Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do the general application process and criteria look like?
Please check the page "Admissions" for detailed instructions.
Is there a posiblity for a personal information and/or consulting appointment with regard to admissions-related questions?
Unfortunately no, please send us your questions via e-mail.
Is there an application fee for the MMT program?
No, the application is free of cost.
What are the prerequisites of the CEFR English level C1 and how can I fulfill these requirements?
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) separates learners of a language into six levels from A1 (beginners) to C2 (experts). The language level C1 requires the following skills of the speaker:
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him / herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions, Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
For your admission to the MMT program, a proof of your English skills that matches the level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is necessary - if you are not a native English speaker or if you have not obtained your Bachelor's degree or high school diploma with English instruction language. You can verify the language level by one of the following English certificates:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Here you need at least 95 points of 120 points (iBT) to prove the language level C1.
- Academic version of the IELTS test: Here you have to achieve 7.0 points of a maximum of 9.0 points to prove level C1.
- Cambridge Certificate: You need to pass the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) to prove level C1.
- EFB test of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI): You have to achieve at least level 3 of a maximum of 4 levels to verify language level C1.
- TELC (offered by the TELC GmbH): One of the numerous tests which verifies language level C1.
- TOEIC: In order to verify language level C1 you have to achieve at least 490 of 495 points in the listening part and at least 455 of 495 points in the reading section (945 points in total).
- DAAD test (language certificate only for German applicants): You have to reach at least level B out of a range from A (best) to F (worst) in each of the fields listening comprehension, spoken language, written language and reading comprehension in order to prove language level C1.
It is only possible to waive the English certificate if you are a native English speaker or if you have obtained your Bachelor's degree or high school diploma with English instruction language. In all cases, we still require documents that prove this circumstance.
Is knowledge of the German language a necessary prerequisite for my application?
No, students of the MMT program do not need to prove German skills at the time of their application. However, we highly encourage accepted international students to participate in the offered German language classes during their time at LMU. German skills are an important asset for increasing both your living quality in Munich during your studies and your job opportunities after your graduation.
I have acquired my Bachelor's degree abroad. How can I convert my grade into the German grading system?
A foreign Bachelor's grade can be easily translated to the German grading system by applying the following formula:
N = 1 + 3 x ((Pmax – P) / (Pmax – Pmin))
N = the German average grade you look for
P = the overall grade or points of your Bachelor's degree
Pmax = highest possible grade or points in your Bachelor program
Pmin = lowest possible grade or points in your Bachelor program
Is there a possibility to bypass the required final grade of the Bachelor's degree of 2.3 or better?
Unfortunately, there is no possibility to avoid this regulation. Your Bachelor's certificate (or transcript of records) needs to demonstrate at least a grade of 2.3 or better (according to the German grade system).
How do you treat the second decimal place of the final Bachelor's grade if I have a grade between 2.31 and 2.39?
The so-called "Abschneideverfahren" (cut off treatment) applies, which implies that no rounding will be conducted and the grades 2.31 to 2.39 will be treated as the grade 2.3.
What does ECTS mean?
ECTS stands for "European Credit Transfer System" and represents a unified measure of the workload of study efforts. It is a points-based system which aims to make the education at different European universities comparable.
How can I convert course credits which do not comply with the ECTS system?
In general, 1 ECTS credit point equals 30 working hours. So if your Bachelor's degree was awarded on the basis of a different credit system, please provide us with the general conversion formula of your former university at the time of your application.
What can I do if credit points in my minor (business administration or informatics) are missing?
German citizens and foreign students that are currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree at a German university are provided the chance - if they were able to demonstrate 15 ECTS credit points in their minor at the time of their application and have successfully passed the candidate assessment - to acquire additional 5 ECTS credit points of the required 20 ECTS credit points in their minor during the first year of their MMT Master's studies at LMU München.
Do general information technology (IT) or computer courses (e.g. MS Office) count for the required informatics minor?
No, unfortunatly these courses cannot be seen as sufficient for the requirements in informatics. Informatics courses must excercise algorithmic thinking and/or basic programming languages, such as Java or Python.
Is it possible to compensate missing ECTS credit points in the minor with former work experience in a relevant field?
Former work experience is in principle not taken into account during the application process and therefore cannot replace any academic efforts.
I am a (former) student of the degree course "Business Administration" (B.Sc.) at Munich School of Management respectively LMU München. Which modules of this program will be acknowledged as "informatics"?
