficiency must be provided at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER).
     
    A list with test to proof the required language level can be found in the subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's programme in Business Administration.
     
  • Subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's programme in Business Administration

    Detailed subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's program in Business Administration are published here (only in German).

 

Admission Requirements
MA Economics

 
  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration or Economics

    University degree with at least 60 ECTS credits in Economics and Business Administration. ECTS credits in the methodological fields of mathematics, statistics, econometrics or final theses are not taken into account.

    If you have not received a degree certificate once the application period is over, under certain conditions we may allow admission with reservations: You may not be more than 30 ECTS away from successful graduation! If you are admitted with reservations, enrolment is limited to one semester. You must then provide proof of your degree certificate by the end of the the application semester at the latest. If you do not provide proof within this period, your admission will expire and your application for enrolment will be conclusively rejected.

    However, the 60 ECTS credits in Economics or Business Administration subjects must be proven at the time of application.
     
  • Special knowledge in methodical subjects

    24 ECTS credits must be proven in quantitative/methodological subjects (Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics).

    Courses in these areas from the basic studies and/or the in-depth studies which primarily impart basic principles and methods and which do not focus on (thematic) application are recognised. This criterion is due to the quantitative-methodological orientation of the faculty.

    The field of econometrics includes especially the interpretation and estimation of parameters as well as hypothesis tests in the multiple linear model (also considering possible deviations from the standard assumptions).

    If the methodological examination results are not clearly recognizable on the certificate, attach an official overview of grades. On this overview, you can highlight the relevant modules. If the module title is not clear, or if you are unsure whether the course/module is one of the methodological subject areas, attach the corresponding description or module description so that the content can be evaluated.
     
  • English language proficiency

    Proof of English language proficiency must be provided at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER).

    A list with test to proof the required language level can be found in the subject-specific admission and admission rules for the Master's programme in Business Administration.
     
  • German language proficiency

    Proof of German language proficiency must be provided at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER).
     
    A list with test to proof the required language level can be found in the subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's programme in Economics.
     
  • Subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's programme in Economics

    Detailed subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's program in Economics are published here (only in German).

If you can prove that you meet these eligibility criteria and have submitted all the documents required in your application by the closing date and in the required format, you will be admitted to the selection procedure.

 

Selection critiria
MA Business Administration

  • Selection criterion I: Final grade

    51 % of the final grade of the previous course of study is taken into account.
     
  • Selection criterion II: Test result GRE or GMAT or substitute score

    A submitted test result (GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is considered at 49%. The submission of the test result is not mandatory.

    Institution code for GRE and TOEFL: 8167

    Programme Code GMAT: D1Z-41-44 

    Information on the GRE is available at http://www.ets.org/gre

    Information on the GMAT is available at http://www.mba.com 

    If no test result is submitted, 49% will be claculated from the scope and quality of their previous academic achievements in the methodological fields of mathematics, statistics, econometrics and microeconomics.

    Should the GRE or GMAT test result be worse than the replacement score, the replacement score will be used for selection.
     
  • Subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's programme in Business Administration

    Detailed subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's program in Business Administration are published here (only in German).

 

Selection critiria
MA Economics

  • Selection criterion I: Final grade

    51 % of the final grade of the previous course of study is taken into account.
     
  • Selection criterion II: Test result GRE or GMAT or substitute score

    A submitted test result (GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is considered at 49%. The submission of the test result is not mandatory.

    Institutionencode for GRE und TOEFL: 8167

    Programme Code GMAT: D1Z-41-44 

    Information on the GRE is available at http://www.ets.org/gre

    Information on the GMAT is available at http://www.mba.com 

    Information on the GMAT is available at http://www.mba.com If no test result is submitted, 49% will be claculated from the scope and quality of their previous academic achievements in the methodological fields of mathematics, statistics, econometrics and microeconomics.

    Should the GRE or GMAT test result be worse than the replacement score, the replacement score will be used for selection.
     
  • Subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's programme in Economics

    Detailed subject-specific admission and approval rules for the Master's program in Economics are published here (only in German).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • Can I apply for several Master's programmes?

    No, you can only apply for one Master's programme at the HU zu Berlin.
     
  • Can I submit documents later?

    hat's not possible. The application documents must be received complete by the end of the application period at the latest (cut-off period). Submissions later will not be accepted.
     
  • I haven't got my diploma yet. Can I still apply?

    An application will be considered if no more than 30 ECTS credits are missing and the admission requirements have been met and proven. Admission is then conditional, enrolment is limited to one semester. The final certificate must then be submitted by the end of the first semester at the latest. If the proof is not provided by the deadline, the admission expires and the application for matriculation is finally rejected.
     
  • Where can I take the DAAD language test?

    Students enrolled at Humboldt-Universität have the opportunity to take the DAAD English Language Test at the HU Language Centre. This test is subject to a fee and is usually offered twice a week. Early registration is recommended. Homepage Sprachenzentrum
     
  • I am already studying for a Master's degree and would like to move to the HU. What do I have to be aware of?

    If you are already studying in a Master's programme, you must also meet the admission requirements for the first semester and provide proof of this in your application. In addition, 30 ECTS credits per semester have to be proven in order to be placed in a higher semester. Further information on placement can be found on the website of the Examination Office.