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Eligibility assessment process - Betriebswirtschaftslehre/Business Administration (MS)

1. Documents to be submitted

The following documents and certifications are required for participation in the eligibility assessment process:

a) Application for admission (online application of the online application portal)

b) Certification of a degree from a subject-relevant bachelor's program in "Economics" or a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university diploma.

c) Certification of fundamental economic knowledge in the economic major topic, and methodology competencies (e.g. Transcript of Records)

d) Certification of skills in the English language at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe

e) Tabular resume

f) A letter of interest, approx. 2 DIN-A4 pages, in which the applicant presents their subject-related suitability and explains, in particular, which of the areas of specialization in Business Administration the applicant would like to choose in the Master program in Business Administration

g) Additional certifications of personal disciplinary suitability, based on the letter of interest, as applicable

2. Criteria for personal disciplinary suitability

Personal disciplinary suitability is evaluated based on the submitted documents, according to the following criteria. A total of up to 10 suitability points can be achieved.

Up to 4 suitability points are assigned for the final grade point average or, if the final grade point average should not be available, a submitted, calculated average grade on the basis of at least 80% of the credit points required for the bachelor's degree, according to the following key:

  • Grade points 15.0 to 13.0 => 4 points
  • Grade points 11.3 to 12.9 => 3 points
  • Grade points 9.5 to 11.2 => 2 points
  • Grade points 8.6 to 9.4 => 1 point

(grade scale according to §28 of the General Terms of the Philipp University of Marburg) [German page]

Up to 3 suitability points are assigned to the credit points in the targeted major topic (the specification during the eligibility assessment process did not represent a binding major topic selection, since this occurs during the program). These points are comprised of credit points in the targeted major topic, acquired professional experience, a dual study program or a foreign study program. The number of credit points in the targeted major topic results in a maximum of 3 points. 1 point can be assigned for acquired professional experience, 1 point for a dual study program, or 1 point for a foreign study program. Crediting for acquired professional experience, a dual study program or a foreign study program is limited to a maximum of 1 point combined. If 3 points were already achieved for credit points in the targeted major topic, no additional points are assigned for professional experience, a dual study program or a foreign study program.

Number of credit points in the targeted major topic:
The targeted area of specialization is the area of specialization indicated in the letter according to 1 f). Major topics which can be chosen are "Accounting and Finance," "Market-Oriented Management" or "Innovation and Information." When determining the number of credit points, only credit points from advanced courses are considered, not basic courses.
Points are assigned as follows:
30 or more credit points = 3 points; 24 to 29 credit points = 2 points; 18 to 23 credit points = 1 point

Professional experience:
Professional experience is defined as professional experience of at least 6 months acquired following a bachelor's program. Internships and work study jobs are not considered.

Dual study program:
A dual study program is defined as a second program successfully completed in addition to the the Business Administration program.

Study abroad:
Study abroad means a study program of at least one semester at a foreign university, whereby the selected courses must be derived from a comparable professionally qualifying university degree program. A mere stay abroad is not recognized.

Up to 2 additional suitability points are assigned for credit points in methods:
If more than 15 credit points were acquired in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Econometrics or Empirical Economic Research, additional suitability points are assigned for the method competencies as follows:

  • 20 or more credit points = 2 points
  • 16 to 19 credit points = 1 point

A max. of 1 suitability point is assigned for the letter according to 1 f):
In the letter of interest and accompanying resume, the applicant should present his/her disciplinary and personal suitability and explain his/her expectations in commencing a Master of Science study program in "Business Administration" in the Department of Economics of the Philipp University of Marburg with the targeted area of specialization. Major topics which can be chosen are "Accounting and Finance," "Market-Oriented Management" or "Innovation and Information."

Applicants who have earned at least 7 suitability points in the eligibility assessment procedure are considered suitable.