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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General

What do the general application process and application criteria look like?
Is there an application fee for the MMT?
Are there tuition fees and if yes, how high are they?

 

Requirements regarding prior subjects and grades

What does ECTS mean?
I have acquired my Bachelor's degree abroad. How can I convert my grade into the German grading system?
Is there a possibility to bypass the required final grade of the Bachelor's degree of 2.3 or better?
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?
How can I convert course credits, which do not comply with the ECTS system?
What can I do if credit points in my minor are missing?
Is it possible to compensate missing ECTS credit points in the minor with former work experience in a relevant field?
How do you define "informatics"? Do general IT or computer courses (e.g. MS Office) count for the required informatics minor?
I am a (former) ‘business administration’ (BWL) bachelor’s student at the LMU. Which modules of this program are acknowledged as "informatics"?


Language prerequisites

What are the prerequisites of the CEFR English level C1 and how can I fulfill these requirements?
Is my English proof still valid for the application?
Are there special cases in which I do not require an extra test and proof of my English skills?
Is knowledge of the German language a prerequisite for my application?

Application process

What can I do if I am unable to present my Bachelor's certificate at the time of my application?
Do I need to attend the candidate assessment in Munich in person?
Do you reimburse the travel expenses for the candidate assessment?
How can I prepare myself for the written and oral exam?
I am invited to the two-day assessment event but cannot participate due to medical reasons. What can I do?
Is it possible to repeat the application?
In my online application I forgot to upload some information, what to do now?

Questions regarding your time as MMT student

Is there the option to study on a part-time basis?
How can I prepare before coming to Germany as an overseas student? What do I have to organize upon arrival?
Are there possibilities to receive financial support or scholarships?
Is there a mentoring concept available for the MMT program?
Are there German language courses available for foreign students of the MMT program?

Other Questions

I cannot find any answer(s) to my specific question(s). What am I supposed to do?
Is there a possibility for a personal information and/or consulting appointment with regard to admissions-related questions?
How does the six-month student ticket ("Semesterticket") work?
Which possibilities for scholarships exist?

 

Answers

General

What do the general application process and criteria look like?

Please check the page "Admissions" for detailed instructions.

Is there an application fee for the MMT program?

No, the application is free of cost.

Are there tuition fees and if yes, how high are they?

There are 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).

Requirements regarding prior subjects and grades

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.

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 translated to the German grading system by applying the following formula:

N = 1 + 3 x ((Pmax – P) / (Pmax – Pmin))

N = translated average German grade in the German
P = average grade/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 criterion. Your Bachelor's certificate (or transcript of records) needs to demonstrate a grade of 2.3 or better according to the German grading system. Please notice that grades are cut rather than rounded after the first decimal place.

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 average grades are not rounded but cut after the first decimal place. E.g. the grades 2.31 to 2.39 will all be treated as 2.3.

How can I convert course credits, which do not comply with the ECTS system?

One ECTS credit point equals 30 working hours. If your Bachelor's degree was awarded based on 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 are missing?

All students who currently pursue a Bachelor's degree at a German university can apply for the MMT as soon as they have attained 15 ECTS in their minor at the time of their application. They are then allowed to acquire the additional 5 ECTS in their minor during the first year of their MMT Master's studies at LMU Munich.

Is it possible to compensate missing ECTS credit points in the minor with former work experience in a relevant field?

Former work experience cannot replace any academic efforts. It can therefore not compensate missing ECTS.
Furthermore, please keep in mind that practical work experience in general will not be taken into account for the application process.

How do you define "informatics"? Do general IT or computer courses (e.g. MS Office) count for the required informatics minor?

Informatics courses must exercise algorithmic thinking and/or basic programming languages, such as Java or Python. Basic computer courses for business purposes (e.g. Excel modeling) cannot be recognized as informatics credits.

I am a (former) ‘business administration’ (BWL) bachelor’s student at the LMU. Which modules of this program are acknowledged as "informatics"?

