Double degree

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Students of the Faculty of Economic Sciences have the opportunity to earn two degrees in two countries within the regular study period and to gain experience abroad at the same time. Such a double degree is possible within the framework of the cooperation with our renowned partner universities ICN Business School Artem (ICN) in Nancy/France, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) in Groningen/the Netherlands, University of Twente (UT) in Enschede/the Netherlands and Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow/Russia.

Business administration bachelor and master students can apply for the programme with ICN Nancy.

Business administration bachelor students can apply for the programme with the University of Twente from the summer semester 2020.

Business Master students in Major Marketing and Minor Finance or Minor Information Systems have the possibility to participate in the double degree programme with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Information Systems Master students can apply for the program with HSE Moscow.

IMPORTANT: In order to participate in a double degree program, one must first apply for the regular bachelor/master place at WWU and then enroll. Only after that it is possible to apply for a double degree program at IRC.

Here you can find more detailed information on the respective degree:

  • Double Bachelor Programme of WWU and ICN Nancy/France

    Students with a Bachelor's degree in business studies can apply for the programme with the ICN Business School Artem in Nancy.

    Graduates of the double bachelor program receive the degrees Bachelor of Science from the University of Münster and Diplôme ICN Bachelor Sup'Est from ICN Business School Artem.

    As a participant in the programme, you will complete the first four semesters of the Bachelor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in Münster. The fifth and sixth semesters include the study and the writing of the bachelor thesis in Nancy. More information about the programme can be found on the website of the host university.

    In the English programme, the first semester in Nancy consists of courses which add up to 30 ECTS. In the second semester in Nancy, courses of 26 ECTS and a bachelor thesis of 4 ECTS are added. Here you can find the course list (changes possible).

    In the French programme, courses of 30 ECTS are taken in the first semester in Nancy. In the second semester in Nancy, courses of 20 ECTS as well as a bachelor thesis (4 ECTS) and a 3-5 months internship including internship report and oral exam (6 ECTS) are added. Here you can find the course list (changes possible).

    The application deadlines for the double Bachelor's degree are the same as the regular application deadline. Therefore you apply during your 3rd semester in the period from 15th December to 15th January.

    Please refer to the application documents for a regular exchange place on the corresponding website. Please submit proof that you have a very good knowledge of French (comparable level B2) if you choose the French program, and a very good knowledge of English (comparable level B2) if you choose the English program. The courses of the first two semesters in Münster must be taken before the start of the semester abroad.

    Students of the double degree programme with Nancy generally receive ERASMUS funding for the entire year.

  • Double Master Programme of WWU and ICN Nancy/France

    Master students of business administration can apply for the programme with the ICN Business School Artem in Nancy.

    Graduates of the double-master programme receive the degree Master of Science from the University of Münster and the Diplôme Master ICN Grande Ecole, grade Master from ICN Business School Artem.

    As a participant in the programme, you will complete the first two semesters of the Master's programme at the Faculty of Economic Sciences in Münster. In order to avoid an extension of the duration of your studies by the program, you should already at the beginning of your Master's studies align your course choice with the program schedule, since you will be studying Minor Management in Nancy due to the study orientation there. The third semester includes the Master's programme in Nancy. You will take compulsory courses amounting to 16 ECTS as well as optional and advanced courses in your chosen major amounting to 14 ECTS. The fourth semester includes an internship including an internship report and a master thesis in Nancy. The teaching languages are English and/or French. Please note that some modules are only offered in a specific language. Here you can find the course list (changes possible).

    Master students apply before the start of the Master's program from September 1-15, due to the necessary changes in the curriculum. Please note that a successful application for the program requires a successful admission to the Master's program at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität.

    Please refer to the application documents for a regular exchange place on the corresponding website. Please submit proof that you have a very good knowledge of French and/or English (comparable level B2).

    Students of the double degree programme with Nancy usually receive an ERASMUS grant for the whole year.

  • Double Master Programme of WWU and RUG Groningen/Netherlands

    The double degree programme with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is only open to Master students of Major Marketing and Minor Finance or Minor Information Systems.

    Graduates of the double-degree programme Münster-Groningen receive the degrees Master of Science (Major Marketing, Minor Finance/Information Systems) of the University of Münster and the Master of Science in Marketing, Specialization Marketing Intelligence of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

    As a participant in the programme you will complete the first two semesters of the Master at the Faculty of Economic Sciences in Münster. In order to avoid an extension of the duration of your studies by the programme, you should already align your course choice with the programme schedule at the beginning of your Master's programme . The third and fourth semester include the Master's programme and the Master's thesis in Groningen. Here you can find the schedule for the study in Münster and Groningen. For further information please visit the website of the Marketing Center.

    The application deadlines for the double master's programme at RUG are before the regular application deadline. Therefore, you apply for your 1st semester in the period from 1-15 December.

    Please refer to the application documents for a regular exchange place on the corresponding website. Please note that contrary to the requirements for a regular exchange, the letter of motivation may contain 2 pages.

    There is a fee for studying at the University of Groningen. The tuition fees are currently about 2.000 EUR per year. ERASMUS funding is therefore unfortunately excluded. But Marketing Alumni Münster e.V. provides a scholarship for this program every semester. The scholarship amounts to 1,000 EUR. The application and selection is done by Marketing Alumni Münster e.V. The application deadline is April 15th. For further details please see the flyer.

  • Double Bachelor Programme of WWU and UT Enschede/Netherlands

    Business administration bachelor students can apply for the programme "International Business Administration - Learning Across Borders" with the University of Twente in Enschede/Netherlands.

    Graduates of the double Bachelor's programme are awarded the degrees Bachelor of Science of the University of Münster and the University of Twente.

    As a participant in the programme you will complete the first three full semesters as well as the first term of the fourth semester of the bachelor programme at the School of Business and Economics in Münster. From the second term of the fourth semester onwards, the programme starts at the University of Twente with an internship supervised by UT. The fifth and sixth semesters include studying and writing the bachelor thesis, also at UT. Here you can find the programme description.

    Applications for the double Bachelor's degree are made during the regular application period in the summer semester. Therefore, you apply in your second semester in the period from July 15 to August 15. The stay abroad begins in the second term of the fourth semester.

    Please refer to the application documents for a regular exchange place on the corresponding website. Please submit proof that you have a very good command of English (comparable level B2). The courses of the first two semesters in Münster must be taken before the start of the semester abroad.

    There is a fee for studying at the University of Twente. The tuition fees are currently around 2,200 EUR per year. ERASMUS funding is therefore unfortunately excluded.

  • Double Master Programme of WWU and HSE Moscow/Russia

     Master students of Information Systems can apply for the program with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

    Graduates of the double master program receive the degrees Master of Science from the University of Münster and Master of Business Informatics from the Higher School of Economics.

    As a participant in the programme you will complete the first two semesters of the Master's programme at the Faculty of Economics in Münster. In order to avoid extending the duration of your studies through the program, you should align your course selection with the program schedule right at the beginning of your Master's studies, as you will be studying in Moscow, where you will specialize in Big Data. The third semester includes the Master's programme in Moscow. During this course you will take courses amounting to 24 ECTS. The fourth semester consists of an internship and the master thesis. The language of instruction is English. Here you can find the course list (changes possible).

    The application deadlines for the double master's programme at HSE are before the regular application deadline. Therefore, you apply for your 1st semester in the period from December 1-15.

    Please refer to the application documents for a regular exchange place on the corresponding website.

    Students of the double degree program with HSE may apply for PROMOS funding after the confirmation through IRC.

If you have any questions regarding double degrees, please contact Olga Lunina.