During the first two semesters before going abroad, students complete a required number of credits in their HSG Master: all compulsory courses and core electives as well as a portion of Contextual Studies, usually about 51 – 60 ECTS. In the following year at the partner university students will complete the host university degree requirements as set out by the host university. The number and scope of courses will vary.
Depending on the HSG MA and the host university attended, a number of credits from the host university MA (usually 12 - 21 ECTS) will be credited to the HSG MA. Recognition of HSG MA credits to the host university MA programme varies according to the host university’s policy.
A Master thesis is required for the HSG MA and, in most cases, also at the partner university. Generally, it is possible for students to submit the same or similar thesis at both the home and host institution, where it will be assessed independently according to the respective university’s requirements and credit value.
Graduation & degrees awarded
After completing requirements at the respective university, students will graduate from each university and will earn two full Master's degrees, one from each university.