Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics at Karlshochschule International University

Karlshochschule International University 6 Semesters
Germany Full Time
Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics Onsite

I’ve often wondered where I come from, where I’m going and what “binds creation’s inmost energies”. I’m interested in economics – but not the kind that is limited exclusively to mathematics, strives for-profit, and leaves people out with its complex needs for simple cost/benefit analyses.

I’ve always wondered why it’s always economists that tell us about crises in the media and philosophers are never asked for a solution. I wonder whether our politicians have ever read Hobbes, Marx, or Kierkegaard. I don’t want to choose between a world of numbers and one of words and deeds.

I long for answers to the questions about the equitable coexistence of fair trade and fair society reforms and often only find criticism of the thinkers’ and philosophers’ suggestions. I’m interested in politics as a practical tool of reason and am fascinated by the differences in cultures that clash with the globalization of economies.

I also wonder if there’s an economic system that doesn’t have a long-term effect of destroying the planet. Maybe there’s a different approach that brings prosperity for all and is an alternative to what we already have.

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Course Details:

Course organization

Each module in the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics course at Karlshochschule opens up a new and exciting world. When I look at the module overview, I can see how my course contents are logically interlinked and how this provides me with a much broader spectrum of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

International elements

International guest lecturers
Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Enrollment Requirements:

To study as an international student at Karlshochschule International University, you must have a university entrance qualification that allows you to study in Germany. Furthermore, we emphasize your English language skills and something very special: you! Here we focus on your experiences, your character, and your personal qualifications.

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Costs/Tuition Fees:

4,140 Euro

Language Requirements:

English proficiency:
Level C1 or above according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or IELTS of 6.5 or above, or Internet-based TOEFL score of at least 100 points, unless English is your native language

About the University/Institution:

Welcome to Karlshochschule International University! We are a private, state-accredited university of applied sciences that provides students with a practical and career-focused education. We offer unique Bachelor’s programmes and a Master’s programme that are internationally recognised and have a clear focus on future growth industries and key foreign markets. All our programmes are officially accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).
University location
Situated in the Rhine River plain, between the Black Forest, Alsace, and Palatinate, Karlsruhe is a lively cultural and academic centre with some 290,000 inhabitants. It is situated at the centre of a dynamically growing industrial and technology region with the highest concentration of researchers in Europe.

The city is renowned for its “joie de vivre” – people here know how to enjoy life. The city boasts a varied cultural scene with concerts, museums, galleries, and several theatres. “Das Fest” – the largest non-commercial open-air event in Germany, with over 100,000 spectators annually – takes place in Karlsruhe. With 30,000 students, it is an exceptionally lively city for young people. More than 1,800 hours of sun per year, a relaxed, southern ambience, extensive parks right in the middle of the city, cafés, cinemas, and a lively pedestrian shopping area offer a broad range of leisure activities.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for applicants from EU countries is 15 July for the following winter semester. For non-EU applicants, the deadline is 15 April. In special cases, an application after the deadline is possible after prior consultation with our admissions team.

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