Business Administration (Full time)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Language of instruction: German



Standard period of study: 7 semesters

Overview - Business Knowledge Ready To Use

A faster career start and confident professionalism

The Business Administration degree programme at the Harz University of Applied Sciences is characterised by a high level of practical activity and orientation toward your later professional life. The knowledge you gain will be ready to use. Our didactic concept with projects, management games, simulations and practical exercises makes sure of this. The learning of management skills and languages provides you with optimal preparation for the challenges of your working life. Two work placements and a wide choice of specialisations will help you to find the right job.  

Clear structures and learning in groups

The study programme is designed to help you achieve your degree as quickly as possible. Particularly in the first three semesters, the content is fixed. In the fifth and sixth semesters you can choose from a range of specialisations. In order to achieve the targets for each semester, our students generally join together in study groups. Mentors and tutors will also be there to support you.  

Good reputation

The proof of the quality of our degree programme is its accreditation. Our graduates are able to take responsibility for problem solving and to take on positions of leadership. They are highly sought-after and are employed in both regional and international companies such as Volkswagen Financial Services AG, BASF, Lidl and Airbus.


1st – 3rd SEMESTER


  • Introduction to Business Administration, Applied Business Administration, Statistics, Company Management/Personnel/Organisation, Marketing, Bookkeeping, Managerial Accounting, Investment/Financing, Logistics Management
  • Price Calculation and Competition, Economic Analysis, The Economy and Growth, Foreign Trade and Exchange Rates
  • Law and Taxation
  • Techniques for Working, Studying and Presentations, Text Competence, Moderation
  • EDP applications (standard software and SAP/R3)
  • Business English

Methods of teaching and learning:

Lecture series concluding with an examination; seminars with practical exercises, management games, simulations and concluding presentations; assignments; project work; tutorials, mentor programme  


Work placement or study semester in another country (help provided by the International Office)  

5th - 6th SEMESTER


Business Administration; compulsory elective courses, project seminar and project week  

At the end of the third semester you can choose three of our 12 professional field orientations. There are no restrictions on your choice: you can put together your own individual combination.  

Current choice of professional field orientation:

  • B2B Marketing
  • Cost Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Statements
  • Consumer Goods Marketing
  • Logistics Management
  • Personnel
  • Taxes and Auditing
  • Change Management
  • Commercial Law
  • Strategic Investment Management  

Key competences such as communication, presentation techniques, text competence, moderation and teamwork (partially integrated into the professional field orientations)  

Methods of teaching and learning:

In the fifth and sixth semester the emphasis is on the application of your business knowledge through teamwork, management games and simulations.


Work placement, bachelor's thesis, colloquium


With the Bachelor of Arts degree, it is possible for you to take up positions in management or in operative areas. As a business graduate you will be sought-after in a wide variety of industries: trade, the production and consumer goods industries as well as the service sector. Examples of positions held by our graduates include:

  • Management Accountant at Airbus and at BASF
  • Project Manager at Lidl
  • Finance Manager at Volkswagen Financial Services AG
  • Purchasing Manager at Otto Bock, Duderstadt
  • Logistics Manager
  • Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Personnel Manager

Prof. Dr. Hagen Ackermann

Degree Programme Coordinator

Professor Faculty of Business Studies
Tel +49 3943 659 241
Room 2.111, Haus 2, Wernigerode
Visiting Times Montag 13:30 - 14:30 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Frauke, 5. Semester

»The best moments in the seminars are when we get down to the details. Several lecturers are economic luminaries giving many practical examples - mostly very inspiring.«