Leuphana University of Luneburg

Introduction

In the course of its reorganization in 2007, Leuphana introduced a university model unique within the German academic landscape. By spring 2009 the following new academic schools had been established:

College: Award-winning bachelor´s program providing a variety of perspectives

A college at which students can obtain their first academic degree: since 2007 the Leuphana Bachelor’s program has been offering a homogeneously structured and interdisciplinary oriented program of study. It is targeted toward students who are interested in more than specialized knowledge and who enjoy working in an independent and responsible manner.

Graduate School: Combining interdisciplinary master’s degrees with doctoral studies

The Graduate School offers master’s programs with specialization in the following three thematic fields: Arts & Sciences, Management & Entrepreneurship, and Education (since 2008). The study model of the Graduate School offers graduate students the opportunity to intertwine their master’s studies with doctoral studies.

Professional School: Continuing education and business outreach for professionals and corporations

The school brings together programs for continuing education and knowledge transfer as well as programs for setting up a business; it thus offers optimal conditions for lifelong learning (since 2009). The Professional School is geared toward working with adults who are interested in furthering their educational goals – ranging from those who have just joined the job market to senior managers.

DIGITAL SCHOOL: PROVIDING INTENSIVE ASSISTANCE FOR HIGHER ONLINE EDUCATION

Established in 2012, Leuphana Digital School will encompass and expand all online learning activities of Leuphana University. After successfully completing its pilot course, “ThinkTank – Ideal City of the 21st Century”, led by Prof. Daniel Libeskind, Leuphana Digital School will pursue its unique didactical concept consisting of scholars, mentors and tutors complementing the collaborative peer-learning approach supported by a sophisticated online platform. In addition to offering independent Mentored Open Online Courses, Leuphana Digital School also provides an approach to corporate offerings. All online opportunities provided by Leuphana Digital School will be cost-and barrier-free for participants from all over the world.

Science initiatives focus on Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Sustainability

Our research activities are focused on four science initiatives – each with a transdisciplinary approach. To pursue its research goals, the University appointed about 50 new professors (until 2012). These new positions were added to the professorships already existing in the following areas: education, management and entrepreneurship, cultural research, and sustainability. Responsibility lies with the Faculties.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Master

Management & Finance & Accounting

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

In the Fi­nan­ce & Ac­coun­ting ma­jor you will ac­qui­re busi­ness com­pe­tence for va­ried and de­man­ding ma­na­ge­ri­al func­tions. [+]

In the Fi­nan­ce & Ac­coun­ting ma­jor you will ac­qui­re busi­ness com­pe­tence for va­ried and de­man­ding ma­na­ge­ri­al func­tions, not only in fi­nan­cing and ac­coun­ting, but also in con­sul­ting firms and au­dit­ing com­pa­nies. Degree awarded: Mas­ter of Sci­ence (M.Sc.) Application period: April 1 - June 1 Type of programme: The­ma­tic re­le­van­ce Study places: 35 Start date: Oc­to­ber 1 Duration: 4 se­mes­ters (120 CP ac­cor­ding to ECTS) Language: Ger­man and Eng­lish Semester contribution: 347,81€ (Win­ter Term 2016/​2017) CONTENS AND CONCEPT High­ly qua­li­fied mem­bers of the pro­gram­me’s teaching staff as well as pres­ti­gious as­so­cia­te lec­tu­rers who are ac­tive in the field of fi­nan­ce and ac­coun­ting pro­vi­de a perfect com­bi­na­ti­on of re­se­arch and ap­p­li­ca­ti­on ori­en­ta­ti­on. In ad­di­ti­on to the ne­cessa­ry pro­fes­sio­nal com­pe­tence, es­sen­ti­al ma­na­ge­ri­al and so­ci­al com­pe­ten­cies will be con­vey­ed in or­der to pre­pa­re stu­dents for ma­na­ge­ri­al ac­tivi­ties. The fo­cus in this con­nec­tion is working in small groups with se­mi­nar cha­rac­ter. The de­gree pro­gram­me is cha­rac­te­ri­sed by an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry and trans­di­sci­pli­na­ry ma­nage­ment ap­proach. The nu­merous con­tent-re­la­ted syn­er­gies bet­ween the fiel­ds of fi­nan­ce and ac­coun­ting as well as the con­ti­guous di­sci­pli­nes such as ban­king, au­dit­ing & tax are con­sis­tent­ly ta­ken into con­side­ra­ti­on in the stu­dy mo­del. PERSPECTIVES The cour­se of stu­dies pre­pa­res stu­dents for ta­king over ma­na­ge­ri­al func­tions re­qui­ring ana­ly­ti­cal and con­cep­tu­al as well as con­sul­ting and stra­te­gic skills in cor­po­ra­te fi­nan­cing and ac­coun­ting de­part­ments as well as cer­tain in­sti­tu­ti­ons (fi­nan­ci­al in­sti­tu­ti­ons as well as au­dit­ing and con­sul­ting com­pa­nies). In ad­di­ti­on to prac­tical ap­p­li­ca­ti­on, fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on by me­ans of a doctorate is also open to gra­dua­tes as a re­sult of the me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal trai­ning. APPLYCATION For a good ent­ry into the Ma­nage­ment & Fi­nan­ce & Ac­coun­ting de­gree pro­gram­me it is use­ful and de­si­ra­ble that you have pla­ced an em­pha­sis in the fiel­ds of ac­coun­ting or fi­nan­cing as far as pos­si­ble in the Ba­che­lor’s pro­gram­me. You should at least bring along good ana­ly­ti­cal skills and a pro­noun­ced en­thu­si­asm for fi­gu­res. [-]