We accept the following courses:

- "Wirtschaftsinformatik" (6 ECTS)

Anwendungsfach Informatik [PO 2008]

- Einführung in die Informatik: Systeme und Anwendungen (6 ECTS)
- Einführung in die Programmierung (9 ECTS)

Wahlpflicht Informatik [PO2015] – 3 out of 5 courses

- Einführung in die Informatik: Programmierung und Softwareentwicklung (6 ECTS)
- Datenbanksysteme I (6 ECTS)
- Betriebssysteme (6 ECTS)
- Einführung in die Informatik: Systeme und Anwendungen (6 ECTS)
- Rechnerarchitektur (6 ECTS)

- "Datenbanksysteme für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler" (3 ECTS)

- "Content Management Systeme" (3 ECTS)

Further, if you have passed the courses "Electronic Commerce" and "Digital Media and Business" additional 3 out of 12 ECTS are acknowledged as informatics.

Language prerequisites

What are the prerequisites of the CEFR English level C1 and how can I fulfill these requirements?

You can verify the required language level by one of the following English certificates:

- TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: min. 95 out of 120 points (iBT)
- IELTS (academic version): min. 7.0 points out of 9.0 points
- Cambridge Certificate: you need to pass the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
- EFB (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry): min. level 3 out of 4 levels
- TELC: one of the numerous tests which verifies language level C1.
- TOEIC: min. 490 out of 495 in the listening and min. 455 out of 495 points in the reading section (945 points in total).
- DAAD test (only for German applicants): min. 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

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 recognize 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 organizational 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.

Is my English proof still valid for the application?

We only accept English proofs obtained no more than two years prior to the date of the application for the MMT program. This does not apply to an English high school diploma or Bachelor’s degree.

Are there special cases in which I do not require an extra test and proof of my English skills.

An English certificate is not required 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 any case, we do require documents that prove this circumstance.

Is knowledge of the German language a 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.

Application process

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 copy of their completed Bachelor's certificate at the time of their application.

German citizens (studying in Germany or in a foreign country) and foreign students studying in Germany can apply for the MMT with a transcript of records proving a minimum of 140 ECTS with an average grade of 2.3 or better, thereof at least 15 ECTS credit points in the respective minor. 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 including 20 ECTS in the minor) during the first year of their MMT studies at LMU, otherwise the admission will be withdrawn subsequently.

Do I need to attend the candidate assessment in Munich in person?

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?

No, unfortunately we cannot reimburse any travel expenses.

How can I prepare myself for the written and oral exam?

A reading list with relevant literature for both tests will be provided well in advance of the tests.

I am invited to the two-day assessment event but cannot participate due to medical reasons. What can I do?

In case of a disease or a medical emergency, you have the opportunity to take the tests at a different date (within time limits) 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 the application?

The application may be repeated once.

In my online application I forgot to upload some information, what to do now?

In case you forgot to upload some documents for your online application please do NOT start a second application. If it is necessary to hand in further documents please send them directly to mmt-application@bwl.lmu.de.

Questions regarding your time as MMT student

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. However, there have been students working part-time during their studies. These student are responsible for the coordination of their job and university obligations themselves.

How can I prepare before coming to Germany as an overseas student? What do I have to organize upon arrival?

There are many things that 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 the requirements. Additionally, there are other possibilities to receive financial support such as study and education loans or in scholarships. However, research regarding these programs and applications are your personal responsibility. For more detailed information please visit the website of the Studentenwerk München.

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.

Other Questions

I cannot find any answer(s) to my specific question(s). What am I supposed to do?

Just send us a message.

Is there a possibility for a personal information and/or consulting appointment with regard to admissions-related questions?

Unfortunately no, please send us your questions via e-mail.

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.

Which possibilities for scholarships exist?

The MMT itself does not provide any scholarships. However, there are several opportunities offered by the LMU itself. For fruther information on that topic please visit the website of the international office.