Business Administration (Full-time)

  • Degree
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    7 semesters (incl. internship semester)
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct), Summer semester (1 Apr)
  • Credits (ECTS)
    210
  • Language of instruction
    German / English
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Business and Economics

Degree programme

If you are fascinated by the prospect of planning the right strategy for a company, have an interest in reliable profi t maximization, bring a passion for opening up new markets (both nationally and internationally) and have a talent for spotting the right moment for change, then this full-time Bachelor’s degree Is right for you. It will equip you for professional success in a management position, whether in Controlling, Human Resources or Marketing.

The international focus of the course prepares its graduates for positions of responsibility in internationally-orientated companies and to perform interdisciplinary tasks within complex projects. A high-level qualifi cation in Business Administration and Economics, quantifi able procedures and Civil Law provides the basis of an excellent qualification. Additional lecture modules (German and English) prepare students either to study abroad or complete an international internship at one of our many partner universities or companies.

Professional field

This degree programme equips its graduates to perform a range of specialist and management functions in SMEs and large companies. Th e international orientation of all teaching at the HWR Berlin prepares its students for a career in internationally-active companies, especially in the areas of Marketing, Controlling, Management and HR. Graduates are also qualified to study a range of Master’s degrees.

Degree structure

Part One of the degree programme teaches a foundation course. Th e programme provides an introduction to and training in a range of key skills from the start.
Part Two builds on and extends the teaching of Part One; students choose from two specializations (four specialization modules and two supplementary modules) and add interdisciplinary modules and subjects.

Part One (1st – 3rd semesters)
Foundation
Business Administration; Economics; Business Law; Social Sciences; Statistics; Mathematics for Business and Economics; Quantitative Methods and Business Information Systems

Key qualifications
English; An Introduction to Studying; Time Management; Study and Working Techniques; Spreadsheet Analysis; Strengths and Weaknesses Analysis; Presentations etc.

Part Two (4th – 7th semesters)
Specialization choice of
4 modules main specialization and
2 supplementary modules (secondary specialization) such as:

  • Marketing Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Human Resources and Organizational Design
  • Accounting/Controlling
  • Company Taxes
  • Global Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Business Law (previous knowledge required)
  • Economics (can only be selected as a supplement)
  • Business Information Systems (can only be selected as a supplement)
  • Entrepreneurship and Corporate Succession (can only be selected as a supplement)

Internship semester (6th semester)

Interdisciplinary topics
such as: Internationalization; Innovation; Sustainable Operations; The Framework Conditions and Management of Services; Managing Diversity, Corporate Governance
Supplementary and interdisciplinary subjects Strategic Management; Company Simulation and Team Development; The Instruments of Controlling, The Political Economy and Social
Structure of Modern Society; International Economics; Communication & Interaction in a Professional Context; English

Supplementary and interdisciplinary subjects
Strategic Management; Company Simulation and Team Development; The Instruments of Controlling, The Political Economy and Social Structure of Modern Society; International Economics; Communication & Interaction in a Professional Context; English

  • 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 of very good English language skills at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1 level.

Applicants without a German qualification need to apply via uni-assist e.V.

  • Winter semester  until 15 Juli
  • Sommer semester until 15 January

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees

    None

  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Guidance for prospective students

Student Counselling Service

Telephone consultation hours
Tue, Thu 14.00–15.00

Academic Director

Department of Business and Economics
Prof. Dr. Ursula Walther
Professor of Finance

Department of Business and Economics
Prof. Dr. Nadja Jehle
Professor of Accounting

Important dates and deadlines

01.10. - 13.02.

Vorlesungszeit Wintersemester

01.02. - 27.02.

Prüfungszeitraum Wintersemester