What is the PreMaster program?
The PreMaster semester at the Karls is a full-time, one-semester preparation course in English which is offered every fall semester. It starts in September and ends in February. In this period you will get the relevant knowledge and skills in business management, economics, scientific working and others in modules from our Bachelor programs which prepare and qualify you for a successful start in our "Management" Master's program beginning in March of every year.
The PreMaster semester contains two tracks: One for German students and one for international students. Whilst the basis is the same in both tracks, German students will have an extra insight into the Global Economy in order to train you about international contexts. Students coming from international contexts will instead look into the German Business Culture in order to familiarize yourself with the context of your new home and to open possibilities to find a job in Germany already during your studies.
Once you have successfully completed the PreMaster semester you will receive an official PreMaster certificate and a corresponding Transcript of Records to show for your achievements.
So, on the one hand, the PreMaster semester is a means to help you gain and fulfil the possibly necessary formal requirements to enter into the Karls' Master's program. On the other hand, though, it gives you a lot more.
The PreMaster starts every winter semester in September.
Elena Schmidt, BBA (Germany), voluntary PreMaster
"This program provides a unique opportunity to refresh my knowledge and get familiar with the Karls early on. The positive experiences I've made in the PreMaster confirm my decision to do my Master's here 100%!"
Silvia Vásquez, Bachelor in Law (Colombia), PreMaster
"The PreMaster, to me, means the chance to explore a field and a diversity I would otherwise not have been able to explore. It makes me appreciate and enjoy the challenge of studying abroad even more. This has definitely been the right choice for me."