Master Programs: English Proficiency Requirements

Comparison / Acceptance of English Language Certificate

  • The recent requirements are as shown below.
  • Tests three years old or less are accepted. For older tests, please check with WBS' Head of Business English Gregory Rampinelli.
  • Master’s applicants who are unable to provide formal certification of a B2 / C1 level in English before the closing date for applications should contact the Wiesbaden Business School for advice.
Business & Law (LL.M.) International Business
Controlling & Finance (M.A.) Administration (M.A.)
Insurance & Finance (M.Sc.)
Sales & Marketing (M.A.)
Purpose Minimum entrance Final requirement Minimum entrance
CEFR level B2 C1 C1
Cambridge BEC Vantage Higher Higher
BULATS 60 75 75
CAE C, B or A C, B or A C, B or A
CELS Vantage Higher Higher
CPE C, B or A C, B or A C, B or A
FCE C, B or A No No
IELTS Academic: 5.0 Academic: 6.5 Academic: 6.5
ETS TOEFL iBT: 61 iBT: 79 iBT: 79
TOEIC 750 850 850
HSRM OOPT 60 80 80

* CELS: Must have certificate in Reading, Writing and Listening. Speaking is optional (but desired)

Last modified:
January 22, 2013

Explanation of terms:
  • CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment
  • OOPT: Oxford Online Placement Test (at the HSRM Language Center)
  • ETS: Educational Testing Service
  • TOEIC: Test of English for International Communication
  • TOEFL iBT: internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • CPE = Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • CAE = Certificate of Advanced English
  • IELTS Academic = International English Language Testing System (two formats - only Academic is eligible)
  • CELS = Certificate in English Language Skills (three levels - Prelim, Vantage, Higher)
  • BEC = Business English Certificates (three levels - Prelim, Vantage, Higher)
  • BULATS = Business Language Testing Service
  • FCE = First Certificate in English