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Important Regulations

This section provides you information on the study-plan and central examination regulations. Please contact the counseling service for enrolled MMT students, if you have further questions.

What documents do I receive upon successful completion of the Master's program?
Following successful completion of the Master’s examinations you will receive:

  • The Master's Diploma in German and in English showing that you have obtained the academic qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.).
  • The Master’s Certificate in German and English, which includes the title of your Master’s Thesis and the overall grade achieved.
  • A Transcript of Records in German, which lists all the modules you have successfully completed and the courses contained in them, including the ECTS points awarded.
  • A Diploma Supplement in English, which gives detailed information about the form and level of the Master’s qualification, the status of the LMU Munich as well as a description of the Master’s Program.

Which master degree do I receive?
After completing the Master program, the academic degree “Master of Science”, abbreviated as M.Sc. is conferred.

What happens if I haven't achieved the required 120 ECTS-credits after the 4th semester?
The regular period of study consists of 4 semester. The maximum study period is 6 semester, within this time the 120 ECTS points have to be achieved.

How are grades calculated?
In some courses, grades will be based on multiple forms of evaluation (e.g. a final exam and presentation), called “partial evaluations”.

  • For such courses, the final grade is the arithmetic mean of the grades earned in each partial evaluation.
  • Final grades are calculated exactly up to two decimal places.
  • Grades equal to or less than a 4,00 are passing, grades greater than 4,00 (meaning 4,01+) result in the grade 5,0 (fail).
  • A 5,0 in a single partial evaluation can thus be compensated for by getting better grades in the other partial evaluations, so that the average is above a 4,0.
  • This opportunity, however, no longer applies if the student failed to make a reasonable attempt for a partial evaluation (e.g. by not showing up to an exam) for reasons within their control. In this case, the final grade is a 5,0.

Free examination attempt (in German "Freier Prüfungsversuch"/short: fPV) and Grade Improvement:

  • What is the Meaning of free examination attempt?
    The first module examination attempt not passed within the regular period of study may be “free”.
  • Is it possible to improve a grade?
    A passed module examination can be improved once at the next regular/possible date
  • Are there any modules excluded from the grade improvement?
    Master Thesis
  • Which grade is relevant?
    The better one
  • How often may I improve my module grade?
    Only once
  • Which examination will be relevant in case both grades are the same?
    The later one
  • Are there any deadlines to be considered in case I want to improve my grade?
    The next regular date
  • What is the meaning of next regular date?
    Next time this module or examination will be offered
  • In case the module contains several specific courses what has to be considered?
    The grade from the first examination can be improved by a better grade from a different specific course within this module at the next possible date. Any module can be selected only once.
  • If I am on approved leave (holiday semester) can I improve my grade?
    Only in case if the previous module examination was not passed.
    (passed module examinations cannot be repeated during the approved absence)
  • When does it make sense to improve my grade?
    In case of a bad day, otherwise this creates additional workload
  • What do I have to do to improve my grade?
    Renewed registration (in LSF) for the same module examination
  • What happens if I miss the registration deadline?
    A grade improvement is only possible with registration

Examples for the Free examination attempt and Grade Improvement:

Example:
1. Attempt, Grade 3.7
2. Attempt, Grade 3.3 => Grade 3.3 counts
2. Attempt, Grade 3.7 => Grade 3.7 counts
2. Attempt, Grade 4.0 => Grade 3.7 counts

Example:
1. Attempt, not passed, Grade 5.0 (= fPV)
2. Attempt, passed with Grade ≤ 4.0 => Grade improvement possible once

Example:
1. Attempt, not passed, Grade 5.0 (= fPV)
2. Attempt, not passed, Grade 5.0 => Repeatable until end of 6th Semester

Can I take a semester of study abroad?
In the Master’s Program there is no compulsory semester of study abroad. In case you are interested in a study abroad, please contact Ms. Dr. Karin Stenke (International Relations Center).

What are Compulsory Modules?
Compulsory Modules are courses which must be taken by every Master's student.
They are:

  • Foundations of Media, Management and Digital Technologies (12 ECTS)
  • Media Communication (6 ECTS)
  • Transformation and Digitization (6 ECTS)
  • Interface Design (6 ECTS)
  • Technological Concepts for Media (12 ECTS)
  • Innovation I (6 ECTS)
  • Business Concepts for Media (12 ECTS)
  • Innovation XI (6 ECTS)
  • Online Multimedia (6 ECTS)
  • Final Module (30 ECTS)

What are Optional Modules?
Optional Modules are elective courses and you must earn a total of 18 ECTS in optional modules in order to successfully complete your Master's Degree.
Please note that several general course offerings (=place holders) are listed in the study and examination regulations, which aren’t offered under these general names.
The specific elective courses which will be offered each semester can be found in the online course catalogue (LSF). The desired module classification for a concrete course/examination can be determined by viewing the module-tree at the bottom of the examination registration page in LSF.

