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Master Preparatory Programme Business/Tech

We help you prepare for your Master's programme at UE with our preparatory programme. In just one semester you gain all the skills needed to pass the admission requirements at UE, so you can boost your career with a master's programme in Business, IT or Tech at UE.


Your benefits of the master preparatory programme:


  • Optimal preparation for Master studies
  • Boost for linguistic competence (esp. English)
  • Boost for IT/Tech competence
  • Orientation assistance for varied study programs
  • Smooth segue into on-campus studies in Germany
  • Successful completion linked to high success rate in Master studies
  • Invest in your career: the tuition fee for the preparatory programme will be awarded as a credit for your subsequent master's programme at UE (final semester)


You will learn:


  • Advanced-level English (IELTS level 6)
  • Office package plus additional skills (i.e. IT/programming)
  • Statistics (including preparatory course in Master Data Science)
  • Scientific Writing
  • Culture Skills/Networking
  • Setting up and completing a final project


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Information about the UE master preparatory programme

Study start

Study start

March & September 

Teaching language

Teaching language


Tuition fee

Tuition fee

EU applicants: € 4,925

Non-EU applicants: € 5,468


The fee will be rewarded as credit for your subsequent Master's programme at UE (final semester).


Find out more on UE's fees and finance here or ask your student advisor for help.

Campus and Virtual Tour

Campus and Virtual Tour

Hamburg & Berlin


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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree 


IELTS 5 EN level




18 hours per Semester week


Connected Masters programmes and how to apply

The Master Preparatory Programme is available for the following Master's at UE:


  • M.Sc. Software Engineering*, 60, 90, 120 ECTS
  • M.Sc. Data Science*, 60, 90, 120 ECTS
  • M.Sc. International Business Management*, 60, 90, 120 ECTS
  • M.A. International Sport & Event Management, 60, 90, 120 ECTS
  • Master of Business Administration, 60, 90 ECTS


Should you wish to add the Master Preparatory Programme to your Master, please use the UE online application portal and choose "Preparatory Programmes" as Programme type and apply for the MPP. Please then apply for both, the Preparatory Programme and the Master's programme of your choice. 


*in accreditation process


The Master's preparatory programme consists of 18 hours per week (HPW). Learn more about the course content in the curriculum.


Distribution of the semester hours per week


  • Advanced-level English (IELTS level 6) (6 HPW)
    • Academic Reading, General Training Reading
    • Academic Writing, General Training Writing
    • Advanced Speaking Skills


  • Office package plus additional skills (i.e. IT/programming) (6 HPW)
    • Programming knowledge based on basic tools
    • Basic training as preparation for the challenges in the job


  • Statistics (including preparatory course in Master Data Science) (3 HPW)
    • knowledge of the statistical concepts variable and test level
    • ability to make and interpret descriptive graphs
    • basic knowledge of statistical concepts from sample theory
    • first introduction and basic skills in programming


  • Scientific Writing (3 HPW)
    • formulating a research question, structuring a paper and writing about insights
    • basic principles of argumentation
    • how to present a coherent argument
    • how to use secondary sources and attribute these correctly


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