Bachelor in Business Administration

The Bachelor in Business Administration is an interdisciplinary programme providing theoretical and applied insights into a wide range of business areas. The programme also offers the option of a semester abroad and/or supervised work experience.


During Part One, supported by modules in applied subjects, students gain a broad and systematic foundation in business administration, economics, law and sociology. Part Two offers students a wide range of streamed modules that can be combined to suit different interests and goals. The focus here is on innovative and interdisciplinary modules, streamed electives taught in English and key qualifications to promote the soft skills needed in discussion and debate, team work and leadership. Case studies, projects, and a strategic business game promote independent analysis and solution-oriented approaches. In Part Two of the programme, contacts to partner Universities and companies encourage supervised work experience or a study semester abroad.

Key Facts

Faculty Faculty of Business and Economics (FB 1)
Degree B. A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Structure Full-time (day programme) / Part-time (evening programme)
Start Winter Semester (day programme only) 1 October / Summer Semester (day and evening programmes) 1 April
Programme Intake Summer Semester: 140 places on the day programme, 35 on the evening programme, Winter Semester 245
Duration 7 semesters (day programme) incl. mandatory supervised work experience; 8 semesters (evening programme), supervised work experience not required.
Accreditation FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration / Accreditation)

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Career Prospects

A successful Bachelor's degree offers a springboard for a career in many business areas both in small and medium-sized enterprises and large companies, and provides the skills particularly sought by companies active in an international environment.

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Programme Details

Part One provides an interdisciplinary introduction to these basic issues and topics.

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Social Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Business Maths

The syllabus also includes key qualifications (soft skills such as analysing, problem solving, social competences and foreign languages). On this basis, students in Part Two can increase their knowledge of particular areas and elect to take particular specialised streams:

  • Strategic Focus
  • Operative Focus
  • Enhanced skills in:

    • Business Areas:

      • Marketing Management
      • Finance
      • Accounting / Controlling
      • HRM and Organisational Design
      • Corporate Taxation
      • Business Information Systems
      • Supply Chain und Operations Management

    • Topics and Issues:

      • Economic Processes and Internationalisation
      • Structural Change and Modernisation
      • Sustainable Economies in Theory and Practice
      • Economics and Society
      • Economics and Gender

  • 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); study abroad option possible
  • 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 clausus) 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.
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)

Sylvia Daunus
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-1244

Drop-in office hours:

Mon 4–6pm

Tues 10.30am12.30pm

Thur 2–4pm

During the semester vacations:

Tues 10.30am12.30pm

Thur 2–4pm

Examination Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. Arnold Lehmann-Richter
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-1467


DAPM/CHE Rating 04/2007