Can I take a leave of absence / suspend my studies?
Students who are prevented from properly completing their studies due to significant and unavoidable reasons can usually be granted a leave of absence (=suspension of studies).
A leave of absence doesn’t count towards your total number of semesters – it essentially puts a pause on your studies.
Please be aware:
During a leave of absence a repetition of not passed exams is possible. This does not apply to a leave of absence because of illness, because this case is similar to inability to take an examination.
Reasons for leave of absence:

  • Sickness
    A Leave of absence because of sickness, it is not allowed to write an exam. The Student Record Office (“Studentenkanzlei”) can only grant you a leave of absence.
  •  Study Abroad
    The Student Record Office (“Studentenkanzlei”) can only grant you a leave of absence. For information about a study abroad, please contact Ms. Dr. Karin Stenke, ISC.
  • Voluntary Internship
    The Student Record Office (“Studentenkanzlei”) can only grant you a leave once. Please see also: internship
  • Maternity Leave / Parental Leave
    The Student Record Office (“Studentenkanzlei”) can only grant you a leave of absence.

How do I view my exam after it has been graded?
You are allowed to view every completed final exam after correction and grading. The dates during which you may do this will be determined and announced by the respective department chair or responsible lecturer.
Viewings cannot be guaranteed outside the given timeframe!

What do I do in case of illness?
1. During Final Exams
If you come down with a prolonged sickness during the final exam period, please contact Student Guidance ("Studienberatung"), Ms. Dr. Birgit Bodenstein-Köppl.

2. While Working on Your Master’s Thesis
Students who fall ill while working on their Master’s Thesis must provide evidence of their illness as soon as possible! This must be completed at the very latest before the thesis deadline. Along with the proof of illness, you must provide a written request for a deadline extension, which will be granted depending on the appropriate examination regulations.

Proof of illness can be obtained by going to a doctor and having them verify the duration of your illness and your inability to complete your thesis. Simply provide them with this form (form_illness) and have them fill it out. You must then bring the completed form and a written request for a deadline extension as soon as possible to Student Guidance (“Studienberatung”): Ms. Birgit Bodenstein-Köppl.
If you are required to stay in a hospital as an inpatient (i.e. you had to remain in the hospital for treatment), a confirmation from the hospital will suffice as proof.

Credible proof of inability to complete your thesis, plus a written request for a deadline extension (a request via email is not sufficient), must be provided to the examination office (address above) as soon as possible.

If you are unsure about anything, please come to the Student Guidance (“Studienberatung”), Ms. Birgit Bodenstein-Köppl.

How often are courses repeated?
For Compulsory Module courses which are only offered once per year, there will be a repeat tutorial as well as a repeat final exam in the following semester.
The repeat tutorial is not a replacement for attending the lecture, but instead focuses primarily on going through and discussing the assignments once more. It’s required that the students already know the content of the lecture.
We strongly recommend that you attend the regular lectures and complete the exam during the corresponding semester. Writing the repeat exam as your first attempt is in principle allowed, though not recommended.

What rules apply regarding internships?
You may be granted a leave of absence for an internship if the following conditions are met:
• The internship overlaps with at least two thirds of the semester (at least 9 weeks)
• The internship is somehow related to your studies (to be determined by the Student Guidance).
• The regular study period has not been exceeded yet.
The Studentenkanzlei (Student Record Office) can only grant you a leave of absence for an internship if you present to them a corresponding confirmation from the Student Guidance (“Studienberatung”), Ms. Birgit Bodenstein-Köppl. Hereby the following forms are available:
Internship agreement
The specific description of the internship
Please also see: leave of absence

How do I register for exams?
Online registration (and also cancellation) is mandatory for all exams.
Timelines for registration and cancellation are available on the MMT-homepage. and here

Each Student is required to register for all exams in LSF‎ and by this link the individual examination to the respective module.

