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Business Mathematics (Master of Science)

Program: Business Mathematics
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester

The objective of the Business Mathematics master's program is to enrich and to expand the specialized competencies acquired in the Business Mathematics bachelor's program. In addition to continuing courses in Mathematics, Business Mathematics and Computer Science, you are introduced to independent scientific work in the master's program. You will study current research literature and will process a problem from Business Mathematics in the master's thesis.

Major topics

Specializations are possible in the following fields, among others:

Applied Mathematics:

  • Numerics and Optimization
  • Stochastics and Statistics
  • Financial and Insurance Mathematics

Economic Sciences:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Innovation and Information
  • Market-Based Corporate Management
  • Political Economics


The professional field for business mathematicians is broadly diversified and resembles that of economic scientists. 

A successfully completed master's program enables you

  • to perform independent mathematical work in industry and business,
  • to manage projects which relate to the analysis, modeling and solving of scientific, economic or technical problems,
  • to perform design, development and research responsibilities in scientific and public institutions
  • to work as a scientific assistant or scientific employee at a university,
  • access to a doctorate.

The professional prospects for business mathematicians are generally very good! Successful graduates of the program can be found in the insurance and credit industry, corporate consulting, information technology or at universities and research institutions, among others.

  • Admission requirements

    Required university degreeCertification of a degree from a specific "Business Mathematics" bachelor's program or certification of a degree from a subject-relevant bachelor's program in the field of “Mathematics” or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university degree.

    In addition to the bachelor in the Business Mathematics or Mathematics program, a teaching degree for secondary schools (1st state examination or master's) with the subject of Mathematics also qualifies for admission. A bachelor's in another discipline qualifies for admission if at least 90 credit points have been completed in modules in which competencies at the level of the basic and required modules of the Marburg Bachelor's program in Business Mathematics have been acquired.

    The qualifying university degree must be obtained with an overall assessment of 7.9 grade points according to § 28 of the General Terms or better.

    The examination board can make admission contingent on additional academic performances and/or examination performances of 30 CP at maximum being produced. In this case, the program can be extended accordingly.
    Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admissionGerman skills:
    DSH 2

    Other language skills:
    English language skills at Level B2 according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" are strongly recommended.
    Admission ModeDirect admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements.
  • Who can answer questions?

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    Content-related questions about the program

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Surowiec
    Hans-Meerwein-Str. 6, Lahnberge
    Room 06D26 (Aufgang D, Ebene 6)
    35032 Marburg
    Office hours: by arrangement
    Phone: +49 6421/28-25400

    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at .

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