Studiengang Leadership - Politics, Philosophy & Economics M.A. [Master]

Studiengang Name Englisch:Leadership - Politics, Philosophy & Economics M.A.
Abschlussbezeichnung:Master of Arts
Regelstudienzeit (Semester):4 Semester
Vorpraktikum erforderlich:nein
Zugangs-/Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Hochschuleigenes Auswahlverfahren
Zulassung Sprache: Application deadlines - You come from within the European Union? Then your application deadline is 1 February of each year. - You come from outside the European Union but you already have a standing VISA for Germany? Then your application deadline is 1 February of each year, too. - You come from outside the European Union and you do not have a standing VISA for Germany, yet? Then your application deadline is 15 November of each year*. Admission is only possible for the summer semester starting in March. In order to guarantee a smooth and comfortable admission process, however, we recommend applying in good time as the number of available slots is limited. Please note: For corresponding information regarding the PreMaster program please see here. *Exceptions may apply for the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, San Marino, Switzerland, and the USA. In concrete cases, please kindly get in touch with our Student Admissions Service. Documents to submit Please kindly submit the following documents in English language during the online application: Passport-sized photograph University Diploma and Final Transcript (officially certified copy) Research Proposal (2-3 pages) – Description of the task Proof of English language proficiency (see above) Letter of motivation (1-2 pages) Curriculum Vitae in tabular form Higher education entrance qualification (e.g. High School Diploma or similar) Copy of your passport (if you are not a German citizen) Additional Certificates (e.g. about internships, extracurricular activities, social engagements) Important: Your application will only be processed if it is complete! Further info If you are invited to the Admission Colloquium a processing fee of € 90 is due. Please note: Upon application before August 15 you will not be required to pay the processing fee! If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact our Student Admissions Service./
Unterrichtssprache: Englisch
Auslandssemester vorgesehen:nein
Praxissemester vorgesehen:nein

What are the aspirations and objectives of the L-PPE program?


The L-PPE study program is situated in, and responds to, calls of our current time and for a more sustainable future to come.


Our present economic and socio-political situation and its complex globalized context, is characterized by a multiple crisis, unethical practices and unsustainable developments. Understanding and dealing with these realities require a more integral approach and holistic perspectives.


On the academic and public policy fronts, this is due to the fact that conventional theoretical and empirical approaches are fragmented, often merely focusing on one specialized discipline, which is inadequate. Isolated perspectives are insufficient for a much needed comprehensive and inter- and transdisciplinary understanding of the pressing political, social and cultural as well as ecological/economic challenges we face.


Furthermore, with the emergence of new forms of populism, nationalism, and the rising tide of authoritarianism, and fundamentalism, democratic institutions are weakened and civic liberties restricted. Accordingly, there is a growing need for thinking and acting in terms of a post-national and intercultural orientation, especially concerning meaningful policy-making and collective-decision-making.


Based on these developments and needs, the overarching objective of this master program is to qualify students to become adept and responsible that is ethically reflective leaders (or being part of team-leadership or distributed leadership practices), who can analyse critically and deal with uncertain, conflictual or ambiguous situations and problems in our complexified world. Studying the master program “Leadership --- Politics, Philosophy and Economics” enables one to critically analyze, understand and reflect in a holistic way.

Internationaler Studiengang:ja
Berufsbegleitender Studiengang:nein

Master Leadership - PPE: The Modules


The main (mandatory) modules are like a backbone, which are complemented by what we call holistic specialisations that are elective modules partly in connection with the Management study program, like Sustainability, Creativity or Diversity.


The design is organised for and will be enlivened by those, who care about shaping the world we live in and becoming a game changer! Accordingly, the program serves both to develop the capacity to think beyond current confines and to engage – in a theoretically informed and philosophically reflective way – with developments in the real political and economic life-worlds. That is, studying here is both being a visionary for a possible world, and also working within the parameters of the possible.




Creativity & Innovation

Cultural Change & Society

Human Resources & Diversity

New Media


Fächergruppe:Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften allgemein
Studienbereiche:Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
Hochschulart:Privathochschulen - Fachhochschulen
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