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Business Management, MSc

University of Leeds, the United Kingdom

University of Leeds

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About Business Management, MSc - at University of Leeds

This course provides a unique opportunity to gain a high quality UK Masters degree in Germany, through part-time study at the German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS) in Heilbronn.

Through this special partnership between Leeds University Business School and GGS, the course has been specifically designed for career starters who are already in employment and aspire to take on management roles. The course is taught in English by Leeds University Business School and is delivered on weekends at GGS in Heilbronn, allowing you to combine your studies with your career. The course includes an optional study week at Leeds University Business School where you will be able to attend lectures, meet students and visit UK-based companies.

Teaching on the course is informed by Leeds University Business School's research knowledge in a range of management areas, giving you access to the latest business trends and real-world challenges as they unfold. You will be part of a small course group which maintains a focus on interactive learning that is based on your experiences and motivations.

  • Course content

    You will study a range of compulsory modules across two years of study, covering key topics within Business Management. The intensive on-campus sessions at GGS will include a mixture of learning and assessment methods, aimed to equip you with the professional skills you will need to function effectively as a manager. The MSc Project is the culmination of the course and provides an opportunity to integrate, apply and further develop the skills and knowledge you'll have gained from your other modules.

    You may also choose to take the optional Leeds Week and/or take part in the GGS international study tours.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Accounting for Managers 15 credits
    • Marketing Management 15 credits
    • International Business 15 credits
    • Operations Management 15 credits
    • Managing Change 15 credits

    Year 2

    Compulsory modules

    • Research Methods 15 credits
    • Strategic Management 15 credits
    • Executive Skills 15 credits
    • Human Resource Management: An International Perspective 15 credits
    • Project 30 credits
    • Digital Business 15 credits

    For more information on typical modules, read Business Management MSc in the course catalogue

    Learning and teaching

    We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help you make the most of your studies. These will include lectures, guest presentations, company visits, group projects and discussions, role plays and case studies. Independent study is also vital for this course allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.


    You'll be assessed using methods such as exams, reports, essays, project work, presentations and essays. This diversity enables you to develop a broad range of skills as preparation for professional life and your career development.

  • Applying, fees and funding

    Entry requirements

    A German Bachelor degree with a minimum 2.5 grade point average or equivalent qualification.

    You must also be in full-time employment or self-employment for the duration of the course. If you are unsure if you meet our employment requirements, we'll be happy to take a look at your individual circumstances.

    As part of the selection process, you will be expected to take part in an admissions interview in English at GGS in Heilbronn.

    A German Bachelor degree with a minimum 2.5 grade point average or equivalent qualification.

    English language requirements

    IELTS 6.0 overall.

    How to apply

    Applications must be made to GGS in the first instance and not to the University of Leeds. You will need to complete the online form provided on the GGS website and provide all requested documents to complete your application. You can find out more information about how to apply on the GGS website .

    The Leeds University Business School admissions policy is available below.

    Admissions policy

    Leeds University Business School Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy


    UK/EU: See fees section below

    International: See fees section below

    Visit the GGS website for information on fees relating to this course.

    Additional cost information

    The course is based at GGS and you will be expected to pay for travel to/from GGS, and if necessary accommodation at GGS, to complete the weekend classes.

    There are two optional trips available to students. See details below.
    Optional international study tour for students, alumni and staff to key business destinations. The price of the international study tour is dependent on the destination, which is subject to change each year. If you choose to take part you will be expected to pay all the associated costs. Costs of previous and planned trips are available from GGS.

    The Leeds Week is an optional trip to Leeds. You will be expected to pay travel costs (including flights and train travel). You will be expected to pay for activities, events and other items that are not explicitly part of the organised Leeds Week. Your accommodation, travel and meals as outlined in the organised itinerary will be covered by Leeds University Business School.

    There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

    Scholarships and financial support

    The Dieter Schwarz Foundation supports courses at GGS. For the current incoming class, the Foundation provides successful applicants with a scholarship to cover 50% of tuition fee costs. Please note, this may be subject to review annually. In addition to the Dieter Schwarz Foundation, numerous other institutions and foundations in Germany offer a variety of scholarships .

    You can find out more on the GGS website.

  • Career opportunities

    You will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of business management and professional skills to take on management challenges and roles in complex environments. Many of our graduates continue to work in Germany in a number of sectors including recruitment, engineering and investment banking.

    Careers support

    We help you to achieve your career ambitions by providing a supportive and nurturing environment that is focused on your motivations and experiences. You may choose to participate in our active GGS mentoring programme which pairs you with a mentor GGS alumni community to provide career and study support.

    The optional Leeds Week will also provide the opportunity to build networks with staff and students at Leeds University Business School as well as managers at a range of British companies.

  • Entry requirements

    A German Bachelor degree with a minimum 2.5 grade point average or equivalent qualification.

    Language requirements
    IELTS 6.0 overall

    This course is taught in Germany

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