Master Business Administration

The Masters program in Business Administration at the LMU Munich School of Management

At a glance

Business Administration
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction
German and English
Standard period of study
4 semesters
Winter semester
Local admission restrictions. For more information, please visit the pages of the Office of the University Registrar.
Application period
Application dates and deadlines
Online application
Within the application period in the Online portals provided by the Office of the University Registrar

Information about your Master's program (in German)

Brief introduction

Flyer: Master in Business Administration (PDF, 578 KB)

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Master in Business Administration

The LMU Munich School of Management offers a consecutive Master program in Business Administration with a standard period of study of four semesters (120 ECTS) and the degree qualification of Master of Science (M.Sc.).

The Master program in Business Administration offers you::

  • A flexible curriculum: you will gain a comprehensive overview of the core areas of business administration and be trained as a specialist in one of our five core areas (Accounting, Controlling & Taxation, Finance & Insurance, Digital Business, Management & Strategy, Marketing, Management & Innovation). You can choose your specialization according to your interests and competencies.
  • Integrated practical experience: You will put your skills and acquired knowledge to the test in a concrete project in a company, benefit from the experience of renowned managers in practical lectures, make valuable contacts at Career Day and expand your network at events organized by our Alumni Association (in German).
  • The center of Munich: You will be studying at an excellent top-ranked university, next to the English Garden and in the middle of the lively student district with its numerous restaurants, bars and cafés.
  • A diverse business landscape: You will experience the vibrant start-up scene at close quarters, e.g. at our LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center.

Shape your future with our research and practice-oriented Master of Science. Detailed information on the structure and the individual courses can be found on the ISC website (in German). Here you will also find the examination and study regulations, forms and a FAQ section. Detailed information on examination and study regulations 2024 coming soon.

What to expect from us

We look forward to working with you and training you. You are one of our future students and have successfully completed your Bachelor degree. This is our basic requirement. Additional positive qualities we hold in high regard are your enthusiasm, interest, openness, self-discipline and self-organization as well as a good measure of curiosity, with the courage to accept and face challenges.

If you study business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, you will need and develop all these skills. We are not a small university, as we are one of the "big players" in Europe. We offer you a wide range of courses with practical orientation in your Master's degree.

The professors and lecturers at LMU Munich School of Management are ready to educate, challenge and support you at the highest level. International guest lecturers who come to Munich every year will provide you with insights into international research and give you the opportunity to learn about new ways of thinking. Due to the excellent networking with industry and business, you will get to know renowned guest lecturers and honorary professors, who will help you establish the link between the material you have learned and the world of practice.

We would like to shape your future with you. The scope of the subject matter is large and demanding, however the journey is worthwhile for your personal career: Successful graduates from LMU Munich School of Management are sought after by renowned companies.

And last but not least, you will benefit from the excellent quality of life in Munich - whether it is leisure opportunities such as sports, culture or nightlife, or the great working conditions during and after your studies - the Bavarian capital is one of the most beautiful and fastest growing cities in Europe. The location of the university in the heart of Maxvorstadt directly next to the English Garden could not be better.

"The exceptional quality and practical relevance of the master course is demonstrated by the fact that we not only prioritized the target groups it analyzed, but also addressed them with a completely new approach in a joint pilot project." Christian Ernst Teichmann, Head of Communications Presidency and Financial Issues, ALLIANZ DEUTSCHLAND AG, Munich.

"When choosing a suitable university for my master's degree, I specifically looked for state universities with a very good reputation. In the end, I chose the LMU in Munich, because there scientific standards meet an excellent quality of life in this wonderful city. (...) After a good four months, I can say that I have settled in well and am enjoying life in Munich. The commitment of the professors and staff at the LMU is exemplary and first-class and, in my own experience, is in no way inferior to the dedication of lecturers at private universities. The experiences I have had here have enriched me greatly. I do not regret my decision and feel very comfortable at LMU." Hubertus Theissen, former student

"We have been working with LMU's Faculty of Business Administration every semester without interruption for the past three years. The master's students with whom we have worked through project courses during this time have brought a breath of fresh air and in-depth knowledge to our projects. At the same time, we were able to pass on our field-tested knowledge to the students. The cooperation has been a complete success - the project studies in the MSc in Business Administration is an institution that all involved enjoy and that provides directly visible benefits." Dr. Thomas Marquardt, Global Head of Human Resources, Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany

"The small groups and the resulting new opportunities in teaching are very enjoyable. The range of events (in the next semesters) is also impressive." Christian Böhm, former student

"By successfully completing the exam, students not only acquire an important additional professional qualification before entering the working world, but also gain a sustainable competitive advantage when entering the financial industry." Gerhard Bauer, Head of Capital Markets Academy, Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt on the Finance Project Course - Examination for "Certified Exchange Trader Eurex".

