Preparation Semester

For applicants who have a degree in another field of study other than Business Administration, e.g. Computer Science, Political Science, Law or Engineering, EBS Universität offers a preparatory semester which teaches the business administration knowledge required for the Master programme.

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Markus Herzger
Student Recruitment Manager Master and MBA Programmes
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Active participation in university ranking

CHE Ranking
2020 / 2021

Top 25 performing universities in student mobility

2019 Top Performers

No. 6 in business administration // No. 8 in law

University Ranking 2019

3 Palmes Of Excellence // No. 2 in Germany

Business Schools Ranking in Germany 2019

No. 7 // Germany’s best universities // business administration

University Ranking 2018

No. 2

Business Studies Comparison 2017

No. 1

University Ranking 2017 - Business Studies Universities in Germany

No. 7

University Ranking 2017 - Business Studies Master Universities in Germany

Superior Research & Employability

Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017 - Full-time MBA

The study programmme

Uncomplicated and fast: In just one semester you will gain the skills needed to complete a Business Administration Master Programme at the EBS Universität.

For a career in industry: After the preparatory semester you can continue your studies with one of our prestigious Master Programmes in Management, Automotive Management, Finance or Real Estate.

Flexible: You can choose whether you wish to start your preparatory semester in Autumn or Spring.

Wide-ranging fundamental knowledge: The Preparation Semester includes the fields of Accounting & Control, Finance, Marketing & Strategy, Statistics & Econometrics and Mathematical Economics

Programme structure

  • Study duration: 1 Semester
  • Language: English
  • Start: Annually in Fall Term and Spring Term
  • ECTS: 30
  • Major Field of Study: Management

The preparatory semester offers you ideal preparation in all relevant fields of economics for a Master programme at the EBS. You learn the key basic knowledge for Business Administration and gain in-depth insight into economic interrelationships.


  • Accounting & Control
  • Finance, Marketing & Strategy
  • Statistics & Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics

Course of studies


Studienverlauf Master Start Fall Term EN


Studienverlauf Master Start Spring Term EN


Personal Development & Competencies

Other Achievements


Identify potentials - Your road to EBS Universität
You have submitted your application for both a study place in our Master of Science Programme and for a place in the Preparation Semester. Given the fact that you have a bachelor degree, our Admissions Committee is currently verifying whether you are required to participate in a preparatory semester to be admitted to the Master Programme.

Admission requirements

To take part in the Master Selection Process, you are required to submit the following documents:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits
  • Accelerated Track: Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of 210 ECTS credits and minimum one semester abroad
  • Have completed at least ten weeks of internships during or after your first degree
  • TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent. Training and tests are also possible at the EBS Language Center.
  • Valid GMAT or GRE with good quantitative results or participation in our internal EBSgrad test. Training and tests are also possible at the EBS Language Center.

If all requirements are fulfilled after a detailed evaluation, you will receive an invitation to an individual selection interview.

Master Selection Day

If your application documents meet our admission requirements, we will invite you to take part in the Master Selection Interview, which is held either on campus or via video conference. The interview consists of a 50-minute verbal interview, during which your motivation, social competence and communication skills will be assessed.

The decision

The Master Selection Day is both demanding and exciting. We know that and ease the burden on our applicants by communicating the results as quickly as possible and, as a rule, promptly. That enables everyone involved to plan dependably at an early stage.

A study place offer can also be converted into a study place reservation for the following year upon application.

Tuition Fees

First-class education in a private institution

The quality of teaching is our focus: EBS Universität represents one of the best management training throughout the German-speaking world. As a private university, we finance ourselves to a large extent from tuition fees.

  • The tuition fee for the Preparation Semester is 3,500 euro

Motivation and performance are your drive

We try to allow excellent candidates access to our studies, regardless of their economic situation. Decisive factors here are performance, motivation and personality. The selection of funding of studies is diverse and often a combination of the different options is useful. Take a look at our Study Finance Overview and find out which offer best suits you.

  • Scholarships
    Financial and/or non-material support, no repayment, no interest

    EBS Universität herself, but also independent foundations offer scholarships in different style and performance.

  • Education Fund
    Financial and moral support – if necessary, repayment including interest rates. The repayment starts only after graduation

    EBS Alumni e.V., the alumni association of EBS Universität, supports students of EBS Universität through a separate education fund.

  • Financing
    Financial support by financial institutions – repayment including interest rates: The repayment generally starts after signing the contract

    Traditional financing from banks or financial institutions may be a good option to finance studies completely or in parts. The KfW Student Loan or the financing model of the Nassauische Sparkasse, for example.

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After successfully completing my Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, I came to the conclusion that I needed a deeper understanding of business contexts in order to achieve my career goals. During my search for the ideal study programme, I quickly realized that there was nothing comparable to the Preparation Semester at EBS Universität. The semester has provided me with a comprehensive overview all kinds of business issues and prepared me in the best possible way. Regardless of what you have studied before, the Preparation Semester at EBS Universität prepares you perfectly for all Master programmes.

Andreas Weiske
Andreas Weiske
EBS alumnus // Managing Partner, Amanthos GmbH & Co. KG