Selection Process and Admission

On this site, you can find all information about how the selection process of applicants is organized.

Selection Process

For each applicant, an admission score is calculated based on the criteria listed below. All applicants are ranked according to their admission score. The Selection Committee reviews the ranking list and decides about the threshold score for admission to fill the places of the program. This means that the required score for admission is not set ex ante but ex post according to the number and quality of applications we receive.

The admission score is composed of the following criteria:

Average Bachelor's grade (final or preliminary)51 %
ECTS / credits in quantitative methods modules39 %
Average grade of the quantitative methods modules10 %

We award up to 10 points for your average bachelor's grade (GPA) according to the following table:

1.0 - 1.410 points
1.5 - 1.79 points
1.8 - 1.98 points
2.0 - 2.17 points
2.2 - 2.36 points
2.4 - 2.55 points
2.6 - 2.74 points
2.8 - 2.93 points
3.0 - 3.12 points
>=3.2

1 point

Notes:

  • Only the first digit after the decimal point counts. All decimal apart from the first one are are truncated (no rounding).
  • This table is based on the German grading system in which 1.0 is the highest grade and 4.0 is the lowest passing grade. Bachelor's grades from foreign universities are converted to the German grading system by Uni Assist according to the "modified Bavarian formula".On this website you can find further information on how to convert your grade from the American GPA system (4.0 to 2.0) into the German grading system. This example can be easily transferred to other grading systems.
  • If you have not completed your Bachelor's studies yet, you can apply with a preliminary Bachelor's grade. In this case, please read the instructions "Missing Bachelor's Degree" here.

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration supports a quantitative approach to economics and management. Students learn how to make decisions based on mathematical-statistical reasoning and to evaluate decisions ex-post. Therefore, strong quantitative skills are required. The quantitative part of your qualifying degree (usually your bachelor’s degree) is evaluated by counting the ECTS / credit points you received by completing quantitative modules. A maximum of 10 points can be given for the quantitative portion of the bachelor’s degree program. The quantitative portion of the bachelor’s degree program is assigned points in the following manner:

>= 30 ECTS10 points
25 - 29 ECTS9 points
22 - 24 ECTS8 points
19 - 21 ECTS7 points
16 - 18 ECTS6 points
13 - 15 ECTS5 points
10 - 12 ECTS4 points
7 - 9 ECTS3 points
4 - 6 ECTS2 points
<= 3 ECTS1 points

We consider only modules in which quantitative methods are taught and we do not count modules in which they are solely applied. Typical examples of quantitative modules are:

  • mathematics / analysis / (linear) algebra
  • stochastics / statistics / probability calculus
  • econometrics / empirical economics
  • quantitative methods of economics / management
  • operations research

Typical application modules which are not considered as quantitative methods courses:

  • macro and microeconomics
  • finance / accounting
  • (theory of) decision making
  • (business) informatics
  • marketing / market research
  • operations management

Please note: We do only consider quantitative modules which were completed as part of your bachelor's degree. In plain language: You cannot enroll in an additional bachelor in mathematics program to complete additional quantitative modules.

Apart from the number of ECTS / credits in quantitative modules, we take the (weighted) average grade of your quantitative modules into account. For this grade, we award up t0 10 points according to the following table:

1.0 - 1.410 points
1.5 - 1.79 points
1.8 - 1.98 points
2.0 - 2.17 points
2.2 - 2.36 points
2.4 - 2.55 points
2.6 - 2.74 points
2.8 - 2.93 points
3.0 - 3.12 points
>= 3.21 points

Notes:

  • This table is identical with the table above for the average bachelor's grade.
  • Ungraded modules are not considered for this criterion (but account for the ECTS / credits in quantitative modules).
  • Only the first digit after the decimal point counts. All decimal apart from the first one are are truncated (no rounding).
  • This table is based on the German grading system in which 1.0 is the highest grade and 4.0 is the lowest passing grade. Bachelor's grades from foreign universities are converted to the German grading system according to the "modified Bavarian formula".
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Important Notice

Please note that this tool is created to the best of our knowledge. However, no legal claim can be made based on the score calculated by this tool. Solely the score calculated in the selection process is legally binding. Please keep in mind that the score is calculated according to your data entries. This is particularly relevant for the correct calculation of your ECTS in quantitative modules and the conversion of your Bachelor's grade (for international applicants by using the "modified Bavarian formula").

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