The academic head Prof. Dr. Hölter explains the focus and the special features of the dual undergraduate degree programme in Business Administration.
Dual Bachelor's programme in business administration with alternating theoretical and practical phases
Are you interested in business administration and would you like to directly apply what you have learned in practice? Our dual study programme Business Administration combines academic business studies with systematic on-the-job training in a company.
The Business Administration degree programme has been completely revised and now offers significantly more elective and specialisation options with which you can design your studies even more flexibly and individually. The core curriculum combines contemporary content with modern, digital teaching formats and is complemented in the best possible way by comprehensive specialisations (majors & minors) from the 2nd year onwards. This way, you are fully prepared for professional life.
The Business Administration degree programme comprises six semesters. Each semester consists of a theoretical phase at university (20 weeks per year on average) and a practical phase in the company (32 weeks per year on average). In the first year of study, you learn the basics of business administration. In the second and third year, you have the opportunity to specialise by choosing a major (36 ECTS) or two minors (18 ECTS each) from our wide range of specialisations.
In our dual degree programme Business Administration, you can decide whether you want to choose a comprehensive specialisation (major) or two different specialisations (minors). The major runs from the 3rd to the 6th semester, while the minors take place consecutively from the 3rd to the 4th semester and from the 5th to the 6th semester.
If you already know exactly in which area you would like to specialise, you can choose one major or two minors before starting your studies. Some of our cooperation companies even offer you a place to study with a specific specialisation. In case you are still unsure in which direction you would like to specialise, that's no problem either. You simply start your studies and, together with your company, choose one major or two minors in your first year. Just as you like. At HSBA, the choice is yours.
The dual business programme at HSBA opens up excellent career opportunities. Due to the practical training in the company flanking the theoretical degree courses, more than 90% of our students receive a job offer for the next career step immediately after completing their studies. Whether in human resources management, controlling, marketing, sales, auditing or as a data scientist - with a dual study programme at HSBA, a career in the upper management of nationally and internationally operating companies is virtually guaranteed.
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About 30% of HSBA's Bachelor students spend time abroad during their studies (mostly short-stay at Summer Schools or as an exchange student with one of our partner universities). In the third year of studies of the dual programmes, students can go on an international study trip. Furthermore, HSBA attaches great importance to the international character of its content, offering a wide range of seminars held in English. Fore more information, please see here.
Anyone interested in taking a dual Bachelor programme should normally start looking for a training company at least one year before they intend to start their studies. The application to the company should include all the usual documents, such as school and examination qualifications and CV. The company then sends the study contract together with the necessary documents to HSBA, which checks whether the criteria for admission are fulfilled, and if so accepts the applicant.