Master's degree (M.A) in Business
Master of Arts
Duration of Study
3 semesters for applicants with 210 ECTS
3 semesters plus 1 Pre Semester course for applicants with 180
90, 30 (Pre-Semester)
Who can apply:
This is a non-consecutive Master’s programme, i.e., it is open for students with undergraduate degree in diverse areas.
Apply online with the following documents: University/B.A. degree with 210 ECTS; if you have only 180 ECTS, you can earn the required extra credits in the Pre-semester ; TOEFL (at least 72 out of 120) or IELTS (at least 6.0 out of 9) or equivalent; Curriculum Vitae, letter of recommendation by your lecturer or employer and a motivation statement
Make your move into the top management
According to the ‘Harvard Business Manager’ magazine, Jeffrey Bezos, the Founder and CEO of Amazon, is in the top 100 list of world’s best CEOs. As a top manager, he has led Amazon from the small online bookstore to one of the world's largest e-commerce companies within the last 20 years. Amazon accounts for about 26% of total sales* of online commerce in Germany. Jeffrey Bezos is living digital transformation and driving innovation.
Business management entails making sound decisions and leading a company to economic and social success. The right business strategy, highly qualified management skills and the courage to take a new course at the right time, combined with business management skills are pivotal in business success.
In the Master’s programme in Business at the Macromedia University, you will develop the competence that is indispensable to steer your career towards upper management level. The programme is offered as an international study program in English as well as in German as the Master’s in Business Management.
* Source: Statista 2017, share of Amazon's sales of total online retail sales in Germany in the years 2008 to 2015
Content of the Master's in Business (M.A.) programme
We gear you up for leadership positions in the digital and international business world. You will develop a strong conceptual foundation complemented by the thorough know-how of relevant methods and tools, so that you are prepared to advance your career as a top manager.
The comprehensive curriculum encompasses all facets of strategic and operational management integrating in-depth business knowledge, comprehensive project know-how and practical application in case studies. Not only will you gain a deep understanding of the theories of management and business management, but also deal hands-on with marketing strategies, digital transformation, strategy, innovation, business intelligence and analytics.
Your competencies after the Master's degree in Business
After the Master's degree in Business, you will have acquired a wide range of competencies which enable you to efficiently manage and plan innovation processes and steer corporate and marketing strategies decisively. You will have mastered the management tools that are essential to address the challenges of digital transformation.
Here is an excerpt from the modules in the Business specialization:
Strong focus on practice
- Marketing strategies
- Leadership and Entrepreneurship
- Management Research
- Business Intelligence
- Business Analytics
- Global economic and social development
- Financial services
A firm focus on practice lies at the heart of all courses at Macromedia University. A well-maintained network of more than 500 company partners support our students with real-life practice projects in the Master's program. This is your chance to apply and expand the classroom knowledge directly in practice.
In our project portal , you can get a first impression of our cooperation with the top companies in the industry. These include, among others, the Sky Group, ProSiebenSat.1, Rolls Royce MotorCars Ltd. and Microsoft.
Our professors will guide you during your entire studies and ensure that you gain practical experience in all aspects of business management. They run exciting projects that allow you to test the course content in a practical context helping you gain hands-on skills that will be valuable in your professional life.
Career prospects after graduation
After studying the Master’s in Business degree at the Macromedia University, you have access to numerous opportunities starting at the entry level to top management roles. Your potential employers could be corporations, media companies, start-ups, marketing agencies and so on. Our Career Service will support you every step of the way. Some examples of great opportunities for you at the top management level could be the following:
Admission requirements and pre-semester
- Business Development Manager
- Project manager for marketing strategy
- Business Analyst
- Business Intelligence Manager
- Founder or Managing Director
- Business Unit Manager
- Business consultant
1. University/B.A. degree with at least 210 ECTS
If you have only 180 ECTS, we offer you the option of obtaining the required extra 30 ECTS in a Pre-Semester course which you can complete in one of the following ways:
2. English language proficiency
- Attendance based pre-semester: This is an on-campus course that starts in the winter semester to ensure that you can join the master’s programme in the summer semester without any difficulty.
- Online Pre-Semester: You can take the online pre-semester course in parallel with the first semester of your master’s course in the summer semester.
TOEFL test with at least 72 out of 120 points or IELTS with at least 6.0 out of 9 is required. Equivalent qualifications may also be accepted, as applicable.