General Program Information
The Bachelor’s degree program in Business Studies prepares students for careers in global and future-oriented sectors. The aim of the program is for students to acquire academic knowledge and learn specialist methods in the field of business studies that they are able to apply in practice.
The Bachelor’s degree program at the School of Business and Economics in Nuremberg has a strong international focus and offers one of the widest ranges of subjects of any such program in German-speaking countries. The Bachelor’s degree is the first university degree. Graduates who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree may study for a further four semesters directly afterwards or after spending a period of time working to obtain a Master of Science degree. The program starts in the winter semester and usually lasts six semesters, during which students must acquire 180 ECTS credits.
This degree program is taught in German. Therefore, a good knowledge of German is an essential prerequisite to successfully completing the degree program. Proof of German language proficiency at DSH 2 level or equivalent is required for admission.
The Bachelor’s degree program is divided into two parts. During the assessment phase in the first two semesters, students must complete compulsory courses in which they learn the basics of business and economics, including methods from statistics, mathematics and law.
During the remaining four semesters, students may choose advanced courses and specializations according to their interests.
At the end of the degree program students complete a Bachelor’s thesis.
During the degree program students develop a profile of transferable skills that includes:
- academic knowledge of business and economics
- the ability to apply methods from business and economics in practice
- core skills such as language and computer skills, presentation abilities and team skills
The areas in which business specialists may pursue careers are very diverse, ranging from responsibilities in planning and analysis to roles in management and consulting. Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies are qualified to take on demanding tasks in industry, in trade and at service providers. There is also high demand for such graduates in non-commercial institutions, such as chambers of commerce and associations.