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Do you have questions about the study programme in business chemistry? Here you will find some questions and answers for prospective students and students of business chemistry.

Your question remains unanswered? Then please feel free to reach out to the contacts for the study programme in business chemistry. 


After successful completion of the B.Sc. Business Chemistry, students can apply for one of the following Master's programmes, among others:

  • M.Sc. Business Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Business Administration (requires the additional attendance of the module BS02: Statistical Methods II)

The M.Sc. degree programme business chemistry has no capacity restriction. However, as part of the application for admission to the M.Sc. degree programme in business chemistry, potential applicants must have their suitability for the programme determined. For this purpose, an application for an aptitude test must be submitted to the selection committee. The application deadline for the aptitude test for the winter semester 2021/2022 is 12 September 2021.

The current version of the aptitude test regulations published here is binding for the aptitude test. The applicant will be informed of the result of the decision on the awarding of aptitude and admission to the degree programme after the end of the procedure.

After the determination of aptitude has been made, the notification of determination must be submitted to the Student Service Centre for enrolment in the degree programme. Students who have already completed their bachelor's degree at HHU do not have to re-enrol, an application for a change of degree programme is sufficient. Please note that the semester re-registration is for the 8th bachelor semester.

The competences acquired in the master's programme qualify students for a doctorate in the field of chemistry or in the field of economics. They also open up interesting professional fields at the interface of chemistry and economics in chemistry-related industries.

Graduates of the business chemistry programme combine both business administration and chemical expertise and are thus well suited for interface positions in companies. In addition to the key qualifications and skills that "pure" business economists and "pure" chemists possess, they develop the competence of transfer thinking, coordination and being able to look beyond their own field.

Graduates of the business chemistry programme are thus in great demand both in the business administration field and in the chemical environment. Potential fields of work in the chemical industry and chemical-related sectors include operational organisation, controlling, purchasing, sales, research & development or (business) consulting.

In addition, the degree programme also qualifies students for an academic career in economics or chemistry, as well as for jobs in the public sector, for example in environmental protection or consumer protection.

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