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Business Administration (BSc)


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 E-Business" and "Management" can all be delved into during the Bachelor's degree programme. Building upon this, our Master's degree programmes allow for further specialisation.

Business Administration
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Language of the programme:
restricted admission (application to the University)
Orientation events:
at the begin of your studies orientation events are offered
A pre-course is offered

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The Bachelor's programme in Business Administration will procure an excellent general and specialised professional qualification on the one hand and help build the academic basis to acquire a consecutive degree within the framework of a Master's programme. Students will be given the opportunity to specialise in one of the following subjects, which will be noted on the transcript:

  • Finance, Accounting and Taxes
  • Marketing and E-Business
  • Management

The entire course is finished when a total of 180 credits have been earned.

During the first week of the summer and winter semesters, you will be supervised by older students, the WiWi-O-Phase tutors. In addition to the first lectures, you will get to know important learning management and examination administration systems as well as examination and study regulations of the degree programmes. You will learn how to do your semester schedule and you can even talk to the professors of the faculty at the professors' breakfast. You will get to know each other at city rallies and pub evenings. Even before lectures begin, you can (voluntarily) take part in the maths pre-course (MVK), in which selected content from school mathematics is repeated and preparation is made for the mathematics module in the 1st semester. The student council of the Faculty of Business and Economics organizes the "social events programme" during the maths pre-course with pub nights as well as campus and city tours.

During the Corona pandemic, the students of the WiWi-O-Phase and the student council of the Faculty of Business and Economics organized digital or "hybrid" orientation weeks with a virtual tandem programme, digital games and get-to-know-you evenings, but also with meetings in small groups on campus as well as city and campus tours in small groups on site in Göttingen.

Prerequisites for the successful completion of a Bachelor's programme in Business Administration are a sound knowledge of the English language (and for international students also of the German language), Mathematics and Computer Sciences. Students with limited knowledge of English (and/or German), Mathematics or Information and Communication Systems are recommended to educate themselves before the commencement of the Bachelor's programme. The Faculty of Business and Economics also offers a precourse in Mathematics to prepare new students for the following modules in Mathematics.

Admission to the Bachelor's programme in Business Administration is restricted. Students can apply and be enrolled in both the summer and winter semesters.

What we expect from you:

  • Motivation and a will to achieve
  • Interest in entrepreneurial or macroeconomic issues
  • Analytical thinking faculties as well as an interest in and ability to deal with mathematical methods of presentation
  • Proficiency in German, a good or at least working knowledge of the English language

As a graduate with a bachelor degree, you will have career opportunities in a multitude of professions. Thanks to your broad and solid basic education in all sub-disciplines of business administration, a large range of career opportunities will await you, irrespective of which area of specialisation you choose. As a generalist, you can find a job in the following sectors:

  • Management positions, consulting
  • Staff departments for business administration at large corporations
  • Governmental authorities and associations
  • There is always the option of starting up one's own company as well.

The specialisation options, moreover, can additionally boost your career prospects:

  • Specialisation in Finance, Accounting and Taxes
    • Accounting and taxes, controlling
    • Finance and risk management, auditing and tax consultancy
    • Banks, insurance and other financial service providers

  • Specialisation in Marketing and E-Business
    • Marketing, public relations (PR)
    • Sales, purchasing, logistics and planning
    • Trade, market research, logistics services

  • Specialisation in Management
    • Production, controlling, organisation, human resource management
    • Purchasing, logistics and planning, logistics services

Get to know the different professional fields of our graduates in the alumni portraits (in German).

Students can follow up their bachelor degree with further studies like enrolling in a master's degree programme in Germany or abroad. Graduates with a bachelor degree with a good grade can apply to Göttingen and be admitted to one of the advanced, four-semester master's degree programmes:

  • MSc in Finance, Accounting and Taxes (double degree option in cooperation with the University of Ghent, Belgium)
  • MSc in Management (double degree option in cooperation with the University of Nanjing, China)
  • MSc in Applied Statistics
  • MA in History of Global Markets

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes


The Bachelor's programme in Business Administration is divided into the orientation phase (1st and 2nd semesters) and the in-depth and specialization phase (3rd to 6th semester).

In the orientation phase (1st and 2nd semesters) students acquire knowledge of the basic issues and approaches to solutions of the economic sciences as well as of several important neighbouring disciplines. In addition to knowledge in business and economics, special knowledge in dealing with information and communication systems is acquired, as well as knowledge in the area of the relevant mathematical and statistical methods and law.

The in-depth and specialization studies (3rd to 6th semesters) serve to complete the basic education in business (business in-depth studies). Students may additionally direct their studies towards their own individual interests and occupational desires. The areas within which modules can be selected comprise for example business specialization, economic in-depth knowledge and a great variety of elective courses.

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. More detailed information about the structure of the bachelor's programme you will find on the according websites of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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Winter and summer semester
1st subject semester:
restricted admission (application to the University)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
restricted admission (application to the University)

Citizen from an EU country (including Germany and EEA) or holding a German university entrance qualification

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)


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