OTH Regensburg offers this Master's degree programme as a full-time programme with a standard duration of 3 semesters.
To find out more about this programme, please visit the programme page on the OTH Regensburg website.
1. Admission requirements
a) Applicants should hold a first degree in a relevant programme in international business studies in which they have obtained an overall grade of “good” (2.5) or better, or hold an equivalent German or international degree in which they will generally have been awarded 210 ECTS credits but not less than 180 credits. The relevance and/or equivalence of the degree and the equivalence of qualifications obtained at international institutions will be assessed by the Master Commission based on Article 63 of the Bavarian Higher Education Act.
b) Adequate proficiency in English. Applicants will either have completed a first degree programme according to a) that was held mainly in English, or they will have acquired adequate international experience (studies abroad in the English language) according to b) or have adequate subject-related practical knowledge (an international internship in English) according to c). Alternatively, applicants will provide proof of English proficiency at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Acceptability will be decided by the Master Commission.
c) Programme-specific aptitude. Applicants who have completed their first degree programme “with distinction” (1.0-1.2 in the German grading system) or who can show they are among the top 10 per cent of graduates from that programme are not required to provide any additional evidence of their aptitude to be admitted to this Master programme and are thus exempt from the proof of aptitude test. Please be aware that letters written by professors or lecturers regarding performance in single classes will not be considered. The certificate confirming the applicant’s completion of their first degree programme among the top 10 per cent will have to be issued by a central university administration unit and must outline the total size of the respective cohort.
d) Applicants who have obtained less than 210 credits from their first degree will be required to make good the shortfall within the first two subject semesters in order to pass the Master examination. The Master Commission will compare the curriculum of their first degree with the curriculum of the Bachelor of European Business Studies offered at OTH Regensburg to identify the theoretical modules still needed to achieve a total of 210 credits which the applicant is required to meet retrospectively. The theoretical modules must be completed within one year from the start of the programme. The relevant sections of the Study and Examination Regulations for the Bachelor of European Business Studies apply to the retrospective achievement of these requirement
The admission requirements are established by the Study and Examination Rules (SPO).
2. Admission process
All applications must be submitted electronically through the application online portal OTH application portal.
1 May - 15 June (start of studies 1 October)
Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.
2.2. Proof of aptitude test
Applicants will be invited to the proof of aptitude test via email after the end of the application deadline. Only applications that fulfil the formal admission requirements will be considered.
An applicant’s aptitude for the programme is demonstrated by an oral test, the date and duration of which shall be determined by the selection committee. The oral test can be carried out as an oral electronic distance examination (via video conference software).
During the test, applicants must prove the existence of the necessary basic knowledge in the subject area, especially in the following three fields:
1. International business management and intercultural competence
3. Application documents
- Bachelor's degree certificate + transcript of records *
- If the final degree documents have not been issued yet: provisional transcript of records or degree documents
- If the Bachelor's degree was completed abroad: VPD from Uni-Assist **
- If you studied in Germany before: exmatriculation certificate from previous university (if not available yet, it can be submitted during enrolment)*
- Higher education entrance qualification (higher secondary school certificate)
- Proof of English proficiency
Documents must be presented in German or English (or together with a certified translation into German or English).
* If the final Bachelor's degree certificate cannot be produced by the application deadline, then you should submit the provisional certificates and transcripts of records. The final degree documents must in this case be submitted upon enrolment or until the end of the first semester at the very latest.
** The VPD evaluation report is an essential part of your application and must be submitted at the latest before the application deadline at OTH Regensburg. If you have not obtained your VPD yet, you must apply for it directly at Uni-Assist. Processing your VPD application can take up to 6 weeks, so make sure to apply early. If you have any questions about the status of your application for VPD, please contact uni-assist directly. The VPD process is separate from the application process at OTH Regensburg. If you will not be able to submit the VPD document in the OTH application portal before the final deadline, your application will not be considered.