We accept the following courses: "Wirtschaftsinformatik" (6 ECTS credit points), "Wahlpflicht Informatik" (PO 2015) or "Anwendungsfach Informatik" (PO 2008) (18/15 ECTS credit points in total - comprising the lectures "Einführung in die Informatik: Systeme und Anwendungen" and "Einführung in die Informatik: Programmierung und Softwareentwicklung"), "Datenbanksysteme für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler" (3 ECTS credit points) and "Content Management Systeme" (3 ECTS credit points). Further, if you both have passed the courses "Electronic Commerce" and "Digital Media and Business" (both courses must have been passed, accounting for 12 ECTS credit points in total), additional 3 out of 12 ECTS credit points can be acknowledged as informatics.
What can I do if I am unable to present my Bachelor's certificate at the time of my application?
Due to internal requirements, international applicants with foreign academic qualification need to provide a (if necessary officially translated) copy of their completed) Bachelor's certificate at the time of their application.
However, for German citizens (studying in Germany or in a foreign country) and foreign students that are currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree program at a German university a different regulation applies if no completed Bachelor's certificate is available at the time of their application: In this case, if you are unable to provide a completed Bachelor's certificate and/or the necessary amount of credit points at the time of your application, you still have the opportunity to apply for the MMT program if you can hand in a transcript of records by your current university. This transcript of records of your Bachelor's program needs to prove at least 140 completed ECTS credit points with an average grade of 2.3 or better according to the German grading system, thereof at least 15 ECTS credit points in informatics if you study business administration (or a related field) or at least 15 ECTS credit points in business administration if you study informatics (or a related field).
The proof of your English skills is, however, indispensable. Accepted candidates must be able to provide their certificate of a completed Bachelor's degree (at least 180 ECTS credit points including 20 ECTS credit points in the minor) during the first year of their MMT studies at LMU, otherwise the admission will be withdrawn subsequently.
How can I prepare myself for the written and oral exam?
A reading list with relevant literature that helps you to prepare yourself for both tests will be provided in advance with sufficient lead time.
Do I really need to visit Munich for the candidate assessment?
Yes, due to legal reasons a physical presence of all invited candidates is obligatory during both days. We do not provide the opportunity to conduct parts of the selection process via other communication channels. Absence at the selection event automatically leads to a rejection of your application.
Do you reimburse the travel expenses for the candidate assessment?
Since the MMT Master's has no tuition fees, we cannot reimburse any travel expenses.
I was invited to the two-day assessment event but cannot participate due to medical reasons. What can I do?
In the case of a disease or a medical emergency, you have the (timely restricted) opportunity to take the tests on a different date if you are able to present a valid medical certificate; in this case please contact us as soon as possible.
Is it possible to repeat my application?
The application may be repeated once.
Is there the option to study on a part-time basis?
The MMT Master’s is offered as a full-time degree only, so unfortunately there is no part-time option available.
Which preparations do I have to make before I come to Germany as an overseas student? And what do I have to organize when I arrive in Germany?
There are many things which you have to consider before you can live and study in Germany (e.g. apply for a visa or arrange a proper health insurance). For more detailed information, please visit the respective website of the Studentenwerk München.
Are there possibilities to receive financial support or scholarships?
You may have the possibility to apply for BaföG, the common financial support for students in Germany, if you fulfill specific requirements. Additionally, there are other possibilities to receive financial support such as study and education credits or in certain cases scholarships. For more detailed information please visit the website of the Studentenwerk München.
Are there tuition fees and if yes, how high are they?
There are currently no tuition fees for the MMT program. However, all students are required to pay two components of administrative fees per semester: The basic fee of 52 Euro and an (obligatory) additional fee of 61 Euro for the six-month student ticket ("Semesterticket") of the MVV (Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund).
How does the six-month student ticket ("Semesterticket") work?
After your matriculation, you are going to receive your student ID with an imprinted MVV icon. Together with your ID card or passport, it entitles you to use the public transportation system all over Munich from Monday till Friday between 18 p.m. and 6 a.m. of the following day (including night lines) and, in addition, without time limit on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Moreover, you can buy an extended MVV student ticket which entitles you to use the public transportation system without time limit. However, the extended ticket involves additional monthly cost. More information are available on the website of the MVV.
Is there a mentoring concept available for the MMT program?
Yes, there is a mentoring concept for the MMT Master. You will receive further information at the beginning of your studies.
Are there German language courses available for foreign students of the MMT program?
Yes, foreign students with few or no German language skills will be given the opportunity to participate in intensive German language classes (free of cost) that help them to acquire a solid level of German during their MMT studies.
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