Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

M.Sc. European Management with Nottingham

The Program

This program offers students the unique opportunity to obtain a degree from the University of Nottingham and the University of Tübingen through studying at both institutions over the course of just two years. Students study in the M.Sc. European Management at the University of Tübingen and may choose to either complete the

M.Sc. in Banking and Finance or the

M.Sc. in Environmental Leadership Management at the University of Nottingham.

Students of this double degree start their studies at the University of Nottingham and are required to pay (reduced) tuition fees to the University of Nottingham for their respective M.Sc. course. For more details please see the information on fees below.

Key Facts

4 Semester Program

Courses start in September in Nottingham

120 ECTS Credits

incl. Master Thesis (24 ECTS credits)

English and German

Courses in Nottingham are exclusively taught in English.

Specializations in Tübingen determine course language (English or German)


The program requires students to earn 60 ECTS at each institution, amounting to a total of 120 ECTS. Students start their program at the University of Nottingham in September and complete their first year of the master degree over there. The second year of the program is spent in Tübingen and includes the completion of a cosupervised Master Thesis.

University of Nottingham (year 1)
  • M.Sc. Banking and Finance (two taught semesters, no thesis) or
  • M.Sc. Environmental Leadership and Management ((two taught semesters, no thesis)


(year 2)

  • 1 to 2 Specializations (Core and Specialization Studies)
  • Advanced Topics
  • Electives
  • Master Thesis
Modules / Areas ECTS credits
Credits Partner University 60  
Core Studies 9  
Specialization Studies 6-18



Elective Studies 0-6
Advanced Topics 9  
Master Thesis 24  

Areas of Specialization in Tübingen

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

Ph.D. Track

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

Module Handbook

For more detailed information about the modules, please see the Module Handbook.



Applications will be accepted between March 1 and May 15 via our application portal.

Application Portal

Bachelor Degree Requirements

 Bachelor Degree Certificate in Business Administration, Economics or related fields with a final grade of at least 2.5 or better according to the German grading system. (The final grades of international applicants will be converted into the German grading system and therefore also be subject to this rule).

  • A certificate stating that the applicant has successfully completed a first university degree or a certificate (or equivalent documents) providing evidence of the successful completion of at least the year prior to his/her final examination in the equivalent studies.
  • Degree should preferably amount to 180 ECTS.

Complete Transcript of Records with a final grade or calculated grade average. Transcripts of Records containing generic module titles (such as Business Administration I, II and III) should be accompanied by detailed module descriptions.

The transcript should prove the applicant has solid intermediate knowledge in

  • Business Administration,
  • Economics and
  • Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics
  • if available, please provide proof of region-specific knowledge or relevant language skills



CV in tabular format in English or German

Letter of Motivation

Please provide us with a letter of motivation explaining your reasons for applying for this degree and outlining your qualifications for it. Kindly limit yourself to one page, the letter may be composed either in English or in German.

Students should indicate their reasons for applying for the double degree program, their choice of partner university and their intended program of study.

Language Requirements

Please note! The University of Nottingham requires a valid (i.e. recent) IELTS of 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or an equivalent qualification for students who want to pursue the M.Sc. Environmental Leadership Management or the M.Sc. Banking and Finance. Your language certificate must  satisfy both the requirements of the University of Tübingen as listed below and the requirements of the University of Nottingham!

Proof of English Language Qualification

  • TOEFL ibt: 80 or
  • TOEFL pbt: 550 or
  • IELTS: 6.5 (overall band) or
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE or BEC Higher or
  • TOEIC: 700 or
  • UniCert III Certificate or
  • German Abitur including at least 6 (G8) or 7 (G9) years of English or
  • Officially recognized higher education degree (e.g. Bachelor degree) with English as the language of instruction (you must provide a medium of instruction certificate unless the language of instruction is definitively stated on your transcript)

Proof of ability to study in German (only for international students):

Additional Documents

Further documents proving specific qualifications relevant to the desired course of study may be submitted. Examples of these additional documents are, among others, proof of additional foreign language skills, results of standardized tests specific to the fields of Business and Economics (such as GRE or GMAT) and certificates of participation in summer schools or research projects that are not documented in the applicant's academic transcript. Please note that neither a GMAT nor a GRE are a prerequisite for any of our M.Sc. programs but that they may serve as an indication that the applicant possesses a certain skill set.

Note: It is not compulsory to send reference letters. However, if you wish to hand in reference letters, you can do so voluntarily.

Recognition of International Degrees

Please note that we as the academic advisory team are not in a position to provide accurate information regarding the recognition of international degrees in Germany. These matters are handled by our central Student Affairs Office (Advising and Admission of International Students) who can provide information about the recognition of specific degrees as well as grade conversion.

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Timeline Admission Process

February 4

application portal opens

May 15

application deadline

June 21-25



offer letters are sent out by the end of June


start of the M.Sc. program in Nottingham

After the admission committee has reviewed the applications they will invite the best candidates to take part in the next stage of the admission process, the interviews. Invitations will be sent out via email at least three days before the interview and will state the day and the time of the interview. Please make sure that you regularly check your emails. Interviews are conducted via Zoom. Admitted candidates will receive an admission letter 1-3 weeks after the interview. Students who receive an offer have only a limited period of time to accept the offer and matriculate at the University of Tübingen before the offer becomes invalid and the spot will be offered to the next candidate on the list.

Student Fees
Tuition Fees to Tübingen: The program is free of tuition fees for all EU residents, students are only obliged to pay a small administrational fee and a contribution to the student union to matriculate.

The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced fees for international non-EU students and second-degree students in recent years. For background information and for fee exemption options, please refer to the following link:

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees to Nottingham: Students are required to pay tuition fees to the University of Nottingham. Home and EU-Students studying in the double degree with M.Sc. Environmental Leadership Management will receice a 33% scholarship toward the standard Nottingham tuition fee. Home and EU-Students studying in the double degree with M.Sc. in Banking and Finance will receice a 50% scholarship toward the standard Nottingham tuition fee. In addition to this, both universities will be awarding a total of six full scholarships to students applying for one of the dual degree programs in cooperation with the M.Sc. in Environmental Leadership Management and the M.Sc. in Banking and Finance for the next academic year.

Please refer to the website of the M.Sc. Environmental Leadership Management and M.Sc. in Banking and Finance for details on the current fees. International Students (non EU-students) pay the standard fees to the University of Nottingham. The fees are payable in three instalments, the first one of which has to be paid in the week of your arrival in Nottingham. You will receive detailed information upon arrival.

If you are eligible for Auslandsbafög a significant amount of the tuition fees may be covered through this scheme.

Please note! All information in this program is preliminary and changes are possible.

Further Questions?

For further questions, please contact:

Academic Advisory Service

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Program Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Christian Koziol

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