"The good impression I had of this course beforehand has been confirmed for me. I enjoy being able to continue working in small groups and meeting new fellow students with a wide variety of backgrounds. Even though the master's program at LMU is still relatively young, it still proves worthwhile to be able to complete it within the established structures of a traditional university." Marina VODICKA, former student

"The project courses with the LMU master's students have shown us how valuable a connection between theory and practice is. We receive analytically and empirically obtained answers to concrete questions from our corporate reality. Particularly valuable for us is the fresh view with which the students approach the topics we have defined." Dr. Jörg Lübcke, Managing Director BURDA DIGITAL GmbH, Munich

Applying for the Master's program in Business Administration

You can apply for the Master's program in Business Administration at the LMU Munich School of Management if you have a first professional university degree in a field of economics with at least 180 ECTS points or an equivalent degree from Germany or abroad.

To qualify for application to the consecutive LMU Master in Business Administration, your first degree must meet the following requirements:

  • major in economics (in total more than half of all ECTS points from courses in Business Administration and/or Economics).
  • including at least 15 ECTS points from courses in general business administration and at least 15 ECTS points from courses in economics.

In addition to good basic technical knowledge, fluent written and spoken German and English are important, as are cognitive skills such as the ability to think abstractly and solve problems.

The suitability procedure is in two stages.

Stage 1:

All applicants who are fundamentally suitable on the basis of the documents submitted (see point 3) will receive an invitation to take part in an entrance examination. Further information on the procedure of this written entrance examination can be found in the information sheet on the entrance examination (in German) (PDF, 147 KB).

2nd stage:

All successful participants of the entrance examination will receive an invitation to a selection interview. The selection interviews are conducted online.

All successful participants of the selection interview will receive an offer of a study place.

Successful participation in the entrance examination can be replaced by:

Procedure of the qualification process (PNG, 45 KB)

  • Signed application form; you will receive the form after online registration (in German).
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Copy of the degree certificate from the first degree with a professionally qualifying university degree in a degree program in economics with a total of at least 180 ECTS of which at least 15 ECTS from modules in general business administration and at least 15 ECTS from modules in economics; if the degree certificate from the first degree is not yet available at the time of application, a "Transcript of Records" showing the modules successfully completed in the first degree up to that point must be enclosed with the application (status: proof of at least 140 ECTS).
  • Proof of a successfully completed English language test, such as a TOEFL ibt with at least 100 points, if neither the degree is in a completely English-language course of study (independent course of study, no "double diploma" based on the recognition of German study sections), nor the university entrance qualification was obtained in English. Please refer to the information sheet on approved proofs of language competence (in German) (PDF, 98 KB) for all approved proofs of language competence
    ;unfortunately, we cannot accept any other proofs than those mentioned there.
  • International applicants: Proof of a successfully completed German language test if neither the degree was obtained in a German-language course of study nor the university entrance qualification was obtained in German. Information on German language certificates required for registration at the LMU
Facultatively, we require the following documents for direct qualification for the selection interview:

Admission to the 1st semester takes place once a year, in the winter semester. The application for the aptitude test must be submitted in writing and in full to the Faculty of Business Administration for the following winter semester in the period from February to May 15 at the latest (cut-off deadline). Subsequent submission of documents/scores after the application deadline is excluded. To meet the deadline, simple copies of score reports attached directly to the application are sufficient.

To apply, please first complete the application form online (in German). You will then receive a confirmation e-mail, which you should print out, sign, and send to the address provided, along with the application documents (see What documents do I need for a successful application?).

In the case of an application for a higher semester, in addition to the application documents you will need a placement certificate for the higher semester. This requires that for each semester that is to be credited, approx. 30 ECTS have been acquired in an equivalent Master's program and can be recognized. Please be sure to contact us in good time so that the assessment of the classification can take place before the application deadline (at least 4 weeks before the application deadline). The application for the aptitude test itself must then be submitted in writing and in full to the Faculty of Business Administration by January 15 for the following summer semester and by May 15 for the winter semester (cut-off deadline).

An unsuccessful eligibility procedure may be repeated once, but not earlier than the next enrollment date. A further repetition is excluded.

The standard period of study is 4 semesters, during which 120 ECTS credits must be earned. The maximum period of study is 6 semesters.

The costs for the Master's program result from the basic fee of the LMU and the additional fee for the semester ticket.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please feel free to contact Dr. Karin Stenke at any time. You can reach us by phone at +49 089 2180-2234.

Only applications that are complete in the sense of the Eligibility Statutes (in German) (PDF, 72 KB) (in conjunction with the Amendment Statutes (in German) (PDF, 23 KB) dated June 18, 2012) and submitted by the deadline have a legal right to be admitted to the further examination procedure for admission to the master's program.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Munich School of Management
Ludwigstraße 28 VG
80539 München