Pre-Masters Business

An introduction to relevant theories and practices for progression to chosen Masters degree

Key Information

Duration

25 weeks (plus exams)

Intake dates

October 2022

January 2023

October 2023

Location

Leipzig

Tuition Fees 2022/23

€15,500

Overview

The principal aim of the programme element is to enable students to linguistically and academically negotiate the transition to university and be prepared for the demands of a postgraduate degree programme in the economics and management domain. The programme element syllabus is designed around the acquisition of core academic knowledge, skills and literacy development that underpins successful higher education outcomes.

Successful completion of the Pre-Masters programme at the required level will lead to progression to the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree at Lancaster University Leipzig.

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The principal aim of the programme element is to enable students to linguistically and academically negotiate the transition to university and be prepared for the demands of a postgraduate degree programme in the economics and management domain. The programme element syllabus is designed around the acquisition of core academic knowledge, skills and literacy development that underpins successful higher education outcomes.

Students learn through a combination of formal, interactive lectures in relevant content areas, interactive seminars, practical workshop sessions, IT-enabled self-study opportunities and peer support activities. Practical application of theoretical knowledge allows students to develop further skills and understanding of relevant topics and concepts. In addition, formative learning opportunities are incorporated into each of the modules.

Interactive Learning Skills Communication

Students will develop a range of academic and communication skills necessary for successfully study at postgraduate level; a range of transferable communication skills (written and oral) to prepare students for professional life; independent learning tactics and strategies and, encourage students to take responsibility for their personal, academic and professional development.

Critical and Creative Thinking

The Critical and Creative Thinking module has been designed to assist students in developing a range of critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for successful study at postgraduate level. This will be achieved by learners gaining an understanding of concepts used in critical thinking; interpreting the arguments of others and developing effective arguments of their own whether in spoken or written form.

Management Principles

Students will be introduced and encouraged to contextualize management as an organisational process via investigation of selected themes in the study of organizations and associated functions of management. Questions useful for critical evaluation of these themes and topics will also be encouraged in thinking and approach, as well as outlining the characteristics of managerial skills and competencies within various operating environments.

Maths and Stats

In this induction course in mathematics and statistics, students will be introduced to appropriate background to quantitative techniques and skills required for following other modules in the MSc programmes. The course also serves as a refresher course to those who already have sufficient knowledge in these subjects. On completion of this course, all students should have adequate skills to pursue the MSc Programmes.

Teaching is delivered via a combination of small group lectures and group-based tutorial coursework (oral and written presentation), and assessment is via individual coursework (oral and written presentation) and examinations. You will be encouraged throughout to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

All teaching is conducted in English. 

We set our fees on an annual basis.

As a guide, tuition fees for the Pre-Masters programme for the academic year 2022/23 are:

  • €15,500

There will be a year-on-year increase of up to 5% for all fees.

At Lancaster University Leipzig we offer a range of scholarships and funding/loan options to our students to help cover the cost of tuition and/or living expenses. 

Successful completion of the Pre-Masters programme will lead to progression to the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree.

Please click on the link below to visit the full, country specific entry requirements for this programme.

The language of instruction at Lancaster University Leipzig is English. To enter the degree, you must be able to demonstrate you are suitably proficient in English. 

Please note that proof of German language is not required to study in Germany in English.

Visit the link below for information about English entry levels.

Why study here

Dr Sebastian Schiffels, Programme Director, explains why Lancaster University Leipzig is the perfect place to study MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

Careers

After completing the Pre-Masters in Business you will progress onto the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme.

There is a large demand for graduates in logistics and supply chain management. Graduates from the MSc can expect to work as logistics managers, procurement managers, supply chain analysts, business consultants and business analysts.

More specifically:

  • Business Consultant/Analyst
  • Logistics Engineer/Manager
  • Consultant
  • Customer Service
  • Purchasing/Procurement Manager
  • International Logistics Manager
  • Inventory Manager
  • Supply-Chain Manager/Analyst

Leipzig’s industry has five main clusters – one of which is Logistics. According to the City of Leipzig’s Office of Economic Development, between 2005 and 2017, the number of jobs created in this sector rose by 47.8%; an upward trend that is still ongoing.

Leipzig Region is a logistics hub with a 24/7 airport and Europe’s DHL hub (second-largest hub globally). Together with LufthansaDHL runs the joint cargo airline AeroLogic from Leipzig. Currently there are approximately 130 companies in the region employing around 36,000 people and generating around 2.7bn sales a year. Apart from DHL, logistics companies employing large numbers are DB SchenkerLufthansa Cargo, Amazon Air, Future Electronics, Kühne & NagelWorld CourierSachsenlandTASHelo, to name just a few. They are bundled and connected in Lancaster University Leipzig's partner Netzwerk Logistik Mitteldeutschland.

In addition to the companies working in logistics, Leipzig and Saxony also host the car industry (with BMW and Porsche in Leipzig, VW in Dresden, Audi in Zwickau), and numerous supply companies heavily relying on supply chains and global exchange. 

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Scholarships

Find out if you are eligible for 20% off the Masters tuition fees in 2022/23.

Accommodation

Find your new home in Leipzig in our safe, friendly and affordable accommodation, available to all new students. 

Why choose us

Discover how you can earn a degree from a top UK university while while studying on a modern, urban campus in Germany.