General Management - Master

Key data on study program

Economics and Social Sciences Faculty

Academic Degree

Restricted admission
Yes, in first and higher semesters

Regular duration of studies
3 semester

Is a combination subject required?

Application deadline
Overview of application deadlines

Program start
Winter semester

Language of instruction
German, English

Tuition and other fees

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Requirements and application

Admission is subject to a competitive selection procedure that includes individual interviews with faculty members. Shortlisted candidates from overseas will be interviewed in a video conference via Skype.

Application deadline: 15 May.
Interviews with shortlisted applicants are scheduled for mid-June.
Letters of admission will be sent out by late June - early July.
Our programs start at the beginning of October.

For more information check the webpage of our faculty.

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Admission to the M.Sc. in General Management requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics or a comparable degree with excellent grades. The degree should preferably amount to 210 ECTS. Students with a 3-year Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) are required to earn 30 additional ECTS credits (adding a fourth semester) in order to obtain the M.Sc. in General Management.

Applicants are expected to have a solid intermediate level knowledge in Business Studies, Economics and Statistics.

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The program is free of tuition fees for all EU residents. The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced fees for international non-EU students and second-degree students. For background information and for fee exemption options, please refer to this link.

Applicants must be fluent in German and English.

Foreign applicants must demonstrate their abiliy to study in German by submitting one of the following two certificates: DSH-2 or TestDaF 4*4*4*4. Applicants with a German Bachelor Degree do not need to provide proof of their German language skills.

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Program details

Modern management increasingly requires a broad and versatile skill set. The M.Sc. General Management reflects this requirement, and it is the most flexible approach to business studies at the University of Tübingen. It gives students the freedom to choose what best fits their needs and preferences.
Students in this program can choose from the wide range of courses offered by the School in order to acquire knowledge, expertise, and skills tailored to their preferences and in line with the requirements of their intended career path. Students can either specialize in their preferred area, or they can cover a broad range of topics, including various management disciplines, Economics, or neighboring fields, such as Law, Psychology, Sociology, or Statistics.
Together with its openness and versatility, this program provides a perfect balance between academic rigor and application-oriented best practice, which is needed for successful management.
Strong demand for a spot in this program, high satisfaction scores among students, and successful placements in industry as well as successful academic careers show that this program is an excellent choice.


  • Industrial Organization
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • HRM and Organization
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • International Accounting, Auditing and Corporate Governance
  • Econometrics
  • International Business Taxation
  • Managerial Accounting

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Optional time abroad
You may choose to spend some time abroad as part of any study program. You should start planning it 12 to 18 months before your departure. 
Here you will find general information and advice on studying abroad. In addition, some departments have their own subject-specific services providing information on studying abroad.

Help with choosing a study program

In my area of specialization, Marketing, I had the opportunity to become familiar with state-of-the-art methods in pricing, data analysis, and even machine learning.

Ann-Kathrin Wößner, B.Sc. EcoBa Uni Tübingen

After your studies

Graduates from our M.Sc. in General Management have excellent career prospects in a wide range of sectors, industries and professions. Most of our graduates pursue successful careers as business consultants, accountants, bankers, managers and analysts in the broad area of business. Many of our graduates start their professional career abroad. Some of them also enter the public sector, on a national or international level, or they work for non-governmental organizations. It is due to the generous flexibility of the program that students can prepare themselves either for a more general management career or for a more specialized career trajectory.

Advice and internships
The University’s Career Service assists with careers orientation and getting started in your profession. Jobs and internships can be found in the Praxisportal.

Graduates will also find themselves well-positioned to pursue a Ph.D. subsequent to this M.Sc. program. Towards this end, students may study this M.Sc. program on a Ph.D. track, putting themselves on a fast track to a doctoral degree in Business Administration.

See also the school's Doctoral Program in Business Studies.


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