Prior to your employment in the company, you will be trained by us to analyse processes and problems of business practice and to develop practical solutions. In addition, you will learn to focus on international relations ("business problem-solving skills"). With us, you will receive the necessary tools on a professional, methodical and personal social level. It is particularly important to us that you as a student learn to reflect on the values and norms of today's economic systems. It is our goal that you will be able to take on material and management tasks in companies and administration after graduation, as well as to work in an entrepreneurial or freelance capacity. You will also be able to apply new scientific findings in practice. Your choice of two majors allows for a moderate specialization, which takes into account the interdisciplinary nature of this subject.
Your studies of Business Management include:
- Basic modules (25 ECTS)
- Basic modules in business administration (50 ECTS)
- Specialization modules (40 ECTS)
- supplementary specialization modules (25 ECTS)
- Key qualification modules (30 ECTS)
- Practical semester (25 ECTS)
- Bachelor thesis incl. colloquium (15 ECTS)
In the first two semesters you will attend the courses of the basic modules and the basic business administration modules. In these courses you will acquire the business management know-how that you will need in the course of your studies to gain a basic understanding and as a tool. You will attend the following courses:
- Accounting theory/ technique
- Introduction to Business Administration
- Basics of economics
- Business Mathematics
- Economic statistics
You will get to know the different areas of business administration in the basic business administration modules ("function teachings"). These cover the topics
- Labour Law
- Private Business Law
- Financial and investment economy
- Information Management
- cost and performance accounting
- Human Resource Management
- Production and Logistics and
- Tax theory
The study programs with their specialization modules form the core competence you acquire in your studies at our university. For this purpose, you will choose one of the following fields of study at the beginning of the fourth semester:
- Finance, Accounting, Controlling, Taxation (FACT)
- Finance & Economics
- International Business
- Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Marketing & Sales
- Business Informatics
- Business Communication
- Organizational Psychology & HRM
A flexible selection of subject combinations guarantees that the course of study can be individually designed according to your interests and needs.
In addition to the specialization modules in your chosen field of study, you will acquire further business management skills in five supplementary specialization modules. The mandatory modules are Business Start-Up and Economics and Politics, and if applicable, another module from your field of study. You are free to choose two to three further modules from a wide range of courses to suit your specialization.
Throughout the duration of your studies, you will also complete six key qualification modules. Although these are related to your studies, they are mainly aimed at teaching you personal skills or strengthening existing ones. In addition to modules prescribed for your studies, you have the opportunity to enhance your individual qualifications, for example, through
- further languages like English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese etc.
- or modules like Excel for Powerusers, Event Management or Rhetoric and many more
Here, as with other electives, you can also benefit from the extensive range of courses offered by the Virtual University of Bavaria and complete events completely individually via e-learning.
In the sixth semester, you can expand the skills you have learned during your studies through company practice in the practical phase of at least 18 weeks. You will gain insights into your future professional life and make valuable contacts for your career. When looking for an internship, we provide you with a lot of useful information. You can find out more about the internship semester on the sites of the study office.
The focus of the seventh semester is the bachelor thesis, in which you work on and present a practice-oriented business problem. Preferably, you will write it directly in or for a company.