Public Management (B.A.)

The bachelor degree course Public Management at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences is the right choice for you if you plan to work in the public sector after graduation. Upon successful completion of your studies, you will not only earn the Bachelor of Arts degree, but you will also qualify for the career of upscale non-technical administrative service.

In order to provide you with the best possible training, the degree course is interdisciplinary and also conveys interdisciplinary competencies beyond the areas of administration, business administration, law and social sciences.

Academic Degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Study and qualification meet the requirements of the Interior Ministers‘ Conference of June 24th 2005 on degree courses qualifying for the higher non-technical civil service career.

Duration of study/ Credits
7 semesters / 210 ECTS-Credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

Admission requirements
General higher education entrance qualification, subject-linked university entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification, passing of an entrance examination, successful completion of a craftsman‘s examination or successful completion of an advanced training or education programme equivalent to a craftsman‘s examination as certified technician or business economist.

Internship prior to enrolment
Not required

Admission restrictions

Tution Fees

Start of study
Winter semester only

Application period
The application period for this degree programme runs from May 15th to September 30th.

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Career prospects

With a successfully completed degree in Public Management, you have excellent career opportunities. Thanks to the interdisciplinary training at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, you can work in the public sector, but also in public companies or private companies with a public sector background. Entry into the upscale non-technical management service is possible. Up to now, graduates of this degree course have usually found their way into work very quickly, in some cases they have already received pledges even before they have completed their studies.

Alternatively, you have the opportunity to start a master degree course in Public Management & Governance.

Around two-thirds of the graduates enrolled since 2007 have opted for immediate entry into the profession. Of these, 8% worked in federal administrations, 30% in state administrations, 45% in local governments and 2% in other public administrations, in addition 2% in public companies, 6% in audit and consulting companies, 5% in other companies and 2% in non-profit organizations. In public administrations, they work in human resources (21%), finance and controlling (15%), social affairs and employment promotion (20%), foreigners, asylum and integration (7%) or in many other fields (37%).

About one third of the graduates of the Bachelor degree course have decided to study for a Master's degree in order to qualify for higher-level work.

Entry requirements

For a Public Management degree course  (B.A.) at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences applicants need a general higher education entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or an equivalent recognized degree.

Course structure

This degree course includes two practical semesters, which ensures a strong practical relevance. The bachelor thesis is connected to the second internship. A special offer of the Nordhausen University is that study and internship semesters are also possible abroad. Not least because of the strong connection to practice, you have excellent job prospects after graduation.