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Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Management of Mid-Sized Companies

The master's program is designed for motivated bachelor's graduates who want to expand their basic business knowledge in a practical and at the same time scientifically sound manner. The focus of the program is on the processes as well as issues and structures in mid-sized companies.

What is the significance of digital transformation for mid-sized companies today and what opportunities will arise for management decisions tomorrow? How can large amounts of data in different digital application systems be combined, structured and efficiently evaluated in a solution-oriented manner? How do sustainability requirements and legal requirements for sustainability reporting change entrepreneurial actions in mid-sized companies? Which new mobile forms of work will prevail in producing companies in the future, depending on the activities? Is it necessary to lead and guide employees differently for new forms of work? How will the financial management and the tax management of mid-sized companies change due to improved evaluation possibilities? What influence do legal requirements have on management decisions?

If you are looking for answers to these and other exciting questions in the context of managing mid-sized companies, then this degree program is the right choice for your professional advancement.


Our educational concept puts problem-oriented learning at the center of the courses. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to master the current and future tasks in the management of medium-sized manufacturing companies.

The courses are divided into lectures, exercises and seminars, most of which are held in German, but some are also held in English. The lectures serve to convey the contents of the modules. In exercises and seminars, topics are explored in greater depth, solutions are worked out, projects are carried out and theses are critically examined. Guest lectures and workshops by external experts and executives integrate SME-related topics practically into the course of study. Graduates of the program can take on responsible specialist and management tasks in mid-sized companies, for example:

  • Junior executive in finance and accounting, including non-financial reporting
  • Junior executive in controlling and production management
  • Junior executive in human resources
  • Junior executive in marketing and strategic management
  • Commercial management
  • Project manager in a company or in a consulting firm
  • Junior executive in public administration
  • Founder of their own company
  • Successor to an existing company

The successful completion of the program also qualifies graduates for a scientific career at a university of applied sciences, university or research institute, including the possibility of a doctorate.

Entry requirements

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

  • Business administration 70 credits
  • Economics 10 credits
  • Quantitative methods (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)


For elective options in the second, third, and fourth semesters, please refer to the program schedule. Three of the following six specializations are to be chosen:

  • Competion policy
  • Corporate succession and restructuring management
  • Corporate management and corporate control
  • Human resources management
  • Compliance management systems
  • Sustainable corporate governance


The program consists of four semesters, during which elective modules can be taken in addition to mandatory modules on the management of mid-sized companies. In the fourth semester, students write their master's thesis and defend it in a colloquium.


Topics: Economy, Management
Start: Winter semester, Summer semester
Duration: 4 semester
Credit points: 120 ECTS
Mode of study: Full-time
Acceptance: Restricted acceptance
Dual study program: Not possible
Location: Lemgo
Department: Business sciences
Course language: German
Foreign semester: Not required
Accredited by: AQAS e.V.
Preparatory course: no

Application Period

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 01.04. – 31.08.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.02.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 01.04. – 15.07.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 25.01.

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