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Business Mathematics, M.Sc.

Program overview

In the Business Mathematics master’s program, you advance and expand your technical knowledge of math and business. The focus of the program is on applying mathematical methods to economic problems. Particular value is placed on flexibility and students’ ability to individually design their studies based on their interests while still ensuring they receive thorough and advanced training in the program content. Students’ mathematical skills are supplemented and expanded in a specialization component. The program also includes a business component of equal importance. Right from the start students can choose different fields of economics or business, in which they would like to shape their own individual technical profile.

DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credit points120
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other master’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a first university degree qualifying them for professional work. Further information can be found in the degree program’s study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

The Business Mathematics master’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission.

Knowledge of English is useful as some course / modules are offered in English. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

Program structure

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of four semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies. You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations.

Content and modules

The master’s degree program in Business Mathematics consists of modules which combine curriculum content on a specific topic and often include various study and teaching formats like lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the modules in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). In the MTS you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more. The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.

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During the program, students have the option of completing a non-university internship worth 6 LP. All additional details can be found in the study program’s internship regulations.

Stays abroad

The study program structure provides an opportunity for students to complete a stay abroad within the standard period of study. The Faculty has staff to assist you with selecting a university and putting together a schedule. You can obtain general information about stays abroad from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

In the master’s program, you advance and expand your technical knowledge of math and business. You acquire further interdisciplinary skills qualifying you for independent science work or autonomous tasks in a professional career. These skills also aid you in critically integrating new scientific findings and implementing them in a targeted manner. The master’s program teaches students how to reduce economic problems to their mathematical form. They are also able to use or further develop existing methods to work out and implement solutions, particularly by using computers. Based on your specialization, you also have thorough knowledge of the resulting focuses of study in math, business, and economics.

After your studies

The areas of work available to our graduates are just as diverse as the range of mathematical applications. Graduates find work in industry, business and administration, research institutes, universities, and universities of applied science. Our graduates are particularly sought after in business fields, for instance in operations research, organization and planning, investment banking, consulting, insurance, logistics, and the computer industry, as well as in all types of research institutions.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Graduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board