‘Bachelor of Science’ (BSc) 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 studies 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. Every semester before the start of lectures, the faculty offers the Maths Pre-course for first-year students (in German). In this course, contents of the school mathematics (regarding German high school students) are repeated and the students are prepared for the lecture "Mathematics" in the 1st semester.

The general requirements of the university apply for the bachelor's programme in business studies. An application for a place of study takes place through the online application to the Office of Student Affairs.
The bachelor's programme in business studies is divided into the orientation phase (1st and 2nd semesters) and specialisation phase (3rd to 6th semesters).

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 E-Business
  • Management

Programme structure:

For a start in the winter semester
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For a start in the summer semester
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The Faculty of Business and Economics offers you many opportunities to study one or two semesters at an international partner university. There are three different programmes, each with different partner universities and application deadlines:

  • Erasmus+: You will study at one of the more than 60 partner universities of the Faculty in other European countries (only students of the Faculty of Business and Economics can apply for these programmes).
  • Worldwide faculty programmes: You will study at one of the numerous partner universities of the Faculty of Business and Economics abroad, e.g. in the USA, Latin America, South Africa, Japan, China, South Korea and Thailand (only students of the Faculty of Business and Economics can apply for these programmes).
  • Worldwide university programmes: You study at a partner university of the University of Göttingen, e.g. in Australia, India, the USA, Canada or China (all students of the University can apply for these programmes).

If you go abroad within the framework of one of the above-mentioned programmes, you usually do not have to pay tuition fees for studying at a foreign partner university (the University of Mississippi charges reduced tuition fees). Some programmes even receive additional financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service. Comprehensive information about the programmes, application deadlines and contact persons can be found here.

In our Database you can see which achievements/modules of other universities in Göttingen have already been recognized (in German). In order to keep your choice of course abroad as flexible as possible, we recommend that you complete modules from the elective area of your respective degree programme abroad.

If you would like to get into contact with other international and German students during your studies in Göttingen, please take a look at our Study Buddy Programme and our Exchange@WIWI events: www.uni-goettingen.de/de/613540.html. Both programmes serve to network international and local Göttingen students.

In order to apply the acquired knowledge in practice, to gain first work experience or to get to know possible relevant professional fields - the Faculty of Business and Economics welcomes students to gain practical experience during their studies. Therefore, you have the possibility to have a voluntary internship in the elective area of your studies credited under certain conditions. You can find detailed information here.
Job portal of the University of Göttingen with external job offers: Stellenwerk Göttingen (in German)
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 (partly mainly German-language) master's programmes in Göttingen (German skills required):