Silhouette Universität Witten/Herdecke

    Strategy & Organization (M.Sc.)

    • Do you aim for a management degree preparing you for challenging leadership tasks?
    • Do you wish to understand organisations holistically and to learn how to lead responsibly and sustainably?
    • Do you look for a university where you are able to study in a research-based and practice-oriented way for your graduate studies?

    The unique and innovative Master programme Strategy & Organization provides the tailor-made qualification to boost your career. You will acquire valuable knowledge and all relevant skills for starting your professional career – and for future leadership positions.

    The best of both worlds: Double degree programmes with the University of Buckingham

    At Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), highly qualified students also have the opportunity to supplement their Master studies with international experience and an additional focus on finance, accounting or investment by applying for the double degree programme in collaboration with the University of Buckingham/UK.

    Students in this programme spend one year of their UW/H Master programme in Buckingham, studying either M.Sc. Accounting and Finance or M.Sc. Finance and Investment. The credits acquired in Buckingham will be transferred completely, so participants will hold both degrees at the end of the programme.

    Dr. Immanuel Hermreck, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
    I'm looking forward to the graduates of this master programme. They will have developed just the right skills and personality to take on strategic and organizational responsibility early on.
    Dr. Immanuel Hermreck, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
    Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering, Programme Coordinator
    As professor, I enjoy working closely with UW/H students and enabling them to become tomorrow’s responsible leaders who stand out for their strategic and organisational perspective and personal integrity.
    Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering, Programme Coordinator
    Hon.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Strack, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, Honorary Professor at the Reinhard Mohn Institute UW/H
    It’s imperative to me to cover current HRM topics, but giving students individual feedback for their personal development is just as important.
    Hon.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Strack, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, Honorary Professor at the Reinhard Mohn Institute UW/H
    Prof. Dr.med.vet. Jan Ehlers, Vice President
    With this degree programme we bridge the gap between practical project work in collaboration with business experts and critical analysis of current research findings.
    Prof. Dr.med.vet. Jan Ehlers, Vice President

    Studium fundamentale or fundamental studies is the interdisciplinary core curriculum of each degree programme at Witten/Herdecke University: Once per week students of all disciplines meet for seminars on a wide range of topics from arts and culture or engage in creative exercises. Fundamental studies promote new insights, a view beyond boundaries and critical scrutiny of apparently self-evident truths. The course selection is unrestricted.

    Three fields of competence are addressed within Studium fundamentale:

    (a) The field of reflexive competence serves to train systematic thought and discrimination by conveying basic theoretical and methodological knowledge beyond one’s own discipline. In addition, students discuss current national, European and international policy issues.

    (b) The field of communicative competence helps practice communicative techniques and strategies being appropriate for specific subjects and speech situations. This training ranges from vocal training to group communication as well as from direct interaction to virtual communication.
     
    (c) The field of artistic competence offers ample opportunity to test and expand artistic potential inherent in fine arts, music, dance and theatre. The arts invite students to explore their cognitive and physical potential in order to view the world from a perspective different from the scientific one.

    Students at Witten/Herdecke University organize their financial contributions to the tuition fees by themselves. In 1995 students designed the Reverse Generational Contract in order to enable students to study regardless of their financial background. To date, they design the contract independently within the StudierendenGesellschaft (SG) which, together with UW/H, guarantees that personality and talent are the decisive factors for access to higher education – not the financial background.

    As the amount of the financial contributions exclusively depends on the income of our graduates, they reflect the prospective income of students and create a high level of mutual responsibility.

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    • Aims at educating ambitious leaders in enterprises and organisations through made-to-measure course content
    • Develops a sound understanding and critical reflection enabling graduates to assume responsibility and transform ideas into action from day one of their professional career
    • Offers in collaboration with the University of Buckingham the possibility of acquiring an international double degree in the Buckingham programmes "Finance and Investment" or "Accounting and Finance".
    • Fosters and demands holistic thinking
    • Conveys a comprehensive and strategic perspective of organisations and their processes within the wider context of business and society
    • Promotes personal integrity, ethical awareness and willingness to assume responsibility
    • Offers a broad range of compulsory elective modules
    • Provides an excellent platform for starting your career through close cooperation with a wide range of regional, national and international enterprises
    • Offers interactive personal engagement in small groups and with accessible professors
    Start
    • Winter semester: 1 October
    Application deadline
    • 31 July (Early Bird 15 May) for the winter semester
    Scope and duration120 CP (four semesters)
    DegreeMaster of Science (M. Sc.)
    Type of studyFull-time programme
    Course languageEnglish (few elective courses in German)
    Stay abroadVoluntary; highly recommended
    Size of coursesabout 25 students
    Application Online application and personal selection procedure
    Application fee100 Euro
    RequirementsBachelor of Science in Economics, Business, Management or closely related disciplines with at least 180 CP
    or
    Bachelor of Arts with at least 180 CP in Economics, Business, Management or closely related disciplines and a standard period of study of at least six semesters, as well as 30 CP in methodology (in particular: mathematics, statistics, law, quantitative/qualitative methods, microeconomics and macroeconomics)
    or
    Bachelor’s degree with at least 90 CP in Economics, Business, Management or closely related disciplines, including 30 CP in methodology (in particular: mathematics, statistics, law, quantitative/qualitative methods, microeconomics and macroeconomics)
    Language skillsProof of proficiency in English (CEFR: at least B2 level)
    AccreditationThe degree programme has been accredited by FIBAA.
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    Application deadlines

    You can apply for a place to study all year round. However, please pay attention to the application deadlines for the respective semesters:

    • 15 February for the summer semester / early bird deadline: 15 November
    • 31 July for the winter semester / early bird deadline: 15 May
    Current selection dates
    Application documents
    Information on application fees
    Personal selection procedure

    Please work the assignment provided in the download section. You will find all further information in the PDF.
     

    Your contact for the application process
    Christiane Weber
    Your contact for the application process

    Christiane Weber

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