Business Administration:
Berlin Study Semester +
Berlin Study Plus

Berlin Study Semester

Details

In this study semester, visiting students join our cooperative studies programme for a 12-week theory phase. The cooperative studies programme is distinguished by its strong interlinking of academic theory and practical real-life skills across a range of sectors. Many lecturers on this programme also have considerable experience in private enterprise. The German students on the cooperative studies programme are permanent trainees in the companies where their practical training phases are held. Since the cooperative studies format involves a heavy workload, students need to be strongly commitment and motivated. The courses are compact and work-intensive.

Students on the English stream can select modules from the following areas:

  • Soft Skills (e.g. Intercultural Communication)
  • Modules on general issues and topics in business administration and economics
  • Specialisation modules in Logistics and Transportation, Service Management, and International Business Administration

As an option, students may also participate in German-language programmes (e.g., in tourism, trade, industry, facility management, and banking).

 

Credits

Students can acquire up to 30 credit points for the theory phase.

 

Please note, the dual study format requires a comparatively high workload!

 

Term Dates

Fall Term (August/ September/ November)

  • 3rd year Modules

Spring Term (February/ April/ March)

  • 2nd and/or 3rd year
  • reduced module choice only

The application deadline for the Fall Term is 30 April.

The application deadline for the Spring Term is 31 October.

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Berlin Study Plus

Details

On the basis of the Department’s cooperative studies programme, we also offer an exchange programme with integrated work experience.

This allows foreign students from selected partner universities to first join the 12-week theory phase during one of the semesters at the Department of Cooperative Studies. Afterwards, students may then opt to take an internship lasting 8–12 weeks with one of the Department’s partner companies. During the internship, students also attend the academic course to support them in writing the required Project Paper.

 

Theory Phase

Students on the English stream can select modules from the following areas:

  • Soft Skills (e.g. Intercultural Communication)
  • Modules on general issues and topics in business administration and economics
  • Specialisation modules in Logistics and Transportation, Service Management, and International Business Administration

We also strongly recommend taking a German-language course.

As an option, students may also participate in German-language programmes (e.g. tourism, trade, industry, facility management, and banking).

 

Internship

  • High quality internships with project work in close cooperation with partner companies
  • Documentation of project supervised by a lecturer from the BSEL
  • Internship seminars to reflect application of theoretical contents
  • Credits granted for internship and project related assignment.

 

The internship is arranged with one of the Department of Cooperative Studies’ partner companies and can be in a range of sectors (e.g. manufacturing, service sector, internet or tourism as well as the non-profit sector). During the internship, students are required to write a Project Paper. Students are assigned a tutor for the Paper, which needs to have a solid theoretical basis. An internship seminar also encourages reflection on the theoretical level behind the practical application of business knowledge. The close cooperation and intensive support provided for students during the practical phase – both from the university and the company – ensures that the internship provides a valuable experience of the working world. Students can apply autonomously and directly to the companies through the Internship Exchange.

 

Credits

  • Theory Phase max. 30 ECTS
  • Internship + Project Paper / Internship Seminar max. 14 Credits


Application:

Apply for an internship via our internship databank. You will receive access after your formal acceptance at our institution. We assist you with the application process.
Please note, that we cannot guarantee internships!
The application deadline for the Fall Term is 30 April.


The application deadline for the Spring Term is 31 October.

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Application and Admission

Admission Requirements Berlin Study Semester

  • Very good English skills*, (if participation in ‘English stream’)
  • Very good German skills (if participation in ‘German stream’)
  • Very good academic performance

Admission Requirements Berlin Study Plus

  • Very good English skills*, (if participation in ‘English stream’)
  • At least basic German skills (A1)
  • Excellent academic performance
  • At least third year of business related studies
  • Internship contract (can be handed in later)

* At least equivalent to B2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference); TOEFL ITP 543 points,; TOEFL iBT 87 points; ELSA 383 points; IELTS 5)

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Contact

International Office

Joanna Rieloff
Tel. +49 (0)30-30877-2043
Building 5, Room 5.1011