This brand-new program will offer 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 will 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 will start their studies at the University of Nottingham and will be 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.
Courses start in September in Nottingham
incl. Master Thesis (24 ECTS credits)
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.
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- Industrial Organization
- International Business
- International Accounting, Auditing and Corporate Governance
- HRM and Organization
- International Business Taxation
- Managerial Accounting
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.
Applications will be accepted between March 4 and May 15, 2019 via our application portal.
The printed copy of the application forms must reach the University of Tübingen via regular mail until May 15th.
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 (Nottingham requires students to have achieved the equivalent of 60% (3.0) or better in these courses to be eligible for the M.Sc. Banking and Finance)
- if available, please provide proof of region-specific knowledge or relevant language skills
CV in tabular format in English or German
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.
Proof of English Language Qualification
- Please note! The University of Nottingham requires an 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 and an IELTS of 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element) or an equivalent qualification for students wanting to pursue the M.Sc. Banking and Finance.
Proof of ability to study in German (only for international students):
- Information of German Language Requirements can be found on the website of the Student Affairs Office.
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.
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.
Incoming applications will be reviewed by the admission committee to determine whether they meet the entry requirements and then ranked according to the grades the applicants obtained in ther undergraduate studies and other criteria.
application portal opens
offer letters are sent out
start of the MSc programs
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. International applicants may request to conduct the interview via Skype at the time assigned to them. 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.
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 to Nottingham: Students are required to pay tuition fees to the University of Nottingham. Home, EU-Students as well as international students studying in the M.Sc. Environmental Leadership Management will receice a scholarship of 33% toward the standard Nottingham tuition fee. Home and EU-Students studying in the M.Sc. Banking and Finance will receive a scholarship of 50% (depending on academic merit up to 100% is possible) toward the standard Nottingham tuition fee. Please refer to the website of the M.Sc. Environmental Leadership Management and the website for the M.Sc. Banking and Finance respectively for details on the current fees. International Students (non EU-students) studying in the M.Sc. Banking and Finance pay the standard fees to the University of Nottingham.