B.Sc. Business Administration and Economics
|Degree awarded||Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)|
|Duration and credits||6 semesters; 180 ECTS credits|
|Starts in||October (winter semester)|
|Language of instruction||German|
About the programme
There is hardly an organisation in the world that does not need staff who have solid training in business and/or economics. This degree programme combines three major areas: In business administration you will explore the theories and methods for making entrepreneurial decisions (e.g. relating to management, marketing or taxes). The economics area deals with the functioning of markets, international trade and economic policy. In addition, information systems and statistics are relevant areas of study. The faculty's numerous business contacts give students an opportunity to gather practical experience while still studying towards the degree. Furthermore, the University's Language Centre offers you the chance to learn subject-specific foreign languages e.g. to prepare you for a possible semester abroad. The degree programme thus opens up numerous prospects for you in Germany and internationally.
The School of Business, Economics and Information Systems offers three Master's programmes which build on this Bachelor's programme.
For details, please consult the Academic Advice Service'sinfosheet [German].
- Top positions in the CHE ranking in the categories 'international orientation', 'courses offered' and 'teacher support'
- Honours Programme for particularly outstanding students
- A comprehensive range of entrepreneurship/start-up training courses
- Subject-specific language programme for business and economics students
- Opportunity to gain a supplementary qualification: Certificate of Intercultural Competence
- If you wish to continue your studies after graduating, this degree enables you to take up a related master's programme at the University of Passau or elsewhere
- Practical orientation
Graduates of the B.Sc. Business Administration and Economics programme may work in the whole spectrum of business- and economics-related fields. You can work in various functions at German and multinational companies, for example in central corporate functions (e.g. Business Development or Business Intelligence), or in the areas of finance/management accounting, sales and marketing, and human resources. Audit firms, tax consultancies and management consultancies are also potential employers. Furthermore, the degree programme equips graduates with the necessary skills for executive roles in cultural institutions and in the public sector as well as in social and political organisations and various types of associations. The programme also provides specialised support and advice for working for a start-up companies or for setting up your own business.
The programme consists of three module groups:
The introductory modules provide you with the necessary foundations for advanced study, including methodology and principles of business administration, economics, law and information technology.
The various electives allow you to explore your personal areas of interest in greater depth. Specifically, you can select aspects of internationalisation (thereby creating an international profile), central aspects of corporate management (e.g. organisational management, human resources, finance, management accounting) and key decision-making areas of economic policy.
You may additionally specialise in one of the following focus areas: Accounting, Finance and Taxation; Management, Innovation and Marketing; Economics; Information Systems; Computer Science and Mathematics; an additional foreign (business) language; or you can enhance your general knowledge and hone your intercultural skills in the General Studies module.
In addition, all students take part in a business/economics seminar. A written bachelor's dissertation completes your degree programme.
For further details, please consult the Academic Advice Service's infosheet (German) and the module catalogue (German).
To apply for this degree programme you need a recognised university entrance qualification, e.g. the German Abitur or an equivalent qualification.
You will need German language skills at level B2 CEFR or higher to study this degree programme, as that is the main language of instruction for this programme. Therefore, you will have to provide a recognised German language certificate such as DSH-1 or TestDaF 3×4 with your application, unless German was the language of instruction for your secondary school education (e.g. Abitur at a German international school).
The University of Passau has set up a German language teaching unit, German Courses Passau, which offers a selection of preparatory language programmes tailored to the needs of international students. These range from summer courses to a full academic year and cater to learners of all levels.
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