CURRICULUM

For the master program, it is necessary to obtain 120 credit points (CP).The business administration content counts 60 CPs, natural science 30 CPs and the master’s thesis 30 CPs. The courses are completed within 3 semesters and an additional semester is available for the Master’s thesis.

  • 1. + 2. Semester

    Business administration components:

    Module Title (Credit Points) Module Contents
    Theories of innovation and technology management (5 CP)
    • Advanced Innovation Management
    Strategic Management in Research-Intensive Industries ( 9 CP)
    • Strategic Analysis
    • Tutorial on Strategic Analysis
    • Principles of research, technology & innovation
    Economics & Law (8 CP)
    • Principles of Economics
    • Tutorial on Principles of Economics
    • Civil Law
    • Patent Law
    Operations Management (5 CP)
    • Operations Management
    • Tutorial Operations Management
    Foundations of Marketing (5 CP)
    • Foundations of Marketing
    • Tutorial on Foundations of Marketing
    Management of Business Cooperation (5 CP)
    • Business Cooperation: Governance
    • Tutorial on Business Cooperation: Governance
    • Business Cooperation: Governance (english)
    • Tutorial on Business Cooperation: Governance (english)
    Foundations of Corporate Accounting (6 CP)
    • Foundations of Corporate Accounting
    • Tutorial on Foundations of Corporate Accounting
    Statistics (5 CP)
    • Applied Statistics
    • Tutorial on Applied Statistics
    Digitization in Innovation Management (5 CP)
    • Fundamentals of Data Science & Programming
    Start-up-Management (7 CP)
    • New Business Development & Entrepreneurship
    • Leadership & Cross-Functional Management

  • 3. Semester

    The chemistry component is set in the third semester and includes different compulsory optional modules with strong relations to current research1. The student has to choose two of the modules listed below (15 CP each) according to the personal research interests.

    Module Title
    Module Contents

    Applied Analytical Chemistry

    • Principles and Application of chromatographic Separation, electromigrative Separation Technics, Speciation Analytics
    • Project Course "Analytical Chemistry"

    Modern Aspects of Analytical Chemistry

    Like "Applied Analytical Chemistry", instead of Project Course:
    • Research Course "Analytical Chemistry"

    Medicinal Chemistry

    • Medicinal Chemistry + Seminar
    • Lab Course "Medicinal Chemistry"

    Modern Molecular Organic Chemistry

    • Stereochemistry, Mechanisms
    • Lab Course "Modern Organic Synthesis"

    Research Strategies in Physical, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical Technologies

    • Research Strategies and their Application in the Natural Sciences + Seminar
    • Practical Course "Literature Review and Analysis in a Specified Research Topic"
    Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
    • Elektrochemische Energiespeicherung und Umwandlung I + II
    • Experimentelle Übungen "Elektrochemische Energiespeicherung und Umwandlung"

    Theoretical Chemistry

    • Theoretical Chemistry
    • Lab Course "Theoretical Chemistry"
    Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry
    • Biophysical Chemistry, Biochemistry
    • Lab Course "Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry"
    Spectroscopy and Structure of Matter
    • High Frequency and X-Ray Spectroscopy, Optical Spectroscopy
    • Lab Course "Spectroscopy"

    1Not all combinations are possible, since some modules might take place at the same time.

  • 4. Semester

    The Master’s thesis (30 CP)can take different forms:

    • a theoretical work on a specific topic, such as on evaluation methods for research projects, or

    • a practical work in cooperation with an enterprise from the chemical, pharmaceutical or biotech industries, or

    • a partly experimental work in cooperation with a research group from the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, such as the development of new reaction processes and their economic evaluation.