Master degree programme


Programme overview

  •  Leadership in SMEs 
  •  Managing SMEs 
  •  Entrepreneurship 
  •  Leadership in crisis situations 
  •  Corporate succession 
  •  Applications-based research 
  •  Business case study/business simulation 

Key Skills

Graduates of the Master programme will have the skills required to:

  • manage SMEs with a view to achieving company objectives, evaluating key management indicators and implementing appropriate responses based on their assessment;
  • lead staff in SMEs, with the aim of achieving corporate objectives;
  • set up their own business and execute growth strategies for SMEs;
  • drive forward targeted innovation processes within the company;
  • identify crisis situations in SMEs, and identify, implement and evaluate suitable corrective measures;
  • introduce controlling policies and tools in SMEs, assess their suitability and respond accordingly to the results generated;
  • analyse and evaluate key SME performance indicators, and develop and implement measures designed to achieve specific company objectives;
  • lead SMEs in crisis situations and take the necessary steps to resolve the crisis;
  • evaluate potential problems in the corporate succession process and implement appropriate responses;
  • complete the procedure of closing a business.

More detailed information on the Master programme Management of SME is given in German

(SME = Small and medium sized enterprises)

More info about applied research projects (School of Business)