Registration processes for examinations and seminars (Updated and optimized registration process):
In order to organize the examinations it is necessary to have a solid number of participants (e.g. for disposition of the lecture halls). Since courses can be attributed to several modules and therefore there is a variety of polyvalent modules or module examinations, students need to determine to which module an examination should be assigned to. Furthermore, the attribution of an examination to a module is essential in case that a passed examination should be repeated for grade improvement.

I. There are two time periods for the registration process for examinations and
the later assignment of the modules

  1. Time period for the registration process for examinations via LSF: regular registration for the examinations! This registration is relevant for all examinations. The time period will be announced by the ISC respectively by the chairs.
  2. Time period for the later assignment of the modules via LSF: In case you missed the regular examination period, a registration for examinations inthis second-time period is not possible, but it is possible to assign the modules via LSF. Besides, it is also possible to apply changes to the assignment of exams to modules. This time period starts at the day after theexamination and ends at the day of the grade publishing. Please be aware that this time period can be very short in case the examinations are corrected very fast (one day!). It is recommended to make the assignment of the modules the day after the examination.

II: The following applies to all seminars/pro-seminars/specialization-seminars etc.: Regardless of the mandatory seminar registration (see here: http://www.isc.unimuenchen.
de/news-meldungen/seminaranm_verbindl_20160204/index.html
) you will also need to choose the module attribution before the end of the seminar, which means that you will also need to register via the LSF.

Please note:

  • In case that you register for the examination via the LSF, but do not receive admission to the seminar afterwards, the examination registration will be harmless.
  • The examination registration via LSF does not replace the registration process which is set centrally or by the respective chair;
  • especially important is that the formally necessary examination registration via the LSF does not entitle to a seminar place.

Please be aware: If you are not regular registered for your examinations, you are not  entitled to take part in the examination (according to § 28 examination and study regulations 2016 MMT). Without registration there is no guarantee to sit the exam. Therefore: Register for all examinations (written examinations, seminars etc.) via LSF!
In case you missed the second-time period for the assignment of the modules, module assignment will be random.

If you do not register properly there will be disadvantages and extra effort. Improved grades cannot be registered as improved grades.

What do I have to do in case I want to transfer credits?
Periods of study and ECTS credits from other Master Programs can be transferred to our program if the individual courses are equivalent to the courses we offer within our program.
Acknowledgement
(before M.Sc. matriculation), e.g. Change of University has to be notified at the end of the 1st semester
Acknowledgement
(after M.Sc. matriculation), e.g. Studies abroad has to be notified after completion of studies abroad at the end of the following semester

Please notice the following form: form_credit_transfer

Please submit the following documents:
Application form, the actual Transcript of records of the former University, official contents and agenda of the relevant exams.
In the case of a change of program within the Munich School of Management, please submit the actual transcript of records.

What is the meaning of modules?
The study program is divided into modules. After passing the module examination, the credit points for the corresponding module will be awarded. The modules contain courses that are coherent in content with a duration of one semester.
A module may consist of different forms of teaching (e.g. lecture and tutorial).

What is the meaning of module examination?
The module examination will be passed either by one exam (e.g. written exam) or two exams (e.g. written and oral examination) resulting always in one module grade.

What is the meaning of ECTS credits?
The initials “ECTS” are an abbreviation for “European Credit Transfer System” (ECTS).
During the studies credit points have to be earned. They are a quantitative measure of the students’ workload during their studies.

What is the meaning of workload?
On average, 30 credit points have to be earned per semester. This corresponds to a workload of roughly 900 hours.
The earning of credit points requires for example a successful participation in the courses including preparatory and follow-up work and the effort for the corresponding module examination.

Is it possible to review my exams?
Students have the opportunity to review their exams after correction and grading.
Time and place of the post-exam review will be announced by the respective chair
or by the responsible lecturer.

When do I have passed my Master examination?
The regular period of study consists of 4 semesters. Students have passed the Mas-
ter examination if they have completed at the latest by the 6th semester:
• all module exams or partial module exams of the Compulsory and Optional modules, AND
• the required number of 120 ECTS credits
• definitely failed if there is no possibility to repeat a failed module exam or a partial module exam within the regular period of study.

Is it possible to repeat failed exams?
Generally it is possible to repeat failed exams provided that the same course is offered again within the regular period of study (and possible time extensions).

What is the regular period of study?
The regular period of study consists of 4 semesters.

What is the maximum time of study?
The maximum time to earn 120 ECTS-Credits is 6 semesters.
(Relevant is the date of your last exam, e.g. submission date of Master Thesis)

Is an extension of study period possible?
The request for the extension of the study period must be handed in before the applicable deadline.