Master Governance and Human Rights

Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Germany Berlin

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. Students learn to use good governance principles to protect human rights. The program primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students. [+]

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights. As the program is designed for students from all over the world, it primarily takes place on the internet using online learning tools. There are three mandatory classroom session lasting two weeks each (at the start of the program, after one year and in the end after two years) which take place in Berlin and Lüneburg. You will learn from practitioners from Amnesty International, Transparency International and other organisations about practical skills needed to establish and protect human rights. In addition to that, you will learn about mechanisms of human rights defence and implementing good governance principles by renown scholars and professionals working for the International Criminal Court, the European Union, Yale University or the University of Cambridge. [-]

Master Management & Data Science

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

The Master's Programme in Management & Data Science is geared towards students wanting to advance their skills in the data analysis of real-world phenomena. After completion of this program our graduates have the ability [+]

The Master's Program in Management & Data Science is geared towards students wanting to advance their skills in the data analysis of real-world phenomena. After completion of this program our graduates have the ability to analyze massive and complex data sets, design statistical models based on the latest in information technology. The program is designed to meet the fast-growing demand for data scientists in business, public administration, and research. CONTENTS AND IDEA The rapid economic and technological transformations occurring in the global economy and the transition from an industrial to a knowledge-based economy confront corporate leaders with new challenges. The rising flood of data associated with the dynamic complexity of today’s business environment can no longer be handled by traditional methods and a manager’s personal experience alone. This degree program delivers interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities, that allows students to gain application-oriented knowledge for practical management solutions. Through the integration of management, data analysis and information systems knowledge, students will be able to develop the latest in innovative solutions for managing information-driven organizations. PROGRAM STRUCTURE During the first semester, students become experts in extracting knowledge from data. They acquire a foundation in mathematics, skills in the use of data analysis tools and an understanding of the data economics. The second semester includes modules in storage and mining of massive datasets, probabilistic modeling, analyzing networks as well as forecasting and simulation. In the third semester, students undertake a challenging research project, working in teams to address questions of practical relevance with scientific rigor – often in cooperation with leading companies, focusing on data-intensive problems from different industries. In addition students deepen their knowledge of data privacy and ethics. Two additional electives provide the possibility for further specialization that matches your professional or personal interests. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects, e.g.: Geo Information Systems, Semantic Web, Information Retrieval and Unstructured Data, Visualization and Communication, Parallelization and High Performance Computing. Alternatively, students can choose a maximum of two optional modules from other Management & Entrepreneurship majors. Students planning to study abroad are advised to schedule this for their third semester. In the field of Management Studies, students deepen their specialist skills by completing a total of three modules. The interdisciplinary Complementary Studies component to the program also comprises three modules and provide students with a general foundation in academic and research. The special focus of the Complementary Studies allows students to familiarize themselves with methods reaching beyond disciplinary boundaries and to develop new strategies for solving problems arising in science and practice. In the final semester, students write their Master’s thesis and attend the accompanying Master’s Forum. [-]

