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Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Management of Mid-Sized Companies

This master’s program will allow you to deepen your expertise: whether in financial, production, or project management or marketing, taxes or corporate leadership. As a commercial manager, you will take on responsibility for and further develop all processes along the company's value creation chain. Sustainably and digitally.

Your heart beats for...

... Analyze and plan, Decision-making, Communication, People, Responsibility, Practical part, Foreign language English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

You can also complete this degree program while you work, or expand it with an internship semester. This will allow you to gain practical experience. This may extend the duration of the program.


The degree already earned must include at least coursework in the following areas and scopes:

  • Business administration 70 credits
  • Economics 10 credits
  • Quantitative methods (in particular mathematics, statistics, operations research) including  business informatics 25 credits
  • Business English 5 credits
  • Bachelor's thesis 10 credits (the credits of the bachelor's thesis are not counted towards the other study components)

If credit points of up to 20 credits are missing, the examination board may, in consultation with the candidate, determine which additional achievements from the bachelor's degree program in business administration must be completed as a further prerequisite for enrollment. The additional achievements must be proven at the latest when registering for the Master's thesis and are not taken into account in the calculation of the final Master's grade.

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Business administration of mid-sized companies
  • Financial management
  • Corporate tax planning
  • Advanced business and commercial English
  • Business administration internship semester Part I

2. Semester

  • Strategic HR management
  • Business administration internship semester Part II
  • Production management
  • Empirical business research
  • Competition policy (elective)
  • Corporate succession and restructuring management (elective)

3. Semester

  • Project management
  • International marketing
  • Market research and purchasing behavior
  • Corporate management and controlling (elective)
  • HR management (elective)

4. Semester

  • Sustainable corporate governance (elective)
  • Supply chain management (elective)
  • Master thesis
  • Colloquium


  • Competition policy
  • Corporate succession and restructuring management
  • Corporate management and corporate controlling
  • HR management
  • Sustainable corporate governance
  • Supply chain management
Acquired Knowledge and Skills
  • Commercial specialist and methodological expertise, in particular skills on supporting and analyzing complex corporate projects (such as financial and HR planning, including investment calculation methods and corporate tax planning, production planning, change management, sustainability management)
  • Personal competence, in particular self-organization and self-reflection
  • Social skills, in particular the ability to work on a team and critical thinking skills
Job Profiles

As a master of management in mid-sized companies, you will enjoy a diverse range of career prospects:

  • Junior manager in finance and accounting, including non-financial reporting
  • Junior manager in controlling and production management
  • Junior manager in HR
  • Junior manager in marketing and strategic management
  • Commercial management
  • Project manager in a company or corporate consulting
  • Junior manager in public administration
  • founder of your own company
  • Successor in an existing company
Cooperation With Companies

We cooperate with mid-sized production companies from a variety of industries

  • Metalworking and electronics industry
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Food production
  • Service providers
  • Corporate consulting firms
Research in the Department
  • The Smart economy is our guiding idea
  • Digitization and digital transformation
  • Innovative, sustainable ways of doing business

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to decent work and economic growth
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to reduced inequalities
  • directly to responsible consumption and production
  • directly to life on land
  • directly to partnerships for the goals

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Management of Mid-Sized Companies
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study model:
Standard period of study:
4 semester
Summer semester, Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.02.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 01.04. – 15.07.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.01.
Currently no application possible