Faculty of Economic Sciences

‘Bachelor of Science’ (B.Sc.) in Business


Studying business administration in Göttingen

Business Administration is concerned with all economic issues and decisions from the point of view of individual companies and other institutions. It involves understanding the organisation, personnel management, finance, purchasing, production and sales as well as accounting. "Finance, Accounting and Taxes", "Marketing and Channel Management" and "Management" can all be delved into during the bachelor's degree programme. Building upon this, the master's degree programme allows for further specialisation.


General information

  • The bachelor's programme in business administration is accredited by ZEvA Hannover (Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency).
  • Language: German
  • Not only will students acquire a solid foundation in general and subject-specific occupational skills, but the programme also lays the academic foundation to pursue graduate studies. Students may concentrate on various specialisations which will be noted in their degree.
  • The programme is fully modularized, meaning that credits are acquired during studies. The programme is successfully completed when 180 credits have been attained.
  • The standard duration of study is six semesters.
  • Enrolment is possible for every semester (both summer and winter).
  • Acceptance in the bachelor's programme requires well-founded knowledge of the English language, math, statistics and information and communication systems ICS). Students whose knowledge in the areas of English, math and ICS is poor are recommended to improve their proficiency before beginning the programme. For non-German students, a well-founded knowledge of the German language is necessary as the language of instruction for the bachelor's programme is German.
  • Math must be completed in the first year of study.



Admission requirements and procedures

The general requirements of the university apply for the bachelor's programme in business administration. An application for a place of study takes place through the online application to the Office of Student Affairs (see right-hand column for details).


Programme structure

The bachelor's programme in business administration is divided into the orientation phase (1st and 2nd semesters) and specialisation phase (3rd to 6th semesters).

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In the orientation phase (1st and 2nd semesters), students acquire knowledge of the basic issues and approaches in economic sciences as well as basic knowledge in other relevant disciplines. In addition to business and economics, students will gain skills in information and communication systems, and mathematical and statistical methods and law.

The in-depth specialisation study period (3rd to 6th semesters) serve to complete the basic education in business (in-depth studies in business). Students may additionally customize their studies towards their own individual interests and occupational desires. The areas within which modules can be selected from include business specialisation, economic specialization, foreign business language and the areas "economic foreign languages" and "electives". The offered modules in the individual areas enable the students to acquire basic key qualifications for a graduate course of study or practical occupational skills. When completing one of the three available business specialisations, the respective concentration can be stated in your degree:

  • Finance, Accounting, and Taxes
  • Marketing and Channel Management
  • Management



Career perspectives

There are many career opportunities for bachelor's degree holders in business. Due to its broad and solid basic education in all areas of business, various possibilities are open to graduates of the bachelor programme, independent from the selected specialisation. As generalists, graduates can be employed in the following areas:

  • Business management
  • Business staff departments of larger companies
  • Consulting services
  • Public offices and associations
  • Graduates also have the possible to establish a business



In addition, specialization offers additional occupational choices.
Graduates in finance, accounting and taxes are prepared to work in the following areas:

  • Accounting and taxes
  • Control
  • Finance and risk management
  • Auditing and tax advising
  • Banks, insurance companies and other financial service providers



Graduates in marketing and channel management are prepared to work in the following areas:

  • Marketing, public relations (PR)
  • Sales
  • Purchasing, logistics and planning
  • Commerce
  • Market research
  • Logistics service providers



Graduates in management are prepared to work in the following areas:

  • Control
  • Organisation
  • Personnel management
  • Production
  • Purchasing, logistics and planning
  • Logistics service providers



A bachelor's degree additionally provides the possibility to further your studies and to pursue a master's programme in Germany or abroad. Earning a bachelor's degree with good grades will help your application for admission to one of the five (mainly German-language) master's programmes in Göttingen. These are the master's programme in finance, tax, and accounting, the master's programme in management, the master's programme in marketing and channel management as well as the master's programme in taxation and the master's programme in applied statistics.