Ad­vanced Man­age­ment (MSc)

Start of programme
Winter semester (1st semester) Summer semester (2nd semester)
Language of instruction
German and English
Programme duration
4 full-time semesters, 120 ECTS
Master of Science

Why Advenced Management?

The “Master of Advanced Management (MSc)” programme at the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences provides students with the opportunity to deepen and supplement the knowledge they acquired during their undergraduate studies of economics. This programme is unique in that students from various disciplines, such as humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, engineering and natural sciences, come together to address shared management tasks. This approach enables students to develop the management skills that are so high in demand.

Ad­mis­sion and ap­plic­a­tion

Ad­mis­sion re­quire­ments

  • Completed university studies with at least 180 ECTS
  • Grade 2,3 or better
  • For international applicants: German language skills on level C1
  • The programme is admission restricted

Ap­plic­a­tion period

Winter semester: 2.5. to 31.8.
for the winter semester only the entry into the 1st semester is possible

Summer semester: 15.11. to 15.2. extended to 15.3.
for the summer semester only the entry into the 2nd semester is possible

Ap­plic­a­tion portal

Please use the application portal by the above deadlines to apply to this programme.

To the application portal (opens in a new window)

Ques­tions about ad­mis­sion and ap­plic­a­tion

How do I apply for the programme?

To apply for this master program you have to register at the online portal on our website. Unfortunately it is not possible to check the content without an application.

The following documents must be submitted by the application deadline at the latest:

  • application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • a copy of your high school certificate with translation
  • a copy of your Bachelor's degree with at least 180 ECTS and a final grade of 2.3 or better. It is necessary that you complete your Bachelor's degree before the application deadline.
  • proof of English language skills at level B2
  • for international applicants, we require additional proof of German language skills at level C1; the language certificate is required at the latest when enrolling 

All applicants who have not obtained their Bachelor's degree in Germany must upload their certificates via the uni-assist online portal for further checks. Detailed information about the necessary documents you find at the website (opens in a new window).

Special requirements for applications to the 2nd semester of the respective summer semester 

  • Single copy of your Bachelor's degree with at least 210 ECTS in a field of economics and a final grade of 2.3 or better. It is necessary that you complete your Bachelor's degree before the application deadline. If this cannot be submitted, you can also submit a certificate from your university in advance stating the expected final average grade (4.0 certificate). This certificate must show that you have successfully completed all examinations, that you have submitted your Bachelor's thesis and that it has been evaluated with at least 4.0.

  • Application for recognition including the relevant module description

    Note: Admission is only possible if at least 2 of the 4 modules of the first curriculum semester can be credited.

How can I improve my bachelor grade? (Admission test: TM-WISO)

It is optionally possible to take a voluntary entrance test (TM-WISO) to improve the bachelor's degree grade.

In principle, the test can be taken as long as you wish before you start your studies or complete your bachelor's degree. It is valid for all future applications. At HNU, you will achieve the following with the test: If you belong to the best 60%, your Bachelor final grade will be improved by 0.3, if you belong to the best 50% by 0.5 and if you belong to the best 40% even by 0.7.

The test is offered by the Institute for Test and Talent Research.  (The test dates at Neu-Ulm University for 2022 are closed. As of 2023, no TM-WISO appointment will be offered at Neu-Ulm University).

For more information about the test, visit the Institute's site:
Institute for Test and Talent Research (opens in a new window)

The registration for the test "TM-WISO" is possible on the following page of the institute:
Registration for TM-WISO (opens in a new window)

About the pro­gramme

Content of the study programme

During the first two semesters, students acquire a sound knowledge base of economic models and empirical methods, but they also learn about areas such as personnel management and intercultural management. Students with degrees in subjects of a non-economic nature will find the first semester focus on the basics useful for monitoring their own success.

The third and fourth semesters are for the purpose of specialisation. Students select one of the three specialisations for each of these semesters.

Structure of the study programme

1st semester
  • Business Studies 1
  • Business Studies 2
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Methods in Management
2nd semester
  • Personnel Management
  • Business Studies 3
  • International Strategic Management
  • English
  • General science subjects
3rd semester
  • Specialisation
4th semester
  • Specialisation
  • Master’s Thesis


Special features

Spe­cial­isa­tions and pro­files
Degree specialisation

Degree specialisation allows you to choose one out of three available specialisations in order to customise your degree with a profile that suits your aspired career choice.


Finance and Accounting

  • Controlling
  • Taxation
  • Accounting

International Brand and Sales Management

  • Foreign languages module
  • Strategic brand management
  • Strategic growth and sales management
  • Strategic market research

Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

  • Advanced strategic management
  • Sustainable corporate finance
  • Leadership for transformation

Career perspectives

The master’s degree programme in Advanced Management qualifies you for taking on management and leadership tasks, corporate responsibility or independent scientific research, e.g. in the context of a doctoral programme.


Language of instruction

The language of instruction in this degree program is German. Occasionally, lectures may be held in English, e.g. when using guest lecturers from abroad.


Contributions and fees

There are no tuition fees. A semester fee (administrative fees and solidarity fee) is charged per semester. Information on this can be found on the page "HNU - Fees and Re-registration (opens in a new window)".


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Voices about the study pro­gramme

In the Master programme you first get in contact with the basics of business administration (1st and 2nd semester). So the programme Master of Advanced Management is suitable for newcomers in business administration as well as people with a business administration related bachelor´s degree. This fundamental knowledge is the basis for further specialist study in the 3rd and 4th semester.

Becci, MAM student (source Studycheck)