Graduate Programs at ZU

A focus on research for practical applications

It has been empirically proven that focusing on research is the only way to successfully develop practical skills. Studies prove that a focus on research in graduate programs positively influences both the HR managers’ perception of the employee and the quality of the education itself, as well as on average starting salaries (which are around 1,000 U.S. dollars higher). But above all, an emphasis on research results in a degree course in which the collective acquisition of knowledge is the priority.

Thanks to our module mobility within the four-country region, you can study at ZU without borders: in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. From the beginning of the winter semester 2023/24, ZU students will be able to take one course or module per semester at one of the partner universities of the network and thus compose their own study orientation from an even greater variety of courses.

Foto: ZU, Ilja Mess
Foto: ZU, Ilja Mess

Our graduate programs

courses in german and partly in english

Get to know our international study programs, which are conducted entirely in English.

Start of studies & selection process

Fall Semester 2024
Start September 1, 2024
Spring Semester 2025
Start January 25, 2025
Fall Semester 2025
Start September 2, 2023

We strongly recommend applicants from non-EU countries to check visa requirements before application.

Dates & Deadlines
Selection process

The applicants need to be right for the University, but the University must also be right for you. As a small, private higher education institution, Zeppelin University is able to carry out its own selection process. We call it “Pioneers Wanted!” Our reason for this procedure is our belief that grades and the average for the school leaving qualification do not provide a sufficient foundation for a decision. Because we would like especially motivated potential students to start their studies with us.

Interested? Please note the language requirements:

MA IRGP, MSc CME and soon also MA GEMA are taught in English language. No German skills are required.
MA IRMA offer tracks in English and in German language.
MA PAIR, MA PMD are taught in German language. A C1 language certificate ist required for all non-native speakers.

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Phone: +49 7541 6009-2000
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Do you have any questions about the study programs and the application process? Then please contact our team Admissions.

You would prefer to study part-time?

ZU Executive Education offers suitable master's degree programs for working professionals.

ZU Executive Education

For those who plan and those who reflect – advanced master’s study programs and programs for non-specialists

“What sets the ZU’s academics apart is their highly productive mix of academic depth and pragmatic curiosity about the phenomena of their practical work.”

Ilja Kompasov | Master’s student CCM (prior study program AMC)

The challenge lies in creating heterogeneity instead of a monoculture. ZU also offers its master’s study programs in  “Politics, Administration & International Relations” for students whose undergraduate studies were in another discipline. This flexibility is motivated by our love of variety and interdisciplinarity – despite the associated difficulties, and indeed because of them. And by our previous, positive experiences derived from this approach – including the biotechnologist who got a job at McKinsey through her master’s in Corporate Management & Economics; the architect who switched to public administration after studying Public Management & Governance; and even the Swiss Lord Mayor who has returned to study Public Management again.

Furthermore, thanks to our “Master in General Management” we even have a study program that is specially designed for prospective economists whose undergraduate studies did not include any economics-related subjects. In other words, we believe in the productivity of heterogeneity! After all, preferences can sometimes change.

All-rounders that can specialize

We don’t believe in blinkered specialists. To become an expert in any field you should be prepared to develop one interest with passion, but within the context of what else there is to learn. Specialization only makes sense if you are prepared to invest your passion in your chosen field for a lifetime. And only you can decide which field that is! Therefore, our graduate programs offer a wide range of choices – so that you can choose what’s best for you.

In addition, you can also study for a minor in either Political Management & Governance or Corporate Management & Economics. This additional qualification would, of course, then be included in your academic credentials.

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