Master Management & Engineering

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

The Master’s Program in Management & Engineering centers on the handling of interactions between management and technology, as well as on imparting a fundamental and [+]

The Master’s Program in Management & Engineering centers on the handling of interactions between management and technology, as well as on imparting a fundamental and comprehensive understanding of management of modern design. CONTENT AND RATIONALE Strategic design options and operational optimization tasks almost always include interconnections overarching technology, business and management. The in-depth understanding of engineering is seen in varying degrees as a key success factor for the management of industrial enterprises. The program therefore combines the learning of management skills with training in the application of academic methods in the field of engineering sciences. STRUCTURE The first semester includes three modules on the fundamental principles, methods and processes of engineering and simulation. In addition, students will select one from two focuses on Automation Technology (AT) or Production Technology (PT) and complete the Module on Photonic Systems or Production Management. In the second semester, students complete, depending on the focus, Modules on actuators and control technology as well as sensors and intelligent systems (AT) or production engineering and production logistics (PT). In a challenging educational research project, students deal in a team with practical issues, which can be clarified by interdisciplinary or subject-based reflection. In addition, a selection module for individual subject focus is available. In the third semester, students take modules corresponding to the focal points of their studies. Modules on Components of Control Systems (AT) or Strategic Production Networks (PT) as well as three elective modules are available for selection. The third semester, therefore, is particularly well suited for a period of study abroad. In addition to the modules of their own major, all first-to-third-semester students take two overarching modules. In Management Studies, which include majors overarching different disciplines, students take three modules to expand their expertise the field of management knowledge. Complementary studies, also taught in three modules, draw their inspiration from a broadly academic and reflection-based science. Thanks to the special nature of these courses, students learn ways of thinking and of working across disciplinary boundaries, which will impart them with the ability to develop different solutions for problems encountered in theory and practice. The concluding semester is for writing the Master’s Thesis, as well as attendance at the Master’s Forum. The Master’s Thesis is composed preferably in cooperation with an industrial enterprise (also abroad, should this be requested) and is treats a practice relevant subject by applying academic methods. [-]

Master Public Economics, Law & Politics

Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Lüneburg

The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected. [+]

The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected by dynamic transformation processes resulting from globalization and internationalization trends. This has led to the formation of modified statehood forms and new patterns of relationships between state, society and the economy. The Master's degree in Political Science – Public Economics, Law and Politics applies a theoretical and methodological, as well as problem-oriented and integrated, political analysis of these dynamic interactions. CONTENT AND RATIONALE Studies in political science at Leuphana Graduate School combine disciplines, which traditionally deal with the relationship of state, society, and business and economics. Questions, issues and approaches to solutions resulting from these intricately interwoven relationships are analyzed and treated from the joined perspectives of political science, economics and law. The focus is placed on the causes, background, as well as social and economic effects and consequences, of government action. Thus, the course aims at achieving a comprehensive reflection on the relationship between politics, law and economics by applying the tools provided by political science as a discipline, reinforced by interdisciplinary observations. This course of study is part of the scholarship program Public Policy and Good Governance of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Every year, DAAD selects around ten scholarship holders from Central and South American, African and Asian countries to come and study at Leuphana Graduate School. They enhance the experience of studying on this program by lending it an international perspective. [-]

Master Sustainability Science

Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Lüneburg

Sustainable development is one of the major social challenges facing the twenty-first century - this much is beyond dispute. Yet, it still remains unclear in which direction, within which social and ecological [+]

Sustainable development is one of the major social challenges facing the twenty-first century - this much is beyond dispute. Yet, it still remains unclear in which direction, within which social and ecological framework, and by means of which strategy sustainable development can move forward. These questions form the starting point of our inter- and transdisciplinary research-oriented, and problem-focused Master's program Sustainability Science. CONTENT AND IDEA A distinctive feature of the Sustainability Sciences program is its balance between sustainable natural sciences and sustainable humanities. Our goal is to look at social-ecological systems in an academically grounded and interdisciplinary manner. We will examine the processes which form the material and energetic basis for environmental sustainability problems as well as potential practical solutions from the perspective of sustainable natural sciences. In complex social-ecological systems these material processes are closely interconnected with economic, juridical, political, and cultural contexts as well as with strategies and practices of important social actors. These immaterial prerequisites and conditions of environmental sustainability problems and the way these problems are addressed are the subject of sustainable humanities. [-]

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Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, D-21335 DE