Entrepreneurship and Corporate Succession

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Succession combines theory and applied business practice to provide the skills and expertise needed for successful self-employment. This programme is designed as a part-time (evening) course of studies, giving (working) students a certain degree of flexibility. The programme leads to an internationally recognised BA degree. The BA degree also meets the basic requirements for post-graduate study.

Key Facts

Faculty Department of Business and Economics
Degree B. A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Structure Part-time (evening programme)
Start Winter Semester (1 October)
Programme Intake 35
Duration 8 semesters
Accreditation FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration / Accreditation)

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Career Prospects

The programme focuses particularly on the skills needed by entrepreneurs and owner-managers. With programme content specifically directed to small and medium-sized enterprises, graduates are ideally positioned to take on executive tasks in any of the business sectors served by the approx. 3,580,000 small and medium-sized businesses in Germany.

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Programme Details

The Entrepreneurship and Corporate Succession programme takes eight semesters (prescribed period of study) as a part-time course of studies (evening programme) and leads to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. This provides students successfully completing the degree course with a recognized qualification in the business administration skills needed by professional managers.


The Bachelor in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Succession is designed as an interdisciplinary programme. In Part One (4 semesters) students gain a broad and systematic foundation in Business Administration, Economics, Law and Sociology. They are introduced to applied business skills in subjects such as Statistics, Mathematics and Data Processing, and also have an opportunity to acquire language and soft skills (English, Presentations, Communication and Leadership Skills). In all of these areas, the main focus is on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises.


In Part Two (4 Semester) students specialise in the area of entrepreneurship and/or corporate succession – and, on the basis of a concrete business model, prepare directly for a self-employed career. This ”˜accompanied take-off phase’ is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to self-employment.

Languages of Instruction German and English
Semester / Study Abroad Not included
Work Experience Semester May be recognised where students show pertinent work experience
Cooperations An intensive cooperation with the Berliner Sparkasse bank (www.Berliner-Sparkasse.de) networks the programme with the regional economy.
A programme Committee comprising representatives from medium-sized companies and economic institutions advises on and supports the further development, alignment and innovation of the programme.
Location Berlin
Course Times Usually 6 pm – 9.15 pm on weekdays during the semesters

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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.
  • Selection Procedure

Deadlines for applications

Winter Semester Summer Semester
For all applicants Until 15 July no intake

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Fees and Bursaries

Semester fee Please click (in German) for 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)

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

Drop-in office hours
Room B 0.05:

Mon 4–6pm

Tues 10.30am–12.30pm

Thur 2–4pm

During the semester vacations:

Tues 10.30am–12.30pm

Thur 2–4pm

Course Director:

Prof. Dr. Birgit Felden
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-1192