Research-oriented Applied Mathematics

Master of Science (M.Sc.)


Mathematics is everywhere. Its universality and precision is leading to the mathematization of scientific, technological, medical and economic knowledge. Innovations are now based to a much larger extent on the application of mathematical knowledge and methods than a few decades ago. Control of complex production cycles, analysis of financial markets or models of insurance processes require mathematical simulations using powerful computers. The role of the mathematician is therefore growing as a mediator of ways of thinking and working, as an analyst of complicated processes and significant correlations and as a designer of models and algorithms and their implementation in computer systems. The study of mathematics should enable students to design and analyse mathematical models of complex issues and to independently solve scientific problems, prioritizing the use of mathematical theories and methods.

Fields of study

  • Mathematics with a scientific or technical application specialist (MNT)
  • Business Mathematics (WM) 

Schon während des Studiums sammelte ich Erfahrungen als Übungsleiter, in der Investmentberatung, in der Forschung und im Projektmanagement. Überall konnte ich meine mathematische Denkweise in Verbindung mit einem guten Gespür für Ergebnisse einbringen.

William Pipka, ist Versicherungsmathematiker, Funk Vorsorgeberatung GmbH
Alumna Kerstin Lamert

Das Studium in Cottbus ist sehr familiär. Man ist hier Teil einer kleinen Gemeinschaft und kann das Studium tatsächlich aktiv mitgestalten. Inzwischen bin ich sogar wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin.

Kerstin Lamert, ist als akademische Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl Wirtschaftsmathematik an der BTU

Professional Fields of Activity

  • Roles of responsibility in industry, economy, government and academic institutions
  • Work in insurance companies, banks, consultancies etc.
  • Further third-level qualifications (e.g. PhD)

Applications and Admissions

Admissions Requirements

  • Proof of a mathematics-related bachelor's degree, in particular a Bachelor of Mathematics or a Bachelor of Business Mathematics
  • Sufficient similarity of content to the Bachelor's degrees is when training in analysis, linear algebra and applied mathematics is equivalent to the mathematics or business mathematics (Economathematics) bachelor's degree programmes at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.
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