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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.
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.
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.
(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.
|Scope and duration||120 CP (four semesters)|
|Degree||Master of Science (M. Sc.)|
|Type of study||Full-time programme|
|Course language||English (few elective courses in German)|
|Stay abroad||Voluntary; highly recommended|
|Size of courses||about 25 students|
|Application||Online application and personal selection procedure|
|Application fee||100 Euro|
|Requirements||Bachelor of Science in Economics, Business, Management or closely related disciplines with at least 180 CP|
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)
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 skills||Proof of proficiency in English (CEFR: at least B2 level)|
|Accreditation||The degree programme has been accredited by FIBAA.|
You can apply for a place to study all year round. However, please pay attention to the application deadlines for the respective semesters:
Early selection seminars for early bird applications:
The following documents are required for an application at the Faculty of Management and Economics, to be uploaded in the electronic Campus management system UWE. If you have already submitted an application at UW/H before, please use this UWE link.
As the selection seminars are rather complex, each applicant has to pay application fees to cover the expenses. These application fees will not be refunded in case admission is not granted. Please do not post any cash or cheques.
The application fees amount to 100.00 euros and are to be transferred to:
Private Universität Witten/Herdecke gGmbH
IBAN: DE06 4525 0035 0000 4530 35
Bank: Sparkasse Witten
Alternatively, you can transfer the fees to our PayPal account: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference: Application fees/Management and Economics + name of applicant
After a successful written application, we will invite you to a selection seminar at our university. We are looking for applicants with motivation, creativity, curiosity and dedication. In other words: It is your personality that counts, portrayed by previous commitment in entrepreneurial, social, practical, political or sports activities!
The selection seminar involves interviews with professors, research assistants and students. Further participants will be alumni and experts from business, culture and politics. We would like to get to know you better and to offer you the opportunity to get to know us as well.
Shortly after the selection date, we will inform you whether we can offer you a place to study.
Please work the assignment provided in the download section. You will find all further information in the PDF.