Bachelor degree course: Business Administration

The intention of the Business Administration degree course is to impart relevant foundations, modern methods and key qualifications for a successful entrepreneurial independence or for a successful activity in business practice.

You will receive a theoretically based and practice-oriented education that includes case studies, practical projects and excursions. In the practical semester and in practical seminars, you can apply your theoretical knowledge.

Another benefit of the degree course is an interdisciplinary module offer (for example communication and presentation techniques). You will also be trained in social skills such as teamwork, conflict management, negotiation skills, and rhetoric.

Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard period of study
6 semesters

Internship prior to enrolment
Not required

Start date
Winter semester

Application period
15th May to 30th September of the relevant year

Admission requirements
General or specialized qualifications equivalent to A-Level

Admission restrictions

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Career prospects

In addition to being able to work self-employed, graduates become comprehensive and practice-oriented business economists, that are in demand at large commercial enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses as well as management consultancies, public institutions and associations. Application-oriented, future-oriented and interdisciplinary modules are therefore the focal point of the course. They are aligned at the needs of the private and public economy.

Entry requirements

To study Business Administration (B.A.) at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences you need a general university entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or an equivalent recognized degree.

Course structure

The first part of the degree course (1st to 3rd semester) is geared towards providing basic and methodical knowledge. The second part (4th to 6th semester) aims to provide in-depth specialized knowledge, build application-oriented qualifications and develop skills for solving concrete practical tasks. As a result, this second part of the degree course is strongly characterized by elective courses and seminar-based courses.

In the second part of the degree course a practical internship semester is also integrated. The aim of the practical semester is to combine study and professional practice. On the basis of the knowledge gained in the first part of the degree course, the theoretical knowledge and practical experience shall be imparted and the handling of concrete problems in the desired occupational field shall be enabled.

The final thesis (bachelor thesis) should demonstrate that the candidate is able to quickly, methodically and systematically familiarize himself with a new, unknown problem in his area of expertise and to work on it independently in a limited time by applying scientific methods and findings and the work results to present and defend in a colloquium.

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