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  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Degree Award: Master of Arts
  • Language: German
  • admission limited
  • Special admission requirements

Management Consulting - Master's Programme

The degree program will be closed. It is no longer possible to apply.

Orientation and Goals

This degree programme qualifies for consulting activities in and for business organisations (e.g. external management consultancy, In-House Consulting, Meta-Consulting).

The University of Oldenburg and the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer are jointly offering this programme. The consecutive and practical study programme of “Management Consulting” (MMC) offers a clear profile building. MMC reacts, inter alia, to professionalisation requirements of the consulting industry.

After their studies, students will be capable of the following competences:


  • Specialist skills (e.g. enhanced business knowledge)
  • Analytical skills (e.g. abilities for performance-oriented planning, implementation and control of complex tasks)
  • Interdisciplinary expertise (e.g. understanding and classification of business entities and their environment)
  • Management skills (e.g. personal and social skills, management techniques, collaborative skills)
  • Specific consulting skills (e.g. consulting approaches and advisory roles).

Study Design and Contents

The Master Management Consulting includes:

Mandatory Modules (7 Modules = 42 ECTS)

  • Colloquium
  • Introduction to Consultancy
  • Consulting, Business Models and Communication
  • Interactions within Consultancy
  • Stages of Advisory Process
  • Consulting Project I
  • Consulting Project II

Extension Modules (9 out of 12 elective modules = 54 ECTS)

  • Coaching and Conflict Management
  • SME – Restructuring and Insolvency service
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Business Simulation
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Marketing Consultancy
  • Organisational and Management Concepts
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Organisational Behaviour and International Leadership
  • Extension Module I
  • Corporate Finance
  • Extension Module II

and the

Master Degree Module (24ECTS)

Teaching and Learning

The tight integration of consulting science and practice (e.g. real case studies) and modern teaching & learning approaches enable fundamental consulting skills as well as reflective knowledge of possibilities and limits of intervention.

Reasons for Studying

The individual courses will be held at both locations in Oldenburg and Emden. The University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer and the University of Oldenburg are among the medium-sized higher education institutions providing several advantages without facing drawbacks of such a magnitude. There is a pleasant and personal learning atmosphere without anonymity.

Graduates are awaiting numerous opportunities for their career entry. Beside the classical management consulting various entry opportunities such as internal management consultancies, consulting associations or other advisory organisations like in the field of training can be considered. Consulting expertise is becoming more and more a key qualification for executives, therefore graduates will have access to a wide range of entry-level opportunities in staff and line functions in industrial and service companies (for example, in the area of human resources and training).

Other professional fields include consulting and management-related activities in the public service and in the field of science (e.g. consulting research, organizational research, strategic management, coaching, mentoring). In addition, the first step into self-employment in the field of "Professional Services" is conceivable.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:

  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

An entry into the consulting industry is an extremely attractive career option with good promotion and earning opportunities. In numerous rankings on "favourite employers", consulting companies usually take place in top positions. The shortage of skilled workers also has a positive impact on the consulting industry, which is why the majority of companies see the recruitment of young talent as a major challenge in the coming years.

A career entry for graduates of the Management Consulting programme is particularly expected at external and internal management consultancies, consulting associations or other consulting organizations, such as meta consulting (e.g. in the field of training and further education).

In principle research and development in the still young area of management consultancy, especially meta consulting are also providing possible job opportunities.

Target Group/Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Economics or in a closely related field
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • If applicable, evidence of relevant professional experience or internships

Application/Admission Procedures

Application and enrolment take place at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer (in German)
This course of studies accepts a limited number of applicants, and application is only possible in the winter semester.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 15 July.

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