Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration at South Westphalia University

South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences 7 Semesters
Germany Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Onsite

The BBA program delivers a general and broad education in business in combination with information technology, focusing on modern business enterprise tools such as SAP and e-commerce. An international team of lecturers prepares students from more than 60 countries to effectively navigate the complexities of the global marketplace while maintaining sensitivity towards local needs.

The multicultural campus environment as well as the internationally-focused course content will provide you with an outstanding experience. The high-quality standard of education along with practice-oriented up-to-date content will perfectly prepare you for your future career. Moreover, partnerships with other universities and companies from all over the world will enrich your international experience.

The English-language degree course of study provides you with a solid background in two core areas, each with its individual applications and methods:
Business: including Accounting, Logistics, Management, and Marketing as well as Economics
IT: including ERP, E-Business, and IT introduction.

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Course Details:


Semester 1
International English Communication and Self-Management, Business Administration I, Financial Accounting, Business Mathematics, Management Information Systems, IT-Introduction

Semester 2
Communication in Global Business, Business Administration II, Cost Accounting, Microeconomics, Problem Solving Using Spreadsheet Software, Databases

Semester 3
Competence in Business Activities, Corporate Finance, Business-to-Consumer Marketing, Macroeconomics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Enterprise Resource Planning I

Semester 4
English for Academic Purposes, Business-to-Business Marketing, Logistics, Business Law, E-Business/ Web-Development, Enterprise Resource Planning II

Semester 5
Advanced English Language and Academic Competence, Controlling and Auditing, International Management, Elective BA I, Elective BA II, IT Elective I

Semester 6
Advanced Competence in Academic Writing and Presentation, BA Elective III, BA Elective IV, BA Elective V, IT Elective II, IT Elective III

Semester 7
BA Elective VI, BA Elective VII, IT Elective IV, Final Thesis and Colloquium

Electives BA Focus: Markets
Marketing Research, Marketing Communications, Consumer Behaviour, Service Management, Business Model Design

Electives BA Focus: Resources
Advanced Corporate Finance, Operations Management, Introduction to Project Management, Advanced Project Management, Quality Management, Operations Research, Human Resources

Electives BA Focus: General Business Electives
Foreign Trade, International Financial Markets, Quantitative Analyses in International Management, Advanced Business Analytics, Entrepreneurial Finance, Startup Project, CSR/ Business Ethics, English for Specific Purposes, Current Developments in Business I-III, Challenges in International Management I-II, Internships

Electives IT Focus: IT Development
Programming, IS Project; Advanced Programming

Electives IT Focus: IT SAP/ ERP
ERP Application Programming, ERP Configuration, ERP Lab Exercises

Electives IT Focus: IT eBusiness
Net Economy, Business Analytics, E-Business Lab Exercises, Current Developments in Business IT I-II


Enrollment Requirements:


The course requires an equivalent of a higher education entrance qualification for German Universities of Applied Sciences.
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Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

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Language Requirements:

Proof of language proficiency is either a current TOEFL score of at least 91 iBT or IETLS band 6.5

About the University/Institution:

South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences has campuses in Hagen, Iserlohn, Meschede, Lüdenscheid, and Soest and offers a wide spectrum of studies in modern, trend-setting issues and subjects. This is no “mass production” university. Studying here is application-oriented, group sizes are manageable, and teaching takes place in a face-to-face situation. In the 2018/2019 winter semester, 13,000 students were enrolled at all campuses.

The university focuses mainly on engineering, natural sciences, information and communication technology, business administration with informatics, and agriculture.
South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences maintains close contacts with industry, agriculture, and trade. It is actively involved in working on solutions to current problems in the region, thus gaining experience for application-oriented study.

At the university, companies can find expert advice on innovation and technology, and joint projects have often led to the development of product and process innovations. With many final theses being written in cooperation with companies, research and teaching are successfully linked. Several research institutes have been founded and thus the university has broken new ground in the area of cooperation with the local industry.
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Application Deadline:

15 July

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