Hear the students first: Study Master Management at the Karls
The Karls is a different kind of university for people who are or who want to be different; specifically for those who want to make a difference. Students will find the Master Management to be an environment where management, cultural and social sciences, theory and practice, ethics and sustainability come together – and where these phenomena are not taken for granted, but where students reflect them critically and empathically. But also not less important, hear what the students have to say first!
Kai Feuchter, Alumnus Master Management
"People always say that rethinking management is nothing but a myth; a fake claim without substance. For this Master’s that is not true. I am seriously rethinking everything!"
Master Management: Some facts about the program
David Sixt, Alumnus Master Management
"This program frequently blows my mind and then challenges but also supports me to re-assemble it. It's fascinating!"
Master's degree Management: The Modules
Now, why choose between being a generalist or a specialist? In the Master Management you can become both. The common basis for all students is the modules in General Management (light blue) and Personal Skills (dark blue). You add to that an individual selection of two out of these six areas of Specialization (green):
- Creativity & Innovation
- Cultural Change & Society
- Human Resources & Diversity
- New Media
For detailed information about each module please see the module descriptions.
Study year 1
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Mischa Burmester, Alumnus Master Management
"The interconnectedness of modules within and across semesters is stunning. This Master's is definitively about 'Rethinking Management' and requires engagement on the brink of my comfort zone."
Master's degree Management: The Areas of Specialization
In our opinion the question of selecting your Areas of Specialization is mostly a matter of gut-feeling. It comes down to what you are interested in as a person. What feels right? What are you good at? What do you want to know more about?
But let's give you a helping hand. Here is some inspiration of the most popular combinations our Master Management students have gone for and what kind of job directions you might be looking at with them:
FAQs about the Master's program
Who is this study program for?
We are looking for students, who are interested in continuing and deepening their expertise and engagement in the fields of general management, business, economics, cultural and social sciences and ethics and sustainability. In regards to personality, we are looking for people with curiosity, open-mindedness and an engaged interest in our world and its further development towards a more sustainable, just and flourishing future to come.
Qualification requirements for enrolling into this consecutive master program you would need a Bachelor degree in economic or managerial sciences.
Information about all necessary application documents can be found here.
What is the teaching philosophy of the study program?
Karls has a unique approach towards learning, didactics and education. Basically, there is not the standard, spoon-feeding lecture, but more seminars with a participatory teaching approach. Specifically, in this Master program, this is characterised by a strong emphasis on critical reflection and intensive social inter-action in small classes. Various trainings offer possibilities for developing one’s theoretical skills alongside one’s practical business oriented and managerial practices.
Correspondingly to this understanding of education Karls has already followed for many years the “Principles for Responsible ManagementEducation” as part of the UN Global Compact.
What career options do you have with a Master in Management?
Studying a degree “Master in Management” at Karls equips students with capabilities and proficiencies required in all areas of International Management, including marketing, branding, HR consulting, analysis, CRM, coaching etc.
Moreover, for those who are interested in an academic career, there will be options for further postgraduate research at the PhD level with our partner universities.
What makes this program unique?
The master study program “Master in Management” at Karls is among the very few English-only programs in the German speaking countries. In particular, it has an edge with its focus on a culturalist and integral perspective that aims at understanding the interplay of managerial and business studies with cultural studies and communicative disciplines as well as transformational perspectives as an interwoven nexus.