Bachelor in Economics

In the Bachelor of Economics, students study for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a main focus on macro-economic processes with core business administration elements. The programme also offers the option of a semester abroad and/or supervised work experience.


Part One provides a systematic and interdisciplinary introduction to fundamental business skills with a strong focus on economics. Part Two offers modules in core areas dealing with issues in Economic Policy, Partial Market Analysis, Economics of Business Structures and Financial Management. Students can also, depending on their interests and goals, take streamed modules in the European Economy or Market and State. The modules allow for possible additional subjects and the choice of a range of interdisciplinary topics and issues. The curriculum also includes the use of case studies and projects, specialised courses taught in English, and Key Qualifications to promote the soft skills needed in discussion and debate, team work and leadership. The many contacts to the business world and partner Universities further encourage the experience of working or studying abroad in Part Two and /or in the work experience semester.

Key Facts

Faculty Faculty of Business and Economics
Degree B. A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Structure Full-time
Start Winter semester (1 October), Summer semester (1 April)
Programme Intake 35
Duration 7 semesters including mandatory supervised work experience semester
Accreditation FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration / Accreditation)

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Career Prospects

This interdisciplinary programme, with its clear focus on the interface between theoretical and applied skills, is designed to give students the expertise needed for middle management tasks in international organisations and associations, as well as private-sector commerce and public companies. The broad business and economics focus in Part One also facilitates work in other areas.

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Programme Details

Part One provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the main subjects in this area:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Business Maths
  • Key Qualifications

The macro-economics focus in Part One is further expanded and deepened in Part Two:

  • Applied Economics

    • Streamed Modules:
    • European Economy
    • Market and State

  • Subjects include:

    • Economic Processes and Internationalisation
    • Quantitative market analysis
    • Behavioural Economics
    • Sustainable Economies in Theory and Practice
    • Representation of interests in the economy

  • Key Qualifications
Language of Instruction German and English
Location Berlin
Study Abroad Optional in Part Two of the programme
Supervised Work Experience Mandatory for a semester (usually 6th semester); option for work experience abroad.
  • Research projects
  • Contacts to industry (series of events, work experience)

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Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure

Admission Requirements

  • Academic qualifications meeting the general requirements for admission to a University or University of Applied Sciences, or professional qualifications allowing University admission as specified in §11 of the Law on Institutions of Higher Education in the State of Berlin (Berliner Hochschulgesetz ‑ BerlHG).
  • German language university entrance exam for foreign students.
  • Proof* (only for the full-time programme) of very good English language skills at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1 level.

* Suitable proof of English language skills:
A language exam such as TOEFL (min. 407 paper based, 100 computer based) or continuous English lessons at least up to the German 10th grade or equivalent or completing the secondary school certificate (German 10th grade or equivalent) or meeting the requirements to study at a University of Applied Sciences or having bilingual school education in English or being an English>native speaker.

Restricted Admission

Where there are more applicants than places, programmes follow a NC (numerus clauses) procedure.

Application Period

Winter Semester Summer Semester
For all applicants Until 15 July Until 15 January

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Fees and Bursaries

Semester fee Please clickfor current semester fee information. (in German)
Tuition fees None
Bursaries It may be possible to apply for a BaföG grant.

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Student Counselling
(for prospective students)

Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-1254

Study Office (for students)

Christian Pape
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-1221

Drop-in office hours (Room B.0.05):

Mon 4–6pm (during the lecture period)

Tues 10.30am–12.30pm

Thur 2–4pm

Course Director

Prof. Dr. Salmai Qari
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-1367


Further Information