Career prospects

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The Master's programme in Business Chemistry at the University of Münster provides comprehensive preparation for a variety of professional fields and lays the foundation for a successful start to your career. The majority of our graduates start their careers directly after graduation.

We have a large network of Business Chemistry alumni and practice partners in the chemical industry and related sectors such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. To help you start your career right from the start of your Business Chemistry degree, we regularly organise workshops with our industry partners, invite alumni to give guest lectures and organise campus events. These events give you the opportunity to make direct contact with companies and learn about career prospects. You will also benefit from the wide range of services offered by the University of Münster's Career Service.

Where you can go after studying Business Chemistry at the University of Münster:

Possible career paths:

  • Consultant: Start your career as a consultant in a management consultancy or in in-house consulting for chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Corporate Innovator: Promote innovation in established large and medium-sized companies, e.g. as a new business developer or innovation manager.
  • Startup Entrepreneur: Start your own business, supported by the REACH EUREGIO Start-up Centre at the University of Münster.
  • Venture Capitalists: Identify and support emerging start-ups, with a particular focus on the chemical-pharmaceutical industry.


  • Consultancies: Consultancies that have recruited our graduates include BCG, Camelot, Deloitte, EY, Grosse-Hornke, McKinsey and Roland Berger.
  • Large companies: Examples of multinational companies where our graduates have made a career include Altana, BASF, BioNTech, BMW, Brenntag, Dow, Evonik, Henkel, Merck, Northvolt, Pfizer, P&G, Sanofi-Aventis and Volkswagen.
  • Medium-sized companies: Our graduates also pursue careers in medium-sized companies such as Biesterfeld, Brillux and Engelhard.


  • Approximately 10% of our graduates go on to do a PhD in the Department of Industrial Chemistry or other chemical research groups at our institute. 
  • Further information on this career path can be found on our website under Research